Happy New Year! Share your best cake from 2012!

Decorating By FromScratchSF Updated 7 Jan 2013 , 9:02pm by millie08

JWinslow Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 4:50pm
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Just sayin, I'm happy a few of you posted some of my favorite cakes that YOU did so I could get them on my Pinterest.  I get to refer back to them and and steal from them heavily now.

 

Fist pump!


Ha! - I already pinned the jeweled cake.

 

Jeanne

AZCouture Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 4:51pm
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I'd say these two were pretty successful projects. Not pretty ones, but technically challenging. Banana cake bread and fondant details.

 

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 5:17pm
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"Are YOU a TURTLE?"

"You bet your sweet <Equus asinius> I am!"

 

what is this quote from??? i'm not recognizing it

 

teenage mutant ninja turtles maybe?????

kaseynh Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:07pm
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This is my favorite as it was done for Icing Smiles. The recipient was an older sister of an adorable little boy with half of a heart. When I got it set up he sat back and said "Perfect!" That made it all worth the 150+ hours I invested in it! The finished cake is the second photo in line :)

-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:14pm
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http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2877976/a/3277979/hedwig-made-of-gumpaste/
This is my favorite as it was done for Icing Smiles. The recipient was an older sister of an adorable little boy with half of a heart. When I got it set up he sat back and said "Perfect!" That made it all worth the 150+ hours I invested in it!
The finished cake is the second photo in line icon_smile.gif

 

 

wow--what a ton of love went into that exquisite creation

 

 

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:22pm
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what is this quote from??? i'm not recognizing it

 

teenage mutant ninja turtles maybe?????

 

It's an allusion to an informal drinking society that originated among military and naval pilots, involving being able to give the "clean" answer to questions with obvious "dirty" answers, and asking each other the "Are YOU a TURTLE" challenge question (if you are, you are honor-bound to give the answer, loudly enough to be heard by everybody in the room, or to buy everybody in the room a drink).

 

Except that when shouting out the response to the challenge question, you don't say "Equus asinius"; you use the 3-letter word for a donkey.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Club (original post updated with link).

kaseynh Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:51pm
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wow--what a ton of love went into that exquisite creation

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Thank you K8memphis, I can't wait to be called to do another one!

tykesmommy Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 3:47am
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Original message sent by AZCouture

I'd say these two were pretty successful projects. Not pretty ones, but technically challenging. 

Omg. Those are amazing!!!

Amy7373 Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:28am
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I am very much a beginner and almost feel unworthy posting my pics here after some of the beautiful works of art above! I only joined the site yesterday and can already see that I'm going to become well and truly addicted! Anyhoo, here are my two favourites for 2012 (I must learn to take photos with my camera instead of my phone - apologies for the average shots)...

 

Lolah's 1st Birthday This is my favourite cake to date! Gluten free chocolate with raspberry frosting inside.

 

This is my most recent cake - a gluten free mud for a beautiful Christmas Eve birthday girl. The design is my own with some inspiration from Google Images! The inside was frosted with raspberry buttercream and I'm told the birthday girl's sister has been eating the frosting and fondant and handing it back to Mum, requesting another 'piece'! I just loved the bright colours and was plased with how my punt at drawing the 'buzz lines' came off!

 

Rethus Wedding Handmade flowers on both cutting cake and 120 mud cupcakes. Much improved on my first attempt!

 

This is my second wedding cake, made for a friend's brother and his bride in November. The flowers were all handmade which is what made it so special to me - I hadn't done much like that before. The angle of the photo skews it somewhat (the flowers on the top weren't in a straight line from front on - more of a 'cascade'). The day was a scorcher so my sister and I delivered it an hour and a half from home with the air con up as far as it could go (we were both frozen by the time we arrived but the cakes were all ok and that's the main thing!). 120 mud cupcakes, a 6" cutting cake and a mention in the groom's speech - you have to be happy with that!  

cakeycurious1 Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:33am
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AI have not dabbled in decorating AT ALL...but you guys artwork and decorating skills are amazing!! Keep up the great work!

RebecaR Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 4:37am
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  This cake was made for my dad's birthday. It was my first time making royal icing transfers on a cake. Even though my the transfers came out a little clumpy and Mighty Mouse's tail broke, I still consider it my favorite cake of 2012. icon_biggrin.gif

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momg9 Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 3:57pm
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This was my favorite in 2012. I made this for a very close family friend.

This was inspired by a picture the bride found online. Buttercream frosting with fondant ribbon. Gumpaste flowers.

I also made cookie favors to match the cake. I tried to match it as best I could, looking back I should have made the cookie look more round, but they were very happy with them and so was I.

These were made as favors to match the wedding cake.

Spooky_789 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 2:19pm
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I made this cake for my cousin's baby shower.  I am one of the godmothers of her new baby.  I learned this technique on MyCakeSchool.  I really liked how it came out.

 

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Kimdarella Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 12:59am
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Wow, so many amazing cakes, i wish this site had "likes" I would have handed out a huge amount in this thread!!!

 

I only started doing Custom Cakes in 2012, so still a long way to go for me, here is one I liked from earlier last year...

 

FromScratchSF Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:25am
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Wow, so many amazing cakes, i wish this site had "likes" I would have handed out a huge amount in this thread!!!

 

I only started doing Custom Cakes in 2012, so still a long way to go for me, here is one I liked from earlier last year...

 

 

You just got pinned my friend!  Great cake!

Kimdarella Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:45am
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OH wow.. I feel so honoured! :D

 

Thanks FromScratch!!! I am going to be pinning a number from this thread, your absolute STUNNER cityscape included, best Topsy Turvy cake I have ever seen! 

superstar Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:48am
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superstar Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:50am
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The turtle was fun to make! The 50th anniversary cake was made for a couple I love dearly.

FromScratchSF Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:56am
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OH wow.. I feel so honoured! :D

 

Thanks FromScratch!!! I am going to be pinning a number from this thread, your absolute STUNNER cityscape included, best Topsy Turvy cake I have ever seen! 

 

 

Wow thanks!  Now if I can get on Cake Wrecks (in a good way LOL).

CakesByJen2 Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 2:00am
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Now, keep in mind I have not done many cakes the last few years, maybe 4-5 a year and usually rushed.  Not only have I not been able to learn any new skills, my hands are getting shaky & my eyesight not so good, so my piping is not anywhere near as precise as it used to be :(  This cake for the a friend of mine's daughter's 16th birthday.  I tend to prefer natural colors, so I wasn't sure how the cake would look with the more vibrant colors she requested, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out.  Some shells are white chocolate, and some are fondant.  The coral is either royal icing or chocolate.  The guests refused to eat the shells because they thought they were real. 

 

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Kimdarella Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 2:02am
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Wow thanks!  Now if I can get on Cake Wrecks (in a good way LOL).

 

 

haha.. yeah no one wants to get on Cake Wrecks in a bad way :p hehehe

 

Your work is amazing, I am sure you will make it to Sunday Sweets!

cazza1 Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 2:13am
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These were my 2 favorites for 2012.  Designed them myself rather than copying so got a lot of satisfaction out of doing both.  The dragon cake was for my Dad's 80th birthday and I wanted something that alluded to how ancient he was.  Christmas can hover around 40C where I live and the ocean is across the road

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SOS Save Our Santa

 

so I quite often make Santa cakes associated with the beach.

jmabaxter Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 3:55pm
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Such beautiful cakes in this thread!!  It was hard for me to pick a favorite that I've done this year.....they're each special to me!!  Here are 2 of my favorites

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Brettley Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 5:00pm
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This was my favorite. I was given complete design control of this cake. The bride told me the cake was to be vintage theme with soft pink and cream colors. She sent over a picture of her dress, and a few other accent pieces for the wedding and this is what I came up with! Everyone LOVED it! I get to re-create similar designs again a few times for the 2013 wedding season,

 

Thanks for looking

 

 

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BCWishes Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 7:51pm
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Three of my favorites...just started in November.

CakesByJen2 Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 8:02pm
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Such beautiful cakes in this thread!!  It was hard for me to pick a favorite that I've done this year.....they're each special to me!!  Here are 2 of my favorites

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Hey, I saw that cowboy cake on Cake Wrecks the other day, as the "what the customer ordered" (but not what they got!).  Really cute cakes!

Littleladybird Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 8:05pm
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I had just started making cakes 2 months before I made this cake last Easter (2012).  I still love this cake400

 

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