leah_s Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:30am
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is called to order.

Who's up?
Whatcha workin' on?


Anybody need any problems solved?

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leah_s Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:31am
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Barbie Doll cake picked up earlier today. I made a darling 4 year old girl squeal with delight.

awatterson Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:41am
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Just finished a cake for a Navy wives party to celebrate the halfway point of our spouses deployment!

platinumlady Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:43am
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Don't you just love it when lil kids face light up with joy after seeing their cake. icon_biggrin.gif

I have to finish a 3 Tier birthday cake...nothing fancy I had to leave the Kitchen because my creative juices weren't flowing. I'll go back there in the morning to finish. The Birthday party is tomorrow night & I still can't figure out what to use as a topper. Hopefully once I sleep on it I'll get it right

BurnsyJ Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:50am
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I finished up a triple layer chocolate cake with caramel filling late last night. It was almost a disaster. The caramel I filled it with ended up just soaking into the cake. I ended up having to make a whole new caramel recipe and refill the cake. It pained me to take the cake apart because it was the perfect crumb coat. I filled it, re-coated it, decorated it, and got to bed at 12:30. The cake actually turned out great...very moist and rich with all of the caramel. My co-worker, who ordered the cake, was thrilled with it...so it was all worth it. I'm not sure, however, why I'm still up now.

awatterson Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:51am
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That sounds yummy BurnsyJ!

TonyaBakes Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:52am
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I'm working on a giant cupcake and 2 dozen cupcakes for tomorrow evening. Thinking about getting a jump start on some gumpaste flowers for a cake next week. I have to use my time wisely after the kids are in bed! lol

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:56am
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I dropped off a five tiered spring themed cake for MY FIRST CAKE SHOW!!! Everything was cool... until the watering can stuck on a dowel, to look like it was pouring water, fell off - and took the ENTIRE top tier with it!! I was crushed!! I had to leave work early to fix it. The cake it still there, sans the watering can icon_sad.gif

By the way - is this cake club meeting for members only?! LOL I should have asked before I posted but I needed a good vent icon_smile.gif

BurnsyJ Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:59am
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That sounds yummy BurnsyJ!



It is yummy. I made a little "test" cake with the trimmings from the real cake. I just didn't decorate it. That's how I found out that the caramel soaked in. I think I'm going to have to make this mistake again. icon_biggrin.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:00am

I had a very artistic 15 year old design her own cake. We'll see if I'm up to the challenge.

It's an Alice in Wonderland design.

cheriej Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:08am

Just testing new recipes this weekend. New lemon cupcake recipe and 2 different lemon bar recipes. I have some friends who own a 20 year old Meyer lemon tree so I get their lemons for free. I call it "Lemon Heaven" because everyone wants to know where I get the lemons for my recipes!

leah_s Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:17am

yummy, the only qualifications for "membership" in the FNCC is that
a) you're up and at least semi awake on Friday night 10:30 pm and later
b) you're here on CC

We love having everyone check in to see what we're all up to on Friday night. it's a time when a lot of us are working, sometimes need problem solving or just another someone up late to talk to. We started this several years ago, just to not feel so alone while working late into the night.

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:21am

It's not the end of a LONG day for me.

My SiL is having a surprise birthday party for my "baby" brother (eeeep he's 40!). I'm doing all the desserts. So far I have choco-covered pretzels, dipped oreos and a bunch of quickie mini pies done.

The cake is done--I'm not thrilled with it. The fondant fought me like crazy & I had to do some serious repair/camouflage. I was able to hide most of the issues under the decorations. Someone would have to look really closely to see the one patch/seam. Of course, it glares at me.

Why is it something that should be simple can be such a pain? Last weekend, I did a huge bridal shower cake w/tons of delicate detail that gave me far fewer headaches than this (it's the most recent in my gallery).

Sugar cookie dough is made, rolled & mostly cut for Pac Man cookies (It's an 80s themed party). DH is working late so I can back cookies tonight and do the cupcakes to go with the cake tomorrow.

*sigh*
Kristy

leah_s Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:24am

Hang in there, Kristy! You've certainly got a lot done so far.

thebrat68 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:59am

After working an 11 hr. day I then came home to bake my cake and try my hand at my first BC transfer.... I can never do anything the easy way so my first BC tranfer is a chinese dragon, it is sitting in the freezer and the fact that it is now Midnight and I got up at 4:45am to go to work makes me a bit on the crazy side... But I bake and decorate to chill out and unwind... I will put my Strawberry cake filled with Whipped Chocolated Ganache and the frosted in BC on in the am... Since I working a closeing shift tomorrow...

TonyaBakes Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:02am

The Bridal Shower cake is beautiful. I'm sure your cake looks wonderful, we are always our worst critics when it comes to cakes we have done. lol

countrycaker Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:20am

Just got home after a trip to my mom's. Grateful to be home, grateful for my kids, grateful to not have a cake to work on tonight since my hands (and mind) are so shaky right now. The car in front of me coming home hit a cow. Black cows + black nights + black road = accidents waiting to happen. And when it happens right in front of you it makes you think twice.

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:30am
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Just got home after a trip to my mom's. Grateful to be home, grateful for my kids, grateful to not have a cake to work on tonight since my hands (and mind) are so shaky right now. The car in front of me coming home hit a cow. Black cows + black nights + black road = accidents waiting to happen. And when it happens right in front of you it makes you think twice.




YIKES!!!!

So glad to hear you are safe. Close calls certainly make us count our blessings.

Kristy

russette80 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:31am

Hello everyone this friday night icon_smile.gif I am working on a cake for monday. a women wanted a Basque symbol cake. Which I thought was a fairly easy request. But one thing I have found that I have thought is quite strange is that I can not find "ONE" picture of a cake with a Basque cross on it. Dont know why, just thought I would find some ideas but NOPE. any thoughts icon_rolleyes.gif

DerrellC Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:41am

Dear Awatterson, I hope your cake was enjoyed by the NAVY wifes.Our thoughts and prayers for you and our service men and women ,as they risk their lives for us. THANK YOU, and may God bless and keep you safe.
Derrell and Susan

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:44am
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Hello everyone this friday night icon_smile.gif I am working on a cake for monday. a women wanted a Basque symbol cake. Which I thought was a fairly easy request. But one thing I have found that I have thought is quite strange is that I can not find "ONE" picture of a cake with a Basque cross on it. Dont know why, just thought I would find some ideas but NOPE. any thoughts icon_rolleyes.gif




I didn't find a cake, but it looks like the Basque cross fits nicely into a circle. I found this stained glass:
Image

Do you have a color scheme to work with? You could make a template of the cross so you can fit it onto the top of a round cake--maybe w/a border & piping so it looks like a stained glass. You could do the pieces out of fondant or pipe the "lead" in black and then fill in the "glass" with colored piping gel.

HTH
Kristy

VickeyC Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:50am

Does anyone have any experience with edible images. I sent DH to Food City to get an EI made for a cake that I have to deliver at noon tomorrow. I went to put the EI on the cake and I'm thinking that something's wrong, but I have never used an EI before. There's a paper with my image printed on it and then underneath there's a shite sheet that apears to be what the image should have been printed on. The paper that the image is printed on has a very slick side to it that the ink is on. The ink has not absorbed any, and the ink has partially come off onto the plastic wrap that they had placed over it. The problem is that the Food City is 40 miles away. Any suggestions?

cheatize Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:52am

Evening everyone! Hubby and I just got home from dinner and a movie. It's so nice to be able to go do something on a whim since the kids aren't kids anymore. icon_smile.gif

I'm struggling to learn SCAL at the moment. I need to figure out how to add nodes because what I am doing doesn't seem to be working. I have a cupcake order for tomorrow. The fondant pieces for those are cut out, the frosting is made, and the cupcakes are in the freezer so I will thaw the cupcakes in the morning and decorate them.

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:53am

4 dozen Pac Man cookies done, last batch on the cooling racks so I can get them on the party tray.

They turned out very cute. I tinted the NFSC dough yellow and then baked w/yellow sprinkles & a single mini-chip for the eye. No frosting for me--woohoo!

I briefly toyed w/the idea of cutting a bunch of small fondant hearts to make the bow for Ms Pac Man. At this point, I think that is a step past crazy that I don't need to take.

Hubby is finally heading home from work (he's still an hour away--boo) and my boys have finally stopped battling for control of the couch. Mama needs an adult beverage.

Kristy

heather208 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:56am

I finished and delivered my grandmothers dutch delft blue and tulip cake this evening (in my pics), she loved it....I love her =) Now on to an Easter Basket cake for a very good friend of mine. Any tips on how to make a baby chick look fluffy?

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:57am
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Originally Posted by VickeyC

Does anyone have any experience with edible images. I sent DH to Food City to get an EI made for a cake that I have to deliver at noon tomorrow. I went to put the EI on the cake and I'm thinking that something's wrong, but I have never used an EI before. There's a paper with my image printed on it and then underneath there's a shite sheet that apears to be what the image should have been printed on. The paper that the image is printed on has a very slick side to it that the ink is on. The ink has not absorbed any, and the ink has partially come off onto the plastic wrap that they had placed over it. The problem is that the Food City is 40 miles away. Any suggestions?




That doesn't sound right at all. I used EI on the cake I did today. There is very distinct, thin layer of frosting on a sort of slick paper. The actual frosting area is about a 1/2in smaller than the backing paper and looks matte. It sounds like they put the paper through the printer upside down and printed onto the slick backing paper.

Kristy

VickeyC Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:01am

That's what I though Kristy. Like I said, I have never used one, but it just didn't seem right. Is there any way to make it work. Do you think I could lay the frosting sheet on the paper and maybe get the image to be on the under side. Would that work?

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:05am
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Originally Posted by heather208

I finished and delivered my grandmothers dutch delft blue and tulip cake this evening (in my pics), she loved it....I love her =) Now on to an Easter Basket cake for a very good friend of mine. Any tips on how to make a baby chick look fluffy?




Is the chickie fondant or BC?

I just watched a "Hop" food challenge and one of the competitors did the chicks from the movie. She scratched all over the yellow fondant w/a fork to give it texture and then airbrushed a slightly darker yellow. I think she added either luster dust or sanding sugar over that--she called the process flocking.

For BC, could you use a grass tip and then sanding sugar on that?

Kristy

aundrea Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:07am

good evening everyone-
im working on my grandaughters birthday cake for her party tomorrow....actually its today.
ill be up all night!
she wanted princess theme shes four-so we live in princess...well you know.
technically easy cakes, but since im starting now-i dont have my ump yet.
all doll cakes: bell, ariel, jasmine and cinderella.
as a surprise im adding a pink princess which will be "princess aundrea"
luckily her party doesnt til 2:00 and ill probably finish at 1:00- haha.
happy to be here tonight!
leah s - i hope to get a similar reaction that you got on your barbie cake!!

KJ62798 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:08am
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Originally Posted by VickeyC

That's what I though Kristy. Like I said, I have never used one, but it just didn't seem right. Is there any way to make it work. Do you think I could lay the frosting sheet on the paper and maybe get the image to be on the under side. Would that work?




I don't think so. If the ink is on the slick part, it won't dry and will just smear. If you try to have it show through from the underside, the image will be reversed.

If you have any way to take it back & make them re-do it, I would. Is there anywhere closer that could print it?

Kristy

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