Opening up another session of the FNCC! ALL levels of cakers are welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help if needed, or provide help if they can!
No cakes this week other than just a pan cake for my family. I do have one coming up but am hoping it cools the heck off before I have to bake it on Tuesday! The Central Coast of California is NOT know for heat. Our average "summer" weather is between 63 and 74 degrees F ( and when it gets to 74 we are usually saying something like "whew! It's a warm one!"). Well, today in downtown Monterey it was 97 degrees. Yup NINETY seven. At my home, 20 miles inland, it was 102 today. Seriously, the hottest it's been here at home is 91. At 8:30 at night it's still 77 degrees. Since it doesn't get that hot here normally, we don't have air conditioning around here. I'm hoping to sleep tonight. We went out to dinner to avoid turning on the stove!LOL! Yes, I'm a weather wimp...totally can't hang with the heat.
Hope everyone had a great week!
This is mine from this week. First time doing an explosion cake and I wont be in a hurry to do another one! Look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to!
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lets try again!
@hep275 you did a great job on the cake. No cakes for me.
@catlharper I hope it gets cooler before you have to bake. I finally replaced my central air and heat a month ago. I had window units but when I baked it was miserable. Of course the summer here are in the high 90's- low 100's and the humidity makes it worse. I was surprised this morning we were in the low 70's. Almost seems like fall.
@hep275 That is SO elegant! I have heard "explosion" cakes are no fun...guess you are on board with that opinion?
@Marian64 Friday ended up being recorded as 101 in Monterey...it was 98 there today. Hot enough to set off our fire alarms mid afternoon so we had to lock up and wait for the fire department and the alarm company. UGH. 106 at my house today...exploding our heat record of 96 set in 2014. Just miserable with no A/C here. So we have horrible heat and you have our normal weather...UGH!
@Marian64 yeah, basically there is this little coiled wire that rises as the heat rises and if it gets too hot then it rises enough to set off the alarm. It's a secondary system function that detects smoke and heat and either can set it off. I'm just hoping that they were able to get it fixed today. And yes, not looking forward to baking till it cools off!
Zoe made a baby shower cake! This is the second one like this she did, but didn't film the first one.
Ah, that's such a cuts small cake. Very nice. And ......WOW how nice of you to put that video on for us to see who you did it. My only objection is that it plays sooooo fast that most people won't understand what was being done :(
@catlharper I hope you get a break from the heat soon. I can't imagine living in those temps! Here in NS it feels like fall. It switched so quickly and we even had a risk of frost on the weekend!?
@hep275 your cake looks great! I've never made an explosion cake. Why are they a pain to do?
@Mralexmunday cute cake! Thanks for the video :-)
This week I made cupcake samplers for the Labor Day long weekend. They had lemon meringue cupcakes, death by Oreo cupcakes and toffee crunch cupcakes.
My nephew turned 18 this weekend and he requested a deer head, a duck or something else hunting themed. I decided to go with a duck (decoy) cake but me being smart a$$ed Aunt Kelly, I also made him a rubber duck fake cake as a joke. I presented him with the rubber duck cake as if it was his actual cake and it was funny to see his reaction. He loved his decoy cake and kept the (chocolate) rubber duck off the fake cake :-) The head of the decoy cake is RKT and the body is marble cake.
loving the ducks!! Re my explosion cake. I had watched a couple of tutorials which showed a circle of different coloured fondant placed under the main cake covering so when you opened it up you have a two tone effect. My cake was a fruit cake and i'd dug out a cavity for the bottle to sit in. I cut my explosion separate to the main cake covering and moving it from my mat to the cake was tricky and one of the explosion flaps broke as i opened it up. Luckily i was able to make a pillow of fondant for the bottle neck to rest against.
I love the bottle cake!
Here is that Atari I made for my husband. It is far from perfect, and given time constraints and small size, I omitted a few small details. But it's ok. I am sure he will be happy, even if not eating it.