Friday Night Cake Club For 9-26-14

Decorating By catlharper Updated 1 Oct 2014 , 2:34am by Inga1

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 2:37am
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome to share photos of their work, share their week, ask for help or provide help if they can! Hope to see lots of great cakes this weekend.

 

Cat

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catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 2:39am
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Hi everyone,

 

No cakes yet this week. I am making one tomorrow for a family dinner. Nothing too crazy but I never waste a chance to play! 

 

We started Fall Baseball tonight...on the first day that it actually felt like Fall in Northern California. We've had over 100 degree days for weeks and today was a high of 76. NICE! Unfortunately it's not supposed to hold and we'll be back in the 90's next week. SIGH.

 

Hope everyone is doing well tonight!

 

Cat

Inga1 Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 3:09am
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Baby shower cake 12" White with raspberry filling, buttercream, Wilton Fondant. Used The MAT to roll out and apply fondant. What a fabulous invention!

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 3:15am
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Awww...I love your little nest and bird! SO sweet!

mattyeatscakes Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 4:30am
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AMine is a mickey mouse cake for my friend's son's first birthday! Goodness, when you have a lot of friends with kids, you make so much kiddie cakes! Lol.. We don't give gifts, my cake is already our gift to the celebrants :) i'm building my portolio and also gaining more experience every time i make a cake :)

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dukeswalker Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 4:36am
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I have two different orders: 1) TMNT cake and 23 cupcakes with toppers and 2) gluten free chocolate cake with salted caramel filling and chocolate buttercream.

 

I have the 1st order done and am working on the 2nd.  Annnnnd it's humid.  again. I live in Arizona and can handle heat - heck, I can handle HOT.  Humid?  Not so much.  It makes everything soooooo sticky!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 5:26am
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AMy first cake since my mother died: tomorrow evening, we're having a retirement party for one of the few paid staff members at the Printing Museum. [url=https:[email protected]/15179211340/][/url] [url=https:[email protected]/15179211340/]Farewell Gary[/url] by [url=https:[email protected]/]Tracker-Backer[/url], on Flickr

Gary's name is upside down, wrong-reading, and enclosed in an odd contraption because that's what type looks like in a composing stick. For reference, see this picture from the Wikimedia Commons, by Willi Heidelbach [url=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metal_movable_type.jpg](click for larger version): [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Metal_movable_type.jpg/320px-Metal_movable_type.jpg[/img][/url]

Lacking a jar of black food coloring, I took a risk (and cheated) by buying a tube of black "writing gel" at the local grocer. I hope it doesn't slump beyond legibility over the course of the next 22 hours.

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 5:58am
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Matty!! I'm a Disney Freak so, of course, I adore your cake!

 

Dukeswalker...that sounds like quite a lot of work! Please put up photos when you are done? And, yes, Humid is so much worse than hot!

 

James...wonderful job with the upside down and backwards! That's a trick all in itself. Hope it holds to the party!

 

See ya'll in the morning!

 

Cat

megpi Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 6:34am
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We've had a busy week at work so that means lots of deco for me. I still have a few to work on tomorrow. 

 

 

 

We 3 box troll cakes this weekend, although 2 were for the same order and I think they were all business related.

 

 

 

For what ever reason we had 2 henna cakes.

 

 

 

Love this one even tho it took a while. Also Marcia Cross happened to be standing at the counter when I brought it out for a picture ans she said to me "that's awesome", so that was pretty damn cool.

 

 

Also, while not from this week, I had to share this awesome screen capture of Tom Selleck with my Tom Selleck cake on the talk.

 

shellbell181 Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 7:20am
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AAlso, while not from this week, I had to share this awesome screen capture of Tom Selleck with my Tom Selleck cake on the talk.

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Wow how fantastic is that !!! That's one to tell the grandchildren!! Lol Well this is a cake for my other halls boss's little girl so had to do a decent job!![IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3288982/width/200/height/400[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3288983/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

cazza1 Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 8:08am
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Great cakes guys.  I especially like your box troll megpi.  I have not seen one of those before.  Is it hand painted on?

 

Sorry to hear about your Mum, James.  I missed that one.  Might have been whilst I was away.  Cake fixes most things, but not that sort of pain.

 

Have not had time to do much since I returned but made these bickies this last week.  Took them up the hill to the kids and when I turned the corner, in the car, the cake plate flipped over and they all stuck together?  Damn!

 

 

 

 

 

Apple and Owl cookies


Used GeminiRJs cookie glaze and loved working with it and also think it tastes heaps better than royal icing.  Talk about a sugar hit, though.  I think I rolled the bickies too thin and the icing was about twice as thick as the bickies.  Sent a couple of people at work into diabetic comas.

 

Never got around to sharing this one before I went on holidays.  It was chocolate ganache with shades of green ganache rough cast on.  The butterflies were sugarveil.  It was a farewell cake for a girl that I trained at work.

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell cake, Sugarveil butterflies

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 1:58pm
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James...wonderful job with the upside down and backwards! That's a trick all in itself. Hope it holds to the party!

So far, so good. Anybody involved in letterpress, flexographic, or intaglio printing will tell you that it's much easier to read something that's wrong-reading if you read it upside down.

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Sorry to hear about your Mum, James. I missed that one. Might have been whilst I was away. Cake fixes most things, but not that sort of pain.

Which is why, for the gathering after the memorial service, I'll be baking 2 double batches of shortbreads, and probably 4 9x13 sheets of gingerbread. (And I think I solved the transport problem on the gingerbread: I found some 9x13 foil pans with domed vacuformed plastic lids [to deal with the sticky-as-non-crusting-BC top crust] at Dollar Tree, and like my covered Nordic Ware 9x13, it will just fit inside a 2 1/2 gallon zip-top bag [to keep any vermin out].) Oh, and Re: that test-batch of gingerbread, the last piece was still good a full week later, with no refrigeration at all, tasting like it had just been baked.

cara1982 Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 3:03pm
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A[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3289049/width/200/height/400[/IMG] The picture is a bit rubbish but this was my only cake this week.

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 3:10pm
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Good Morning everyone! As usual, it's wonderful to come back in here Saturday morning and see all of the great cakes!

 

Meg: All of your cakes are beautiful (are the Box Trolls really that big??) but the Henna ones are knocking me off of my feet! SO beautiful!

 

Shell!!! WOW! To have your cake spotlighted on such a big "stage" is amazing!!! And your Doc McStuffins cake....I know a whole lotta people who would be just SOOOO happy if that was their party cake! Wonderful work!

 

Cazza: I'm in awe of people who can do cookies...just not something that I've been able to do past very simple designs. Your owls are adorable!

 

Cara: The wedding cake is lovely but you are right...wish I could see those flowers better! Maybe the Bride will be able to get you a better photo for your files?

 

Well, it's Saturday morning so that means I'm at karate with my 13 year old. He's training for his Black Belt for the next 3 months so that means we are up and out of the door before 8am every Saturday from now till Dec 12. UGH. Hope you all have a very nice weekend!

 

Cat

autumnwind Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 4:42pm
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Wow, Megpi - from a Tom Selleck fan.... that is awesome! Also like the stained glass cake, very neat look.

 

Cat - I'm so sorry about the up & out by 8am on Saturday... I just finished 8 wk run of that and am so thankful for this 1st lazy morning in a while!  my last posting a wk or 2 ago you asked about the waves around my whale themed baby shower cake (sorry I hadn't been back to answer) - yes, that was a Wilton mold of sea shapes.

 

A bit morbid in my opinion, but maybe that's because my 50th isn't too far away!  Apparently the birthday boy took it well.  1/2 sheet, buttercream iced, covered in crushed Oreo cookies. Fondant covered foam board tombstone, fondant feet, gum paste roses.

 

1/2 sheet, buttercream iced, covered in crushed Oreo cookies. Fondant covered foamboard tombstone, gum paste roses, fondant feet. Hope I Do Not get a similar cake for my 50th!

 

 

 

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 5:26pm
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Oh my, Autumnwind! Yeah...a bit morbid indeed! Is the tombstone fondant? I have one coming up for a H'ween party and haven't decided what I'm doing about the tombstone. I do love the toes!!!

 

As for our early rising...yeah...originally I was told it would be Friday nights so it was ok...but now it's Saturday mornings! UGH. So I take my laptop, sign into their wifi and usually edit photos for 2 hours. I have more than enough from the work trips I took this summer to last me for awhile. LOL. I don't mind the rising early (tho' would prefer sleeping till 8:30) but it's the whole process of getting dressed and being presentable at such an early hour! LOL! I know, I know...those who have "real" jobs do it all the time...I'm a spoiled artist. LOL!

 

But we are back now and off to go see a car show!!! I'm such a geek when it comes to classic cars.

 

Cat

morganchampagne Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 7:02pm
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ALovely cakes everyone! I only had one this week...the lady who I ended up making it for paid her deposit but never the other half. Strange really. Anyway it wasn't all bad I donated to a little guy who plays little league with my nephews [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3289119/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

julia1812 Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 7:49pm
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A[IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3289131/width/350/height/700[/IMG] I think I'm in another time zone as I only see this post on Saturdays... Anyway, this is my cake this week, "Andy's Wild Adventures" from CBeebies on BBC was the theme. Changed it to "Ella's Birthday Adventures", lol.

catlharper Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 7:57pm
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Morgan, love the Super Hero cake! My guys would LOVE that (yes, even the 50'something one would!LOL!)

 

Julia, LOVE your hippo! SO cute! We don't have that show over here but I'm sure the little one was very pleased with the name change! As for the time zone...yup..I'm on Pacific Time and London is an 8 hours later for us. So it's 1pm here, 9pm for you. That means when I start posting at around 8pm on Friday night for me it's 4am for you! I wouldn't expect you to be awake then! LOL! But it's really just me getting the ball rolling...sometimes it keeps rolling all the way into the next week!

 

Cat

MBalaska Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:22pm
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@Inga1 charming baby bird in the nest. Glad that your mat works so well, very smooth.

 

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@mattyeatscakes  Disney is always a winner, bright happy colors.

 

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@hbquikcomjamesl  'Ginger did everything that Fred did, only upside down and backwards" somehow I know that you'll understand that reference.  I can tell that you dad will not be at this party as you didn't leave any un-iced edge.

MBalaska Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:31pm
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Also, while not from this week, I had to share this awesome screen capture of Tom Selleck with my Tom Selleck cake on the talk.

 

 

@megpi You have been busy.  What a nice array of cakes! You are multi-talented.  It must have been a great thrill to make a cake for such a handsome actor WOW.

 

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@shellbell181 Those are absolutely charming photos.  You made great details.

MBalaska Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:37pm
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Apple and Owl cookies


Used GeminiRJs cookie glaze and loved working with it and also think it tastes heaps better than royal icing. 

 

Farewell cake, Sugarveil butterflies

 

@cazza1  Love the cookies! Your little owls are designed so adorable with the wet-on-wet for the feathers.  Well Done.  I love @GeminiRJ 's icing, and agree with you whole heartedly.

 

Your cake is very realistic in colors.  Lace butterflies look tremendous (and difficult!)

MBalaska Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:43pm
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@cara1982  Your flowers look so nice.  I'm just learning so I really enjoy seeing the displays of assortments of flowers.  beautiful colors.

 

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1/2 sheet, buttercream iced, covered in crushed Oreo cookies. Fondant covered foamboard tombstone, gum paste roses, fondant feet. Hope I Do Not get a similar cake for my 50th! 

 

@autumnwind  I gotta say, that the top of the toes and the toenails are the wildest part of this cake lol.  You really wrote the inscription well on the marker.  Glad that the birthday boy took it well. Bet the cake was delicious.

MBalaska Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:49pm
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@morganchampagne.  It's a rockin' cool cake and someone missed out on a great cake from you!  Sorry that the lady was unreliable, but the boys must have been thrilled like crazy to get something so special.

 

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@julia1812 this is so detailed, I don't think we get that show here in Alaska, but I'd like to see it now after looking at your cute cake.  The name tag is really nifty.

autumnwind Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 1:30am
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The tombstone is 1/2" thick foam board covered in fondant, used royal icing to glue it to the board and buttercream to glue it to the cake. Very light.

 

Thanks, MB, I appreciate that! I thought they looked right / old.  But I have to be honest .... the words are the Wilton italic letter imprints, I imprinted while fondant was soft then painted over with gel color later. And that's how I realized that set doesn't have numbers! Guess I'd never had need for them before. So I hand painted on the numbers.

cazza1 Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 1:52am
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Cat, I have done simple cookies before, then bought the craftsy class on cookie decorating.  These owls are one of the classes.  Really simple and have given me a lot more confidence as they look so effective. 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 3:31am
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AThe cake was a big hit at the retirement party this evening. And the "writing gel" didn't slump much at all, certainly not to a point of illegibility.

Naivohw Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 4:48am
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Zombie princess cake this week, playing with the new wonder mold pan:

 

Zombie princess! Who says the mound pan is only for pretty princesses?

 

 

This was mostly made by my mom, she especially enjoyed zombie-fying the princess with an x-acto knife and halloween face paint. I think we are going to make another trial run for halloween with some fancier piping, and then we will be making one for a halloween party.

 

That's the only picture I have from this week, but work was crazy the last couple days. I did 11 cake orders today, plus I had to take time out to make caramel apples for a store event. More cakes to do tomorrow, but mostly just DecoPac toy kit cakes, thank god. Nice and simple.

Lagasse Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 12:39am
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AAll I had was my first run at cake pops for my daughters 9th birthday party. Made 16 pink and 16 purple. Used opposite colored sprinkes to decorate and give them a sparkly girly look.

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MBalaska Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 12:51am
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Zombie princess! Who says the mound pan is only for pretty princesses?

 

@Naivohw That's a true Zombie Princess cake, Halloween here comes the princess!!!

 

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@Lagasse alternating colors is a nice way to decorate, pretty color combo.

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