Friday Night Cake Club For 4/17/17

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catlharper Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 4:27am
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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!


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catlharper Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 4:29am
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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.


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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 8:53am
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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 9:01am
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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 9:09am
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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. 

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Nana52 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 12:40pm
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GIGGLEBOX2014, very cute cakes.  You are so creative - what kind of buttercream did you use with the Viva towel method?  I really don't like American Buttercream, so I almost always use SMBC, but the Viva method does not work on it.

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Nana52 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 12:41pm
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Nana52 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 12:44pm
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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

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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 3:47pm
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@nana52 I use american buttercream. I've never tried the others, I like ABC. 

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kstevens Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 4:10pm
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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 :-) 

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kstevens Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 4:11pm
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Nana52 Posted 18 Mar 2017 , 4:18pm
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kstevens, very pretty - I like the gold.


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ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 19 Mar 2017 , 12:28am
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Super fun to do! Realized after probably should have made the name Sarah smaller oh well. Super happy with how it turned out

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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 19 Mar 2017 , 1:01am
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@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. 

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GIGGLEBOX2014 Posted 19 Mar 2017 , 1:04am
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@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. 

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Mar 2017 , 10:07am
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lovely cakes, kelly, nana, gigglebox and elizabethcc,

cat, i think it's 3/17/17 -- ha! 

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Mar 2017 , 10:18am
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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 blush 

which leads me to thanking you for busting out this thread week by week by year by year 

extraordinarily cool

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catlharper Posted 1 week ago
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@-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!

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Nana52 Posted 1 week ago
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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. 

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catlharper Posted 1 week ago
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@Nana52 ‍ What a great idea! You could even lay the rice paper over printed paper and trace! I will definitely be using that idea!

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Nana52 Posted 1 week ago
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GIGGLEBOX2014  - I have not tried the hot spatula/scraper method.  Will do that on this coming weekend bridal shower cake.  Thanks.  Nana

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LelekBolek Posted 6 days ago
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LelekBolek Posted 6 days ago
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Sort of a repeat on spring theme (above)

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