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post #16 of 52
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Hi there! Glad to see you posting here! Love the cakes and cupcakes but my favorite is the top one. So very girly and sweet!

 

Cat

post #17 of 52

Good Evening everyone,

 

I have my first EVER square buttercream wedding cake for tomorrow..... My nerves are going bonkers. "Knock on wood" All 3 tiers are frosted, filled and smoothed and in the fridge ready to be stacked tomorrow am. I am Sooo nervous I likely won't sleep tonight worrying about every possible bad thing that could happen. I really am not sure why I am stressing as i have done several round tiered buttercream cakes.... Ugh who knows. Other than that I have a Camo wedding cake with 8 dozen cupcakes and a close friends Oil Rig birthday cake for tomorrow evening. I am very much looking forward to an evening of friends. It has been a long few weeks and the next few are going to be even longer.

 

Cat: That Mickey cake is so happy looking. I know that sounds silly but I am not really sure how to describe it otherwise. I would also say the same thing about the change in order size on such short notice.

 

Jadelogic: I LOVE those cakes. So pretty.

 

Chelle: The cake looks great, such a shame that they were disappointed about something so minute. You should email her the cake wrecks blog:) Haha

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

 

welldressedcakesbybrett.com

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Well-Dressed-Cakes-by-Brett/200852383318927

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A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

 

welldressedcakesbybrett.com

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Well-Dressed-Cakes-by-Brett/200852383318927

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post #18 of 52

Thanks Ladies for the advice, I didn't give her that much off, I do want her to be happy tho because she gave me 2 other orders.  I got her deposit but trust me it won't be happening to often.  The other cake I will split and make more money from it in the long run.

 

Jadelogic, Beautiful little cake, with the bow and all, nice cupcakes,

 

Brettley, you do nice work so your cake is going to be gorgeous.

 

Lakeylake, oh... German Chocolate, haven't had any in the longest time and your looks scrumptious.  

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post #19 of 52
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Brettley,

 

As I said, I never really sleep the night before a wedding cake delivery. In fact, we have a little routine where, once we have delivered the cake, we get back in the car, high five each other and say "Made it to the Judging table!" LOL!

 

Thanks about the Mickey cake. Parker was overjoyed, just kept pointing and yelling MICK MICK MICK over and over again with the biggest smile. When it came time to eat a piece he decided to go hands free and just stick his face into his plate...hysterical!

 

I only have one more wedding cake this summer. I took a good deal of the summer off for a move that isn't going to happen now (deal fell through today) but have lots of birthday cakes and one anniversary cake that will be a lot like a wedding cake. I'm sure now that I'm available I will have those free weeks booked in no time. If not then I'll have more demo cake time and that is always a good thing.

 

I'm off to bed now...I'll check back in tomorrow morning and hope that even more people will have stopped by and left a note and maybe some photos!

 

Cat

post #20 of 52

Lakey that looks so good. I love German chocolate cake. What icing did you use for the chocolate icing? it looks so rich and good mind sharing the recipe?

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Cheri

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post #21 of 52
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Hi Cat and everyone , 
Lovely cake Cat , looked great all set up at the party. 

My cake for the week went yesterday , So I am haiving a Saturday off, Tomorrow I am going to be working on my competition cake for the State Cake decorating association's big show next week.  
This is the cake I did for a Graduation two Doctors a brother and sister .I really liked it , it is a gluten friendly mudcake with choc butterscotch flavoured ganache. The client however was disappointed because I put the names on the board and not on top of the cake . There was no way that many letters were going to fit on an eight inch cake. They barely fitted on the 12 inch board. I was really upset when she left as I had worked really hard to incorporate all the things she wanted into the design and she didn't even notice , just whinged about the writing. 

post #22 of 52
I had the same problem with a cake i did recently, it also was for a brother and sister but it was for their Birthday. They wanted all of these things incorporated on the cake but their was absolutely no room to even put a short name much less 2 Really long names so i made up a board that matched the cake and adde cupcakes etc. And their names It was a Hawaiian beach theme So i made seashells out of chocolate and made it look like sand and stuff and it really looked great. They were very pleased but not at first when they found out there was no room on the cake. You just got to do the best you can. Lol your cake looks great!!!
post #23 of 52
Just a quick hello to everyone and want to say all of the cakes and cupcakes posted are beautiful, I'm still quite new here so I'm not sure how this page goes but i will learn lol. Everyone has been so nice and i thank you. To the lady who is nervous about her wedding cake, DON'T BE, YOU GOT THIS!!! Have faith in yourself and in your talents. Wish you all well and hope everyone has a great weekend ahead.
post #24 of 52

Lovebug2867- Sure! Its a ganache i think.

 

12 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped

3 Tb light corn syrup

2 1/2 oz unsalted butter

1 1/2 C heavy cream

 

Place chocolate, corn syrup & butter in bowl

Heat the cream until it just begins to boil.

Pour over chocolate mixture

Let stand one minute

Stir until smooth

Let come to room temp

 

Im a chocoholic and i loved it! lol

post #25 of 52
Thread Starter 

Lakey, that is one rich looking ganache recipe!! YUMMY! I will definitely be saving THAT in my recipe file! Thank you SO much for sharing it!

 

Brenda, Welcome! I would LOVE to see the beach cake you described if you have a photo. I'm a Beach Baby and beach/luau/ocean themed cakes are my absolute favorites. Stop in whenever you like. I know many just read and never post and that is perfectly ok too! 

 

So I do have a question for everyone? How many of you have blogs or websites? I have a weekly cake blog and was thinking that it would be great (since I have weeks when I don't have cakes to share on the blog) to be able to feature you guys and your work instead! So if you have a blog or a website please PM me here with the information if you'd like to be featured at some point on my blog?

 

Thanx!

Cat

post #26 of 52

Brenda, what a nice cake, hopefully they came to their senses and was as thrilled with the cake as I was. 

 

It was a crazy Saturday. After my deliveries I decided to do some much needed grocery shopping with the boys. Well my twins (2-years), who didn't eat anything, went into full blown anaphlyactic shock 30 minutes into our shopping trip. Needless to say we spent the rest of the Saturday at the hospital after a frightening ambulance ride. We know they are deathly allergic to dairy, but this was just bizarre because they had nothing to eat. The doctor thinks dairy vapors may have been in the air at the store. 

 

 

Back to cake...my first wedding cake. It's a dairy-free and nut-free white cake, with alternating layers of organic raspberry preserves and white chocolate frosting. The cake was 12" and 9". I really would have loved to put a third tier on, but it wasn't a local wedding and they were afraid to transport three tiers on a 2 hr drive. I hope I get more wedding cakes next year, this year I have three total. It was a nice change of pace from the kid party cakes.

 

 

Here's the animal print cake I was speaking of earlier. The mom had a shirt made for the birthday girl, so the middle of the cake was made to replicate the shirt. I added the side print and the flower because it was just so blank with the 1/2 sheet.

 

Here's to a great next week! I mostly have the week off, I'll be starting on some pieces for a 4-tier wedding cake and my first icing smiles cake for the last weekend in June.

post #27 of 52
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Tdove, I have never heard of a severe dairy allergy before, and dairy "fumes"??? Wow, what scary stuff for you and your family!

 

The flower was the perfect touch for the side of the cake! It really set it off and balanced the cake perfectly!

 

Cat

post #28 of 52

Cat - it is VERY rich, but so good lol

post #29 of 52

tdovewings, so sorry for you and your kids, the allergy ruining your afternoon.  I suffer with a different kind of allergy and I hate it.  

 

But on the lighter side, what beautiful cakes.  Great job.

Virginia 323.253.8213
www.urbanainez.com
He is the man of my dreams, my prince; He gives me the desires of my heart, He completes me. His name is Jesus
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Virginia 323.253.8213
www.urbanainez.com
He is the man of my dreams, my prince; He gives me the desires of my heart, He completes me. His name is Jesus
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post #30 of 52
Posted a picture on a "How do I?" Thread but I was working on this

bottom square 12" is vanilla with vanilla buttercream and raspberry, as is the 10" circle and 5" round.
The ball is a chocolate Madeira filled with ganache. The church is made completely out of gumpaste and is 4" by 5 inch at the base and i can't remember height

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