Debbie Browns "easy" Party Cakes, Aren't So Easy A

Decorating By MrsNancyB1 Updated 10 Nov 2009 , 1:40pm by chefjulie

MrsNancyB1 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:52am
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Just a discovery I made tonight. Debbie Brown's "easy" party cakes, aren't really all that easy!

My son wanted me to make him the froggy cake, and I just completed it now, and I refuse to take pictures and post it. My frog looks like a cross between a frog and a monkey!!!! icon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

Also, the odd shape made it *really* difficult to cover it in fondant without getting all sorts of tears and pleats in it. thumbsdown.gif

I'm just really glad it's only for my DS, and I know he'll love it anyway because it's green (his favorite color).

Either Debbie Brown's cakes are not for me, or I'm just not ready for sculpted cakes. It was my first sculpted 3D cake....and it was HARD!

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kayla1505 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:28am
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my 1st 3d cake came out horrible, it was all lopsided. the more you practice easier it is to carve. icon_smile.gif

Good luck next time , dont give up.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 9:59pm
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Ok, I decided to be brave and post the pic. LOOL! I'm just laughing at it. It was my first attempt.


LeanneW Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:11pm
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that is super cute! you did a great job. I don't know what the one in the book looks like but you should be proud of this.

Margieluvstobake Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:12pm
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Hi Nancy. I've got the book and went to get it to compare. Your frog looks great. It looks so much like the picture. It looks like you attached the head differently, but that in no way takes away from how good it looks. You should be very proud of how you did. I know I would.

PinkLisa Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:20pm
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I think your cake looks great! But I agree that the cakes are not "easy". I was tempted to throw it away one year so the kids wouldn't get anymore grand ideas. But the race car cake I made for my son last March turned out great. Practice definitely helps.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:29pm
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Nancy, this looks great! Far better than I could do.

I made a little 'teddy bear' for my great-niece's baptism cake out of fondant. It looked like an Ewok. icon_rolleyes.gif Ended up just cutting one out with a small cookie cutter and used that.

CakeDiva73 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:33pm
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That is wicked cute! I don't see any monkey whatsoever, lol. icon_smile.gif

MrsNancyB1 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:40pm
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Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! icon_smile.gif I guess I just thought it would turn out different than it really did, so that's why I'm so critical. Actually I've gone beyond the point of self-criticism, and have now started laughing at it!! LOOL! icon_lol.gif

Brendabeeper Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:55pm
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I agree your frog turned out wonderful! We are always so judgemental of ourselfs. This cake anyone would have loved .

jillangel Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:59pm
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It looks just like a frog no question. My two year old twins took one look and were yelling ohhh froggy. They love it. I love it. Great job! thumbs_up.gif

letsgetcaking Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 1:55am
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I think it looks exactly like a frog and is very cute! I don't see any monkey-ness either. I think it is a case of a cake turning out differently than the one in your mind, but no one else can see its "faults."

JenniferMI Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 1:00pm
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He's CUTE! We are our own worst critic..... you really did very well on this!

Jen icon_smile.gif

suz3 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 2:34pm
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It is so cute!! I don't see monkey but maybe a little bit baby dinosaur.

GenGen Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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frankly i don't see anything wrong with the cake at all icon_smile.gif it looks terrific and very well done for your first time with this kind of cake icon_smile.gif

sadsmile Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:45pm
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What a thoughtful little frog... he's pond-ering. thumbs_up.gif Ubber cute!

Jaimelt76 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:51pm
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Your frog turned out great, I wish mine would of turned out this good.

Makeitmemorable Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:28pm
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Hi Nancy,

Excellent job - for a first carved/sculpted cake - GREAT WORK thumbs_up.gif

They are not the easiest to do but after a while, they become second nature.

Great colouring as well BTW on his head - you REALLY have done a great job and he will love it.


chefjulie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:40pm
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I LOVE it!! I'm attempting the castle cake out of her Magical cakes (or something like that) book today, and am NOT looking forward to it icon_sad.gif It's for DD, but they directions are just NOT at all clear to me...

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