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Friday Night Cake Club (On Thursday) for 8/1/14

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Opening up another session of the FNCC. Everyone is welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can!  No idea how many people will remember that this is the week we are doing this a day early but hopefully we'll see some gorgeous cakes this week!



post #2 of 35
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Hi everyone!


Tomorrow we are off on vacation to Sonoma/Napa so I'm posting tonight. I will be able to post normally next week so this is the only variation! This week I only have one cake for a family who don't celebrate holidays for religious reasons but do have a Summer party each year. Here's the cake!



Only the banner on the pegs is non-edible...the rest is all fondant. This was my version of the ombre ruffles that everyone is doing! Those are rainbow jimmies on top. The cake is vanilla bean with the caramel toffee buttercream that has gotten so popular this summer!


Hope everyone is doing well this week!



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Just for some contrast: summer sun cookies vs. Frozen themed background cake for figures to be placed later.

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I have to do a similar background cake myself in a couple of you have recommendations on how to do the icicles?  Also, your suns are TOO cute!



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Cat, I looked at a couple of ways to do the icicles. Some actually roll each from fondant but I thought there might be issues with them hanging on in transport. I opted to just use my SMBC and do the firm squeeze and release dragging making sure you make them different lengths. If I had to do it again I would have created more terrain on the top but the customer asked for a flat top. I think cut snowflakes would have added a lot to the sides and top as well. Looking forward to seeing yours!
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Originally Posted by catlharper View Post

 Here's the cake!





Great Cake, and a beautiful stand to put it on....


Originally Posted by Pastrybaglady View Post


You're really rockin' with those sunny cookies.  Nice buttercream cake also.

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Birdhouse with tulips, hydrangers and bouganvilllia

This was my birthday cake that I talked about last week.  Would have liked to have had more ivy, amongst other things, but it took me sooooo long and I just ran out of time.  I am super pleased with it.  The flower boxes and birdhouse are all super rich fruitcake so I can look at it for a couple of weeks before I demolish it to take the cake on holidays to eat.

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O.K. I doubled up on the post cos I wanted to see how to get it bigger.  It's worth looking at twice, though, even if I do say so myself  :DBirdhouse with tulips, hydrangers and bouganvilllia

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Cazza I love your cakes and they are definitely worth a second look. Happy birthday!

Pastrybaglady I especially love the cookies.

Cat nice cake. Have fun on vacation.

I have no cake this week. Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to.

post #10 of 35
All these cakes are great!

Cat- what a fun cake. I would love to have a piece covered in all those sprinkles!

Pastrybaglady- I like the contrast between your two selections. I really like the color variation on the Frozen cake. It looks almost like water-color.

Cazza1- the bird house and flower boxes are CAKE? How in earth did you do that? Everything looks so real!

Here's my first contribution to the Friday Night Cake Club. It's a s'mores cake that I found the recipe for in a recent thread. It's chocolate cake with layers of graham cracker crust in the middle. It was supposed to be frosted in ganache with marshmallow just on the top, but my ganache never set up. So since it was only glazed in thin ganache, I figured I should frost the whole thing in marshmallow and what a happy mistake that was!!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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Welcome to Friday Night Club on a Thursday, Freesia.  Your cake looks delicious.


Cat, I'm a bit bemused by the fact that everything except the banner is edible.  To me that would have been the easiest bit to do in fondant.


Pastrybaglady, I may just have to steal your sunglass wearing suns idea when the weather warms up.  It is freezing here (i.e10C at night and 20C during the day).  I know, I'm a sook.


Did you all notice that I recycled my bouganvillia from my cake the other week.  Took me  a whole week to make them so I need to use them a few times so that I don't feel like I wasted my time.  Same with the hydrangers.  And I will definitely be using those tulips again.  The joys of only decorating for yourself.

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Cazza, your birdhouse and flower boxes are so realistic, excellent job on the wood grain and the flowers are impeccable! You really have me grasping for adequate adjectives here icon_biggrin.gif Freesia, your cake looks like it was toasted to perfection. I would want to dig in with my hands! Cat, your your cake is so fun and beautiful!
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Cazza - amazing! So stunning

Cat, love the take on the ruffles!

Freesia, YUM is all I can say

How cool are those sun sunglasses! And the frozen "backdrop" icon_smile.gif

This week the plan was a computer geek cake for an 11 year old going on 50 bless him. I ordered an edible print for the sides, I wanted an intricate computer motherboard, but the postman did not deliver icon_sad.gif
So I ended up doing it myself. Not quite what I originally had in mind but there you go icon_smile.gif


And tonight I will be working on my own birthday cake, it's going to be my childhood memories, i.e. my favourite cartoons. I've left it a bit late, and now can't be bothered, but I WILL finish it, tomorrow probably!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

Birdhouse with tulips, hydrangers and bouganvilllia


WOW Cazza1 It looks like a real garden, you really made the boxes well. It's amazing that it's all edible.  It was worth taking your time.




Originally Posted by freesia777 View Post


freesia777 This looks delicious.  Did you toast the icing also? What a great dessert cake.



Originally Posted by anaelisabethlee View Post

anaelisabethlee You put a lot of amazing details on this cake. The donut is a cool addition to the computer.  Nice.
post #15 of 35

Where can I find the caramel toffee buttercream icing recipe? That sounds so good! Thank you.

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