I Had To Share This Cake..

Decorating By FromScratch Updated 4 Nov 2008 , 7:46pm by Solecito

FromScratch Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:26pm
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Most of you know me and know that I am not a 'toot-your-own-horn' type, but I finished a cake and I wanted to post it. It's a jack-o-lantern cake, but it actually lights up from the inside with a tea candle. I made it for my hubby's cousin's birthday (it's on Halloween). I figured it'd get lost since I posted it last night and Halloween is over.
LL

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Mike1394 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:39pm
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VERY, VERY Cool. No clue on how ya did it, but very cool cake.

Mike

FromScratch Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:43pm
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Thanks Mike.. the front of the cake is a gumpaste face plate to make a hollow area to be illuminated, and the back of the cake is the actual cake. It's a bit more than a 1/2 circle with a small amount carved out in the center to make sure the candle didn't melt the cake at all. icon_smile.gif

justducky Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:50pm
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That is really cool. Great job.

justducky Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:50pm
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That is really cool. Great job.

Mike1394 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:55pm
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Originally Posted by jkalman

Thanks Mike.. the front of the cake is a gumpaste face plate to make a hollow area to be illuminated, and the back of the cake is the actual cake. It's a bit more than a 1/2 circle with a small amount carved out in the center to make sure the candle didn't melt the cake at all. icon_smile.gif





Awesome design idea. I love it icon_biggrin.gif

Mike

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:56pm
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Once again, a member of Cake Central has taken cake deco to the next level.

Very Way Cool, Jeanne. And thanks for sharing how you did it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Magnum Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:01pm
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icon_surprised.gif Its amazing, a real piece of art!

Mike1394 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

Once again, a member of Cake Central has taken cake deco to the next level.

Very Way Cool, Jeanne. And thanks for sharing how you did it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif




I was thinking she should be writing out detailed instructions now. icon_biggrin.gif I'm sure they will get asked for a lot.

Mike

momvarden Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:06pm
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you should enter this in the contest it is wonderful.

vickymacd Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:21pm
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CC'ers are always thinking!!! Fantastic job!!!

lovely Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:21pm
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Fantastic and awsome. I love your cake. Outstanding. icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:22pm
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Yeah, Mike, photos would have been nice, too. Hint, Hint, Clunk!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cohen1 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:22pm
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Awesome cake and idea. Yes, I would love instructions too.

Just a quick thought on the tea light though, they make those little flamelass tea lights now, you know the ones that are battery powered. . The are pretty cool, they dont get hot so no melted icing.

marknelliesmum Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:30pm
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Awesome job our Queen of buttercream!

It amazes me how some folks on here manage to get cakes not to look like cakes...i'm still trying to get mine to look like cakes icon_redface.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Hats off to ya! Definately no trick here just a treat well done! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:42pm
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Wow - amazing cake! You could give Duff a run for his money with your ability to light up a cake!! LOL!

Awesome job!

HBcakes Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:59pm
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That is just. too. COOL! Some peoples' creativity just amazes me--it's awsome! Would've loved a picture tutorial as well, but you knew everybody would be asking for that icon_biggrin.gif

loriemoms Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:14pm
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That is too cool! Its SO REAL looking and the candle Idea is ingenious!

ChristianCakeBaker Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:21pm
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LOVE IT!!! its such a great idea icon_biggrin.gif

FlourPots Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:23pm
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Very, very impressive...I love it!

crazy4cupcakes Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:42pm
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Wow! That is truly amazing! You did a fantastic job!

FromScratch Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:59pm
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Thanks everyone.. I had wanted to use one of those battery operated tea lights, but I couldn't find one.. everyone was sold out so I had to use the real thing. It wasn't hard to do.. I used a plastic pumpkin to give me the shape for my face plate. I laid a piece of thickly rolled out gumpaste over it and trimmed it so it went a little less than 1/2 way around. Then using my hands and a cel-pin I made the markations down the pumpkin to give it that pumpkiny look. I let that set up for a few hours and then I cut the face out and left it to dry for 5 days. I made sure that it wasn't stuck in any place before I let it sit too. Then I baked three 10" round layers and torted and filled and chilled it and then carved the shape. Covered it in fondant and placed the front plate on it. Filled in any areas that weren't meshing with the plate and covered the back of the cake once again in fondant. I trimmed the excess so it would line up with the front plate and made the markations in the back side of the cake to make it look like a real pumpkin would and then used my air brush to paint the whole thing orange. Built me a stem and colored that brown and viola.. a ligh up jack-o-lantern. icon_smile.gif

pamconn Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:07pm
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Thank you. You're very clever and talented and oh so nice to share!

gr8cakemaker Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:08pm
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wow, that cake is AWESOME! good for you jkalman!!! I love it!!!

stephaniescakenj Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:13pm
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Very creative!!! Nice job!

liapsim Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:23pm
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That is amazing cake! You NEED to toot your horn on that one!!!! Very incredible!

connie1220 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:40pm
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Jeanne that is a GREAT PUMPKIN. How creative using the candle. I don't know if I could have cut it up. What a wonderful birthday cake. It's an "ORIGANAL". Now let's see what you come up with for next year! Maybe a head on a turntable? icon_lol.gif

raquel1 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:50pm
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What a beautiful cake! I would be proud if I could make a real jack-o-lantern to look like that icon_eek.gif Thank you sooo much for the detailed instructions, the spirit of sharing in this website is even more beautiful than the creations of all these talented people.

AmyGonzalez Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 7:09pm
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Wow! icon_eek.gif That just looks too real! icon_eek.gif You did a fantastic job!

-K8memphis Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:14pm
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Frankly, it's phenominal.

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