First "official" Cake

Decorating By nernan Updated 14 Jul 2005 , 6:29am by nernan

nernan Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 12:34pm
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Ok i finally bit the bullet and did a baby shower cake for a friend. I told her of my "newness" to all this and she trusted me,partly because she knew if i ran into trouble my DH would take over( thats what i think, he he).
Its a strawberry swirl cake with a butter cake base. Everything else is fondant and NEVER again. I am happy with it, as everyone says of their cakes i can pick all the flaws, but shes happy. Hope you like it, its in my photos. My DH made the train.

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ntertayneme Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 12:49pm
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It's precious and you did a great job on your first official cake icon_smile.gif

KATE39 Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 12:54pm
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jscakes Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 5:24pm
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I think it's cute, you did a great job! Okay, why never again...was it the fondant or the stress?

MariaLovesCakes Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 9:03pm
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I can't see your cake. Where is it? icon_smile.gif

leily Posted 1 Jul 2005 , 9:10pm
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Click on her photos link at the bottom of her post, all of her cakes she has posted are there.

klsunny Posted 2 Jul 2005 , 2:40am
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WOW, that's a really cute cake for your first "official" one!!! You did a great job. Love the bears.

beachcakes Posted 2 Jul 2005 , 2:57am
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Awwww - it's a great cake!!

SheilaP Posted 2 Jul 2005 , 3:20am
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Beautiful cake, I love the little bears and all the shades of pink. thumbs_up.gif

PolishMommy Posted 2 Jul 2005 , 3:24am
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sooooo precious!!!

Why don't you want to do it again??? It turned out so good!

nernan Posted 3 Jul 2005 , 6:06am
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It was just the stress i put myself under to get things right. The decorations were harder than i thought, i have no concept of shapes, my DH saved me big time. The cake was a hit at the shower so i am happy.

melodyangel1978 Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 12:56am
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that is too cute! I might have to steal that idea for the next shower that comes along. The train is adorable!

nernan Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 1:42am
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thanks for the encouragements guys.

m0use Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 2:04am
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Hey, I think that it's great to have husband and wife cake making teams. thumbs_up.gif Helps with the communication thing that is sooo needed in homes these days.
My husband and I like to brew beer at home, it's our relaxing hobbie, I do the "cooking" portion of it, and he does the cleaning and the heavy lifting for me. Oh, and he also comes up with ideas for different beers to make.

nernan Posted 9 Jul 2005 , 5:59am
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my DH and i do home brews as well, he does wine 4 me and i do his beer, it is a big help if you,ve got someone supporting you.

occi Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 5:08am
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Hi there,

how many layers of fondant did you use? I am making my first cake at the moment, the exact same design as yours too. Except mine will be blue for my boys christening. I am now thinking of changing to another less trying design for a first though!

Great job.. hope mine turns out as good!

nernan Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 6:29am
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Hi occi, i just answered your post on marzipan. i only used 1 layer. Its not a hard design if you've got good shaping skills, my DH has and he did the train. Give it a go you wont know till you try.
Good Luck

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