My First Official Cake - Christening

Decorating By occi Updated 17 Aug 2005 , 8:09pm by rengirl1978

occi Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 1:22am
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Well it was a roaring success. I tried covering a choc mud with ganache followed by sugarpaste. Although the ganache was very messy to work with, the cake tasted great. The baby in the bath ended up looking a lot like our baby luckily! No one could believe I made it myself. There were a lot of trial cakes to get to the fina though!

Even the hand piped writing didn't turn out too bad. There were many diasters though - the worst was when I dropped the spatula in my beater and broke it, before I had made the cake.

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mrsfish94 Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 1:30am
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It really looks great!!!! thumbs_up.gif

ntertayneme Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 1:34am
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momoftwogirls Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 1:43am
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looks great. I will be making my first 'real' cake next week!! I sure hope my turns out as well as yours! I have read a lot of the cake disaster post and they have me scared. Especially if someone who has been decorating for awhile.
I have hope.

marv Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 1:56am
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that is really cute! such a nice idea!

DesignsbyD Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 2:29am
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That is really cute, the face looks so real
You did a great job

llj68 Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 2:55am
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SO cute!!!! Can I ask, though....what is "mud" cake? I've seen you post about it before and was wondering then, too.


occi Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 6:01am
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I thought mud cake was a world wide phenominon - obviously not! It is a really thick heavy cake, usually chocolate, sometimes caramel or vanilla. It is very rich and quite 'wet'.

Do they have mud cake in the US? The recipe I have is from an english book.

nernan Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 7:44am
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Well done Occi, turned out great, was it you that had ?s about marzipan, if so how did you go.

ivanabacowboy Posted 2 Aug 2005 , 8:23am
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Very nice cake! thumbs_up.gif

occi Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 7:31am
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yes that was me with marzipan questions. I used it on the trial cake but the tast wasnt very popular. I used ganache as a base coat instead. Although it was messy and hard to work with it tasted great!

nernan Posted 6 Aug 2005 , 10:47am
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i am not a fan of marzipan either.

PolishMommy Posted 8 Aug 2005 , 8:39pm
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How precious!

Mommyof2Angels Posted 8 Aug 2005 , 9:34pm
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I think it looks adorable icon_smile.gif
Good job

jumbosgirl Posted 9 Aug 2005 , 3:03am
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This is really cute!!

CanCakeMom Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:15pm
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That cake is adorable!
good job!

traci Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:26pm
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You did a great job!!! thumbs_up.gif

twindees Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 6:33pm
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cute cake

mommymarilyn Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 7:50pm
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You did a Wonderful job - the cake is adorable! icon_biggrin.gif

rengirl1978 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 8:09pm
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Very nice!

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