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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

 We decided to make a cake like one of her paintings which always have a signature rainbow, with the usual children's sun in the corner,etc.

 

For her 6th birthday, Madeleine wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. I asked her to paint me a picture of what she had in mind so I could replicate it in cake. Every picture she draws contains a rainbow, so using flowed sugar for the figures, and pastillage for the rainbow & sun, here is what I came up with. It took more effort to make the wobbly rainbow and crossed lines pencil effect in the rabbit than I thought it would. The cake is strawberry with dark chocolate ganache filling, covered with white chocolate cheesecake MFF.

 

 

Jan

 

This is so precious!!!!  I adore what you did here!  VERY  nice work!  :)

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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

Since you're in Virginia and I'm in Washington State, there might be a logistics problem. icon_biggrin.gif

Well, I'm in Missouri. Whaddya know, midway 'tween you two. OK, let's meet in the middle. I adore chocolate and orange!

 

Jan

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Thanks, Mona. I'm glad that my sister could see what I was trying to accomplish. I know  communication can be a problem sometimes. I didn't do my usual sketch for her as she gives me free rein once a theme is decided upon. Her grand daughter was absolutely thrilled and flattered.

 

Jan

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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

 

 

 

For her 6th birthday, Madeleine wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. I asked her to paint me a picture of what she had in mind so I could replicate it in cake. Every picture she draws contains a rainbow, so using flowed sugar for the figures, and pastillage for the rainbow & sun, here is what I came up with. It took more effort to make the wobbly rainbow and crossed lines pencil effect in the rabbit than I thought it would. The cake is strawberry with dark chocolate ganache filling, covered with white chocolate cheesecake MFF.

 

I hope this sweet little girl is always able to find the rainbow after every storm.

 

Actually, it's somewhat difficult to make a non-perfect rainbow. But you can see why she was disappointed when she first saw a pic of the flowers...

 

Moral of the story: Do Not Tell A Cake Artist That You Are Going To Modify/Change A Design Yourself!

 

Jan

 

 

what a great idea! i think you've got a little theme business idea there!

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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread from its inception. Up to now I haven't had anything much to post...except now that I think of it-- I was making a cake for my sister's grand daughter's 6th birthday. We've always had a very good relationship, cake-wise and all other wise. I make our family cakes and she buys me new cake toys I cannot afford which I can use for other cakes. Win win, right? Well, her grand daughter asked for a very special cake and I agreed to make it to her specifications. We decided to make a cake like one of her paintings which always have a signature rainbow, with the usual children's sun in the corner,etc. I eagerly e-mailed my sister pictures of the cake in progress, the flowers that I replicated exactly as her grand daughter had drawn. I was floored by her response, "Aren't you going to put more flowers on it?" (Read that as, "aren't you going to put your realistic gumpaste flowers on it")  I told her no, I was doing what I was requested to do by a 6 year old little girl who loves to paint. The real kicker came when she told me that she was going to go out and buy some fake flowers and add to my cake ! I told her that that would be the last cake she ever got if she dared to mess around with my design.
Well, all turned out well and she said that it was the favorite cake I ever made for her. We simply hadn't been on the same page and she didn't see my vision. She thought she'd be getting a veritable flower garden, knowing how I love to make gumpaste flowers. The birthday girl was delighted to see her painting come to life in a cake.
This is a long story since I can't seem to edit myself, but I'll post a picture so you can see what I was talking (at length) about:


For her 6th birthday, Madeleine wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. I asked her to paint me a picture of what she had in mind so I could replicate it in cake. Every picture she draws contains a rainbow, so using flowed sugar for the figures, and pastillage for the rainbow & sun, here is what I came up with. It took more effort to make the wobbly rainbow and crossed lines pencil effect in the rabbit than I thought it would. The cake is strawberry with dark chocolate ganache filling, covered with white chocolate cheesecake MFF.


I hope this sweet little girl is always able to find the rainbow after every storm.


Actually, it's somewhat difficult to make a non-perfect rainbow. But you can see why she was disappointed when she first saw a pic of the flowers...

Moral of the story: Do Not Tell A Cake Artist That You Are Going To Modify/Change A Design Yourself!

Jan
I love that cake so much!
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread from its inception. Up to now I haven't had anything much to post...except now that I think of it-- I was making a cake for my sister's grand daughter's 6th birthday. We've always had a very good relationship, cake-wise and all other wise. I make our family cakes and she buys me new cake toys I cannot afford which I can use for other cakes. Win win, right? Well, her grand daughter asked for a very special cake and I agreed to make it to her specifications. We decided to make a cake like one of her paintings which always have a signature rainbow, with the usual children's sun in the corner,etc. I eagerly e-mailed my sister pictures of the cake in progress, the flowers that I replicated exactly as her grand daughter had drawn. I was floored by her response, "Aren't you going to put more flowers on it?" (Read that as, "aren't you going to put your realistic gumpaste flowers on it")  I told her no, I was doing what I was requested to do by a 6 year old little girl who loves to paint. The real kicker came when she told me that she was going to go out and buy some fake flowers and add to my cake ! I told her that that would be the last cake she ever got if she dared to mess around with my design.

Well, all turned out well and she said that it was the favorite cake I ever made for her. We simply hadn't been on the same page and she didn't see my vision. She thought she'd be getting a veritable flower garden, knowing how I love to make gumpaste flowers. The birthday girl was delighted to see her painting come to life in a cake.

This is a long story since I can't seem to edit myself, but I'll post a picture so you can see what I was talking (at length) about:

 

 

For her 6th birthday, Madeleine wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. I asked her to paint me a picture of what she had in mind so I could replicate it in cake. Every picture she draws contains a rainbow, so using flowed sugar for the figures, and pastillage for the rainbow & sun, here is what I came up with. It took more effort to make the wobbly rainbow and crossed lines pencil effect in the rabbit than I thought it would. The cake is strawberry with dark chocolate ganache filling, covered with white chocolate cheesecake MFF.

 

I hope this sweet little girl is always able to find the rainbow after every storm.

 

Actually, it's somewhat difficult to make a non-perfect rainbow. But you can see why she was disappointed when she first saw a pic of the flowers...

 

Moral of the story: Do Not Tell A Cake Artist That You Are Going To Modify/Change A Design Yourself!

 

Jan

You nailed it!

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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

Well, I'm in Missouri. Whaddya know, midway 'tween you two. OK, let's meet in the middle. I adore chocolate and orange!

 

Jan

Feel like a small detour to Australia?... I love chocolate and orange!!

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I wanted to try the cocolate and orange so I made one as a suprise for a family member. I wasn't too fond of it. Neither was she, but others loved it....
post #1854 of 2994

I've already made a chocolate cake with orange icing and my work colleagues loved it. I thought it was good but a little bland. Should have used devil's food or bumped up the chocolate somehow.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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Feel like a small detour to Australia?... I love chocolate and orange!!

 

I'd love to see Australia again. I went on one trip to see friends in Canberra and Sydney and checked one thing off my bucket list: snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Yay!!!

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #1856 of 2994

things not to say, if they were really thinking about it:

"Your icing was too soft."

"It was the same icing as before" (same recipe, same consistency, the decorations were well formed, everything was at room temperature in the box, when they picked them up.) "So After you picked them up from me  What happened?"

"Well I moved them all into a big plastic box. Packed them in the bottom of the boat with the rest of the camping supplies, maybe near the engine.  Boated out on the ocean to the camp site. Unloaded everything, set up camp. And the next day when drug them out to eat them....we all enjoyed them.......but the icing had kind of melted down........because your icing was to soft.

 

"Ok, for you, I'll make the icing thicker next time you're going to go camping with them."

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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post

things not to say, if they were really thinking about it:
"Your icing was too soft."
"It was the same icing as before" (same recipe, same consistency, the decorations were well formed, everything was at room temperature in the box, when they picked them up.) "So After you picked them up from me  What happened?"
"Well I moved them all into a big plastic box. Packed them in the bottom of the boat with the rest of the camping supplies, maybe near the engine.  Boated out on the ocean to the camp site. Unloaded everything, set up camp. And the next day when drug them out to eat them....we all enjoyed them.......but the icing had kind of melted down........because your icing was to soft.

"Ok, for you, I'll make the icing thicker next time you're going to go camping with them."
Lord, take me now, if you are making people this stupid, I don't want to live here anymore! Well, on second thought, I do want to try to protect my kids from them!
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post #1858 of 2994

Very nice cake for a little lady!!

post #1859 of 2994

Don't think that idea would have ever occurred to me, but that cake is perfect for a little girl. It is so adorable.

post #1860 of 2994
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread from its inception. Up to now I haven't had anything much to post...except now that I think of it-- I was making a cake for my sister's grand daughter's 6th birthday. We've always had a very good relationship, cake-wise and all other wise. I make our family cakes and she buys me new cake toys I cannot afford which I can use for other cakes. Win win, right? Well, her grand daughter asked for a very special cake and I agreed to make it to her specifications. We decided to make a cake like one of her paintings which always have a signature rainbow, with the usual children's sun in the corner,etc. I eagerly e-mailed my sister pictures of the cake in progress, the flowers that I replicated exactly as her grand daughter had drawn. I was floored by her response, "Aren't you going to put more flowers on it?" (Read that as, "aren't you going to put your realistic gumpaste flowers on it")  I told her no, I was doing what I was requested to do by a 6 year old little girl who loves to paint. The real kicker came when she told me that she was going to go out and buy some fake flowers and add to my cake ! I told her that that would be the last cake she ever got if she dared to mess around with my design.

Well, all turned out well and she said that it was the favorite cake I ever made for her. We simply hadn't been on the same page and she didn't see my vision. She thought she'd be getting a veritable flower garden, knowing how I love to make gumpaste flowers. The birthday girl was delighted to see her painting come to life in a cake.

This is a long story since I can't seem to edit myself, but I'll post a picture so you can see what I was talking (at length) about:

 

 

For her 6th birthday, Madeleine wanted a rabbit with a carrot in a flower garden. I asked her to paint me a picture of what she had in mind so I could replicate it in cake. Every picture she draws contains a rainbow, so using flowed sugar for the figures, and pastillage for the rainbow & sun, here is what I came up with. It took more effort to make the wobbly rainbow and crossed lines pencil effect in the rabbit than I thought it would. The cake is strawberry with dark chocolate ganache filling, covered with white chocolate cheesecake MFF.

 

I hope this sweet little girl is always able to find the rainbow after every storm.

 

Actually, it's somewhat difficult to make a non-perfect rainbow. But you can see why she was disappointed when she first saw a pic of the flowers...

 

Moral of the story: Do Not Tell A Cake Artist That You Are Going To Modify/Change A Design Yourself!

 

Jan

 

I LOVE that you did the cake as close to the little one's picture as you could!  It is absolutely darling!  And what a great and inspiring artist that little girl is!!  Fantastic job!!

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