Happy St. Patrick's Day!
OPening up another session of the FNCC! Hope everyone had a wonderful week! ALL levels of cakers are welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can!
Erin go bragh! Hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patricks' Day! No cake for me this week...just shortbread as usual for this time of year. Soliciting ideas for Easter cupcakes tho! Can't wait to see what everyone came up with this week.
Unsure why they are posting sideways, but this has been my fun this week. Two tier (8&6 inch) gymnast silhouette cake and an 8 inch 4-layer simple superhero cake. The superhero cake I tried the Viva papertowel method for the first time. I'm pretty pleased with how well it worked.
This baby shower cake, "Heaven Sent," is white chocolate cake with raspberry filling and raspberry infused SMBC. My husband loved the cake scraps with a little leftover filling and SMBC smeared on them. See what I mean about not getting the icing perfectly smooth? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks everyone. Nana
@nana52 I use american buttercream. I've never tried the others, I like ABC.
Happy (belated) St Patrick's day everyone!
@GIGGLEBOX2014 your cakes both look great! Nice clean work :-). I have tried the paper towel method but never found it worked for me.
@Nana52 very cute cake! I too have trouble with getting icing nice and smooth on tops of rectangular cakes so hopefully someone chimes in with tip(s).
I had an 81st birthday cake to do for yesterday. The request was for something St Patrick's Day but not too St Patrick's Day....lol. I found an image of a green ombre buttercream cake with roses that I really liked so suggested something like it as a starting point. Unfortunately I can't read the entire watermark to give credit to whoever made the cake (I posted it in last week's FNCC).
Thanks to those who offered input on flower colors when I asked for help as floral cakes are not my strong point. I ended up making way more roses than I needed namely to get a color combo that worked. I added shamrocks and gold buds for the St Patrick's Day touch. In the end I was really happy with it and didn't wah to part with it. I got a big hug when I delivered it so Janice was happy with it too but curious to know what you fellow cakers think. Hopefully I didn't break too many flower rules. @-K8memphis made a point to use my editing eye when arranging the flowers.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else was up to this week :-)
Super fun to do! Realized after probably should have made the name Sarah smaller oh well. Super happy with how it turned out
@Nana52 have you tried the hot spatula/bench scraper method on your buttercream to smooth? It is my go to method. My most recent anchor cake I posted was done that way.
@kstevens your floral cake turned out great! I didn't think the dark purple would pair well, but I was wrong!! This was the first time I tried it, and it worked well. I let it firm up the fridge before I ran the viva over it.
lovely cakes, kelly, nana, gigglebox and elizabethcc,
cat, i think it's 3/17/17 -- ha!
i think when you were writing the date you noticed that there's a double 17, the day & the year so when you wrote "fncc for" you had doublemint on your mind and doubled the for to a four
which leads me to thanking you for busting out this thread week by week by year by year
@-K8memphis LOL! I'm apparently already in April! LOL! Too funny!
Lots of lovely cakes this week. I think my favorite so far is @Nana52 Heaven Sent cake! I don't know what you mean about the smoothness of the buttercream, looks smooth in the photo, but how the heck did you do the writing? Is that hand piped? Gorgeous! I love birds and my writing sucks so I totally adore your cake!
Cat, I'm such a terrible icing 'writer' and I'm also a cheater. I glued rice paper to fondant and wrote on the rice paper with an 'edible' colored pen. So easie-peasie. Rice paper is semi-transparent so I traced the lettering on the rice paper, then glued it to the fondant with shortening. The cake was a big hit at the party today. Thanks for the encouragement and comments.
Sort of a repeat on spring theme (above)