5-28-10 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By indydebi Updated 29 May 2010 , 3:52pm by catlharper

indydebi Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:40am
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While leah is enjoying a well deserved vacation, she has asked me to call the Friday Night Cake Club to order for her.

I have one cake to make this weekend for a friend at work whose birthday is the 30th, but I wont' start it until tomorrow. So on this Friday night, I'm on my couch, laptop in place, a classic movie on TV ..... and CC on my screen!

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kitty122000 Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:42am
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I'm making a Max and Ruby cake for my daughter's brithday party tomorrow. Next weekend is my first wedding cake! I'm starting to get nervous!!

mbark Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:51am
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Hi Indy!
I made a 3 tiered wedding cake in white and fern-green with a different design on each tier. It's chillin in the fridge overnight so it's nice & cold for delivery. Gotta build to loop bow topper in the morning.
I'm pooped! A shower at the end of a hard day fixes so many problems though..

luv_to_decorate Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:53am
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Hi All. My birthday is on Monday. I think my family is planning on taking me out to dinner tomorrow night. I would rather stay home and have a cook out. But, DH thinks that is punishment for me. I am going to make my own cake and had planned to come home tonight and make the icing but I just wasn't in the mood. I have already given fair warning to my hubby!! I am making my own cake because I know what I want. He just insisted that I not make my own cake last year because my DIL was going to do it. I knew she didn't have time and he insisted that it was not right to make my own. Long story short, he bought a cake at Kroger. It was not good. Even the grandkids didn't eat very much of it. I have already told him this year, I am making it period. I enjoy making cakes and I know everyone will like it. Now I just have to get started. LOL

cheatize Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:55am
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I finally got my cake dummies covered in fondant. They're still not perfect, but they're good enough I guess. I just finished making cake truffles. I think I put too much coconut flavor in them because they have a slight aftertaste. I did try a couple of new dipping tricks that worked better than the spoon or fork method for me.

Over in the lounge someone posted about being up late tonight working on a cake. I told him to make sure stop in here if he has problems.

What's everyone else doing tonight? Knee deep in graduation and Memorial Day cakes, perhaps?

cheatize Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:56am
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Wait a sec? Where is she vacationing? Is she camping in an Escalade? LOL

mbark Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:01am
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Originally Posted by luv_to_decorate

Hi All. My birthday is on Monday. I think my family is planning on taking me out to dinner tomorrow night. I would rather stay home and have a cook out. But, DH thinks that is punishment for me. I am going to make my own cake and had planned to come home tonight and make the icing but I just wasn't in the mood. I have already given fair warning to my hubby!! I am making my own cake because I know what I want. He just insisted that I not make my own cake last year because my DIL was going to do it. I knew she didn't have time and he insisted that it was not right to make my own. Long story short, he bought a cake at Kroger. It was not good. Even the grandkids didn't eat very much of it. I have already told him this year, I am making it period. I enjoy making cakes and I know everyone will like it. Now I just have to get started. LOL




HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think we can relate to your story, I made my own cake last year for my (and my twin sister's) birthday last year. None other stack up.
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mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:02am
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Wait a sec? Where is she vacationing? Is she camping in an Escalade? LOL




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif How about sharing those new "dipping tricks".

I'm not working on anything tonight. I'm home alone which rarely happens. I'm thinking about "playing around" with a dummy and see what I come up with.

KTB4 Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:06am
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I just finished a 3 tier 30th birthday cake. I must have restacked the top tier 5 times because it was tilted ugh! It's still a little tilted but I just couldn't do it again so now I pray that it holds until tomorrow night.

I'm glad I took your advice though mamawrobin and stacked tonight since tomorrow is a pretty busy day for me (son's bake sale, soccer game, daughter's needles ...) so I would have ended up stressing too much over it. At least tonight I could have stayed up all night if necessary icon_biggrin.gif

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:33am
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I am recouping tonight. I could be mixing some frosting or tinting some fondant for a bridal shower cake I'm making for my SIL, but I'm not. I woke up with a slightly scratchy throat yesterday morning. This morning I woke up with a very sore throat. So tonight I took a hot bath, ate some hot soup and took a nap earlier. Hubby insisted that it's okay if I call in sick to work tomorrow, but I doubt that's going to happen.

Tomorrow doesn't look so bad at the store. Not as bad as the last couple weeks, but I think that's just because everyone is out camping. All the orders for tomorrow are already base-iced, just need to be decorated. Had one "client" notice today that their cake that they are picking up tomorrow morning was already sitting on the rack of orders to be picked up. We always want to work at least a day ahead on the orders, at least that's the mentality I'm starting to impress on all the decorators. She was "perturbed" because she wanted her cake to be fresh. Trust me, with all those preservatives they cram in our cake and frosting those things should survive a nuclear holocaust.

The main issue tomorrow is going to be getting a good enough head start on sunday's orders. There's only one decorator in on that day, so we need to get enough set up for her so she's not swamped.

jolmk Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:39am
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Working 250 cupcaked for a graduation party. They are everywhere!

Sox-n-Pats Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:47am
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I've been away for a while, but tonight I'm making an Optimus Prime cake for my nephew. I've already screwed up the measuring of and had to quadruple my recipe to even it out, one cake just cracked.....(good thing I have 4 times as many as I need!!!).... I dropped an egg (I have never dropped an egg.... it literally flew out of my hands!!).....

At this rate, it's going to be a sheet cake with trees, a road and a toy Optimus Prime stuck in it!!!! icon_smile.gif

catlharper Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:56am
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No cake tonight...I have an 8 inch due for tomorrow night so I'll start that tomorrow. For the past two days I've been working on two scrapbooks (nearly identical) for someone who was in our tour group last year in Italy. Gave me the money to buy my Cricut and I've been using it like mad to make titles today<G>. I'll be done with those the end of the weekend and get a few days break before back to cakes again. I get to do whatever I want to this 8 inch tomorrow...just not sure what I want to do! LOL! Hoping I get inspired!

Cat

tesso Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:06am
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hi everyone,

I snuck away from my cakes for a Mountain Dew & CC break. shhh...dont tell anyone. I have two cakes sitting on the table cussing me out, because I just got them covered in fondant and havent even started the rest of the decorating. They are family cakes for tomorrow or else they would be done by now. It is going to be a late late late night. There were three cakes... dont ask what happened. My story is... I am irish.. I have red hair.. and I am entitled to throw a tantrum now and then. icon_lol.gif The dog is eating well and couldnt be happier. icon_biggrin.gif

RnC-I hope you feel better.
Soxnpats-I would so like an Optimus prime cake! I love transformers!
jolmk- you would have to shoot me before I would do that many cupcakes !!

uhh oh.hh.. hubby just noticed I snuck away from the cakes.. gotta run.. icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif he's hollering for me to get off my CC -porn site, so that i am not griping about how long the cakes are going to take. icon_lol.gif he knows me too well.

later!! he has to sleep sometime. I'll be back. icon_lol.gif

tmac670 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:10am
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While my daughter has taken over the kitchen (see post), I am coloring fondant for some Cupcake Envy inspired dress cakelets- Disney Princesses! I'm doing Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine and Briar Rose.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6832651-.html#6832651

karateka Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:11am
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I am sitting here at work doing the overnight shift (9-7), having finished my Alice in Wonderland themed cake before I came in.

Tomorrow night I'm not working, so I have to stay up instead of going to bed when I get home, so I can go to sleep Sat night with the hubby. During those sleep deprived hours before bed I will start my topsy turvy cake that is due Monday morning. I can't decide if it's good that it is a topsy so I can excuse any sleep deprived off kilter-ness....or bad since I'm liable to make a topsy situation worse! icon_lol.gif

PiccoloChellie Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:21am
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I've got 5doz cupcakes, 4doz petit fours, and two cookie cakes for this weekend.

Cookie cakes were super easy - one was just topped with a plain baby blue glace and the other was decorated. Done, knocked out, finished. The decorated one is in my gallery. I rather like it. icon_smile.gif

Petit fours cake is done, cooled, and settling. Filling & frosting tomorrow. I hope these come out well. Half will have a pomegranate molasses filling & vanilla glaze; the other half will have maple filling & glaze with a small piece of bacon on top. icon_biggrin.gif

Just took the last 2doz cupcakes out of the oven. Those just get a swirl & a sprinkle so I'll knock those out early in the morning. I need a bigger oven. icon_rolleyes.gif

Went by the cake store this afternoon and they've started carrying hi-ratio shortening. I made my first *real* batch of Sugarshack icing today and I AM IN LOVE. Yee haw!!!

catlharper Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:30am
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There were three cakes... dont ask what happened. My story is... I am irish.. I have red hair.. and I am entitled to throw a tantrum now and then. icon_lol.gif The dog is eating well and couldnt be happier. icon_biggrin.gif :




Oh, so THAT'S my problem...I'm Irish and have red hair too! LOL! And I have my dh convinced that CC is really "Cake College" and saves him tons of money on the classes I would be taking with this site! LOL! hey, whatever works, right? LOL!

Cat

cheatize Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:32am
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Originally Posted by cheatize

Wait a sec? Where is she vacationing? Is she camping in an Escalade? LOL



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif How about sharing those new "dipping tricks".

I'm not working on anything tonight. I'm home alone which rarely happens. I'm thinking about "playing around" with a dummy and see what I come up with.




I used a toothpick stuck in the bottom (my usual method), but this time I did 2 things differently instead of trying to slide them off the toothpick.

1) I left a a small spot around the toothpick bare of chocolate to test something a poster said about preventing blowouts. So far, it works great! Zero blowouts.
2) I covered a cooling racks with waxed paper and punched spaced holes in it. When I dipped one, I slipped the toothpick into the hole and pulled it out from beneath once the chocolate was set. Keeping your hands out of the way is tricky, but it was worth it! No more fumbling to get it off a toothpick/spoon/fork!

I took pics if you need a visual.

I hope this reads okay as the site is freaking out on me.

andreamen1 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:35am
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hey everyone i just got done with a toy story cake and 3 doz cuppies and now im working on my lil sis grad cake.

cakesbyk2 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:36am
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It's been so long since I have a chance to read the friday nite chat. It's so nice that my weekends have finally slowed down since all of our sports have finished for the school year. I have a three-tier wedding cake for next weekend. Two vanilla layers with strawberry filling and one spice cake layer with apple butter filling and brown sugar buttercream. Different but it should be good. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Let's all remember the soldiers that have lost their lives to give us the opportunities we have and never take them for granted. God Bless you all!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

LaFleur Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:39am
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I am a newbie, so right now I say I'm in my recipe testing stage.... I made a coconut cake I really liked, a freckled mocha cake filled with Bailey's Irish creme mousse, iced with chocolate SMBC. Last weekend I made the margarita cupcakes from the recipe on CC..... those were absolutely delicious! This weekend, I'm going to try Orange Dreamsicle.. no special decorating on this one. I have a 3-day weekend, and have a lot to do around the house. What kind of icing would go good on the Orange Dreamsicle cake?

I've got to clean out my spare room for all of the cake crap that I have been accumulating...... This site is so addictive and inspirational! I get on at work a couple times a day, then when I get home I get on again..... then just before bed, I check it out again! I have resorted to finding any excuse to make a cake! It's all I think about lately!

I have learned a lot just following the forum threads. this is truly a great place to be!

mbark Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:51am
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Originally Posted by LaFleur

I am a newbie, so right now I say I'm in my recipe testing stage.... I made a coconut cake I really liked, a freckled mocha cake filled with Bailey's Irish creme mousse, iced with chocolate SMBC. Last weekend I made the margarita cupcakes from the recipe on CC..... those were absolutely delicious! This weekend, I'm going to try Orange Dreamsicle.. no special decorating on this one. I have a 3-day weekend, and have a lot to do around the house. What kind of icing would go good on the Orange Dreamsicle cake?

I've got to clean out my spare room for all of the cake crap that I have been accumulating...... This site is so addictive and inspirational! I get on at work a couple times a day, then when I get home I get on again..... then just before bed, I check it out again! I have resorted to finding any excuse to make a cake! It's all I think about lately!

I have learned a lot just following the forum threads. this is truly a great place to be!


Orange Dreamsicle is one of my new favs!! It's awesome. You must use the filling Macsmom recommends, I used 1 pkg of pudding & it was perfect. Good iced in bc or some kind of whipped icing.

tmac670 Posted 29 May 2010 , 4:57am
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Well this is what my daughter did when she hijacked the kitchen-- I think I will let her have it more often if this is what she can do!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1690388

mamao7k Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:01am
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Just got on to 'quick' post pics of my latest cake finished today for DD birthday. So proud of this cake that I just couldn't wait til tomorrow. Thought " this won't take me long and then I'll head to bed" Ha. Should've known better, here i am yet 2 hours later still in my work clothes haven't really moved so much. What was I thinking.

LaFleur Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:01am
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Thanks for the suggestion, mbark. How do I find the filling recipe? I'm still learning how to navigate this site! It takes me a lot longer to find stuff than it should......

SunshineSally Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:02am
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Delivered a Max and Ruby cake, baseball cupcakes and Memorial Day petit fours. Only thing left for the weekend is a cake shaped like a bus. I have a plan, I think. icon_confused.gif Definitely nervous about this one.

Rachel5370 Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:12am
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I am trying to shake off my "cake funk". I did a cake for on old friend's daughter's graduation party. I had trouble with fondant I colored purple turning blue. I ended up using up most of my fondant (and time!) trying to get the right color. The cake was a nice cake, but it wasn't the design we had talked about. I wasn't entirely happy with it and I think she was disappointed. I left her a voicemail and a facebook message asking how it went and how the cake was- no reply and it was 3 days ago. Of course I am obsessing over whether she liked the cake or not. Sigh, I'm just going to have to let it go so that I can move on. It just kind of sucked the enthusiasm out of me, you know? icon_sad.gif

Kitagrl Posted 29 May 2010 , 5:23am
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I attended a wedding tonight (where I also did the cake) and it went SO LATE!!! Still had to finish matching "Squirt" (turtle from Nemo) cakes for twin boys when I got home...they aren't as identical as I'd like but hopefully close enough. Late night! Just finished and have to neaten the kitchen a bit before bed. (Almost 1:30am here...)

Tomorrow will have to start some prep work for a few big projects coming next week.

catlharper Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:52pm
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I took pics if you need a visual.

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I do need the visual! It's how I learn everything...by watching. Please do PM me with the information??? THANX!

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