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Decorating By bakencake Updated 24 Dec 2010 , 1:26pm by manda2177

bakencake Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 6:27pm
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I saw this and was amazed by it
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and then I saw this for Christmas theme

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bakencake Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 6:28pm
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hold on let me see what up

let's put a link and see if you guys can see
http://sidebysideblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/amazing-christmas-tree-cake.html

bakencake Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 6:30pm
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second pic on the link the first pic is from the blog I Am Baker and they show you how to make a heart inside a cake. the link shows you a christmas tree and when you slice it you see an ornament. if anybody knows what tip they used to decorate the outside of the green and white tree please let me know.

bakencake Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 6:47pm
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ok just found the full page
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/

makenice99 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 7:26pm
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Thanks for sharing that's a very cool cake idea.

msulli10 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 7:52pm
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Thanks. This is so cool!

Manderly42 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 9:22pm
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That last link that bakencake posted showed that the tip used is #103.

Thanks, bakencake, for finding and posting this - it is awesome!!

imagenthatnj Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 9:39pm
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She's actually here at CC. Her picture is up. You might be able to ask her anything about it.




I love the heart or ornament inside the cake bakencake posted, though. Very nice!

mcdonald Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 10:59pm
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love love love this idea.. especially the heart.. I am going to try this this week end on a cake for a dear friend....

bobwonderbuns Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 11:23pm
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That is just too cool! You know it's funny, I've seen those kind of ruffles on the sides of a cake but I cannot for the life of me get mine to look the same! icon_confused.gif Anyway, thanks so much for sharing!!! icon_biggrin.gif

DH2008 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 12:28am
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Has anyone tried this with buttercream? Would it be too heavy? AMAZING!

DH2008 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 12:29am
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Has anyone tried this with buttercream? Would it be too heavy? AMAZING!

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:18am
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It is buttercream.

DH2008 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:33am
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Yes, it's Swiss buttercream which is mostly butter. I'm talking about buttercream that's mostly powdered sugar & crusting.

krazyb5 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 2:52am
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thanks

Beckup Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 3:39am
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DH2008, Yes! I have done this with regular shortening based, powdered sugar buttercream! Works fine!

imagenthatnj Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:12am
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Martha Stewart only makes Swiss Meringue Buttercream since she discovered it.

Melody at My Sweet and Saucy likes this other buttercream recipe:
http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/07/17/my-favorite-vanilla-buttercream-recipe/

This cake has been done a few times by a lot of bloggers, so you might want to google ruffle cake and see what buttercream they used. Or maybe you should try regular buttercream and let us know! I only make Italian, but I might make regular buttercream for the first time and try it on a tiny cake.

http://sweetapolita.com/2010/11/rich-ruffled-chocolate-celebration-cake/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetcupncakes/5260698859/

lutie Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:17am
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I am more interested in the construction of the outside of the cake...do you do the green trees first and start from the bottom with the green and the top with the white or from the bottom of both the white and green?

cakelady2266 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:38am
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Cool. I think I might give the ruffles a try soon.

manda2177 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 9:38pm
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Thanks guys!! Sorry I didnt see this earlier to help out, but it looks like there are some amazingly smart women in here who know where to look and what advice to give. Thanks so much!

As far as the Christmas tree ruffles, I just started at the bottom and made graduating layers... for the triangle shape. Its it really easy to taper off at the top with that #103 tip... and if you mess up you can always wipe your slate (cake) clean and start over. Its really one of the MOST forgiving techniques I have ever done!

Have fun and thank you again!!

Amanda
iambaker.net

DH2008 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 10:32pm
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Thanks Beckup!

bakencake Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 10:43pm
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Amanda, I am soooo addicted to your site. great job and keep typing!!! thumbs_up.gif

lutie Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 2:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by manda2177

Thanks guys!! Sorry I didnt see this earlier to help out, but it looks like there are some amazingly smart women in here who know where to look and what advice to give. Thanks so much!

As far as the Christmas tree ruffles, I just started at the bottom and made graduating layers... for the triangle shape. Its it really easy to taper off at the top with that #103 tip... and if you mess up you can always wipe your slate (cake) clean and start over. Its really one of the MOST forgiving techniques I have ever done!

Have fun and thank you again!!

Amanda
iambaker.net




Amanda, your amazing cake directions are really appreciated. Please note that I am going to try this tomorrow on a cake. I am making two kinds of buttercream...the swiss meringue and good ol' buttercream...to see with which one I am most comfortable...do you have a preference?

Forgiving is what I like icon_smile.gif when it comes to decorating cakes!

Merry Christmas, and again, I thank you from all of us who enjoy all that you do!

Lutie

manda2177 Posted 24 Dec 2010 , 1:26pm
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Merry Christmas all! Happy Baking!

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