Sugarshack Blue Whimsical Cake--Am I Nuts?

Decorating By Rocketgirl899 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 4:03pm by Rocketgirl899

Rocketgirl899 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:09pm
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The cake is basically the same...Not as many flowers but here are my questions for how to make this cake.

Is this cake BC with fondant accents or all Fondant (gp)? I can never tell with her because both are so flawless...

Did you use a mini rose mold for the petunia centers?

What kind of cutters do you use for the big white flower on the side?

For the rope swag, do you twist ropes together from your extrusion gun or do you use a silicone mold? If so what disk for the extrusion gun do you use?

Think I would be nuts to make this cake BC with fondant accents? I am most concerned with the ribbon the top tier.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:11pm
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lostincake Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:27pm
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Here is a link to her blog that describes most of it...

It's down near the middle of the page...just keep scrolling...HTH.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 12:08am
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Thank you! How did I miss that blog post?!

totally helps out.. thanks vlin28.. i feel kinda silly knowing instructions were there, she referenced the blog for directions, but I found instructions for a and gold cake... not this particular cake and thought thats what she meant...

Thanks icon_smile.gif

lostincake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 12:30am
post #5 of 26!! Happens to the best of us!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 12:36am
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I am excited! I can't wait to make this cake.... tho by the time im done buying an extruder gun (45$) and the petunia mold...42... and the oval border mold... 21... and the button molds for the centers 25... im not going to make a profit. Im glad I can use this stuff for future cakes. I might actually be negative on this one... just don't tell my dad icon_wink.gif lol

yep.. i just added it up... i have $22 left for ingredients. haha. oh well. it's a small cake.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:20am
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alright I have everything figured out... except one thing..

what do you think she uses for the petunia center? almost looks like a drop flower? I don't wanna make RI for 6 lil flowers...

sugarshack Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:26am
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the petunia center is a PME blossom plunger cutter ( metal); comes in set of 3 sizes at global plus a gragee. we are doing this exact cake right now in my class in MI. PS I am freezing my arse off but having fun!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:29am
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Sharon, I know! If i could I would be there with you i would, tho i love cold... I can make a great great hot chocolate... i add a little baily's irish cream. yum!

Thanks for the tip on the cutter. I am getting alot of new tools for this cake (things i have wanted in the past and im up to almost $200!

ateco fondant mat
clay gun
petunia cutters
oval molds
frill cutter
the button mold you use for this cake
and the PME blossom plunger

geeze. so much for getting ur new boxesand bows... im going to ask for it for graduation icon_biggrin.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:32am
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wait whats a gragee?

Rocketgirl899 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:33am
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ohh i get it use the cutter, then put a dragee in it! duh.
its getting late icon_biggrin.gif

thank you again.

sugarshack Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 4:36am
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yeah, typo... sorry! LOL

cylstrial Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:16pm
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I love that cake!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 10:25pm
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okay.. .last question I promise!

are these a 6 and 9? and did you use 2 layers or 3?

i guess that is 2.

sugarshack Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 1:11am
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7 and 10, 3 layers each tapered and slanted tops

Rocketgirl899 Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 1:21am
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thank you so much!

think i will be sticking with 6/9 and then adding the extra layer as the customer only needs 40 servings..

bizatchgirl Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 1:35am
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rocketgirl, I think you could save money on your clay gun. There is a Makin's one that is favored by many, many here. It is only $24 and you can get a 40% off coupon for it. Try Joann's or Hobby Lobby.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 2:38am
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there r 2 makin ones I am aware of..

the DREADED plunger (which I have used at the place I use to work...

and then the one with the twisting corkscrew thing which I haven't tried it it seems like it would be easier...

but I am a fan of the squeezing one from global sugar art or whatever with the red handle. is that one a ratcheting one?

I have looked into and compared both and think the sugar art one is going to be the best. I think its expensive, but considering how many times I wished I had it.. .its not terrible. PLUS it only hurts I am buying SOOOO much at once.

but thanks for the tip!! to save 30 bux might be worth it right now...

bizatchgirl Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 3:15am
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The Makin's one I'm referring to is the screw type one, not the plunger. Those are a PITA for sure. I've been really happy with it, but I can't say I have the same needs/uses for it that you have.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 4:04am
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if the sugarcraft one is not ratcheting I might consider your suggestion, but I remember some saying they can't find the twisty one anymore. I will look icon_biggrin.gif Thank you!

bizatchgirl Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:08am
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The twisty one is no longer available at Michael's. I think other stores are still carrying it and you should be able to find it online. Lose out on the 40% off that way, but maybe you can find it for less than the stores have it.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:16am
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thanks ill compare again icon_smile.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 12:42am
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I am going to take you up on your suggestion and get the Makin one.

I just bought boxes and bows from Sugarshack (I wasn't budgeting for that) so I think it will be a good idea to start with this one. Thank you icon_smile.gif

Does hobby lobby do coupons?! come to find out I have one about 15-20 minutes from me! yippppeee!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 12:44am
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I signed up for their e-letter and got 40% off!

hehe. gotta get out there before I head to Seattle for spring break!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm
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Ahh! its in Ocala! I thougt it was oveido... aww crap.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 4:03pm
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I found the extruder!!!

the clay store . com


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