2.11.11 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 12 Feb 2011 , 8:35am by KJ62798

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:30am
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is called to order.

Who's up?

Whatcha workin' on?

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leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:31am
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No cakes for me and no wedding shows this week. It's like a vacation! So, sitting here getting ready to work on my website a bit.

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:33am
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Slow week for me too, just a consult this afternoon. Have the whole weekend off and I must say it's kind of nice.

Technically I am working on a Wedding Show display cake for March, but not this weekend... I think I'll procrastinate a bit longer on that one

Herekittykitty Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:33am
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Hey Leah, I just noticed your new tag line, congratulation!

My cake was due today so finished last night, just lurking on CC this evening.

melave Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:36am
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hi Leah
Long time lurker first time poster in here. I am just a hobby baker
I have some little love heart cakes that i baked yesterday (red velvet) that i am going to ganache and fondant. Wanted to do a cream cheese white choclate filling but i think they may be too small for that. Also trying to avoid having to refridgerate

also going to bake some NFSC with banana creme oil in them. All for the OH for valentines day.

My stencils have just rocked up from America (i am in australia) so i am dying to try them out

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:37am
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I'm playing with the sugarveil lace mat again tomorrow -- last week was a bit of a disaster! icon_rolleyes.gif I'm still in that learning curve you see... icon_lol.gif

Then I just made another batch of cream cheese buttercream, (I'm in search of a great recipe) and this one comes close in flavor but it's thinner than thin!! icon_confused.gif Oh well, back to the drawing board...

Tomorrow I'm baking coconut cake and the Magnolia Bakery's Hummingbird cake. Both new recipes -- will keep you posted...

How was your week everyone?

VickeyC Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:41am
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Finished up several Valentines Day cookie bouquets, now working on a 2 tier birthday cake that is due tomorrow.

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:42am
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I've been working on taxes all week. Well, getting files ready to work on taxes, mostly. I scheduled a bunch of consults last week, and next week, starting on Sunday. Tis the planing season!

And thanks! The win was nice! Gives me a marketing advantage. I've already booked 3 cakes because of it!

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:50am
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Is red velvet popular in your country? Personally I detest it, but I know others like it a lot.

suzylynn58 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:53am
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Just got in from my shop. Did 2 birthday cakes and a baby shower cake. Have 4 tier wedding cake and a groom's cake for tomorrow that will be delivered 1 1/2 hours away. Busy weekend!

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:55am
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Wow, suzy, that's a trip! I rarely (well actually never) go more than 20-25 minutes. Most deliveries are within 15 minutes of my place.

KJ62798 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:58am
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Evening everyone!

Definitely working tonight. I'm making a 2-tier "background" cake for a 1st birthday on Sunday. My friend gave me a set of Winnie the Pooh toys to use so I just have to do theme colors on the cake.

It would be easy-peasy but the DH lined up his parents to watch the kiddos tomorrow night and we are going to escape for an overnight. We're headed to Laughlin, NV to do the casino thing.

I want the cake DONE before we head out so I don't spend Date Night worrying about the cake. Top tier is frosted & ready for fondant decor. "Hunny" pot is made but needs some details. Need to get the bottom tier frosted and make a few fondant flowers for the borders.

Congrats Leah on the big win! I'm entering my first competition in the beginning of March. The big stack of foam dummies is stacked on my dining room table mocking me.


mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:01am
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I'm making a wedding cake. Red velvet with white chocolate truffle filing. All iced and ready to be decorated. I'm stressing over putting black fondant ribbons on it.

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:03am
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Oh yeah, we have a date night tomorrow also. Out to dinner. Not a casino, but a five course dinner at a new restaurant in town. I know the chef, so I'm hoping it good. (And I've got a coupon!)

KJ6 have FUN!!

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:03am
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Making Banana bread for the 1st time ever (dark bananas scare me, I guess this is aversion therapy) I am hoping for a yummy B-fast in the morning

KMaryP Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:12am
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I'm supposed to be baking my Valentine goodies tonight, but hubby spoiled my fun by not leaving town like he was supposed to. icon_sad.gif Don't get me wrong - I love having him here, but it's impossible to do any baking with him around! I think I'll have the kitchen to myself tomorrow so I can get busy.

I plan to make some single layer, 6", red velvet, heart cakes for his employees to take home to momma (they have to work all weekend and their wives aren't happy about it). I've never covered a regular box cake in fondant before - have always used WASC or or some densed up version with pudding. Will it hold up under fondant straight out of the box or does it need to be densed up? I also thought about using an extender recipe I saw, but I'm not sure what kind of pudding to add to red velvet. Suggestions?

mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:14am
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Leah, have fun!

cheatize Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:17am
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I got on the computer to put together a slide show for a cake tasting, but got engrossed in a certain thread on the business forum. I made vanilla, red velvet, and lemon cake today- all new recipes. I put way too much lemon in the lemon cake so I'll be back at it again tomorrow.

Sweetmonkyeycheese: dark bananas gross me out. Not enough to keep me from making banana bread, but yuck! I wonder who was the first person to look at them and think, "I bet these would make great bread!"

Leah_S: I dunno why but I lol'd when I read "I know the chef" and "I have a coupon."

Mareg: have you tasted red velvet with white truffle before? I can't seem to imagine the taste right now.

mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:17am
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KMaryP, I found that regular boxed mixes don't hold up to fondant.

melave Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:18am
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hi Leah.

I'm in remote WA and no one had really heard of it last time i made it. Some ladies know it as the armadillo cake in steel magnolias icon_smile.gif but not a lot of people know it here

i love it. Its not overly sweet which suits me and love the colour.

for fondant cakes people this way seem to think of fruit and mud cakes but it is slowly changing icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:18am
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Somebody else is gonna have to answer KMaryP's question about box cake. I never make 'em.

KMaryP Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:22am
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Originally Posted by mareg

KMaryP, I found that regular boxed mixes don't hold up to fondant.

I didn't think so, but was going to try it just to see. Thanks for saving me the trouble. I don't have enough red gel coloring to make red velvet from scratch, so I have to find a way to doctor up this mix. Hmmmm

paoli96 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:23am
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Good evening everyone - - it's almost Good Morning!
I am working SO slow this evening.

Working on a Tri-Level Cake with the theme of Olivia the Pig.
It's for a l'il Olivia who is celebrating her 2nd Birthday.

Should really get off of here and get it done.

mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:24am
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Cheatize, yes I made it for the couple to taste and they loved it. it has cream cheese in it too.

mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:25am
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I love Olivia stories. Show a pic. when you finish.

mareg Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:28am
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Macsmom has one and thats what I made. Its yummmy. Sort of a wasc version.you use tv the red velvet cake mix and no coloring.

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:28am
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cheatize, I never thought about it but I guess maybe chef and coupon don't go together? I'm on at least a casual basis with most of the chefs in town, and I like coupons . . . Oh well.The reservation is in hubby's name, and we don't have the same last names.

melave, I've never eaten or made a mud cake, but I read a lot about them on here when you Aussies talk!

leah_s Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:42am
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cheatize, you're reading that "legal" thread aren't you? This version was quite tame.

TheBakingNurse Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:42am
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Hello! I spent most of the day making fillings, frostings, fondant and gum paste. I have a few 6 in valentines cakes, a sponge bob cake and 2 valentines puppies to get done. But I took a break and took my son on a date to watch yogi bear!

KJ62798 Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:43am
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Bottom tier frosted. Time to work on the fondant accents.

Trying to decide on colors for the stripes, etc. Bottom tier is getting stripes. Top tier is either getting diamonds or dots.

The top tier is pale, buttery yellow. The bottom is a light color of choco BC.

Planning to do a green grass border on each tier and around the base of the hunny pot going on top w/a few random flowers.

The toys are the Disney Pooh colors--basically primary, not the pastels of the Classic.

I have a bunch of colored MMF on hand plus some Chocolate Duff, Black Duff & Red SI. Not sure if I want to go with bright blue-yellow-red or blue, green, w/a few pops of red on the bottom & brown on the top.

Ideas? Opinions? Cake is for a boy.


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