Friday Night Cake Club For 5/9/14

Decorating By catlharper Updated 13 May 2014 , 3:22am by catlharper

catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 5:10am
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can! Hope to see lots of photos tonight!

 

Cat

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catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 5:13am
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Hi everyone!

 

So I'm still trying to get use to the new baseball schedule and I just totally blanked out tonight that it was Friday. My phone died at the game and I didn't even think about an alarm after we got home again! 

 

This week I was working on flowers for my Mother's Day Cupcakes. Here are some of them (about 2/3) from earlier in the week before final painting/shading. I'll take photos tomorrow when I actually make the cupcakes so you can see the finished products!

 

 

Hope everyone had a good week!

 

Cat

anaelisabethlee Posted 10 May 2014 , 5:45am
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Hi everyone!

So I'm still trying to get use to the new baseball schedule and I just totally blanked out tonight that it was Friday. My phone died at the game and I didn't even think about an alarm after we got home again! 

This week I was working on flowers for my Mother's Day Cupcakes. Here are some of them (about 2/3) from earlier in the week before final painting/shading. I'll take photos tomorrow when I actually make the cupcakes so you can see the finished products!

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Hope everyone had a good week!

Cat

Lovely flowers!! That's my next job, have to get some practice in for poppies and roses :)

This weeks one is a simple sprinkles cake I have seen around. Thanks to the Greedy Baker for the tutorial. It's a 6" and 4" - and the 6" was getting donated to my son's school disco (he's 4!) As I'm trying to build up my portfolio I did the 4" dummy just to add to it. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3233677/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I did crop the picture on my FB page and didn't leave the tape holding up my backdrop - haha!

Looking forward to seeing everyone else's stuff!

catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 5:52am
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That is SO cute! I have used dummies before in order to boost up the design. People are always tickled when they find out it's not real cake! LOL!

 

Cat

Pasties Posted 10 May 2014 , 5:56am
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AHELP PLEASE!!!! Hello can anyone help me with a cake batter disaster? So I'm making a cake batter that calls for yellow boxed cake mix... The batter looked beautiful until I pulled the cupcakes out of the oven and they flopped! I'm making "Harvey Wall Banger" cup cakes the recipe calls for 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 box of instant vanilla pudding, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and of course the alcohol... I doubled the recipe. I have only made this cake in a bundt cake pan it never flops! But today the cup cakes came out off the oven and flopped. When they were in the oven they were rising fine. IS THERE AWAY TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE BATTER TO HELP KEEP THE CAKE FROM FLOPPING ONCE OUT OF THE OVEN?

cazza1 Posted 10 May 2014 , 6:32am
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Just checking in for the week to say Hi.  I'm on the other side of the country to normal and so not caking this week.  I would like to announce, though, that I made chocolate fudge and passionfruit fudge, this week, and it was totally successful for the first time ever.  I love fudge and try to make it once or twice a year and even though it tastes good I am never happy with the texture.  This time it is fantastic. YES!

anaelisabethlee Posted 10 May 2014 , 7:04am
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HELP PLEASE!!!! Hello can anyone help me with a cake batter disaster? So I'm making a cake batter that calls for yellow boxed cake mix... The batter looked beautiful until I pulled the cupcakes out of the oven and they flopped! I'm making "Harvey Wall Banger" cup cakes the recipe calls for 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 box of instant vanilla pudding, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and of course the alcohol... I doubled the recipe. I have only made this cake in a bundt cake pan it never flops! But today the cup cakes came out off the oven and flopped. When they were in the oven they were rising fine. IS THERE AWAY TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE BATTER TO HELP KEEP THE CAKE FROM FLOPPING ONCE OUT OF THE OVEN?

I'm so sorry, I'm no help as have never used box mix or pudding before...

Narie Posted 10 May 2014 , 1:33pm
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If you used 15 oz. cake mix box instead of a 18 oz. box, that could be your problem.  I made the Best Darn Chocolate Cake recipe once with one of the new 15 oz. mixes.;  the results were very sad.

cara1982 Posted 10 May 2014 , 2:13pm
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AThis is the first cake of the weekend. A bed topper made from RKT. I loved the little light!

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texasporvida Posted 10 May 2014 , 3:35pm
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ACara, that is amazing! I just did a simple rose cake for my grandmother's Mother's Day party. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Happy Mother's Day!

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SweetShop5 Posted 10 May 2014 , 8:08pm
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I dedicated my weekend to making my birthday cake :)

 

NYC theme 

 

This is my birthday cake :) Very proud of it!

catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 8:50pm
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Pasties,

 

Sounds like the levening is bad in that box. Start over with a new box and check the expiration date as well. Sorry this happened!

 

Cat

catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 10:00pm
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Cazza...those sound YUMMY! I make fudge each Christmas because that stuff is just dangerously good! LOL!

 

Cara!! What a great cake! I, too, love the light! Just awesome work!

 

And speaking of awesome work...Sweet Shop!!! LOVE that cake! I particularly adore how you did the cityscape. Inspired!

 

Texas, I just love rose cakes! One of the easiest techniques that looks absolutely wonderful every time. I love your yellow roses! Did you load your bag with each color separately or just not mix it up very well so you could get the variegated look? I love the way it looks.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

I'm off to make my cupcakes now!

 

Cat

cazza1 Posted 10 May 2014 , 10:00pm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetshop5.  If you can do this at 18 I am really looking forward to seeing what you will be doing at 20, 30, 40, 50.........

SweetShop5 Posted 10 May 2014 , 10:08pm
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Cazza...those sound YUMMY! I make fudge each Christmas because that stuff is just dangerously good! LOL!

 

Cara!! What a great cake! I, too, love the light! Just awesome work!

 

And speaking of awesome work...Sweet Shop!!! LOVE that cake! I particularly adore how you did the cityscape. Inspired!

 

Texas, I just love rose cakes! One of the easiest techniques that looks absolutely wonderful every time. I love your yellow roses! Did you load your bag with each color separately or just not mix it up very well so you could get the variegated look? I love the way it looks.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

I'm off to make my cupcakes now!

 

Cat

Thank you very much :)

 

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetshop5.  If you can do this at 18 I am really looking forward to seeing what you will be doing at 20, 30, 40, 50.........

Thanks so much :smile: I really hope to improve in the neat future!

cupcakemaker Posted 10 May 2014 , 11:24pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3234044/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Here's mine. Victoria sponge with jam and IMBC.

catlharper Posted 10 May 2014 , 11:36pm
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SweetShop: Sabrina! You are only 18??? WOW! Girl you have a real future in this business! Happy Birthday (not sure how I missed that...going too fast as always I guess!)

 

Cupcake Maker: That is positively elegant! Just reading about it makes my mouth water! Bet it is YUMMY!

 

Cat

Rosie93095 Posted 11 May 2014 , 3:12am
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Happy Saturday everyone!

I made a couple of Mother's Day cakes for the mom and mother in law, Other than that I made a cake for my niece who is in her 3rd year of veterinary school at UF. They had a coating ceremony yesterday so I made a vanilla bean cake with apricot and amarretto filling with SMBC and of course a fondant puppy and kitten. I was going to make a bow, but my hubby suggested a "bowne" :-P

catlharper Posted 11 May 2014 , 5:27am
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Rosie! That's just SO cute! Your little figures are just adorable!

 

Here are the cupcakes, as promised. Happy Mother's Day (and Grandmother's Day in other countries!) to you all!

 

cazza1 Posted 11 May 2014 , 6:04am
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I must confess to being really surprised.  We are celebrating Mother's Day here in Australia today and I thought that other countries held it at different times.

catlharper Posted 11 May 2014 , 6:21am
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Cazza,

 

It appears that most countries celebrate it on the same date with other countries scattered between May and December. This is the link I found:

 

https://www.clareflorist.co.uk/international-mothers-day.aspx

 

Happy Mommy's Day!

 

Cat

dizzydoll Posted 11 May 2014 , 8:49pm
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AHere was my cake from this week. It was for my boss at my day job, it was his 30th birthday so my team asked me to make a cake and my idea was to model it on his favourite pet. I wasn't 100% happy with it but he loved it and recognised his Mr Snuffles immediately! [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3234481/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

catlharper Posted 11 May 2014 , 8:59pm
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Awww...puppy! I wouldn't have the heart to cut it up tho'. SO sweet (yes, pun intended! LOL!)

Rosie93095 Posted 11 May 2014 , 9:48pm
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Great cakes everyone! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL OF YOU, WHEREVER YOU LIVE!:-P

dizzydoll Posted 11 May 2014 , 9:52pm
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Awww...puppy! I wouldn't have the heart to cut it up tho'. SO sweet (yes, pun intended! LOL!)

Haha I thought the same but apparently Mr Snuffles had done some damage that morning to some of my bosses prize flowers so he happily cut the cake and said that way he could take out all the frustration on the cake and go home to his dog happy lol

catlharper Posted 11 May 2014 , 10:08pm
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Bwhahahahaha...ok...good reason to cut up the cake! LOL!

missmeliss371 Posted 11 May 2014 , 11:41pm
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AI'm new to baking. I made this "Taco" cake for my son's party yesterday. I love this site. I get answers to lots of questions. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3234524/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

catlharper Posted 11 May 2014 , 11:47pm
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How cute MissMeliss! I adore the "Sour cream" on top! LOL! I bet your son loved it. And, yes, this place is great...SO much to learn and everyone is so nice and ready to help here!

 

Rosie! Thank you!!! Hope your day was wonderful too!

 

Cat

missmeliss371 Posted 11 May 2014 , 11:54pm
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ATy cat

Veronica1203 Posted 12 May 2014 , 3:15am
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