Cake Cutting About Being Nervous!

Decorating By PennySue Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 5:46pm by vtcake

PennySue Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:11pm
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I did a cake for my grandaughter's 1 birthday this past week. It was pretty large, 12", 10" and 4.5". It turned out well and they loved it, so after a week of stressing about it I thought I could relax a bit. We took it into the kitchen to cut it and when I turned around from the sink after washing my hands, I had a kitchen full of party-goers wanting to watch it being dis-assembled and cut. Goodness, this cake was, besides being a birthday cake, a dry run for an even larger wedding cake I'm doing next month. I planned to use Indydeb's cutting instructions from her site but it was the first time using them. It worked great, thanks Deb! The cake show went well and my nerves finally settled. Here it is, chocolate cake with raspberry and chocolate fudge filling, butter cake with lemon curd and white chocolate bcf as a filling.

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Loucinda Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:17pm
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ADORABLE!! (did you use that cake comb thing? - I still need to get one of those)

potatocakes Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:25pm
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Oh my gosh! That is just the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life!!! How did you do the clouds and details -- are they gumpaste? Don't know why you were nervous -- it's absolutely adorable!!!

PennySue Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:55pm
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Thank you! No, no cake comb on this one. The grass, clouds and barn are all done in white chocolate fondand. The little critters and flowers were gumpaste. My daughter-in-law sent a pic of the party plates so copied it and cut the animals out of stencil plastic to use as a cutting guide. I cut them with an exacto and painted them with gel color and also edible pens.

indydebi Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 7:00pm
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I'm just a big ham and I LUV an audience when I'm cutting a cake! None of them know how to do it and it makes me look SO smart and talented! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I got 'em all fooled! icon_lol.gif

PennySue Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 7:08pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I'm just a big ham and I LUV an audience when I'm cutting a cake! None of them know how to do it and it makes me look SO smart and talented! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I got 'em all fooled! icon_lol.gif

So true! They were amazed and it was really so easy! Forgot my cake comb at home this time. I'll be sure to remember it for the wedding. Thanks again!

icer101 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 7:16pm
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your cake is just beautiful.. and where do i buy the cake comb. i see it in indydebi's cake cutting instructions.. tia

sweetpea1972 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 2:27pm
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That cake is just TOOOO adorable! Wonderful job.

cata29 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:08pm
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SOOO CUTE!!! YOUR GRANDBABY IS SO LUCKY! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

beachcakes Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:10pm
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Your cakes is soooo cute!!!! Best farm cake i've seen!

I've had to cut two in the last two weeks - what's up w/ that? icon_lol.gif The last one for church, they didn't even have a knife! They had this plastic pie server thingy. But at least I brought my tweezers to take out the plastic dowels... Last time i cut myself trying to do it w/ a knife. icon_sad.gif

Debi, I need to get me a cake comb! Where do you get it?

aswartzw Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:13pm
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The cutest thing ever! You did a great job.

chassidyg Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:14pm
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Very cute cake! that would make me nervous also if it was the 1st cake I cut!

I agree, where do you find a cake comb at?

nightmoon Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:20pm
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I totally don't want to hijack your thread but can someone point me to Indidebi's cake cutting instructions. I want to make this cake:

I could sure use some advice on cutting it. Especially since i've mede ones in this size before and at first the 1 1/2 x 1/1/2 x 4" slices start off ok, but quickly get all cockeyed and it turns into a mess. Thanks!

Feel free to answer in the 'cake idea's' thread i noted above so i don't hijack this one. Thanks!

indydebi Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:23pm
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ebay: (scroll to the bottom of the page):

They are sometimes called cheese combs or angel food cake cutters.

But I get mine from ebay.

Franluvsfrosting Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 4:57pm
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That cake is ADORABLE!!!! How cute!

nightmoon Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 5:04pm
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I don't get it. What does a cake comb have to do with cutting the cake? I thought it was for decorating/putting a pattern on the cake? Now I'm really confused.

sadsmile Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 5:11pm
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Provided you can cut a beautiful clean slice this helps you get it on the plate in one piece. It's like a big comb that you lean/catch the cake slice onto while slicing and it keeps the peice supported and the edges from crumbling off while getting it onto the plate.

vtcake Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 5:46pm
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what a beautiful cake!

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