Totm July - Patriotism!

Decorating By Melvira Updated 27 Aug 2007 , 9:30pm by Momkiksbutt

jenndga Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 3:20am
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Here is my creation! Cupcakes that MIL ordered from me for her once a month group she has.

I learned one thing.... I HATE RED ICING! icon_evil.gif I still can't get the taste out of my mouth and it's been 8 hours and 2 meals later.... BARF! I had to scrap a ton of icing and go with nice and safe red sugar sprinkles instead... bummer.
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Honeydukes Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 7:11am
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jenndga, how did you get those AMAZING red & white swirls?? icon_eek.gif And which tip did you use? Those are wonderful!!!

wolfley29 Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 8:05am
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Okay, so not much right now, just my cake bites, but I will be doing another couple of cakes this month, one for military (hubby coming home for R&R). I can add more than one pick, can't I?
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jenndga Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 11:39am
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jenndga, how did you get those AMAZING red & white swirls?? icon_eek.gif And which tip did you use? Those are wonderful!!!




I used the 1M tip and the trick with the icing rolled up in saran wrap, then dropped into the piping bag. I used two little rolls of red, one on either side, and one big one of white in the middle. That creates a red strip on either side, so it shows up no matter which way you turn your tip.

Unfortunately the red coloring was just awful! I had to scrape off my swirls and re-ice. icon_cry.gif If anyone ever wondered, CK Products deep red is disgusting! Worse than wilton....

Anyhow, I had never tried squeezing three of those frosting rolls into one bag, I am now imagining the possibilities with other colors. I see more cupcakes in my future! icon_biggrin.gif

blessBeckysbaking Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 12:35pm
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the cupcakes are great looking i make my red with kool-aid helps the taste a lot and thanks for the icing roll tip that is genus

Melvira Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 2:18pm
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Oh man... those all look delish!! I am lovin' it, except that you're giving me the munchies!! *mumbling to self* Now where are those extra sugar cookies...and that bowl of BC?

msauer Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 5:41pm
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Melvira...make some room on the couch for my big ol' backside. I'll be there in a minute to help out with those cookies! icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 6 Jul 2007 , 6:00pm
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Melvira...make some room on the couch for my big ol' backside. I'll be there in a minute to help out with those cookies! icon_lol.gif




You GOT it!! *nudging cat onto floor and patting couch* I got a seat for you right here. Oh... be a dear and grab me a diet cherry coke on your way in, won't you? icon_lol.gif

LucyintheSky Posted 8 Jul 2007 , 9:52pm
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Here's my 4th of July "Stars and Bars" cake! I had neverending problems with these stripes! I couldn't for the life of me find a ruler in this house!! grrrr... so many attempts later, I was reasonably happy with it, even though those stripes still really bug me!!
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gina1221 Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 12:29am
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OK, here's my submission for Patriotism.

Candy covered oreos...

...and ice cream cone cupcakes (before and after - never even made it to the party).

I learned one thing with the cupcakes... "don't cry over spilled cupcakes"... even though I did. icon_cry.gif At least they were just for family and friends.
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Melvira Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:13am
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Oh Gina, those oreos look outstanding, but it's the cupcakes that really lit up my night! Seeing that jumple of cones and frosting only made me want to grab a fork. Brilliant work!

msauer Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:13am
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Gina- so sorry about your cones...they were adorable! You're right...at least it was for family.

So...tell me how you got such sharp corners on your oreos...I've never made them, but I'm thinking they sound interesting and they look awesome.

-Michelle

hellie0h Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:35am
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Here is mine, I re-did the background from what is in my gallery because the pic had been taken on a clothes washer. icon_redface.gif This cake was for one of my son's backyard 4th party.
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Honeydukes Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 6:10am
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Originally Posted by jenndga

I used the 1M tip and the trick with the icing rolled up in saran wrap, then dropped into the piping bag. I used two little rolls of red, one on either side, and one big one of white in the middle. That creates a red strip on either side, so it shows up no matter which way you turn your tip.




Thanks -- that is fascinating, I've never heard of such a thing. I will definitely have to try that!

But one more question: Do you have to push the open end of the roll into the tip? I'm wondering how far down to put the rolls. I've seen the double-icing bags -- this would be so much more cost effective.

Rikke_Denmark Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 6:44am
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OMG That is great cakes.... Hmmm thinking.... what is patriotisk in Denmark.....

H.C Andersen. Can I make a fairy tale cake?

Melvira Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:50pm
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Rikke... you can make anything that makes you proud to be from Denmark!! If there is an author that you revere, you can do a cake based on his/her book(s)!! We would be happy to see it!!

lanibird Posted 11 Jul 2007 , 1:01am
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Here are my 4th of July themed submissions. I hope to post some more, less red, white, and blue ones later this month.

This cake gave me fits! It was so hot and humid here that day, the BC wouldn't crust and the MMF was so sticky. Having to tint the red and blue so dark didn't help much either. icon_rolleyes.gif Think I'll be using Satin Ice pre-colored for deep colors from now on! icon_lol.gif
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Melvira Posted 11 Jul 2007 , 1:30am
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WOW lanibird!! You aren't joking around... those are some seriously awesome patriotic entries!! My jaw is still on the floor!!

lanibird Posted 11 Jul 2007 , 10:35pm
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Awwww! Melvira, you're makin' me blush. icon_redface.gif

Loved your HP cookies btw, I wanted to eat one real bad! icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 2:47am
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gina1221 Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 2:12pm
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So...tell me how you got such sharp corners on your oreos...I've never made them, but I'm thinking they sound interesting and they look awesome.




They are super easy. I used a mold that I found on eBay but spinningleaf online sells them and I'm sure other places as well - never seen them at Michaels or AC Moore though.

4starcakes Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 6:44pm
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Here is my TOTM cake. Hope you like it. It's a little plain.
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2kiddos Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 6:55pm
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Here are my patriotic cakes...
Made to celebrate Independence Day as well as birthdays.
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Melvira Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 8:35pm
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Angie, those are outstanding!!!! Kudos to you!

And, 4starcakes... apparently where you're from they may call it plain, but the word we use around here is 'outstanding'!! Sometimes regional dialects get words mixed up, so I wanted to be sure and clarify that for you!!! icon_wink.gif It really is gorgeous, great work!!

4starcakes Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 9:36pm
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OMG! icon_cry.gif It is an honor to get a compliment like that from you. I am a huge fan of your work and the Melvira foam roller method. I swear I heard a choir of angels and I saw a bright light. THANK YOU!

Melvira Posted 12 Jul 2007 , 10:12pm
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Ummmm... 4star... if you hear angels and see a bright light, that is the first sign to STOP holding your breath! Hahahahaha! You are too sweet!! I can't help but compliment your cake, it's just too good to pass up!

Rikke_Denmark Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 2:02pm
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upd a littel problem with the opload. Seems like I cant delete this messege. Sorry

Rikke_Denmark Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 2:07pm
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Well I'm allmost imbarresed to post this cake, but a customer had ordered it today so here it is. I was allmost sad wenn they had ordered red gele on the strawberrys. The strawberrys where so perfect in the color, but as allways the customer get what they want...

BTW its the danish flag. Hope to post something funnier later in the month.

Rikke
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Melvira Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 2:41pm
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Rikke, that is gorgeous! I bet you're right though... that the berries would've been ever prettier with out the gel. But it's lovely with it too!

Rikke_Denmark Posted 13 Jul 2007 , 3:00pm
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thanks melvira.

Next week something a bit more fun. I hope LOL

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