5.6.11 Friday Night Cake Club

Decorating By leah_s Updated 8 May 2011 , 4:12am by Crazboutcakes

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:30am
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is called to order.

Who's up?
Whatcha workin' on?

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DSmo Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:33am
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Just got done making the parts for some gumpaste hibiscus. Now on to the margarita (for on the cake, not me!). Cake is baked. Will fill, ice and decorate tomorrow.

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:34am
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It's Kentucky Derby weekend! Who-hoo!!

There are no weddings in Louisville this weekend. All florists are decorating Derby parties/galas and balls. Ditto caterers providing and serving food. Ditto photographers taking pictures on the red carpets.

This is THE weekend to be in Louisville!

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:36am
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I see you lurkers. Come on in and talk to us.

sunset74 Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:41am
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Cut all my pieces earlier today, praying they dry for a 3d baby grand piano. I hope it turns out like I am seeing in my mind. Baked one layer of the sheet cake, now onto the next one. Still need to make some flowers and then Chocolate mousse, chocolate buttercream and ice and decoarte tomorrow.

LKing12 Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:42am
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Derby! My daughter was part of the wait staff on Millionaire's Row one year. She still has the scars on her feet from the blisters!
I have nothing this weekend. Tomorrow we are working on the new building!! Posts go in the ground.
I spent 3 days in northern Alabama serving meals to disaster victims. The devastation will stay with me for a long time!
I will work on flowers for a shower cake next weekend. One of my last freebies!
I am tired-off to bed soon....

Enchantedcakes Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:47am
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Tonight was my sons b day party and the last child has just gone home and I can finally go to bed. All of the boys have Lacrosse or Baseball games in the morning and have to be at the field at 8:00am. After the games tomorrow I have a cupcake wedding thankfully I finished it this afternoon around 4 pm.

CalhounsCakery Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:49am
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I just finished teaching class, and came home and turned my cake into a mother's day cake. Tomorrow it's off to the bakery for my first day of work.

step0nmi Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:49am
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already had a stacked Communion cake and now onto my second communion cake for the weekend...very strange that I got two this week!

VickeyC Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:57am
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Only had 1 cake for this weekend and sent it out the door @ 6:00 this evening. Will start making roses on Monday for next Saturdays wedding cake and have a b-day cake for midweek. This is the only weekend this month that I don't have a wedding cake to do, so I am taking advantage of it and going to spend some time with the family.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Happy Mothers Day to you all!

FromScratchSF Posted 7 May 2011 , 2:59am
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Well, my bun is still in the oven, that's all the baking I'm doing for a while, but she should be done cooking next week icon_biggrin.gif

I live vicariously thru you all right now

Jen icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:03am
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aw, that was cute fromscratch.

My weddings kick in next weekend with three, and then its 2-4 every weekend for two months straight.

Man, I need to buy flour and cocoa . . .

cherrycakes Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:08am
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I'm baking cupcakes for my kids to sell at our community garage sale tomorrow. They want to donate all proceeds to Compassion. It's been an incredibly long week but how can I say no to my kids????

Smashme Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:11am
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i'm making carrot cakeballs tomorrow, tonight i'm just organizing my cake supplies. I'm making room for the new stuff i ordered, it should be here tuesday icon_lol.gif

10xHigh Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:12am
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Sculpting a Cat in the Hat for the top of a baby shower cake and working on flowers for a birthday cake....Image

catlharper Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:19am
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Hello everyone!

It's be awhile since I've been here on a Friday night! My younger daughter had their baby on the 14th (gorgeous little boy named Parker) and I was at their house for 12 days (still had cakes to go but they were local to her house and I have a friend who owns a diner that let me use her kitchen). I just get home and it's my son's 10th birthday so I had his cake to do and so now we are up to this weekend and Mother's Day. This is a special one here in our family. My mom turns 70 in December this year and we are taking her to Disneyland to celebrate...the whole family is going...gonna be something like 22 of us there! We are surprising her tomorrow night at a "Mother's Day Dinner". So the cake had to be grand enough for a 70th birthday yet Disney yet elegant too for Mother's Day. I came up with a coconut creation (her fave cake) that I think fits the bill. I just uploaded it into my photos...can't wait for her to see it tomorrow and give her this gift that we have been working on since her last birthday and finally not have to keep it secret anymore!

I won't be around for a few more weeks. My mom and I will be off to Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Leichtenstein for two weeks starting Wednesday. Then, like Leah, it's 4 months of booked solid, starting with a wedding cake the first week of June!



MaryAnnPriest Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:19am
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Finishing up some gumpaste pieces for a 1st Communion cake. Totally procrastinating on the chalice. Since it's the last thing left to do here I am on CakeCentral dragging my butt a little bit more. LOL! Motivation has been tough to wrangle in today. icon_biggrin.gif

Skidoochic Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:23am
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Finished a sculpted #2 birthday cake; a sheetcake filled with strawberries for Mother's Day and May birthdays, and a full sheet cake for the Methodist church confirmants. Debating (posted question) about if I should do a cake due Sunday but to be eaten on Monday while my cake decorating stuff is still all out. icon_smile.gif

Mo-Mo73 Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:24am
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gotta b-day party to bake for..cupcakes dressed up as the aliens from toy story 3 in the shape of the number 7...last minute favor for a family memeber..WHO HAPPENED TO HAVE THE PARTY ON MOTHERS DAY...hhhmmm baking for someone else when they should be baking for me...oh well..happy mothers day to you all...=)

Mo-Mo73 Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:26am
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oh yeah..did i mention today was my anniversary and i didnt even bake myself a lovely cake...haha =)

Elcee Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:31am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

This is THE weekend to be in Louisville!

leah_s, I went to the Derby in '99. Of course, we were in the outfield icon_biggrin.gif. I had never had a mint julep before then. Let's just say a fun time was had by all icon_lol.gif.

cheatize Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:31am
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I've been trying to ice and fondant two cakes since 7 o'clock tonight. Finally got the fondant on but one looks bad and I don't think the decorations will cover it all. It's pock marked and you can see the filling line. I'm debating whether to cover it with another layer of fondant or strip it and start again. I think parts of it have too much icing. Turns out sugarshack may start with an inch of frosting and scrape it down to less than half (thereabouts), but I can't come anywhere near that without ending up with way too much frosting to cover a cake in fondant.

It's been a long, frustrating week prepping the stuff for this cake and I was really hoping tonight would be easy.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:34am
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As it usually happens I don't have much to do for a couple of weekends then all of a sudden I have many orders for one weekend. My spurt will be next weekend. I am proscratinating on getting the gumpaste butterflies, flowers, and bows, and bulldog done for next week.

mom2twogrlz Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:34am
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I am working on a Bingo themed 2 layer cake for my friend's grandma, who turns 90. WOW 90!!!! I couldn't even imagine!!! Anyway, So far i am really happy with it, other than the air bubble in the back I had to pop and cover. Thank goodness there is a back!!!

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:37am
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I'm making cakeballs for tomorrow's lunch for the guests to take to the track. Geez, I can't wait for my cake ball roller to come in the mail.

cheatize, 1/2" of bc is still too much under fondant, IMO. 1/4" would be fine.

step0nmi Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:45am
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i was sooo behind today as we had sewer work happening on our block yesterday and couldn't use our water. who knew how much water i use! what a pita!

Crazboutcakes Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:50am
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I am in the middle of a cake for a co-worker's surprise party. It is the gopher from Caddy Shack it is coming out so awsome can't wait to finish it tomorrow... icon_lol.gif

cheatize Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:52am
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Leah, that's what I usually use: about 1/4 inch. Lesson learned.

Does anyone know, when you put a second layer of fondant on a cake, do you put anything on the first layer to make them stick together? On the one hand, you want it to seem like there's only one layer. On the other hand, putting anything on it to make it stick together seems like it would make it impossible to smooth the second layer.

hrnewbie Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:53am
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I baked a lot this week icon_cry.gif so I'm weaning off tonight. I am making some banana cupcakes for a friend. Nothing major. Thank God.

leah_s Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:56am
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Yea, you have to spritz the first payer with water, or the second layer just doesn't stick to the first layer of fondant.

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