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Lounge By Annabakescakes Updated 15 Apr 2013 , 4:31am by Annabakescakes

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 6:25am
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...done anything so stupid, and highly embarrassing, and completely DUH!dunce.gif in regard to cakes?

 

I have to wait for the dryer to dry, and the washer to wash, so I can get my daughter's sweat shirt clean and dry, that she wears EVERY DAY, so I thought this could be fun, and at least humorous ;-)

 

I have 2, I will share right away, but I am pretty stupid at times, so, who knows?

 

I was about 21, had never had a job decorating cakes, it was before I had ever been on the internet, so I didn't have any way to look it up, but I was unknowingly, illegally selling cakes. I had my second wedding order, ever (another funny story about the first!) and the lady wanted a 3 tier, heart shaped cake, with separations with the clear twirly looking pillars. It is in one of the Wilton books from the early 80's. Anyway, the picture showed single layers, and I saw it said in the text that it served half as many servings as needed, but when I looked in the back of the book at the chart, it showed those same says pans serving the amount she needed. I have never been one to read the directions, (or the fine print, and I wing everything I do, at the last minute, and hope for the best!) so I assumed the serving count in the front was wrong.  But, I was so torn about how little the cake actually looked, and with her guest count, I didn't know what to do! So, I just proceeded with the cake in the picture, and delivered and set it up, and the bride comes in, and I see the look on her face, and I KNEW she was completely disappointed, and was expecting a LOT more cake! Whoops! I was so embarrassed, because I was trying so hard to be professional, and she bought it, and I let her down :-( (I am so sorry, Barbara, if you ever see this!)  I know now, that OBVIOUSLY, the serving chart was for a 2 layer cake, duh...                                                                                                              

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Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 6:36am
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Another I stupid thing I did was make a wedding cake for free, as a gift, for some friends of my recently x'ed boyfriend. (He literally broke up with me days earlier, but I had promised the cake to his friends, so I did it, then had to look at his stupid fat face when he came to get it!) (Then collapse in tears one he was gone, lol!)

 

But anyway, they weren't choosy, so I picked a 2 tier (2 layers each, lol) white iced cake, off set with the top tier centered, toward the back of the bottom tier (supports? what supports?) It had pale pink roses going down each side, like an open curtain, with cornelli lace all along the back, from one side to the other, then smooth in the front.

 

Anyway, I used royal, and hated something about the cake, so rather than it occurring to me to scrape it off, I dropped the whole thing, board and all, into the garbage! icon_eek.gificon_confused.gifdunce.gif

 

I had to rush to a store around the corner, buy everything again to bake and ice and decorate, and was trembling with fear, and it was the first time I cooled cake in the freezer, but I finished it about 10 seconds before he got there, and I was SO happy with it icon_biggrin.gif

ashleabrowncake Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:41am
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AIn a moment of sleep deprived insanity and over excitement, I agreed make a 5 tier wedding cake for a wedding of nearly 200 guests. It was some time in the wee hours of the morning when I was up feeding my baby and I had received a facebook message for a young girl in my town, who had been shown a pic of a dummy practice cake I had made (I was just playing around with icing and learning new techniques) incidentally this is the dummy; [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2922390/width/200/height/400[/IMG] she basically said can I make her this, in ivory and silver, 5 tiers, white chocolate mud cake and how much would it be. forever the optimist, I say sure thing, no worries, let me work it out and get back to you. the next morning when I wake I check my phone to see if I was dreaming, and then tell my husband. his response: omg! are you crazy? do you have any idea what you have agreed to? is it even possible to make a cake silver? (lightbulb moment- how am I gonna get that thing silver?) this is going to end in disaster! you are going to mess this, they are going to sue and we will loose our house! ( got a lot of faith, doesn't he?) Well anyway, at the time I was teaching myself decorating techniques in the hope that one day I would be able to sell cakes. I had no business set up,I had no portfolio, only a couple of birthday cakes I had made my own children and this dummy. I went ahead and worked out a price for this girl (the wedding was going to be about 5 months away) and then went crazy! I bought cake tins to actually bake the cake, I learned how to stack tiers (in theory, my first real trial was the wedding cake) I researched silver colour and bought an airbrush and then taught my self how to use it. I had my kitchen inspected and registered and set myself up as a business, and launched a facebook page. the whole time my husband was shaking his head declaring he would have no part in any of it. Anyhow, the weekend of the wedding arrived and I delivered them the cake, set it up at the reception venue and was pretty damn proud of it and all I had learned along the way. this was the finished product [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2922394/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

There were a few moments along the way I started to think 'omg, what am i doing' and in the end it was not perfect but the bride and her family loved it!

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 1:09pm
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LOL! That is right up my alley! I pretty much promise a cake, then figure out how I will do it ;-) It makes for a stressful time, doesn't it? I am glad I am not the only with a hard time saying no, or "Let me get back to you on that!" I am such a people pleaser, I shoot myself in the foot, then hobble through the task.... But then, when your'e done, it is so amazing to look back and be able to say, "It's not perfect, but I did a great job!"

 

And, YOU ROCKED IT!!!! It is gorgeous, nice straight sides, no bulging, I wish you had a better picture! It is really fabulous! WAY better than my first wedding cake!I am proud of you for this, and I don't even know you! 

 

 I assume you learned online? I never even saw a cake on a computer until about 6 years ago, after caking for 17 years. I was blissfully unaware of how sweet the internet was, since I was poor, but my caking has gotten WAY better since, lol. And, consequently, I am not as poor as I was ;-)

yortma Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 2:09pm
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I am sure there are many dumb things that I have done, but here's one that immediately comes to mind.  A while back I was making one of those checkerboard cakes.  I forgot to take the plastic divider out of the third pan before baking.  Yes, it melts.  Had to throw that cake out and set the other two completed layers out for snacking.  It's just not a checkerboard without 3 layers!

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by yortma 

I am sure there are many dumb things that I have done, but here's one that immediately comes to mind.  A while back I was making one of those checkerboard cakes.  I forgot to take the plastic divider out of the third pan before baking.  Yes, it melts.  Had to throw that cake out and set the other two completed layers out for snacking.  It's just not a checkerboard without 3 layers!

OH NO! You could replace your plastic thingy with aluminum rings. I have some strips of aluminum flashing (for roofs) that is make custom cutters and such with. You may be able to find some rings commercially, already made.  Oooh! maybe you could use various sized cans? Like a small tomato paste, and a large beef stew-type can? Just open the top and bottom (and wash, hahaha). 

ibeeflower Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:28pm
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I was used to buttercream made with butter...and cream cheese. Well, I heard you could make frosting with shortening. And to me, shortening was the same thing as lard (ah my foolish mind) because I don't use shortening or lard when I cook. I made a frosting using lard and was wondering why it tasted funny.

 

I figured that maybe people were used to this funny taste and this it was just me. So I colored it, and piped it on some cupcakes. My boyfriend tried one and had to spit it out because it was so disgusting! I had to go back and minutes before the party, scrape off the frosting and make a new one.

 

LESSON LEARNED. I laugh about it now but I wasn't laughing then. icon_biggrin.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by ibeeflower 

I was used to buttercream made with butter...and cream cheese. Well, I heard you could make frosting with shortening. And to me, shortening was the same thing as lard (ah my foolish mind) because I don't use shortening or lard when I cook. I made a frosting using lard and was wondering why it tasted funny.

 

I figured that maybe people were used to this funny taste and this it was just me. So I colored it, and piped it on some cupcakes. My boyfriend tried one and had to spit it out because it was so disgusting! I had to go back and minutes before the party, scrape off the frosting and make a new one.

 

LESSON LEARNED. I laugh about it now but I wasn't laughing then. icon_biggrin.gif

I think that just last week someone said that we should all be using lard, since shortening is so nasty, lmao! I replied that it would be nasty, and I see that you agree!

ibeeflower Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

I think that just last week someone said that we should all be using lard, since shortening is so nasty, lmao! I replied that it would be nasty, and I see that you agree!

Ugh, yes it was so horrible. I've read recent reports that lard is better for you (relatively speaking I guess) but yeah that tasted so gross in frosting. 

ashleabrowncake Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:02pm
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Athanks Anna! yep learned most of it on line, and a few books. it was the first cake order I took ever that wasn't for family :) I have only been teaching myself since I started my maternity leave 11months ago. that cake was made in November, but I am still waiting for the wedding photographer to send me some pics she took, hopefully they will be better :) I turned around and made this one the very next week on 10days notice (nothing like being organised for your wedding) [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2922690/width/200/height/400[/IMG] I am still amazed that these brides trusted me for their big day! I now have 5 wedding cakes booked for march, so maybe by the end of that I will be used to the idea lol! Wedding cakes are my greatest cake love, there is just something about them... so elegant, i never imagined i would be making them yet, i am still just amazed when people call or email about any cake, but most of my business comes for 3d cakes. When I work out how to put images in the galleries on here I will (I only use my phone) but I have a facebook page at Ashlea Brown Cakes.

and I am just like you, Anna, I can never turn a cake down! I have had weekends with 3 cakes and will still except another late order, even knowing I will be stressed and up all night for 2 or 3 nights doing them I only do my cakes at night because I have 3 young children to look after during the day.

lorraine41 Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 9:14pm
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My first time taking a wilton cake class, we learned how to do frosting. It called for crisco, so I used crisco oil....I didn't now about crisco shortening as it was on the bottom shelf of the grocery mart and my eyes never went there, I never new it existed. So, I'm at home making this cake for class and wondering why my buttercream wouldn't thicken up.  So back to the store to purchase more sugar, thinking that was why.  two 5 pound bags later and it finally gets to the point where I can spread it.  When I got to class I was wondering why my cake was so much shinier than the others. When I realized, I laughed and  just threw it away when I got home.

dkltll Posted 15 Feb 2013 , 11:08pm
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Okay! I can't begin to list all of the stupid things I have done or still do but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. I am also in the group that says Yes then figures it out! My poor hubby! One of the first cakes I made was a bell (My MIL collects little bells). It was about 18" High by about 10" round at the bottom. I tried covering the thing in fondant in one fell swoop. Well at about 5AM (cake was due at 10A, 45 minutes away) and 9 (count them 9) attempts to cover it in one huge piece of fondant, we figured it out! I can't tell you how many cakes I baked in the beginning and had to scrap them & start over b/c I wasn't supporting or stacking or whatever right. Thank goodness for CC & Youtube! I learn something new with each & every cake!

yortma Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:21am
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

OH NO! You could replace your plastic thingy with aluminum rings. I have some strips of aluminum flashing (for roofs) that is make custom cutters and such with. You may be able to find some rings commercially, already made.  Oooh! maybe you could use various sized cans? Like a small tomato paste, and a large beef stew-type can? Just open the top and bottom (and wash, hahaha). 

Wow, great idea!  thanks.

shanter Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:37am
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Here's Ashlea's cake lightened up a bit.

crustdust Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 2:18am
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AOne of my dogs once ate 3 12" cakes, which i had ready to get frosted and layered, while I took the trash out...

Yeah, THAT was fun...

remnant3333 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 2:41am
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Hey crustdust, You must have a big dog for the dog to be able to eat 3 of 12 inch cakes. It probably did not take you but a couple of minutes to take the trash out!! I bet you were pretty upset when you got back into the house.  It sounds funny just picturing you coming back into the house but I am sure it was not funny to you!! That is one day you will never forget, that is for sure!!!
 

crustdust Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 2:48am
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AFunny (yeah right) she is only a German Shorthair Pointer mix so not that big but I am convinced she is like a cow and has 4 stomachs.

You should have seen me. She was standing in the kitchen looking all innocent and I was like "didn't I just put cakes on the counter?!?". I started to question myself until I looked at Bandit - she was as wide as tall and wagging her tail. She knew she was in trouble but just happily walked away and crated herself in her crate.

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by yortma 

Wow, great idea!  thanks.

YW! I use cans like that for heating cores in my very large cakes, like 14, 15, 16. I am cheap ;-)

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by ibeeflower 

Ugh, yes it was so horrible. I've read recent reports that lard is better for you (relatively speaking I guess) but yeah that tasted so gross in frosting. 

I did use the mixed generic shortening, once, accidentally. The all-vegetable shortening has a piece of peach pie on it, while the meat and vegetable has fried chicken on it. My husband has bout it at least 3 times, mistakenly icon_mad.gif Which meant another trip to the store. I buy hi-ratio now, so 50 pounds at a time, so I don't have to worry about it. (OH, yeah, it looked so grainy and weird, I threw it away without a taste ;-)

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Originally Posted by ashleabrowncake 

thanks Anna! yep learned most of it on line, and a few books. it was the first cake order I took ever that wasn't for family icon_smile.gif
I have only been teaching myself since I started my maternity leave 11months ago. that cake was made in November, but I am still waiting for the wedding photographer to send me some pics she took, hopefully they will be better icon_smile.gif
I turned around and made this one the very next week on 10days notice (nothing like being organised for your wedding)

I am still amazed that these brides trusted me for their big day! I now have 5 wedding cakes booked for march, so maybe by the end of that I will be used to the idea lol!
Wedding cakes are my greatest cake love, there is just something about them... so elegant, i never imagined i would be making them yet, i am still just amazed when people call or email about any cake, but most of my business comes for 3d cakes.
When I work out how to put images in the galleries on here I will (I only use my phone) but I have a facebook page at Ashlea Brown Cakes.

and I am just like you, Anna, I can never turn a cake down! I have had weekends with 3 cakes and will still except another late order, even knowing I will be stressed and up all night for 2 or 3 nights doing them I only do my cakes at night because I have 3 young children to look after during the day.

Wow, I am green with envy! It has taken me YEARS to get as good as you! 

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Originally Posted by lorraine41 

My first time taking a wilton cake class, we learned how to do frosting. It called for crisco, so I used crisco oil....I didn't now about crisco shortening as it was on the bottom shelf of the grocery mart and my eyes never went there, I never new it existed. So, I'm at home making this cake for class and wondering why my buttercream wouldn't thicken up.  So back to the store to purchase more sugar, thinking that was why.  two 5 pound bags later and it finally gets to the point where I can spread it.  When I got to class I was wondering why my cake was so much shinier than the others. When I realized, I laughed and  just threw it away when I got home.

I bet that was so SWEET icing, lol! And gloppy and shiny...hahah! What a mess, but my husband has done that to me as, well! Bought the oil instead of the shortening. Thank heavens I knew well enough not to use it ;-) It is an honest mistake! 

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Originally Posted by dkltll 

Okay! I can't begin to list all of the stupid things I have done or still do but I'm glad to know I'm not alone. I am also in the group that says Yes then figures it out! My poor hubby! One of the first cakes I made was a bell (My MIL collects little bells). It was about 18" High by about 10" round at the bottom. I tried covering the thing in fondant in one fell swoop. Well at about 5AM (cake was due at 10A, 45 minutes away) and 9 (count them 9) attempts to cover it in one huge piece of fondant, we figured it out! I can't tell you how many cakes I baked in the beginning and had to scrap them & start over b/c I wasn't supporting or stacking or whatever right. Thank goodness for CC & Youtube! I learn something new with each & every cake!

18" high?? That was a HUGE bell! I don't think I could cover it in one piece, either! But then, I worked with icing for 16 years before I ever touched fondant :-)

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Originally Posted by shanter 

Here's Ashlea's cake lightened up a bit.

That really helps with the detail! Oh how I need to get my photo editing software back icon_cry.gif My computer crashed, but my brother has it and says he can put it on my new laptop, but he never has any time. What do you use? 

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Originally Posted by crustdust 

One of my dogs once ate 3 12" cakes, which i had ready to get frosted and layered, while I took the trash out...

Yeah, THAT was fun...

I would be FURIOUS! Not embarrassed...Heck, I get mad when my husband eats scraps without asking...I do use them for other things!

crustdust Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:27am
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I would be FURIOUS! Not embarrassed...Heck, I get mad when my husband eats scraps without asking...I do use them for other things!

I have Celiac disease (since I was a little girl) so the dogs occasionally get cake scraps. Guess this one got the taste for it ;)

I am curious, what do you do with the scraps?

peppercorns Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:36am
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Oh yes, I had become very proud and overly confident with my newly acquired "cake decorating skill" that I promised everyone at work a free decorated cake on their birthdays, after my first Wilton Class! Buh  humbug.After the third decorated cake I realized, that I had shot myself on the foot! I shut down. That was two years ago, the only thing I did not stop doing was hoarding on any how to decorate books and magazines, last Aug.2012 , Kathleen Lang of Confectionary Chalet, showed me how to create loops, commas, squiggles etc. with a few piping tips. I rediscovered cake and sugar art thumbs_up.gif. I'm still learning.,and best of all I learned not to promise free decorated cakes to anyone, but I continued to bake and decorate and surprise a friend.birthday.gif Thank you for your time.

peppercorns Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:39am
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Hello crustdust, you make cake pops out of them.

ibeeflower Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:41am
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Originally Posted by crustdust 

One of my dogs once ate 3 12" cakes, which i had ready to get frosted and layered, while I took the trash out...

Yeah, THAT was fun...

bahaha, I laugh because my boyfriend's mom had made 2 dozen chocolate cupcakes to take to her students at her elementary school. She left them on the table and went to the car to look for her lesson plan. She came back inside and noticed ALL the cupcakes were gone. Her first instinct was to accuse my boyfriend of eating them but then realized there was no way he could eat that many cupcakes in a short amount of time. Plus there were no wrappers in sight. 

 

She remembered that their chocolate lab Penny would eat anything, and everything. She didn't even get sick!

shanter Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 3:54am
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 
That really helps with the detail! Oh how I need to get my photo editing software back icon_cry.gif My computer crashed, but my brother has it and says he can put it on my new laptop, but he never has any time. What do you use? 

 

I'm fortunate that I use Photoshop in my job so I didn't have to buy the Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop Elements is a lot cheaper and you can get the "not the latest but the one before" version off eBay for not too much. However, there are free programs in which you can do the same thing: It's levels, that is, dark, light, and mid-tone. Some of the free ones are mentioned in this thread:

http://cakecentral.com/t/753597/photo-sizes-feedback-wanted-at-my-website

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 5:07am
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Originally Posted by shanter 

 

I'm fortunate that I use Photoshop in my job so I didn't have to buy the Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop Elements is a lot cheaper and you can get the "not the latest but the one before" version off eBay for not too much. However, there are free programs in which you can do the same thing: It's levels, that is, dark, light, and mid-tone. Some of the free ones are mentioned in this thread:

http://cakecentral.com/t/753597/photo-sizes-feedback-wanted-at-my-website

I have a very old version of Paint Shop Pro, from Adobe, before they sold it to Corel, and called it Draw...Did you get that, lol? It is maybe version 7? I know it like the back of my hand, it is a powerful tool, when used correctly, even if it is 9 years old ;-) I am too cheap to buy another one, and too afraid of learning another program. Actually, I am over 30 and scared to death I CAN'T learn another one, lol...Technology is getting harder and harder to learn. I just went to Windows 8 and I was like "What.The.Hell." when I started messing with it. 

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 5:13am
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Originally Posted by peppercorns 

Oh yes, I had become very proud and overly confident with my newly acquired "cake decorating skill" that I promised everyone at work a free decorated cake on their birthdays, after my first Wilton Class! Buh  humbug.After the third decorated cake I realized, that I had shot myself on the foot! I shut down. That was two years ago, the only thing I did not stop doing was hoarding on any how to decorate books and magazines, last Aug.2012 , Kathleen Lang of Confectionary Chalet, showed me how to create loops, commas, squiggles etc. with a few piping tips. I rediscovered cake and sugar art thumbs_up.gif. I'm still learning.,and best of all I learned not to promise free decorated cakes to anyone, but I continued to bake and decorate and surprise a friend.birthday.gif Thank you for your time.

Ug! I can feel you on that one... I once worked for the IRS, and let me tell you, g'ment employees can eat, and they make up holidays and extra excuses to do so.  I brought stuff in on the first one, and said I would for all of them, but I worked there about 7 months and we had at least 12 "holidays" and parties and such. I could set a cake down, turn around to get a knife, and the whole cake would be gone! I was lucky to get a blueberry :-(

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 5:29am
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I have Celiac disease (since I was a little girl) so the dogs occasionally get cake scraps. Guess this one got the taste for it icon_wink.gif

I am curious, what do you do with the scraps?

I use them for my tastings, if they are thick enough, and I will use them to add on to, rather than carve away, with 3D cakes. When some people use a wad of fondant to raise bits (say for cheeks and nose and chin) I use cake! It is no extra cost, and I make my fondant, which is a ton of work, I don't want to waste it when cake can be used. Also, instead of a giant mound of icing to build up a bouquet, I use cake, then swipe some icing across it with a tip, then smooth it with a spatula. (My icing cost much more to make than my cake, and the cake is just laying there. 

 

Also for 3D elements, such as owls (which are so common right now!) and really just any little thing I can! I ball it up, like a cake pop (without any extra icing, YUCK!!) and then add detail. I have used cake crumb pressed into a pan, then baked to crisp, to make my cheesecake crust for family get togethers. FREE!

stephdover4 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 5:56am
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Annabakescakes, I use photoscape. You can download it free from cnet download.com 

 

Here: http://download.cnet.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol;1

 

It has LOTS of editing features, and its free!! LOVE IT!!
 

shebaben Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 6:10am
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Oh, the dog stories that could come from my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But one of the best is about our granddog, Morpheus, a giant schnauzer. I had just taken a 12x18 layer out of the oven and set it on the cooling rack on the counter. Walked out of the kitchen for something, and when I returned I discovered that he had flipped the entire HOT HOT cake, pan and all off the counter and was devouring it. I'm surprised he didn't have 3rd degree burns on his big old mouth!  I even managed to grab the camera and take a picture of him looking not one bit guilty. Now if I could just find the picture.... We now have an Old English Mastiff puppy who is tall enough to lay her jowls on the kitchen table without even stretching, so I'm having to be extremely careful where I put things!

Anyone have any cat and cake stories?????
 

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 6:48am
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Originally Posted by shebaben 

Oh, the dog stories that could come from my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But one of the best is about our granddog, Morpheus, a giant schnauzer. I had just taken a 12x18 layer out of the oven and set it on the cooling rack on the counter. Walked out of the kitchen for something, and when I returned I discovered that he had flipped the entire HOT HOT cake, pan and all off the counter and was devouring it. I'm surprised he didn't have 3rd degree burns on his big old mouth!  I even managed to grab the camera and take a picture of him looking not one bit guilty. Now if I could just find the picture.... We now have an Old English Mastiff puppy who is tall enough to lay her jowls on the kitchen table without even stretching, so I'm having to be extremely careful where I put things!

Anyone have any cat and cake stories?????
 

 

Ug! I cringe at cat and dog and cake stories! To me, pets and food do not mix. And I am not a squeamish person, I can eat and tell a story of gore and vomit, bad enough to make you puke, and then I can clean it up, without being sick myself, but dog or cat paws or mouths on food or counter tops are enough to make me queasy.... Can you start another thread for those? 

 

And I LOVE dogs, but even though I am allowed to have one with the commercial kitchen, I won't. I would be mortified if pet hair got in the cake or icing! 

 

We do have two rats, though! hahaha! They are very cuddly and sweet, and smart. And do not go near the bakery! 

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