Friday Night Cake Club For 01/23/15

Decorating By catlharper Updated 27 Jan 2015 , 3:17am by julia1812

catlharper Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 3:56am
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Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome to tell us about your week, share your work, photos of your work, ask for help or provide help if you can!



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catlharper Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 3:58am
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Hi everyone! More cake plans were set but absolutely no baking happened this week. I've spent the past two days sick so I'm grateful that I didn't have a cake lined up for this week!


Hope you all are doing absolutely wonderfully!



Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 7:17am
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Here's my contribution.  A man is surprising his wife with tickets to Hawaii at her retirement party.  The seashell behind the chairs will hold the tickets.  I actually have two Hawaiian cakes this weekend but the other isn't done yet.



MBalaska Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:02am
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what a fabulous cake @Pastrybaglady. I love the way you created the waves lapping up on the sand!!!!!

Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:21am
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AThanks MB! Hey, this cake has your initials on it :) I looked at all kinds of different ways to do the waves before choosing this one. The second Hawaiian cake I'm doing is a different method of "wave making".

petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:56am
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Pastry, love that cake. Cake and tickets to Hawaii too? Lucky lady!

julia1812 Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 9:44am
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AWhat a cool cake - and what a lucky lady!!! Tickets to Hawaii? I want to retire today, LOL

catlharper Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 5:30pm
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Good morning everyone!


@Pastrybaglady I adore that cake! I made one for a retiree a few years ago and I know that those chairs are not the easiest things to make. Love your waves! Can't wait to see your other version!


@julia1812 Those TMNT cupcake are just the cutest! I have a question on the super hero ones...did you have a cutter for the batman themed ones? I have a cake coming up in April and will need to do something similar.


Love seeing everyone's creations!



julia1812 Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:01pm
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[email protected]: Thanks! No, I don't have any superhero cutters, but I made a paper template for batman and superman. That way it was "easy" to cut them all the same size and shape.

petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:05pm
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Julia, I like the superhero cupcakes best. Can't believe you made so many different kinds of toppers in just one night! There's a lot of detailed work that went into that one! What we do for friends eh?


I'm sharing my latest cake. It's a freebie for my friend's son. They've had many troubles beginning last year- cancer, aneurysm, deaths (yes plural) in their families, and others. I wanted to make something extra special to take their minds off things. The birthday boy is 6 and is mad about Ghostbusters. I used this opportunity to make my first 3d cake of a standing figure, and here's the result. He was a very happy boy- and thank goodness for that because yesterday his dad had said he'd changed his mind and wanted spiderman cake. Right, enough waffling,here's the cake


My first standing 3d figure is the giant Marshmallow man from the Ghostbusters movie. It was a big learning curve for me. The upper part of the torso is cake, the underside is Styrofoam. The head is RKT. He's meant to look evil but I couldn't quite get that look on his face. Everything else is fondant. I printed out buildings on paper and glued to a cardboard box to surround the figure on 3 sides. The cake is for my friend's son who is turning 6.

catlharper Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:10pm
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@julia1812  Thanks! I figured that is what I'm going to have to do. I had already planned to do this with the large emblem but was hoping against hope that there would be a small cookie cutter out there for the little ones!


@petitecat LOVE your cake! He's SOOOO much fun! I have no clue how you made him but he's wonderful!



julia1812 Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:44pm
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AWow, the Ghostbusters cake is fab! So clean nice work. And what about the box he's standing in? Did you order it or how did you get the look?

petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:54pm
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Thanks Cat and Julia.


Cat, just to give you an idea, here's the cake when it was still in progress. I added the legs, then the arms. The head was done separately and I added it last. For the arms, I stuck a straw horizontally into the cake shoulder to shoulder so to speak. Then I inserted thick wires into the straw with some gumpaste to stop the wires moving. The I inserted the arms bit by bit. Fingers were the very last!



Julia, the box is just a cardboard box. I got a photo of buildings off the internet, blew it up to the size I wanted, and printed it out onto paper and stuck them together so it looked like one big photo. Then I stuck this onto the cardboard. I'll get on my phone and get the photo of the box in full so you can see what I've done.

petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 6:59pm
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petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 7:02pm
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Sorry its hard to see which photo is the right one on my phone. Hopefully this is it

Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 7:59pm
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AWhoa Petitecat, your cake is beyond amazing! You went above and beyond with decorating the box too! I would be petrified to move it, fantastic work!

Julia your cupcakes are so detailed and clean - so much work!!!

MBalaska Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:26pm
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@julia1812  your cupcakes are very festive and colorful.  Love them.


@petitecat that is a super cool marshmallow man.  but the surrounding town really sets it off.

petitecat Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 10:37pm
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AThanks Pastry & MBA. Box was hubby's idea- gotta give credit where credit is due!

Marian64 Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 4:24am
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[email protected] I love your cake and it makes me want to be sitting on the beach somewhere.

@julia1812 your cupcakes are amazing. So much details you must have a lot of patience.

@petitecat wow is all I can about your cake and the box is just perfect. What a lucky little boy.

I wasn't really doing any baking until last night my son texted me and asked if I was baking a birthday cake for his wife's birthday tomorrow. So of course I baked her one. The frosting wasn't stiff enough and I ran out of powder sugar. So the flowers are wilting a little.

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petitecat Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 8:55am
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Marian, those are lovely colours you used. Apart from making swirled roses I've never tried buttercream flowers. Bet your friend loved her cake.

Pastrybaglady Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 9:24am
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Here is my other Hawaiian cake this weekend. Please excuse the overly shiny board, I'm working on something better...



petitecat Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 12:39pm
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Pastry, loving that cake too. I do love 3d work. The waves look great. Did you make the crab by hand or do you have a mold? It's cute.

canacake Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 2:33pm
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AThis was my Saturday project, need to deliver it today for a baptism party. [IMG][/IMG]

mattyeatscakes Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 5:02pm
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AOmgoodness!!! The cakes for this week are so beautiful!

@pastrylady, your Hawaiian cakes are beautiful! And lucky lady who is going to go to hawaii! @petitecat, this has got to be one of my fave cakes! How did you ever get the tummy to be that smooth??? @julia, cute cupcakes! @marian, awww that was very sweet of you to make your DIL's birthday cake :) @canacake, i love that kind of cross! @cat, i hope you're feeling 100% better!! :)

My baby girl, Sophia, is one!!!! I make her a monthly cake till she turns 1! I can't believe this is my 12th cake for her :) we had a party last sat, and it was so much fun! [IMG][/IMG]

My coworker recently suffered a heart attack, and he's a fit and healthy 34 yrs old :( but praise God he pulled through and we're celebrating his birthday and thanksgiving today. So last night (after Sophia's birthday party), i was able to whip this cake up! I chose iron man theme as he now has a defibrillator (pace maker) implanted to help his heart. He's a real life iron man! [IMG][/IMG]

Pastrybaglady Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 5:02pm
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ACana, your cake is perfect! I love that technique, gotta try it one day :D

Mattyeatscakes, your work is always superb, Ironman is absolutely perfect for the situation!

Petitecat, yes the crab was made by hand. When I was little I used to love making little figurines out of clay. Who knew I would be making them some xx years later on cakes!

petitecat Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 6:29pm
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Cana, lovely baptism cake.


Matty, the castle cake is beautiful. The brand of fondant I bought just seemed to smooth really well. The seams in the back panels pretty much disappeared with enough smoothing, almost like modelling choc.

FlRugbyChick Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 9:08pm
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AI'm a bit late, but here is the cake I made on Friday. It's my first all butter cream cake. I had a bi#%! Of a time getting it smooth, and my dot sizing needs work too. I think I might invest in viva towels and try that method.part of my problem is that I only have a hand mixer, so I get alot of air bubbles. I use abc, and the minions are fondant. All tips and criticisms welcome, so please let me know what you think I should work on.[IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]

sha1col Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 7:11am
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AI'm late posting, I had a very busy weekend. I had a request for 12 standard red velvet cupcakes which was great because it fell inline with one of the demos I had to make for my Valentine's Day promotion. The cake with the pink frosting is yellow cake and of course the other is the red velvet.

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nanasmom Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 7:01pm
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sha1col Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 7:33pm
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[@]Nanasmom[/@] I love the Lego and Bee's Hive cakes! What did you use to mold the legos?

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