10.22.10 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 24 Oct 2010 , 1:50am by Elcee

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:30am
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is called to order.

Who's up?
Whatcha workin' on?

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leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:32am
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I delivered my only wedding cake earlier today. I expect it's been eaten by now. icon_smile.gif

Three tiers, mint green fondant, pink pearls and a plaque with initials. Unfortunately the fondant cracked during delivery so there were emergency repairs on site. When DH was finished you couldn't see the cracks at all! Definitely helpful having an artist for a hubby.

cheatize Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:35am
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Yay for artist hubbies!
Mint green and pink? Are those colors coming back in style?

I'm playing with a cheesecake recipe tonight. Trying to change my regular recipe into a pumpkin one. We've got our annual Fall Festival party tomorrow night and we're making galettes before that so I'm relaxing before all the craziness tomorrow.

CakeInfatuation Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:38am
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ha ha ha I was about to post and ask if I was missing something. I wanted to know WHERE the Friday Night Cake Club was! lol

BUSY BUSY BUSY week! Spent two mornings this week with Kitagrl working on Silicone molds and poured sugar.

Also had 5 cakes this week. Two were 50th Anniversary cakes. And 3 were Birthday Cakes. Weird how I've had Anniversary Cakes before but NEVER a 50th... Then I have two due on the same day!

This was a good week cake wise... I couldn't be more thrilled with how everything turned out. I'm breathing a sigh of relief and now need to survive delivery and pick up. All 5 are going between 11am - 12am tomorrow.

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:42am
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How do you do 5 deliveries/pickups at the same time? Do you have help?

Beats me on the popularity of mint green and pink. The bride went with a sort of "shabby chic" look, so it worked.

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:44am
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FNCC tarts between 10:30 and 10:45 Eastern.

CakeInfatuation Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:45am
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Three of the cakes are going to the same location so I'll be delivering them. My husband has specific instructions that he is stuck at home in the morning until the pick-up's are taken care of. lol

cakecraft Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:45am
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Finished a camo cake with dog tags and a hot pink electric guitar cake tonight....doing a 40th birthday cake for a girlfriend for tomorrow night (we're having a girls night in, pj's and all, lol!) and a Halloween baby shower cake for my best friend for Sunday. I'm doing 2 hay bales with a pumpkin sitting on top, baby peeking out of the pumpkin, surrounding by leaves and apples. Busy day tomorrow! Plus I am making all of the shower food and planning my very first Amy Atlas-esque tablescape. PHEW! I need to get some sleep tonight!

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 2:54am
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Any emergencies posted anywhere? When the FNCC started the high volume folks in particular were usually hanging around to offer help for panic - problems.

But please don't think the FNCC is only for the high volume bakers. Al you lurkers - "Check in! Tell us what you're up to tonight!"

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:02am
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8 posts and 70 views?

I see you . . .

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:11am
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I WISH I had a cake to work on. My next one is for Nov 13th. My mother's 65th birthday. It's a big deal. Have been researching for weeks. Can't wait to get it going!

Jenn2179 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:23am
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I finished 2 wedding cakes earlier today for tomorrow. Pretty slow week. I did order the signs for my new shop. If only I could hurry the plumber up. But I've been so busy I am not ready to open anyway.

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:25am
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New shop?

Moving to larger quarters? Or moving from home/rental to retail storefront?

cakeandpartygirl Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:29am
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I am working on a 2-tier cake and cookie bouquet for tomorrow. They both should have been done but I am a sllllllooooooooow decorator!!!

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:31am
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I will admit that I've never made a cookie bouquet!

I did just buy a cake sickle pan, though.

ponderiffic Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:35am
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I just finished a bow for the top of the baby shower cake I am doing for a friend's shower on Sunday. I also made my first gumpaste mums today and they turned out fabulous! The shower cake will be blue, brown, and orange and will probably end up looking like a fabulous birthday cake rather than a cutesy poo baby cake. The hostesses seemed to like a sleek, modern baby shower style and so the cake will match. I hope the cake lives up to their expectations!
I just do this for fun so any chance I get to create a masterpiece for a friend I am in! icon_biggrin.gif

Babs1964 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:38am
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I've been asked to make a Shrek's "Donkey" so here's what I'm thinking of doing. Cutting Donkey's face out and layering it with some "cake stuffing" to add dimension where needed sort of a decopage look if you will!
The only thing I'm not sure of is how to decorate the rest of the cake as it isn't a Shrek themed birthday its for a little boy whos nickname is Donkey (I swear its the truth, lol)! Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. icon_lol.gif

sweetpea223 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:38am
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just lurking...I would've been doing cupcakes but my friend backed out as she thought I was delivering to the venue which was 50 miles away from my house...that is without traffic. With traffic it will seem like it's 100 miles away...

Now, am just surfing for ideas and debating whether I should make a cake for my aunt and uncle's 30th anniversary next week. I thought I would make some cocktail cupcakes since the theme was cocktail party...but having second thoughts when I found out it would be 70 people... any ideas?

Tea42 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:38am
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Well I will try to join in one more time. I made 300 cake pops for a bridge tournament last weekend and they were a big hit.

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:41am
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300 cake pops?

IMPRESSIVE!

Elcee Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:42am
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Yay! I can finally come out and play with you all! Hobby decorator here so I'm not usually working on cakes on Friday nights.

I am participating in a challenge at Michael's tomorrow so I've been working on my gumpaste pieces all week and tonight got my layers trimmed, filled and crumbcoated; carved my pumpkin for the top. All my fondant and bc is tinted and everything I'll need is packed and ready to go (I hope). In the morning I just need to cover my cakes in fondant and stack them.

icon_lol.gif Wish me luck!

leah_s Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:42am
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IDK, sweetpea, 70 cupcakes doesn't sound like a lot to me. I don't even get excited until a cupcake order starts getting close to 200. I guess I'm used to volume.

Tea42 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:42am
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icon_smile.gif thank you. My granddaughter was out of school and she helped. We enjoyed doing them. These were my first.

I made a tiered styrofoam stand for them.

Classycakes Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:43am
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Delivered one wedding cake today and just finished a second one for tomorrow. I'm so thankful the wedding season has slowed down. It's nice to have some free time on the weekend!

sweetpea223 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:50am
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IDK, sweetpea, 70 cupcakes doesn't sound like a lot to me. I don't even get excited until a cupcake order starts getting close to 200. I guess I'm used to volume.




Leah_s: well, I do cakes on the side, more for family and friends...so daytime job doesn't really help when there's a big party to think about. I guess, it's more of what I was thinking of. I wanted to do cupcakes and place them on martini glasses as presentation, since it's a cocktail theme... seems it's a lot of work to think about to get to the venue which is almost 2 hrs away and get it ready before uncle and aunt arrive as it is a surprise party. o well...the mind is not just working in full blast. icon_cry.gif

Glory0523 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:54am
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I've got a 2006 yellow and black Chevrolet Camaro I'm carving tonight (yes, Bumblebee from Transformers) and a construction-themed baby shower cake that I'm about to cover in fondant...settling in for a long night... Have fun, cakers!! icon_smile.gificon_biggrin.gif

cakemama18 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 3:55am
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I don't have a cake I am working on at the moment, because this is all new for me. I just started baking and decorating cakes for my very large family. And I have to say, all you women are AMAZING!! I absolutely love, love, love this website. The fact that everyone is always willing to help, is very inspirational for newbies like myself.. Thanks soo much, Have a great night, and keep on baking!!

tesso Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 4:04am
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hi everyone, havent been on the board hardly at all this week. I missed my CC fix. the regular job is taking over right now. icon_sad.gif no cakes until the day after christmas (again, was the same last year), instead it is pie and brownie central right now.

I have four chocolate and four butterscotch meringue pies to make, (real homemade from scratch, everyone always asks that) it is getting that time of year where the cakes go bye bye and the pies, bownies, fudge and bourbon balls abound and rum cakes. (which i dont count as real cakes) icon_biggrin.gif 60 lbs of fudge last year and about 1000 bourbon balls. I am getting ahead start on the bourbon balls. Lord the guy at the liqour store probably thinks I am a bootlegger or the worlds biggest lush. icon_lol.gif

oh the helmet cake.. big disaster, it split right down the middle on me. icon_mad.gif cake too moist to hold the fondant up. icon_cry.gif but we ate the cake anyway and i am happy to say they devoured it. so not all was lost. It was a family cake.

korensmommy Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 4:05am
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I am!!!!!!

Should be opening next weekend. I am partnering up with a brand new local coffee shop and will be baking all their cakes/cupcakes/chocolate covered oreos, etc.

Even better, when I'm not working, I can use the kitchen for my personal cake orders *for free*!

Any advice is welcomed. Thanks already to IndyDebi for $$ advice and to Leah for recommending CK wholesale.


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Originally Posted by leah_s

New shop?

Moving to larger quarters? Or moving from home/rental to retail storefront?


ayerim979 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 4:07am
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Hi there good evening bakers. I am currently working on a Hauted House Cake for my lil boys 4th Birthday for this Sunday.

But I just came across a dilemma and hopefully someone can help me.

My son dumped a pack of wilton fondant (was gonna use for decorating) into my 3 compartment sink. And it was sealed but I guess there was a hole in the package and it is all wet. Do you ladys /gentleman know if I can still salvage it?

Please let me know. Thank you

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