catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 2:36am
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome to come share their week, photos of their work, ask questions or provide help for anyone in need!

 

Cat

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catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 2:41am
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Hi everyone! This past week has been a whirlwind. With two weddings just a few days apart we are just exhausted! Here is a photo of the cake table of this past one:

 

cazza1 Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 2:47am
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Hey I get to post my birthday cake again.  This is my cake for this week.  I airbrushed in in greens and browns with the intention of putting bas relief flowers on the sides but then ran out of steam.  I'm very good at ending up with cakes that look nothing like the original intention.  I really did like it though.

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Cat, I think your cake is overwhelmed by the decorations surrounding it.  Such a shame.

tdovewings Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:52am
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Cat, very nice! I can't wait to see the others.

 

Cazza, that is really pretty and the base you used for the photo is just perfect.

 

It is a light week for me. Two sheet cakes, one a SpongeBob themed and the other for a swimming party.  I started not to take the Spongebob order because the customer wanted an exact replica of a Decopac/grocery store cake.  She said her daughter wanted a normal looking grocery store cake, and I really wasn't enthusiastic about airbrushing a cake and putting plastic toppers on but something told me to do it. I had a Decopac account, I needed a few other things, so I ordered the kit.  I know sometimes kids with food allergies just want to be normal but this was an extra special case. As it turns out the 8-year old was celebrating a truly beautiful event, a second chance at life.  Her family calls it her "re-birthday" celebration to mark the day she got a heart transplant. Boy am I glad I went ahead and took the order, I would have felt so bad if I didn't.

 

I'll post the swimming pool cake tomorrow when it's complete. 

 

morganchampagne Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:58am
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AWorking on a sea inspired cake. Two actually, will be up all night!!!! No pictures right now. (Obviously)

catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 4:03am
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Great cakes this week so far! I have a bad headache coming on so I'm gonna head to bed with some meds and check back in here tomorrow morning! Hope to see even more updates and lots of photos!

 

Cat

auntginn Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 5:57am
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Hello all, I am super busy this week.  I have my first ever 5 tierred cake.  for a quinceanera.  And while the design is nothing original its time consuming. Also my niece is here from Jersey and we are having a big family get together.  We haven't seen her in over 12 years so the whole family is excited to say the least. Guess who's doing the cooking.  lol  My fave thing to do.  

 

Last week was busy as well.  And it gets busier, especially since I started this group thing on fb.  Just today I got 2 more orders off the group.  Loving it.  I'm now looking for another part-timer to help out.

 

Cazza, Happy Birthday.  you did a great job on that cake.  I just love it, flower and color

Cat, Very nice wedding cake.  Feel better. Wish I could go to bed

tdovewings, nice sponge bob.   I haven't done one in ever so long.

 

Back to the drawing board my friends.  Will post a pic tomorrow.

Boyka Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:59am
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Great cakes Ladies :)

Two cakes from me ..."In and yang' themed cake and other one with dark and white chocolate mouse.

 

 

 

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OTcakes Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 11:31am
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Cat, your cake is adorable! Cazza, love, love, love your cake!

I made this cake as a last minute favor for a friend. She's having her son's christening today and she needed a cake to serve 15-20 people done in blue buttercream. This is my first ruffle cake. Overall, it was a fun cake to do!

 

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sweetsbyyanna2 Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 11:33am

ALovely!

sixinarow Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 12:44pm
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Cat, very nice! I can't wait to see the others.

 

Cazza, that is really pretty and the base you used for the photo is just perfect.

 

It is a light week for me. Two sheet cakes, one a SpongeBob themed and the other for a swimming party.  I started not to take the Spongebob order because the customer wanted an exact replica of a Decopac/grocery store cake.  She said her daughter wanted a normal looking grocery store cake, and I really wasn't enthusiastic about airbrushing a cake and putting plastic toppers on but something told me to do it. I had a Decopac account, I needed a few other things, so I ordered the kit.  I know sometimes kids with food allergies just want to be normal but this was an extra special case. As it turns out the 8-year old was celebrating a truly beautiful event, a second chance at life.  Her family calls it her "re-birthday" celebration to mark the day she got a heart transplant. Boy am I glad I went ahead and took the order, I would have felt so bad if I didn't.

 

I'll post the swimming pool cake tomorrow when it's complete. 

 

That brings tears to my eyes!!! You did a great job on it!

 

I love seeing all the cakes. I had a pretty light week, a little mustache smash cake for a first bday photo shoot and a bridal shower cake. 

Little 4" smash cake. This tiny cake just makes me smile!Bridal shower cake that mimics a wedding dress and bouquet. Gumpaste roses and fondant ruffles.

When I see them side-by-side like that ^^^ it looks like a bride and groom! HAHA!!

Marian64 Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 2:16pm

AThis is the cake I made for my niece's birthday on Sunday. She drew the design and had detailed instructions [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3070271/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

This one for a birthday party at 1 for another niece and I just finished it. I was up till two baking and making the Gerber daisies. [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3070270/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

I love everyones cakes.

catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 5:04pm

Good morning everyone! I do feel a bit better...I think it's all allergies which suck but,well, they are not fatal! LOL!

 

Cazza...love your cake and I think it's better that it didn't end up being busier than it is. It's lovely. Hope you have a very happy birthday.

 

Ginn...can't wait to see pics. The wonderful thing about coming in this morning was seeing the photos! Good luck with the 5 tier..nerve wracking but impressive to look at!!

 

 

Boyka...LOVE the yin yang cake! Too cool!!! And I'm dying to know what the second one was trimmed with...are those almonds?...looks divine!

 

OTcakes...that little cake is just so cute! Frilly! 

 

Sixinarow...love the Bridal shower cake. I must admit I don't really "get" the whole mustache craze but I like how you kept it simple. 

 

Marian...what was the pineapple made out of? Is that just frosting? Totally fun cake...bet she loved it. And the speaking of fun...that little tiger cake is a hoot!

 

I am off this week with the exception of one small wedding cake. The couple is getting married now before the Groom deploys for a year and then doing the big wedding/reception when he comes home. He's going to the back lines so while they are worried enough to get married before he leaves they are going ahead with the big wedding plans for next year too. I am, happily, getting both cakes. But this one is only a one tier. Sometimes, for wedding cakes, that can be a challenge. I'm hoping this one turns out "bridal" enough. It has a mass of little white flowers with pearl centers (as if the last two cakes I did didn't have enough pearls<G>) and a little bling from a broach that belongs to her grandmother so I'm hoping it turns out well. I'll share with all of you Friday!

 

Cat

Marian64 Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 5:32pm

ACat the pineapple was made using the mini wonder mold pan. I made pineapple cake and cut one in half. Also I added pineapple juice to buttercream frosting so the whole cake tasted like pineapple and she was thrilled with the cake. Glad your feeling better. And thanks for starting this thread I look forward to it every Friday. :)

catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:54pm

Oh my gosh, what a BRILL idea to add pineapple juice and make the pineapple taste like, well, pineapple! LOL!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 9:46pm

ACazza, I love your birthday cake. The magnolia is really beautiful.

TDove, that is The nicest sheet cake I have ever seen. Awesome flat top & sharp corners! The story picked my heart.

Boyka, I wann lick my screen!

Six, love the fun of the moustache cake! And that sweet lil cake is precious.

Marian, awesome idea of how to make the pineapple. Very popular here in charleston.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 9:48pm

AI wanted to scream last night while finishing this cake. Glad I priced it the way I did, but next time will be more!

So of you may recall me asking I anyone knew how to make seersucker. I figured it out! Labor InTenseiVe!

I am very proud of the final result. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3070598/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

catlharper Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 9:57pm

Wow! It's beautiful! All those lines! Really wonderful work!

 

Cat

sixinarow Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:05pm

It's gorgeous DD!!! Although, I'm not surprised one bit, you are awesome!!!

Boyka Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:31pm

AAhh Delicuousss how did you do all this lines so even?!?! Thanks for the good words too. Cat...on the second cake those are roasted almonds, it's one of my favorite cakes ever... the cake part is only egg whites, sugar, spoon of flower and walnuts.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 11:18pm

AI used an extruder to roll out each line. I lined them on a piece of thin plastic making them nice & straight. I then used a real piece o seersucker material & my fondant smoother.

Did I mention labor inTensive! 5 hours of lines.

tdovewings Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 12:38am

Cazza, how did I miss that Happy Birthday!

 

DeliciousDesserts, absolutely, positively stunning! Five hours, Whoa! My eyes would be crossed forever.

 

OT, what a gorgeous cake.

 

I don't understand the mustache thing either, but I love your cakes sixinarow.

 

The flat tops are new for me since I got my Agbay. I use it on everything, I love, love, love Agbay! So easy and I don't even need to chill my cakes before torting. It saves me a lot of time, strike that! It gives me even more incentive to delay what I know I need to do. I use to bake all my cakes a day early so they can chill before leveling and torting, now I do way more in one day than I should. But I still love the Agbay.

 

Here's the other cake I did. Another 1/3 sheet cake inspired by the party invitations.

 

Next week will be hard, I am just going to try so hard not to procrastinate. I need to make a Princess Leia out of fondant. There is also another cake that requires figure sculpting. I haven't done it in a couple of years. I took classes a while back, but whenever I quote a price they decide to go 2D or plastic, so I haven't done much outside of the class and homework for the class. I hope I remember how to do this. wish me luck!

 

darkchocolate Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 1:10am

I was asked to make something for a friend, like I have never done before.  When she sent me a picture from Pintrest, I didn't even know what it was she was wanting me to make.  haha  This is a Cthulhu.

 

I covered the cake in MMF and made the tentacles with MMF and Tylose added.  I used the SPS for the first time and I loved it.  I did have a problem with my bottom layer not being tall enough, so I had a large gap. I learned from that experience and plan to change things to make my next cake more successful with the SPS system.

 

This is my Cthulhu cake.  The cake is covered in MMF. The tentacles are MMF with Tylose powder added.

 

 

This is my Cthulhu cake. The bottom layer is 9" and the top layer is 6". They are covered in MMF. The tentacles are MMF with Tylose powder added.  I used the SPS system for the first time.  My top border is so large because I had a gap to fill.  I learned from that and I am excited about using the SPS system on another cake later this month.

Lovebug2867 Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 3:22am

Only one cake this week for my nephews birthday party. My sister helped with this so some of the piping is a bit light. She's still learning lol.

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We also did baseball cookies and cake pops and we had my nieces do chocolate dipped pretzels so they could help out.

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The girls (8 and 11) helped out with making the MMF and coloring it too. Got some great pictures of my youngest niece covered in powdered sugar lol.

cazza1 Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 6:38am

It's wonderful to see everyone's cakes  but Delicious, especially, your cake is stunning.

auntginn Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 9:25pm

DD.  It is just awesome.

 

Sadly I didn't take a pic of the cake.  I had to deliver it and could not set it up.  And I don't think I would have liked it anyway.  It turned out little bit to gawky for my taste.  The coloring was off - Originally the customer brought me a sample of fabric from the young ladies dress.  Days later she sends me a pic of another dress.  they changed their mind and changed the dress.  The coloring looked similar in color but when I arrived, the young lady was dressed and the color was way.... off.

Sigh.  

 

The sizes of the cake didn't fit right.  Because of the design I should have made deeper tiers.

I think I'm overbooking and getting too tired out by the time I'm getting close to finishing a cake.  Been looking for help but not finding any.  Sigh!!

remnant3333 Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 10:20pm

Thanks everyone for sharing!!! All of the cakes are awesome!!! All of you do beautiful work!!!!
 

DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 10:32pm

ADark chocolate, that is just awesome! Love those tentacles.

Lovebug, very kewl! I'm a braves fan, but otherwise that cake is outta the park!

Auntginn, I've had cakes that I just didn't like. They don't make the website. I really hate wen that happens. Now, I'm sure you're being far more critical than any of us would be.

When I delivered that tux cake, I saw the groomsmen & my heart sank. The color was off & the toe was wrong. It matched the photo but not them. So what?! They love it.

I bet those bridesmaids are glad they don't match the cake! Who wants to be compared to the gorgeous cake all night?!

darkchocolate Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 12:36am
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Dark chocolate, that is just awesome! Love those tentacles.
 

Thank you, DD.  One of the teenage boys from the party told me today, he wouldn't eat a tentacle because it looked to real. haha  It was MMF, so it was edible.

 

Your cake is awesome!  The skill and expertise you have is amazing. 

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