9.26.08 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 29 Sep 2008 , 3:15pm by MacsMom

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:03am
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Do you guys mind having a separate thread for each week?

Who needs an SPS question answered?

I'm definitely gonna be here a looooong time.

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Howiesmom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:10am
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I get so busy on Friday nights that I usually forget to join the club. I'm kinda chill this week. I should bake a cake tonight but it "can" wait until the morning. It's not being picked up until Sunday. I've already finished all my other ones for the week.

sugarcheryl Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:13am
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Hi everybody I'm up I already baked my cake. I'm decorating tomorrow. Now I'm just cooling out with my husband and cousin listening to music. I check back later.

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:14am
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I'm working on a four tier right now. Then I need to frost and decorate a five tier and then a groom's cake. May be an all-nighter.

sugarcheryl Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:15am
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Yeah Leah it does sound like you will be up all night. Well you have us to keep you company icon_smile.gif

tdybear1978 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:30am
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I'm here!!! I have 2- 3tier wedding cakes and 2 groom's cakes and then 8 birthday/shower cakes and 3 - 2tier birthday cakes wheww I will be here for a while too icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:32am
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sounds like your usual schedule tdybear! No help tonight I assume?

alanahodgson Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:37am
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Yipes! I thought I was busy. I'm actually way ahead of schedule. Only a two tier wedding cake w/ kitchen cake that's almost finished-I'll put the final touches on tomorrow. I've finished my ballet tutu 3-D cake and I've only got a birthday cake for tomorrow afternoon to do and I'm all set. Okay, so I have no idea how I'm decorating the birthday cake, but perhaps inspiration will come to me in my sleep. After I smooth my icing on my kitchen cake I'm done for the night.

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:48am
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O goody! Another thread to watch. I'll be in and out tonight. Will deff. have to catch some zzz's tonight, I am teaching tomorrow morning.

Suzycakes Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:00am
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Okay - I've caught up with everyone -

I do declare tdybear - you must be able to apply icing and smooth with spatulas in both hands and feet!!

Leahs - I've go the SPS question. I am making a 4 tier wedding cake for tomorrow. The initial order (by the bride) was for a 12, 9, 6 round. The future fil called and wanted a bigger cake for the bride and could I add another tier - sure - so I baked a 14" round last night to add to it.

Now - I messed up ordering by plates from BCrafts and I didn't get a 9" or 8" round plate. Should I just substitute a wilton plate and hidden pillars for that tier - or should I use a 6" plate and sps pillars under the cardboard plate of the 9" layer?

Does that make sense?

Besides the wedding cake I have 1 small cake for tomorrow and a 1/2 sheetcake for Sunday - so not a bad weekend - - -

tdybear1978 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:01am
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no, I actually did bring in that great girl who helps me out when I need it. I iced up all the birthday/shower cakes today and now she is decorating them all while I work on my wedding cakes. Thank God for her, she does such good work

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:04am
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So Suzy, you have 2, 6" plates? 'Cause you'll need one under that 6" tier. Frankly I think I'd just use the Wilton under the 9" rather than trying to make do with that little 6". Although . . . it should work, using a 9" cardboard, of course.

I can't believe I'd ever recommend Wilton anything . . .

hummingbird59 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:13am
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Guess I got on just as the club moved. Have to go to bed now. Have a busy day in the morning doing Ike clean up in the yard. Everyone have a good night. Maybe I'll catch next weeks club.

shadowgypsie Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:27am
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What exactly does the sps stand for. I was trying to figure it out so I could find it on globalsugarart website, but wasn't sure what I was looking for.


leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:31am
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SPS = Single Plate Separator

On the GSA site it's in the link for Tiered Cake Supplies.
On the Oasis Supplies site, just put SPS in the search box.

Molly2 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:33am
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Yah leahs

I'm glad a new post started thumbs_up.gif I don't have a cake tonight I had one last Friday that was due the next day I stayed up until 3 AM working on it it came out great I donated it for a Auction it brought in $150 dollas yah!
tonight I'm finishing up a quilt


shadowgypsie Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:38am
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thank you leahs.

I thought that might been what it meant but wasn't sure.

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:45am
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Molly, a fabric quilt or a cake that looks like a quilt?

Suzycakes Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:48am
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Well - ya know Leah - a girls got to do what a girls got to do!! I figured the Wilton plate & supports was the most logical way to go . . .

But yes - I do have 2 - 6" plates - I have no idea how I missed that 9" tier in my order.

Oh - and another convert is heading your way too Leah!! DH and I have struggled, cussed and reworked the Wilton large leveler until until until - well lets just say I was just about to stick it someplace very unpleasant for DH tonight!! So he said - is this the only option you have? I said why no - there is the Agbay! He said - 'the what'. So I pulled it up on the net and to my surprise the regular one is only 150 bucks!! I thought the cheapest one was like $300.00 or more. So I am saving my money - possibly using the money from the wedding tomorrow and I am ordering one of those babies!

I won't be up much longer - but I will check back again before heading to bed. I'm getting mine iced and mostly smoothed, then I'll let them 'rest' for the night and finish up in the morning.

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:48am
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I almost forgot to tell you guys - I finally learned to use my airbrush this weekend. And I love it!

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 4:51am
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Yes, the single blade Agbay is $150. The Deluxe is $250. The Deluxe is pretty cool, too, especially if you torte your cakes.

Once you have it, you will never believe you caked without it.

shellzey Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:01am
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hey ladies,
it is almost midnight and i finally finished my cake for tomorrow. it is a thomas the train cake. boy i had no clue it would be so much work. lots of detail. was a crazy day today. i had 3 extra kids (3 three year olds, a 1 1/2 year old and a 7 month old) i'm exhausted. would love to know what you think of the cake

goodnight =)


leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:04am
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MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:13am
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I'm loking at an AGBAY right now! Can't wait to get one. I'll love having a 20" blade! Wish I could splurge on the double blade - maybe I should wait until I CAN get the double blade...

I'm about to try making one of those tilted stacked cakes like this one by paolocaracas http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1236077.html

I've never done it before but there was a little advice in Cakes to Build a Dream On. Wish me luck!

Can you use the SPS system for uneven doweling?

shellzey Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:17am
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macsmom...fun cake. i haven't done one like that yet. would like to try it some time

Teena_Marie Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:21am
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Anyone still up? I finally finished my 120 mini cuppies for tomorrow. My aunt is taking them to her organ class open house.

leah_s Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:22am
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That cake looks like it's done with the styro blocks. I did do one a couple of years ago with SPS that was slanted like that by cutting the legs different heights. I'm not gonna recommend it. It worked for me, but I couldn't explain it to another person and her cake slide apart.

For a topsy turvey, the bottoms are actually resting flat and the tops are slanted, creating the optical illusion. I've used SPS for those.

MacsMom Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:22am
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Shellzey - Great Thomas cake!

I really like how you did the brick and the all of the depots. It is refreshing to see a new take on the Thomas cake! Nice work.

Suzycakes Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:30am
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Great Thomas cake shellzey - I have a sheetcake with Thomas due for Sunday, and just did another one 2 weeks ago.

Leah - I have never torted a cake more than once - that gives me 4 layers of cake and 3 areas for filling or icing. I know people do more, but I really don't think I would ever do more than that. So would the basic Agbay be right for me?

I see by your tag line that you got hit by Ike too. We had a rough morning here as well - and massive power outages. I'm in a rural/small town area and everyone within a 1/4 mile of me including the telephone companies equipment boxes in my backyard were without power from Sunday 9:30 a.m. until Tues at 7:00 p.m. -- EXCEPT ME! I never lost power - someone knew I had too many cakes to bake that day!

I ended up feeding neighbors, doing their laundry, letting them take showers, running extension cords from our house to theirs to power up a lamp, tv and fan. I got my mom to stay with me the first night, but the second night she stayed by herself 'reading by the kerosene lantern'!!

But I agree with you - I don't like Ike either!! That is as close to a hurricane that I ever want to be in. We had lots of property damage as well as lots of corn crops on the ground.

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