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Two months after the fact, I have a couple new cake pictures to show! Most of them are large rectangle cakes, which are a novelty here for the most part (we are used to rounds!).


THe one woth the loopy bow was my birthday cake, the cake with the cow was for my BIL's 40th birthday (he's a farmer), the others were for communion parties. One shows the emblem of the countries' most famous soccer club.


 

KarenP's picture

(post #63588, reply #1 of 32)

  I just had a birthday, but here is always next year...and, I do celebrate that half year because you just never know...perhaps you could drop by! 
  Beautiful cakes, Helena! 

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #8 of 32)

Thanks , and I'd be more than happy to make you one :o)

Jean's picture

(post #63588, reply #2 of 32)

Your cakes are wonderful, Helena!! I can't help  adding a picture of my DairyQueen Ice cream cake that my DD got for my birthday.  It's all ice cream except for the flowers. It was really very good. ( I was honestly surprised, that will teach me to be such a snob)

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Risottogirl's picture

(post #63588, reply #4 of 32)

I have never seen a DQ cake, only Baskin Robbins. Is it all made of the soft serve? Is there any sugary frosting at all?


Ice cream cakes are the only kind of cakes I really like.  


I always wanted rhubarb pie for my birthday when I was a kid (and my birthday is in October). Or grapenut pudding LOL


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


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RheaS's picture

(post #63588, reply #5 of 32)

DQ cakes are better than B-R ice cream cakes. I hate frozen cake. DQ cakes are all soft serve with a layer of crushed chocolate cookies (wafers) in the middle. There's also something fudgy in there.


Helena: your cakes are beautiful as always. I love the cow cake. That would work even for non-farmers I know. I have a friend who collects cow figurines, and I have several friends who good-naturedly call each other cows. I'm going to save the pic of your cake on my computer and copy the design at some point if you don't mind.

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #12 of 32)

Thanks Rhea, and of course I don't mind. THe cow cake is dead-easy. Just randomly cut pieces of black marzipan or fondant and place on the cake, preferably on spots you just can seem to get right or smooth ;o).

Jean's picture

(post #63588, reply #7 of 32)

What Rhea said.  All soft serve, but frozen  solid. LOL. The only thing gooey sugary was the colored flowers. Like I said, I was surprised at how good it was.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #11 of 32)

Ha, I didn't eat my cake either ;o). My favorite is strawberry pie (no whipped cream) and I totally understand your birthday wish :o)

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #9 of 32)

It looks great, and I'm glad you liked it that much! I've *never* had an icecream cake. Another thing that is never heard of where we are!

DeannaS's picture

(post #63588, reply #14 of 32)

DH gets a DQ cake for his birthday every year. He likes them, he wants them, I will buy them for him. Of course, the rest of the year he wants real buttercream or ganache and whipped cream fillings, etc. Sometimes, though, you just gotta go low brow and enjoy it.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Marcia's picture

(post #63588, reply #3 of 32)

The cakes are just beautiful, Helena. I stand in awe. Well, I'm sitting in awe right now. LOL

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #10 of 32)

Thanks Marcia :o)

Risottogirl's picture

(post #63588, reply #6 of 32)

I love the cow cake!!!


I think it is interesting that rectangular cakes are a novelty.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #13 of 32)

Thanks!

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63588, reply #18 of 32)

Amazing, as always.

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #22 of 32)

Thanks, now to improve my chocolate skills ;o). Tomorrow I'm dipping straberries for a wedding cake. I've tried them while on vacation and now I am hooked!

RuthWells's picture

(post #63588, reply #15 of 32)

Beautiful, as always, Helena!  I envy your bow.  : )


 


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helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #19 of 32)

Thanks Ruth :o). It was my first fondant bow, I'd been wanting to make one for ages. It sure took much longer to dry than I ever thought, I think the whole thing took me 5 days or so. Cut strips, make loops, let dry, make first row for bow, let dry.. you get the picture..

RuthWells's picture

(post #63588, reply #24 of 32)

It sure took much longer to dry than I ever thought, I think the whole thing took me 5 days or so.


And of course, this is why my bows are floppy -- lack of patience on the part of the baker!!  ; )


 


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 - G.B. Shaw

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"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

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helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #27 of 32)

Well, I would say that 5 days is rediculous and too much to ask anyway ;o). What I like (for a next time) is that I can just make it way ahead and take the stress off last minute work, you know? It is great that it practically keeps forever..

dixie1's picture

(post #63588, reply #31 of 32)

Awesome.

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #32 of 32)

Thanks :o)

MadMom's picture

(post #63588, reply #16 of 32)

So lovely!  Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.



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helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #20 of 32)

Thanks :o)

deejeh's picture

(post #63588, reply #17 of 32)

Great cakes, Helena!  Loved the cow, and I thought the flowers on the 2 Maud cakes were particularly charming.


deej

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #21 of 32)

Thank you!

favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #63588, reply #23 of 32)

Wonderful cakes, and I'm sure they taste as good as they look.

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #26 of 32)

Thanks!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #63588, reply #25 of 32)

I am totally impressed! Amazing, beautiful, wonderful!

You are so talented!

helena's picture

(post #63588, reply #28 of 32)

Thank you Sally, you're way too kind!