Ace Of Cakes

Decorating By dnrlee Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 1:57am by cjsunshine

dnrlee Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 12:53pm
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I was watching the episode the other night where 2 of the decorators were making cupcakes for a friends wedding and was shocked to see that they were using boxed cake mix! Did anyone else notice it? Did they use it because it was sort of a "on the side" thing? icon_eek.gif

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LadyG33 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 1:26pm
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I have never seen them bake the cakes on that show I was under the impression that they purchased there cakes, and they did all the decorating and carving.

smallville187 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 1:40pm
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Duff has an issue with not baking cupcakes.. since his entry in the Guiness Book was removed.. so since then he has not baked cupcakes.. they have a baker Adam who does all the cakes but his friends wanted to make the cupcakes so Duff let them use the kitchen for the massive amount they needed to bake and so they used box mix since the only one with culinary skills at Charm City is Duff and Adam...

dnrlee Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 1:48pm
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ahhh, I seeicon_smile.gif

teachingmyself Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:01pm
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since his entry in the Guiness Book was removed

? icon_confused.gif May I ask why he was removed?

hensor Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:06pm
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Because his cupcake was in two pieces instead of one whole. I guess they did the top and bottom seperate and then put them together.

DefyGravity Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:10pm
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They have a baker on the show, but since Duff didn't want any part of the cupcakes, he made the girls make them themselves. I've made cupcakes from a box before and they didn't turn out manatee shaped like theirs did, so I have no idea what went wrong! haha

Clovers Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:10pm
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What happened with the Guiness thing? I haven't heard anything Guiness and cupcake related to Duff...

actionmcjaxon Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:11pm
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yepp. it was because it was just the two cake decorating girls making cupcakes, not their baker. what's his name?

idk. well for the real stuff they have a guy who just bakes, doesn't decorate.

dandelion56602 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:14pm
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I too was wondering about the guiness book thingy. What was he put in & removed for?

sweet-thing Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:31pm
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Duff had the world's largest cupcake. He and Geoff made it. They made it in two pieces (he baked the bottom in a bucket!). When they found out they took it away.

__Jamie__ Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:34pm
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Lol.....and it's not like it was a secret, he certainly showed the process on the show! icon_wink.gif

mis Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 2:36pm
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cjsunshine Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 3:12pm
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The cupcakes turned out like that because of the way the mix was placed in the cups. I thought the manatee cupcake that Anna did was really funny! I love this show!
You know, I would watch it just to hear Duff laugh! I love this guy's laugh!
I like the way he handles mistakes, and laughs things off,keeps going!

They do all their own baking, so the mix had to have been because of the cupcakes being an "on the side" project. By the way, they use Satin Ice fondant.

Mencked Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 5:10pm
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I think the cupcakes ended up manatee shaped because of the oven they baked the cupcakes in.....probably didn't turn the fan down enough (convection oven). Experience speaking here icon_smile.gif!!!

PinkZiab Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 7:38pm
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In related news:

Duff's record would have been blown out of the water by this one anyway... this thing is HUGE (for a cupcake lol)

3GCakes Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

In related news:

Duff's record would have been blown out of the water by this one anyway... this thing is HUGE (for a cupcake lol)

Ha ha...and it clocked in at 2 million calories...but who's counting! icon_lol.gif

Bellatheball Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:36pm
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I just saw that episode and couldn't quite get past all of the chipped nail polish. Here they are making these figures and they have half a finger nail of red polish. Wonder where the other half went. Yuck.

dandelion56602 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 10:19pm
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At least they weren't missing a nail. My dh's friend found a Lee Press On in his doughnut one morning. Pretty gross, but funny at the same time.

3GCakes Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 10:23pm
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One lady on the show is always shown scratching the back of her head....she had curly hair and I think a little bit of an accent. She always has her hand in her hair.

cjsunshine Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 1:57am
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You know, I have trouble with my convection oven settings sometimes. This is also possible,I agree. I also have had the other problem too,though!
I have to set the cupcakes on 325 and then I place them on the second shelf up. they cook perfectly like this.

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