catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 2:39am
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome each Friday night! This is a place to share what you are working on this week, ask for help if you need it or help someone else if you can! 

 

Cat

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catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 2:43am
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Hi everyone!

 

Long day today working on my grandson's 2nd Birthday cake. He is a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fan..ok, super fan...and has loved Mickey Mouse since he was about 4 months old. I can NOT wait for him to see this cake!

 

 

 

The cake is lemon cake with lemon curd butter cream filling. Covered in MMF and Duff's fondant. Except for Mickey and the skewers, everything is edible. I'm exhausted but I can't wait for him to see this tomorrow!

 

Cat

kblickster Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 2:51am
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Cute cake.  Working on a baby shower cake.  Poundcake - first time I ever made them.  Made an 6" to test and it is very tasty.  Now have to figure out what filling for it.  Flavorings in the cake are 3:1 vanilla:lemon.  Very faint lemon taste in my test cake.  Person that ordered the cake just requested the pound cake and didn't cake about the icing/filling. 

 

Any suggestions?

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 2:58am
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Lemon filling has always been a popular one for my clients but a berry filling works very well too. My favorite pairing is lemon with raspberry so since your pound cake has a lemon taste to it then the raspberry might be the way to go!

 

Cat

biscuiteater Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 3:03am
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AMmmmm.... Raspberry sounds yummy! It's been a LONG week at my other job...middle school science teacher. The kids (and me) are ready for summer break! We have 2 birthday cakes this weekend a gymnastics cake and an owl cake...still in pieces right now.....:(

ellavanilla Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 3:05am
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ALemon curd...yeeermmmm

I got my new cake stand from smart baker and set it up. Now I'm working on the 8 doz cuppies to fill it up! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2977395/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

cazza1 Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:10am
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Hi everyone, hope the week has been kind to you.  This is a lousy photo, I know, but unfortunately I didn't discover that until the cookies were eaten.  Too late to get a new one.  These are the sheep bickies that I was playing with last weekend.  The ones from the CC tutorial went quite well, though my icing could have been a bit stiffer to hold the shape of the shell better.  The other bickies were made using my new kopycake projector.  Not real impressed at this stage as it keeps blowing the light globes.  The company has been great but I think I am going to try ordinary globes and just use it in the dark and see how I go.  Next time I will use a smaller tip to outline and maybe make the icing a tiny bit stiffer,

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as the next morning the outlines had spread quite a bit as you can see.  The face in the middle was because my globes had blown and I just did it freehand as I was feeling very annoyed.

This week my new Agbay arrived and I love it.  I have made a coconut lime cake, split it into 4, and sandwhiched it with lime cream cheese filling.  It is in the fridge with a vanilla butter cream crumb coat, waiting to set.  Have not decided what to do with it yet but it will be something quite simple.  I know, I'm a lot weird but I just loved seeing all those perfectly cut slices of cake on the bench.  The precision thrills me.

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:18am
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Ella, I simply love your new stand. I have to say that I have a real weakness for cake stands. I have about 20 and I'd happily have over a hundred if I could, A: talk my husband into it and B: have enough room for them! LOL!  And lemon curd butter cream is so good I, seriously, could just eat a full bowl of it like a dessert pudding! LOL!

 

Biscuiteater: Two cakes in one week are a bit overwhelming to me. Fortunately mine were broken up by several days so it wasn't so bad this week. We, too, are SOOOO ready for summer break. I have a 12 year old and can NOT wait for this year to be done! 

 

Cazza...those sheep are simply adorable! I have to hand it to the cookie makers on here. Just not my forte and I'm always impressed with those who can do them like you do!

 

Cat

Elcee Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:25am
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Cat, that cake is adorable! cazza, those are some seriously cute lamb cookies!

 

I'm wiped out. Last week I did a Bridal Festival (good experience, still don't know if it will be worth it money-wise). Here's a picture of my booth...

 

 

 

THIS weekend, I am participating in a photo shoot planned by a local wedding planner. I am re-doing the trio of cakes in the second picture in the colors of the shoot, which is peach, teal, gold, and ivory. All I have left to do in the morning is attach the new flowers.

 

My business is really tiny, just a hobby, really. From the beginning, I decided that I wouldn't do more than 1 cake a week. Now I think I won't do any on back to back weekends. Between getting ready for these 2 events and my full time job, I've been working 7 days a week for the past 3 or 4 weeks.

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:28am

Elcee! So pretty! I'd love to see a close up of the pink one! I love the shape and the "not the ordinary cake" look of it! And, yes, Bridal Faires are a toss up for me. On one hand my work IS getting out there but on the other, I rarely make any money from them. SIGH.

 

Cat

biscuiteater Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:33am

Elcee....I would like to see a close up of the pink one too....That looks interesting....

Elcee Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:41am

Cat and biscuiteater, I posted that one here. I made it for the Sweet Times in the Rockies Cake Show in Denver this past February. I just brought it because I had it; it got A LOT of attention at the bridal fair!

 

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biscuiteater Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:47am

OOOOHHHHHH.....LOVE!  Great job.  thumbs_up.gif

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 4:58am

WOW! I totally LOVE that one. I love that it's not your "usual" shaped cake, and not your usual decoration of a cake. Just love it!

auntginn Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 5:27am

Good evening all, I'm a little late and behind schedule.  Isn't it funny how we seem to procrastinate when we think we don't have much to do.  This week I have 2 birthday cakes.  A strawberry shortcake for a 3yr old and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mudd Cake for my friend.  And yes I'm behind schedule.  Seemed like everybody called tonight to catch up.

 

Cat the cake is adorable, If my grandbaby saw it she would go wild. She is a fan also.

Ella - Ooohhhh, love that stand.

Cazza - cute cookies

Elcee - those are beautiful!! I would be wiped out too after a bridal show.  I have a love hate relationship with them.

 

Back to my cakes.

cazza1 Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 6:38am

Elcee I absolutely love your sphere.  I'm also really taken by the ruffly (for lack of a better description) swirly effect on the bottom of one of your wedding cakes.

Well, I finished playing with my cake early this weekend so thought I'd post a pic.

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Brettley Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:42am

Hi all,

 

It's been awhile since I have posted.

 

Cat: That cake just makes me smile:) lucky boy! And Lemon cake with Raspberry filling is my FAVORITE!! Lemon Sponge Cake with Raspberry filling is hide-in-the-closet-and-eat-it-all-to-myself good!

 

Ellavanilla: What an awesome stand! Hope you post pictures of the cupcakes. I recently ordered 2 clear 7 tier cupcakes towers, 1 square and 1 round and I am anxiously awaiting mine! So exciting!

 

I just finished a rubber ducky birthday cake and now I am working on a 4 tier 1/2 John Deere 1/2 white cake with black and pink Gerbera Daisies... The tiers are not stacked yet but so far it looks quite interesting.

 

Here is the rubber ducky tower. This was made on very short notice. Cake is Buttercream with gumpaste duck.

 

Anyway, Calling it for the night. I am completely exhausted! Looking forward to seeing the cakes.

SweetMelissa730 Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:52am

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Hi everyone!

Long day today working on my grandson's 2nd Birthday cake. He is a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fan..ok, super fan...and has loved Mickey Mouse since he was about 4 months old. I can NOT wait for him to see this cake!

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The cake is lemon cake with lemon curd butter cream filling. Covered in MMF and Duff's fondant. Except for Mickey and the skewers, everything is edible. I'm exhausted but I can't wait for him to see this tomorrow!

Cat

Aww... that came out so cute! He is going love it! Great job with the Disney letters!

Chellescakes Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 9:00am

Hi Cat and everyone , 

A quiet week again for me this week , lots of things to do as Branch Secretary of our cake club but no actual caking. I did plan and sketch a couple of cakes though.

 

I went to a Demo day today , just a mini one with one demonstrator. It was a nice morning out with friends, morning tea , lunch , and a demo of a new product that I hadn't seen before. My friend and I went halves in a tub of the Flexi-Paste so we can have a play with it. It is a powdered flowerpaste ( gumpaste) that you just add water too and you can use it in moulds like sugar veil . But you can add it to chocolate to make chocolate modelling paste as well . You can also make dark coloured flowerpaste like red or black by just adding liquid food colouring to it instead of the water.   I can't wait to have a play with it. 

 

 

Cat , I am sure Mickey will be a big hit he is just gorgeousicon_biggrin.gif

Cazza my great Nephew would love the "Baaa" bickies

Elcee , I love that pink cake it is really different. You have inspired me to get my ball tin out again and have a play . 

 

 

I too am always in two minds about bridal fairs , they are a lot of work and we tend to have a lot of just lookers here. Most of my business comes from word of mouth or when I demonstrate at the Local Rose Show. 

Chellescakes Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 9:08am

There were a few posts between me writing and posting my last posts , 

 

Love the Ducky , Brettley. 

 

Cazza it is so nice just to play for playing's sake.I don't get to do that near as often as I would like to. 

 

Ella , Lovely stand . I don't do enough cupcake orders to warrant buying something like that . ( I discourage cupcake orders actively )

 

I am unable to bake at the moment as I am still waiting for my new stove to arrive and be installed. I really need to bake this week so I hope it arrives on Monday. 

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:23pm

Ginn, I think we all have a love/hate relationship with Bridal shows! LOL! Seems to be the nature of the beast. SIGH. I love the sound of a Peanut Butter Mud Cake! YUMMY! Post photos next week so we can all drool? LOL!

 

Cat

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:25pm

Chelle! that flexi-paste sounds amazing! Wonder if we can get it here in the States! I will have to go looking for that one! And I'm jealous of your morning tea...I love going to tea. Will have to schedule one in here soon!

 

Cat

catlharper Posted 13 Apr 2013 , 7:28pm

Melissa,   Thanks for noticing the lettering! I was working off of a photo I took with my cell phone! LOL! We are going to be on our way to our daughters soon so little man will get to see the cake and I just know he's gonna go crazy over it! 

 

Brettley, LOVE the ducky cake! What a cute idea for a first birthday!

 

Hope everyone has a great week. We are working a wedding in Texas this upcoming weekend so, other than 160 meringue cookies for wedding favors, there is no caking for me this week. I'm hoping to be able to sign in here Friday night with my phone or my daughters Kindle Fire but can't guarantee it...hopefully I'll see you all then!

 

Cat

Elcee Posted 14 Apr 2013 , 2:38am

OK, I know it's now Saturday night icon_biggrin.gif but here's a link to the tutorial I started with for the sphere cake:

 

http://rosebakes.com/how-to-cover-a-round-ball-3d-cake-with-fondant-tutorial/

 

She has a fantastic blog!

catlharper Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 6:36pm

AElcee.. .Thanx for the link! I will have to check it out when I get back to my laptop. I'm working a destination wedding this week but can't wait to see what you have put together!

auntginn Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 7:31pm

Cat, here is the pic of the tester cake.  I had never heard of Mudd cakes.  They are SO.... delicious if I must say so, and the peanut butter frosting is a perfect.   compliment.  

 

auntginn Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 7:33pm

This was the first time I made a cake and completely covered it with ganache.  I think I will be doing all my cakes this way.  It is so good.

 

catlharper Posted 18 Apr 2013 , 4:11am

Aomg! That looks amazing!um!

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