Friday Night Cake Club For 1/02/15

Decorating By catlharper Updated 5 Jan 2015 , 5:11pm by sha1col

catlharper Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 4:10am
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Opening up the first FNCC of the New Year! Everyone is welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can!

 

Cat

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catlharper Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 4:17am
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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great time over the holidays. We spend them at our younger daughters house and our oldest daughter and our granddaughter joined us for most of the week. It was truly great. 

 

Only cake this week is a 40th cake for a cousin. Small 6 inch but the theme is "elegant" so I bought a new impression mat I'm going to try out. I'll share photos when I get done with it tomorrow. It's in the oven right now.

 

Please do catch up so we can all know how everyone is doing!

 

 

Cat

julia1812 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 4:43am
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AHey everyone, happy new year! Holidays are almost over and as usual I feel they were way too short... Didn't do much baking though, just a very disappointing "Gordon Ramsay" cheese cake and delicious hazelnut fudge for my family. Even had enough fudge to pack and distribute to my neighbors with some Christmas greetings. Now I'm full on again, 4 orders in the pipeline for this week! [IMG ALT="Russian nesting doll/ Matryoshka cake for a Kenyan New Year's party 2015"]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3317502/width/350/height/700[/IMG] This one I made for a Russian tour operator celebrating new year in Kenya. They emailed me a design for their cake: [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3315623/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

catlharper Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 5:29am
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That cake is SOOOO cool! My younger daughter loves those little dolls. Can't wait to see what else you have this week!

 

I did a bunch of baking for the holidays but it was all cookies and chocolate stuff...no cakes till tonight!

 

Cat

Pastrybaglady Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 7:41am
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This was a funny birthday cake for a Star Trek enthusiast.  One bite and you will be assimilated.

 

 

 

julia1812 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 10:59am
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ALol, that is hilarious! Might steel the idea and tweak it to match my friends upcoming 40th

Marian64 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 5:45pm
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AHappy New Year!

Julia I love those little dolls and your cake is amazing.

The Star Trek came is funny. I bet they loved it.

:)

Pastrybaglady Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 5:45pm
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A[quote name="julia1812" url="/t/781453/friday-night-cake-club-for-1-02-15#post_7568673"]Lol, that is hilarious! Might steel the idea and tweak it to match my friends upcoming 40th

catlharper Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 6:11pm
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@Pastrybaglady That is HYSTERICAL! I may have to use that when my hubby turns 60. Too funny! Awesome clean job too!

 

I'm not having a fun morning...trying to crumbcoat a cake in a too hot kitchen. The first thin layer is on and it's in the freezer right now. My hubby is one of those "It's 75 and I'm freezing" sort of people and had the heat up again this morning. So down went the heat, open went a window and I'm hoping that the freezer will do the trick. I'm using real buttercream and the butter really doesn't stand up to heat at all. Nothing insurmountable, just irritating before I've even had my coffee. LOL!

 

Hope everyone has a great day!

 

Cat

julia1812 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 6:51pm
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Original message sent by Pastrybaglady

Tweak away! This was tweaked from a Hello Kitty cake I saw on Pinterest.

Thanks pastrybaglady!

julia1812 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 7:08pm
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ACat, I feel for you! I have to admit that I'm totally on your husband's side when it comes to low temperatures, my limit is 77F! Anything below and out come the good old Uggs

catlharper Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 7:13pm
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@julia1812 the freezer did the trick. I was able to get a thicker coating on the frozen one and it's settling now.  I know it's "just" a family cake but I so want it to be beautiful. I'm a "moderate" temp girl...don't get it below 50 or above 80 and I'm fine but for caking I want it to be about 65 in the house...not the 80 he had it! UGH.

 

Please tell me that the icons on your phone are sugar transfers??? That phone is just perfect!

 

Cat

remnant3333 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 8:17pm
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I love that star trek cake!!! Too funny!!  This put a smile on my face!! Cat, I love the Russian cake!! Very awesome!! Julia, your cake is cute too!!

Pastrybaglady Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 8:23pm
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AJulia, you did an awesome job on the apps! They look so accurate and clean - great work ;-D

Naivohw Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 2:25am
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I made this little 6" cake for the pastry case at work. It's nothing exciting but I was really please with how the colors came out.

 

 

Monday I am making a record player/turntable type cake, and I am really looking forward to it, hope it turns out :)

julia1812 Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 4:10am
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Original message sent by catlharper

@julia1812  the freezer did the trick. I was able to get a thicker coating on the frozen one and it's settling now.  I know it's "just" a family cake but I so want it to be beautiful. I'm a "moderate" temp girl...don't get it below 50 or above 80 and I'm fine but for caking I want it to be about 65 in the house...not the 80 he had it! UGH.

Please tell me that the icons on your phone are sugar transfers??? That phone is just perfect!

Cat

No, the icons are all hand painted. What is sugar transfer?

autumnwind Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 4:52pm
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Welcome back FNCC; have to admit I missed you over the holidays!!  Great job on the Russian doll cake, @julia1812 ....  I saw your post trying to decide how to do it; turned out great. As a Star Trek NextGen fan, @Pastrybaglady the Borg cake made me smile big!

 

December wedding..... artificial poinsettias, buttercream iced. Traveled the cake stacked 7 hours to the venue (favor for a relative; coulda used some Xanax!) then added flowers.

 

 

Roomba vacuum birthday cake for an 8 year old who is fascinated with them.

 

A Roomba self-propelled vacuum cleaner cake for an 8 year old who is fascinated by them. Buttercream cake, fondant tappit letters.

catlharper Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 11:39pm
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@julia1812 Seriously? All those icons done by hand! WOW! A Sugar Transfer is a sheet of "paper" that is made of sugar and you can print on it and then cut the icons out and adhere it to your cake. Your icons are just perfect!

 

@Naivohw I love the color of your cake. Is that airbrushed?

 

@autumnwind Welcome back and Happy New Year! I have had to travel so long to deliver a cake before and it's crazy! The pressure and stress is awful! Glad it made it and was so beautiful!

 

Here is the one for my cousin. Chocolate cake inside covered in SMBC and then marshmallow fondant that was lusterdusted.

 

 

 

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

Cat

canacake Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 1:44am
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A[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318228/width/200/height/400[/IMG][IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318229/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Made this cake for my brother for his 30th birthday, he is a big steampunk fan and has a hat similar to this.

catlharper Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 2:10am
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@canacake That is a wicked cake! So awesome! Is that chocolate fondant or candy clay? Looks wonderful!

canacake Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 2:16am
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AIt is chocolate fondant, though candy clay is a good idea! Might have to try that next time I need chocolate.

sha1col Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 5:47am
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AI spent this weekend testing different recipes by using my standard yellow and chocolate cake recipes and tweaked them. I ended up with s'mores, rocky road, keylime, margarita, and scotch-whiskey cupcakes!

[IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318201/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318202/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318203/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318204/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318205/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

sha1col Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 5:50am
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AJulia, your cake looks awesome, I love it!!!

[quote name="julia1812" url="/t/781453/friday-night-cake-club-for-1-02-15#post_7568749"]Cat, I feel for you! I have to admit that I'm totally on your husband's side when it comes to low temperatures, my limit is 77F! Anything below and out come the good old Uggs

sha1col Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 5:54am
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ABeautiful cake! Love the colors.

Original message sent by Naivohw

I made this little 6" cake for the pastry case at work. It's nothing exciting but I was really please with how the colors came out.

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Monday I am making a record player/turntable type cake, and I am really looking forward to it, hope it turns out :)

julia1812 Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 9:13am
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A[quote name="sha1col" url="/t/781453/friday-night-cake-club-for-1-02-15/15#post_7568944"]I spent this weekend testing different recipes by using my standard yellow and chocolate cake recipes and tweaked them. I ended up with s'mores, rocky road, keylime, margarita, and scotch-whiskey cupcakes!

[IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318201/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318202/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318203/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318204/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3318205/width/350/height/700[/IMG][/quote] OMG, that looks sooo delicious

Naivohw Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 4:03pm
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[email protected], yes the sides are airbrushed

@sha1col, thanks! :)

catlharper Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 4:29pm
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@sha1col Those rocky road cupcakes look fantastic!!! In the upcoming (non cake making) months I'm going to be experimenting with cupcakes and those look mighty tasty!

 

Cat

sha1col Posted 5 Jan 2015 , 5:11pm
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A[@]catlharper[/@] Thanks!

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