10.06.09 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 8 Nov 2009 , 2:33am by lorijom

leah_s Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:31am
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So who's working tonight?

Time to check in!

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lorijom Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:38am
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I'm working...well just stopped for the night. Agonizing over a 4 tier wedding cake for delivery tomorrow. Second guessing myself all day refrigerate or not...attach cascading gumpaste flowers today or tomorrow, finish stacking before delivery or finish on site. I've made so many cakes and for some reason this one is just kicking me a**. The only thing I was sure about was using SPS. Augghhhh!!

-Tubbs Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:43am
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Three tier square BC wedding cake for tomorrow evening. Stopping for the night because those corners are kicking my arse and I've been up since 5am and will soon start making BAD mistakes!

Any tips very welcome!

leah_s Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:43am
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stack the bottom 2 or 3. Don't refrigerate unless there's a perishable filling. If you're leaving it out of the fridge, you can put the gumpaste flowers in the prestacked tiers. Just my yo-pinion.

leah_s Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:45am
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I don't have any cakes this weekend. DD and SIL got married 4 years ago today. It was a great wedding and reception. Anyway, I'm on the couch, DH is snoring in his recliner. Gosh this must be what it's like in the "normal" world on a Friday night!

lorijom Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:48am
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The whole problem started because of the cream cheese buttercream on one of the tiers. Decided to put safety first and refrigerate. Stacked the bottom three, refrigerated, no gumpaste in frig. Note to self...buy some cream cheese flavoring. Thanks for the advice Leah icon_smile.gif

-Tubbs Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:49am
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I don't have any cakes this weekend. ... Gosh this must be what it's like in the "normal" world on a Friday night!



Enjoy!!!

RachieRach Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 3:56am
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I'm decorating sugar cookies for a baptism on Sunday. 36 butterflies and crosses. So far so good.

momma28 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:08am
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Recreating Al Capone's 1928 armored cadillac in cake for a roaring twenties wedding reception. Oh how I would love a normal wedding cake, Its a fun cake thoughicon_wink.gif

tracycakes Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:08am
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No cakes this weekend. But, I spent the day starting hundreds of gumpaste flowers for a bridal fair in January. I will spend tomorrow making flowers also.

tatorchip Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:13am
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Hi everyone, just finished a batch of cookies for dh, haven't done any baking in a week and he missed it lol

leah_s Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:14am
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wow, tracy. Do you ever just buy them?

lorijom Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:16am
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Originally Posted by momma28

Recreating Al Capone's 1928 armored cadillac in cake for a roaring twenties wedding reception. Oh how I would love a normal wedding cake, Its a fun cake thoughicon_wink.gif




That sounds like great fun!! The cake and the reception icon_smile.gif

momma28 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by momma28

Recreating Al Capone's 1928 armored cadillac in cake for a roaring twenties wedding reception. Oh how I would love a normal wedding cake, Its a fun cake thoughicon_wink.gif



That sounds like great fun!! The cake and the reception icon_smile.gif




I actually cannot wait to deliver the cake. The entire bridal party and most of the guests are dressing in period clothing...flapper dresses, gangster suits. ... What a hoot. I bet this is the only time that I get a wedding cake order for a gangster car, groom's cake maybe but this IS THE cake

all4cake Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:20am
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I thought I only had the one tiered (fall theme for women's /girl's home) and one for Sunday along with DD's bd red velvet cheesecake(no clue there...I'll figure something out I hope). I'm really glad I looked over the order again to check the time due...uh...it's also for tomorrow...they want a Pink Cake Box design...change the colors to stacked packages.

I just finished applying fondant to the fall theme cake...4 tiers, 12, 8, 8, 5(x1.5)...I hope to be able to stack the two 8s and apply a band around center...never done it before...figured now's a good time to try since they didn't care what I did..why not, right? If I mess up, I'll fix it and cover the whole thing with leaves...

lorijom Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:25am
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I actually cannot wait to deliver the cake. The entire bridal party and most of the guests are dressing in period clothing...flapper dresses, gangster suits. ... What a hoot. I bet this is the only time that I get a wedding cake order for a gangster car, groom's cake maybe but this IS THE cake[/quote]

I wanna go to that party!

I did a fun cake last weekend. Topsy turvy Nightmare before Christmas in black and purple. The whole wedding party and most of the guests wore costumes. I love theme parties/weddings.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:26am
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Originally Posted by momma28

Recreating Al Capone's 1928 armored cadillac in cake for a roaring twenties wedding reception. Oh how I would love a normal wedding cake, Its a fun cake thoughicon_wink.gif




WOW Cant wait to see. Please post pictures!

momma28 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:28am
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I wanna go to that party!

I did a fun cake last weekend. Topsy turvy Nightmare before Christmas in black and purple. The whole wedding party and most of the guests wore costumes. I love theme parties/weddings.




If my hubby wasnt working I would "offer" to stay and serve LOL. Wish I would have thought of something like that for my wedding reception icon_smile.gif

Costumes huh?? Too much fun :0 I love creative couples

momma28 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:30am
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Treats_1

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Originally Posted by momma28

Recreating Al Capone's 1928 armored cadillac in cake for a roaring twenties wedding reception. Oh how I would love a normal wedding cake, Its a fun cake thoughicon_wink.gif



WOW Cant wait to see. Please post pictures!




I definately will. Finishing touches in the morning. Sometimes I like people knowing me as "That woman who makes cakes that don't look anything like cakes" brings me the fun customers. icon_smile.gif

cookie_fun Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:37am
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I'm doing my first barbie cake. 12" on the bottom and then the barbie cake on top.
Fondant was a bear today, pulled it off 3x before getting it somewhat right.
I'm a novice still, so everything is still hard!

leah_s Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:38am
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tubbs - PM Indydebi about that square cake. She does a blue million of them.

momma28 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by cookie_fun

I'm doing my first barbie cake. 12" on the bottom and then the barbie cake on top.
Fondant was a bear today, pulled it off 3x before getting it somewhat right.
I'm a novice still, so everything is still hard!




Must be something in the air. I am not exactly a novice and I had to redo fondant on a cake today as well. hate that. We ALL have those days, go easy on yourself. Im sure its wonderful!

korensmommy Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:56am
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Busy but not too hard night tonight. Had a 9" Super Mario Bros. cake with lots of fondant Mario pieces and a 4" Mario topper, a 1/4 sheet with some fondant letters & decorations and a chocolate covered strawberry dessert cake. Have 2 dozen cupcakes due Sunday.

LaBellaFlor Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:56am
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WHAT?!?!?! Is something wrong in the world tonight?! Leah_s you don't have 5 -6 tiered wedding cakes with groom cakes and 30 dz. cupcakes with3 babyshower cakes and 2 birthday cakes tonight?! icon_confused.gif What is the world coming too? I am officially behind. I just put my cakes in the fridge to carve into a topsy cake and need to go work on the monsters from the "Where The Wild Things Are". This is a first for me to be this behind! Let me get off this computer...at least I'll try. icon_biggrin.gif

princelyess Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 5:18am
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I just got finished helping my best friend, Caroline, decorate 3 dozen cupcakes for a kid's birthday. She wanted to make Thomas the Tank (aka Thomas the Turtle, when I am tired and goofy!), and then came across some cookie monster ones too. I so love doing this, and it is even more fun teaching your best friend (and laughing hysterically in the process). We had great fun tonight!!! icon_biggrin.gif

amysue99 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 5:43am
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Just a baby shower cake with GP tiara, but it's kicking my butt. Couldn't get the gumpaste a dark enough brown for bows (which are smaller than I'm used to making - why is that harder?) so I'm having to use tootsie rolls - not fun. But, almost done and ready for bed.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 5:58am
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Nothing here either! I am however working my office job tomorrow and agian next weekend (2 6 day weeks back to back), then it's time to start promoting Xmas specials. I will be trying a new cake flavor this weekend though - s'mores!

Brandy982006 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 5:58am
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Just finished a housewarming purse cake for my friend and next is a castle cake. That one I am having a hard time with...I am not using the castle kit, I am making everything myself but I want the design to be a little unique. We'll see what happens, it's not due till Sunday, let's just say I will probably be pulling an all nighter cause the only things I have done is the buttercream and the cake itself. Ugh, I am going to be tired but I love my job so it's worth it thumbs_up.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 6:18am
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Trying to finish up the Tin Man, the more I stare at him the more he looks like a silver alien icon_sad.gif
I think I made his eyes too big?
Is he going to scare the birthday girl?
I must be tired because he really freaks me out, I expect him to come alive and tell me "everything floats down here" any minute now!
LL

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 6:32am
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CakemommyTX, he's scary and awesome all at the same time!

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