Oprah's B'day Cake

Decorating By troyfan Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 2:51am by cabecakes

troyfan Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 4:31pm
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Does anyone now how to make the indentations that are in this cake?[/url]

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ibmoser Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 5:46pm
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Are you referring to the "stars" at the intersections of the quilting? Use a ball tool to make an indention at each intersection of the quilting lines. You will have a big X coming out that are the quilting lines. Imagine a clock face (the old-fashioned ones, not digital icon_lol.gif ) and make marks at 12, 3, 6, and 9 with a tool that has a rounded kinda knife-like edge (huh? you want to indent the lines, not cut through the fondant - make sense?). You now have the big long X mark that is part of the quilting and four new lines. Now mark shorter lines between all of those lines and place a pearl or button in the very center. Make your markings and indention in proportion to the center filler that you wish to use thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:00pm
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you know what I think is SOOOO cool about this cake??/ That the big time people that make cakes for OPRAH use the shelf liner from the $ store just like ME lol!!

BCo Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm
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Wonder who made it - I notice they used the shelf liner under it!!!!! icon_smile.gif

BCo Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 6:05pm
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LOL- must have typed that at the same time!

troyfan Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:18pm
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thanks ibmoser, i think i will try this on a smaller cake this weekend!

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:32pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

you know what I think is SOOOO cool about this cake??/ That the big time people that make cakes for OPRAH use the shelf liner from the $ store just like ME lol!!

Just thinking that too icon_biggrin.gif

diane Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 7:35pm
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that's an elegant looking cake. i really like that design...makes it look expensive. icon_wink.gif

cylstrial Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:17am
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Love that cake!! How cool is that?

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 2:26am
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The indents have "buttons" in the middle - makes it look like a giant quilted pillow! Wonder if there's a tool to make those stars, rather than doing each by hand. Hmmm.

CakeRx Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 2:28am
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The tufting on this cake is awesome! I can't tell if those are real or crazy good gumpaste flowers.

cathie_shinnick Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 4:00pm
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Ok, so it the fondant just rolled quite a bit thicker to make such an indent, or is the butter cream thicker so the fondant can be pushed into it?

soygurl Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 7:19pm
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I want to know what size it is! It looks huge... maybe 14" or 16"? And so TALL too! It's go to be a least 8" tall right? icon_confused.gif
I'm sure the flowers are gumpaste... amazing gumpaste, but still. I can't see any cake artist making a cake THAT big/impressive, just to top it with fresh flowers. No way. They look a little too perfect to me also. icon_razz.gif

KHalstead Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:40pm
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I think it's also nice to see a "star" get a cake that you might actually get for your birthday.........you know, under 100 servings and under 6 ft. tall!

Doug Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:44pm
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looking at those stars ...

I wonder if they didn't just use one of these?

old fashioned wooden lemon juicer


CakeRx Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 10:24pm
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Does anyone know the name of the bakery who made this cake?

Lcubed82 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 10:52pm
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Cool idea, Doug! Now there's one gadget I don't have, so I hope someone tries it and reports!

superstar Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 11:31pm
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Oprah does have her own personal chef, maybe he made the cake? Doug, can you still buy those juice extractors? I have an old fashioned plastic one that would probably work, but I will be on the lookout now for one of those. I would love to see a picture of that cake on it's own. It is lovely.

Doug Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by superstar

Doug, can you still buy those juice extractors?

I got mine (which is why i thought of it) at a Williams Sonoma store

superstar Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:06am
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Thanks Doug, I will look online.

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:40am
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Those juice extractors can also be found in Wal-Mart and in some dollar stores.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Barb00 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:58am
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I think I got my wooden juicer like that from Pampered Chef years ago. Don't know if they still have them.

chanielisalevy Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 6:48am
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I wonder if a scoop of cake was "removed" at even intervals on the cake underneath to get those perfect beautiful indentations from the fondant. Covering thickly with fondant is an idea, but when I first saw this cake a few months ago that's what came to mind before covering the cake with fondant. Anyone?

Evoir Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 7:01am
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I would do a standard fondant thickness, then mark out where the dimples and 'buttons will go. I would then use a regular balling tool to make the general dimple then add in the radiating lines either with a scribing tool or flower-centre tool (large).

After placing the lines of the quilting in (I'd use a metal ruler for those I think), I'd lastly glue in the small buttons into the dimples.

Thats what I'd do...now I want to make one!! icon_smile.gif

tracycakes Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:08am
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I LOVE this cake too! I may just have to make one. Mine will probably be a little smaller though.

HarleyDee Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:54am
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Yeh, I really want to make one too. With a couple of tiers instead of one big one icon_biggrin.gif

Lcubed82 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:07am
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I got out my fondant tools today, and guess what!? In the set, is the tool to make the "star" design around the buttons on this cake!!!

sadsmile Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:36pm
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Which one? Is it the bone tool?

AnnaJo Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:12pm
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Which fondant tool set is it in? If anyone done try it please post pics.

Rylan Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:34pm
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Speaking of Oprah, I had a dream about her last night. She gave me 5k.

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