Opening up another session of the FNCC! ALL levels of cakers are welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if they can!
Hope to see lots of great creations this weekend!
Late night at the Museum tonight. I'll be home again soon but I don't have any cakes to share this week. I did the birthday cake for my work and it was a huge hit but I posted those photos last week. Hope to see lots of fun stuff this week from all of you!
From the 4th - Blueberry, apple pies and cheese puffs
Today is all about cookies - Get Well and Thank You.
No cakes for me this week which is really ok since I've been plagued with a headache most of the week. I did make 2 dozen mini cupcakes piped with a rosette swirl for a potluck BBQ but have done so many of those now that I don't bother taking pictures anymore. I'm going to start working with a new research group at the university so this was my first time meeting them all. Obviously no other bakers in the group because they kept calling the cupcakes "so fancy". Lol.
On a non-baking front I made haskap jam for the first time this week. I had never even tasted a haskap berry before but they are getting lots of hype so I wanted to try them out. They were a pain to pick so I'm glad I like the jam :-). Now I'm thinking of trying to incorporate them in to a cake and/or buttercream or using the jam for cookies.
@Pastrybaglady your pastries look delish! The pill cookies are really cute and I'm in love with the thank you cookies. What did you use for cutters?
I'm off to play in a soccer tournament and hope to see lots more creations when I get home.
Just getting my cake fix, made banana chocolate chip muffins with the my GD, added some lemon zest, they were so yummy....
@Pastrybaglady Cheese puffs are an old favorite of mine, yours look delish as well as your pies. The pill cookies are in a jar, love........
The " Thank You" cookies are perfect! Are those 3" cookie cutters?
I wanted to thank everyone first for the help on my sunshine. I wanted to do the sunglasses, but at the mom to be wanted lashes.
@catlharper that was a cute cake last week.
@Pastrybaglady those cookies are amazing.
@kstevens not sure what haskap berries jam is but I will be looking it up later. Good luck in the tournament.
i will post my picture in another post. It was suppose to have ruffles, but that just wasn't working.
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For those interested the cutters are 3", those plastic ones from Wilton that come in the big clear tub - ABC and 123.
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This cake was so much fun to make! Normally I hate painting on a cake but since I made the treasure map separate it was easy as the pressure wasn't on lol. It was a low budget cake but I got carried away and added a little 3d treasure chest made out of fondant.
@julia1812 love the treasure map.
@Marian64 your sunshine is just adorable! The cake turned out great!
@julia1812 you sound like me....I would not have been able to leave it simple either. The map looks great on it's own but the treasure chest does add a little something to it.
For anyone who is curious these are haskaps and I'll add a link about them:
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Lovely cakes and cookies!
I want a cheese puff.
Thank You cookies are the most happy cookies. I bet they made many people smile.
Sunshine is perfect. I love the Sunshine cake, (watch out, a totally personal opinion not intended to offend to follow) except for the baby figurine. It is a personal preference, and has to do with artistic views. I generally don't like any sleeping baby photos or images.
Hascap? Ok. I'll have some ))). Looks good!
No cakes for me this week. Some bad news, unwanted troubles, but no cakes. Trying to get over the "this is terrible news" and "this is really NOT what I need right now to be happening" thing, and move to "ok, what are the logistics and schedules involved in trying to make things better."
My birthday is at the end of this month (that's not the bad news, I am a person who thinks the more birthdays a person has - the better! Life's too short, and goes so fast.). My kids are already asking what cake I will make. But I do not feel the creative vibe at all. Wonder what I can get away with, for their sake. They have high standards, when it comes to cakes.
I apologize in advance for my extremely long post. I am finally relaxing on my couch after the most insane weekend of my life. I can't believe how smoothly everything went and that I even got through all these orders by myself haha.
First off, my ultimate favourite is this Royal Prince birthday! I delivered earlier today and made the cake, cake pops and sugar cookies. The set up was absolutely incredible, I couldn't believe my eyes!
Then I made this Frozen themed birthday cake for a third birthday as well.
Then a butterfly themed baby shower cake and cake pops with matching sugar cookies.
A rosette graduation cake.
A Pittsburgh Penguins/Hockey birthday cake.
I am now officially can get through anything
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Hope it's ok to still post pictures!
Did my very first wedding cake for today!! I was honored to make the cake for my mother in laws wedding :)
Thanks for your kind words.
@sweetshop5 was that party for a child? I hope not or I have to step up my game when it comes to decoration lol. Great cakes!
@kstreet2013 congratulations on your first wedding cake. You did an amazing job!
@Marian64 I think I missed the point about the sunglasses but that cake just screams cuteness!
@Pastrybaglady can you send he some for a brunch on Tuesday? Am sure my friends would love to dig in hahaha. Those goodies look so yummy!
Thank you @Julia1812!! :)
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Here is a little close up of the chest.
Initially the cake was meant to be a carved treasure chest with a 3d pirate but then the clients realised it's a bit out of her budget hahaha.
Its my mum`s and best mates birthday this week so thought id make a whole bunch of cupcakes!! they were chocolate, rocky road, black forest, trifle, banana split and lemon meringue
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kstreet -- wow impressive first wedding cake -- so pretty
julia -- love the ancient map and the treasure chest with gold doubloons is adorable
pastry -- lelekb said it well about the happy cookies, and wanting to eat the cheesie puff -- the medicine bottle is brilliant
sweetshop -- the cake balls up on the stands makes it look like candelabras -- what an amazing display -- beautiful perfectly decorated cake -- and all that other work -- wow what a week -- do you work by yourself
marion -- the cake is beautiful -- love the little cloud puffs accenting the bright happy sunshine face -- well done
lelekb -- sorry to hear about the difficult time -- what about a flourless chocolate cake or a jelly roll or a pie and cake combo -- something that doesn't need a lot of decorating but is special to look forward to all by itself? maybe -- at least here comes my best wishes to you for a better today
wow shellbell those look amazing -- it would be hard not to want to eat one of each but I would start with black forest and top off with a lemon meringue -- they look so good
and pastrybaglady -- I love the rustic star struck pies -- infinitely appetizing