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post #16 of 37

Hi everyone.

 

Howsweet, so sweet.

 

I have just got home from cake decorating club for the month.  We had a guest decorator up from Perth who demonstrated pressure piping.  Not the chunky sort where you make figures etc, but the really delicate pressure piped filled in lace.  I managed to smash mine to smithereens whilst getting it off my acetate so nothing to show.  She also demonstrated veil paste which seems to me to be a sugarveil copy.

 

Looking forward to seeing all the cakes for the week.  Cheers.

post #17 of 37

Good evening friends...

Cat, great job on the tank cake. Glad it made it.

howsweet.... well, how sweet, the cake,lol

therealmrsriley, I can't wait to see the spiderman cake.  I have one coming up next week.

 

tdove, I hear you.. long long weeks with no relief in site, icon_lol.gif

This will be an all niter for me.  I am 99% done on the largest cake.  A Western themed cake for a baby shower to feed 100 people.  Who has baby showers with that many people.  Another baby shower cake but 1/2 the size.  And lastly a double birthday party.  2 cakes - One is  a princess theme and the other is Mario Bros.  Both are simple and both have 1 dz cupcakes to match.

Made a cake on Monday, a shoe box with a tennis shoe.  I did not like how it came out.  It was a last minute order and the rush just killed me.

 

I finally found someone to work with me and I have been training her for 2 days.  She can't believe all she sees and how much work we have.  I let her taste everything, lol  Poor thing. She's so eager to learn it all.

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post #18 of 37

Oops, just realized I forgot to post the pic

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post #19 of 37

I love the artist palette cake , I don't know how I missed that one earlier. Very Cute AuntGinn, the last baby shower I threw had about 25 people and I thought that was huge. I think sometimes they just ask all the people for the presents. 

 

Here is my Flapper cake , I was happy with it , and the birthday girl loved it . Her Mum lives up north and ordered it for her as a surprise . 

 

Here is the link to it in the gallery. 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3390675/flapper-cake#

post #20 of 37

Chelles, love your cake.  Thank you.  Yes, I think they do too.   I remember when baby showers were a women's thing.  Now everybody comes.  Oh well.  More cake!

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post #21 of 37
Thread Starter 

Chelle...yup, made me so tired reading about your week I even read it outloud to my husband! LOL! BEAUTIFUL cake!!!! I totally LOVE it. 

 

Ginn...those cowboy boots are totally adorable! And, yes, Tory and I have worked quite a few baby showers where there were 50+ guests! Her own baby shower was 40 people...which meant that my grandson's 1st birthday guest list was over 100. (once you add in husbands and kids). Tory had the party in a movie theater (we know the general manager very well..friends for a long time...so we got a deal on the rental) in order to hold everyone! I think, in this economy, people are having less little dinner party/bbq's from week to week and inviting everyone they know for the big occasions instead. BTW...your week exhausts me too! LOL!

 

Cazza..what the heck is pressure piping?

 

just4fun...OUCH! And your mom just had surgery too! If any family deserves cake it's you guys!

 

Today we start out with a birthday party and then we will transport the cake another hour to the event site in Monterey where we will get to go to the beach!!! (I am SUCH a beach baby) Starting out with a very slow morning at Tory's house.

 

I will post more photos later when the cake is all set up so you guys can see it in place! I think it's going to be so cute...the theme is bbq...red and white checkered napkins and such. 

 

Cat

post #22 of 37

Loving the propane cake and the ballerina. It has been a slow week cake wise. I have a small 8" round in the oven now. She only wants "2 layers, not 4 like last time" what she means is 1 2" layer torted...lol. Ok...whatever.  Since it is slow I went and dropped off a gift certificate to raffle off at a benefit for a 7 year old boy needing a wheelchair lift. Poor lil thing icon_cry.gif. Cake stands have been keeping me busy. I am painting a couple this weekend. Well, back to work.....

post #23 of 37

Cat, that is quite a cake! For something like that do you support it the same way you do a tiered cake? I'm amazed at how nice it is, I can't imagine covering something so large in fondant. 

 

Howsweet, what a sweet ballerina cake. The ballerina looks so thin. How do you balance her on the cake? 

 

I've finally had adequate pain killers, a bit of sleep, a margarita, and a good meal in me. I usually take a week off, everyone month but I failed to block off a week and keeping scheduling cakes. It took me forever to finish my last two cakes of the week. I'm so much more efficient when I'm well rested. 

 

Here's a few of the cakes I worked on this week. 

 

A 10" vegan, ombre rose cake, for a small wedding. Almond cake, raspberry preserves and white chocolate fillings. This happens to be my favorite flavor that I make. I often times think back to the Bill Cosby episode where he cut a piece out of the middle of the cake, stuffed it with paper towels and iced it so his wife wouldn't find out. Every time I make this flavor combo I think really hard about it. LOL! The photographer sent me a picture, it makes the cake look so much better. When I took the picture you couldn't even see the ombre effect. 

 

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Here's my Dora decopac cake I gave up on last night because I ran out of frosting. Once I got some sleep, it was actually kinda fun to do and I got to use the airbrush that I feel like was a waste of $$$ because I rarely use it.

 

 

I was airbrush happy this week. A primary color balloon cake. Looking at this, I probably should have did the clouds and sky on the whole cake or at least some grass or something at the bottom.

 

 

I did a few others this week, mostly undecorated. 

 

Time do some templates for next week. Ballerina cupcakes and a turquoise, purple, and black dessert buffet.

 

I'm vowing not to take any last minute orders this week and the next free weekend I have, I'm taking off. 

post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by tdovewings View Post

Cat, that is quite a cake! For something like that do you support it the same way you do a tiered cake? I'm amazed at how nice it is, I can't imagine covering something so large in fondant. 

 

Howsweet, what a sweet ballerina cake. The ballerina looks so thin. How do you balance her on the cake? 

 

I've finally had adequate pain killers, a bit of sleep, a margarita, and a good meal in me. I usually take a week off, everyone month but I failed to block off a week and keeping scheduling cakes. It took me forever to finish my last two cakes of the week. I'm so much more efficient when I'm well rested. 

 

Here's a few of the cakes I worked on this week. 

 

A 10" vegan, ombre rose cake, for a small wedding. Almond cake, raspberry preserves and white chocolate fillings. This happens to be my favorite flavor that I make. I often times think back to the Bill Cosby episode where he cut a piece out of the middle of the cake, stuffed it with paper towels and iced it so his wife wouldn't find out. Every time I make this flavor combo I think really hard about it. LOL! The photographer sent me a picture, it makes the cake look so much better. When I took the picture you couldn't even see the ombre effect. 

 

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Here's my Dora decopac cake I gave up on last night because I ran out of frosting. Once I got some sleep, it was actually kinda fun to do and I got to use the airbrush that I feel like was a waste of $$$ because I rarely use it.

 

 

I was airbrush happy this week. A primary color balloon cake. Looking at this, I probably should have did the clouds and sky on the whole cake or at least some grass or something at the bottom.

 

 

I did a few others this week, mostly undecorated. 

 

Time do some templates for next week. Ballerina cupcakes and a turquoise, purple, and black dessert buffet.

 

I'm vowing not to take any last minute orders this week and the next free weekend I have, I'm taking off. 

Love the Bill Cosby story! I wish I would get more orders for Rose Ombre's...So easy but people this you are a genius for creating something so beautiful...shhhh..it's or little secret! Was asked about a Dora cake today. I said of course I can make it....but I know darned well she can't afford a custom cake...not to mention she was a very disagreeable ex roommate of mine so that means the cost doubles! lol. Can't wait to see pictures of your dessert buffet. I wantto do one of those just so I can make a macaron tower!

post #25 of 37

This is SO awesome.

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone! Here is the party set up! The cake isn't a big cake..those are stacked 4 inch layers. So maybe 14 inches tall total. I staked it down with two skewers into the cake drum. The first time I have actually pulled out the hammer and hammered in stakes into a cake! LOL!  If I were doing this in a big version I would have used dowels in between like a regular stacked cake.

 

 

Tdove...I am always SO impressed with your sheet cakes. They are SO perfect. Mine never turn out that well.

 

Well, off to have breakfast but I wanted to share this with you all before! You can catch the details on my blog if you wanted to know more about how I made it.

 

See you Friday!

 

Cat

post #27 of 37


6" tall mini cake for my fiance's mom.
post #28 of 37

tdovewings, you give sheet cakes a good name! Those are lovely and incomparable to what is available in grocery stores.

post #29 of 37
Thread Starter 

Just4fun...that is not only adorable it looks SOOO yummy! I love doing cakes like that one. 

 

Cat

post #30 of 37
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Just4fun...that is not only adorable it looks SOOO yummy! I love doing cakes like that one. 

 

Cat

Thank you!! It was fun and the rave reviews made it even better! When the recipient, a  very picky/finicky professional chef called to tell me it was delicious AND asked for the recipe I nearly fell over!

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