04.17.09 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 19 Apr 2009 , 1:04am by luvsfreebies72

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 2:54am
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Who's up?

Whatcha workin' on?

Regulars check in; lurkers come on out!

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leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:04am
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I delivered a 50 serving groom's cake earlier, and then for another wedding another groom's cake for 50 + a wedding cake for 250. That was a lotta cake!

Right now I'm working on 65 dozen chocolate covered Oreos.

jammjenks Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:05am
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Count me in. I've just finished a dirt track cake and am beginning a baby blocks cake for a baby shower. I'm fighting temptation to scrap it until the morning...trying to press on...

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:11am
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Those baby blocks can be a pain depending on how you're doing them. Well, maybe only for me. I hate square cakes.

jammjenks Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:14am
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You're exactly right. The bottom borders seem to be the trickiest part. Lucky for me, two are cake and the top one is fake, so no support needed.

suzylynn58 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:16am
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I did three ganached and dipped strawberry cakes yesterday and a barn cake today. Just uploaded the picture of that. Finished for the weekend! Yay a day off tomorrow!

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:21am
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Molding jewels for a Pink Poodles in Paris cake for a 1st bday. Baby went down to sleep, so I have the next few hours to decorate at my leisure. Using a plunger to make a fine rope the braid for the poodles leash which will wrap around the cake, covered in whimsy roses, and drape over the top of the Eiffel Tower...client provided those figurines you've all seen from those birthday kits. So cute! The Eiffel tower is anyways, the poodle...not so much. Oh well....it's work!

bizatchgirl Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:22am
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I'm procrastinating. Was way tired, thought I had the fridge stocked. Took a nap and now I'm ready to do two cakes. Find I have practically nothing I need.

Off to the store...

Probably going to end up a late-nighter. Not an all nighter, I hope!

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:23am
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Jamie, that sounds TOO cute!!!

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:24am
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Damnit. Where is that emoticon that is slapping it's forehead?!??! Forgot I need to make a gumpaste banner that says Happy Birthday in swirly script....sheesh...nevermind about decorating at leisure! Argggh!!

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:26am
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I hope it will be!! Even with the plastic figurines....it should be darling!

Suzycakes Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:31am
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I'm in too. I have decorated and delivered an amaretto birthday cake with gumpaste dogwoods. And I am now finishing up a cake for a First Communion celebration tomorrow.

So it's an easy cake night for me. But I will be loaded up next Friday night!! See ya then girls.


leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:33am
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Jamie - do you have non-toxic markers?

Jessica1817 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:33am
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I have 2 weddings for tomorrow, one simple3-tiered square buttercream with ribbon, the other a 3 tiered square with tapered sides. Never done tapered sides, was a pain with buttercream!!

Cheyanne25 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:35am
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I would have to love CC just for the fact that there are so many up on a Friday night working on cakes. Myself, I'm currently working on my own bday cake for tomorrow haha. I'm excited because its going really well and I'm still very much an amateur.

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:37am
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Yeah, Cheyanne25, you'll find that quite a few CCers make their own bday cake. Me, I always like to check out the competition.

mrsbriggs06 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:38am
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hey y'all!
i'm pulling a late nighter for my younger daughter's 2nd bday party tomorrow (bday is sunday)
i've decided to make a monkey cake (she loves monkeys & has a monkey shirt that we have to pry off of her with bribes to wash) after I showed her a monkey & elmo side by side & she said 'i 'unt ooh ooh ahh ahh' icon_surprised.gif)

i hopped on to look back through my saved pics b/c i can't decide between the big teddy pan turned into a monkey.. or the little teddy pan as a monkey on a square cake (i got my 1st magic line today & am itching to try it out!!)

(though after reading that leahs doesn't like doing square cakes *as awesome as you are*, i'm a lil scared! ;o)

giggysmack Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:40am
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For some reason lots of sheet cakes for tomorrow. 2 with edible images, a 50th birthday, 2 baby showers, a beer can, a man's private part and a princess castle.

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:50am
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But remember, Indydebi LOVES square cakes. Nearly every cake she does is square. It's just me.

giggysmack Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:53am
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I like them too it makes for a relaxed day

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:53am
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I have food markers...from Kopycake....black, blue and yellow. I need more! Exactly what I will use for the banner tonight. Black, then paint over with black color.

jammjenks Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by giggysmack

For some reason lots of sheet cakes for tomorrow. 2 with edible images, a 50th birthday, 2 baby showers, a beer can, a man's private part and a princess castle.

Wow Lori, now that's quite a variety you've got there...

bigsisof3kids Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:58am
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Leahs ~ Nope, not just you, square cakes are the bane of my existence. Lol. I just finished a birthday cake, turning in for the night but wanted to see what's up on CC. I saw your other thread over in the Business section, just came here to cheer you on! GO GO GO!!! icon_biggrin.gif

For my Bday cake, I make a funfetti cake from a box and slap on some canned rainbow chip frosting. Blasphemy. But oh-so good...

Good luck to everyone tonight!

leah_s Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:58am
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OK, I've finished 15 dozen of these choc covered cookies. I need to box up the last 5 doz. Only 50 dozen to go! Tomorrow . . .

tirechic Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:11am
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Hello, first time on Friday night cake club thing. Im not really working on anything right now, but finished my first piping cake earlier today. LOL, still working on it, i guess it looks ok. I did it all free hand, so any suggestions would be great on how to get a more "finished" line and swirl, it ended up looking a little bit like Menhdi, i would like the more swirly look. I feelf or ya on the 65 dozen, wish i could help out, but reading about you from earlier, i think you have all the skills you need, and will finish with plenty of time and they will be lovely. Gl to all this week.


SweetSweetCreations Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:12am
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I just finished prom cookies I am very nervous about, not sure if they will like them.

Leahs I know you can do it I had to do 1000 peti fours with no prior experience with monograms on each (staff was busy with food so I was on my own) I did them in 3 very longs days and nights I know you can do it you are much more experienced

tirechic Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:14am
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icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif WOW, just WOW, u go girl.

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:17am
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Tirechic...practice parctice practice!! I couldn't pipe a nice curve to save my life 2 weeks ago, I swear!! I had to learn to steady my hands, and adjust pressure at just the right time, especially in swoops that are fatter, and let off at the ends when they taper off. Sometimes what helps, is to usea small tip when doing the fine little swishes that come off of the main scroll......but I really like your cake! It looks old world charmy in a GOOD WAY! Trust me, you wanna get it perfect bad enough, you will eventually be the master at it!!

jammjenks Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:19am
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Ok, almost finished with the baby blocks. Need your opinion on something. Where should I put the baby? I just got new molds and am adding it as a bonus because I wanted to try it out. Maybe it looks odd on there at all. What do you think

I'm going to make a fondant blanket to cover him.

tirechic Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:20am
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LOL ty Jamie thumbs_up.gif

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