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Show Us Your Cakes!

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Show Us Your Cakes! (post #64745)

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Wanna post photos of some of your best creations? With all the talent here, it would be nice to be able to have an all-occassion cake "scrapbook" to peruse for ideas. Easier to view than hunting through old threads since there is no 'image' search here (unless i am missing something).

I'll start. My recent R2D2 cake and molten planet cake for my son's 7th birthday this week.
also, an older pic of the cake i made my ex (then husband) for his first birthday since the birth of our son. I was still nursing then, which is the joke behind the concept. It's not x-rated, but be warned that there is chest-oidal imagery :-)

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
–Jack Handey
helena1's picture

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roz's picture

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I have to agree...these cakes are fantastic and the artists should all take a bow! Wow! I am not a baker and I am astonished by the talent and creativity shown here. This thread is a keeper.

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KitchenWitch's picture

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okay, here's a few of mine i was able to unearth. Although after Helena's masterpieces, don't expect much, 'K? these were all for Nattie's birthdays. Poor Buddy seems to get shorted since his B-day is at Thanksgiving, and I'm hard pressed to come up with anything other than cupcakes. the last two really aren't cakes - we did candy sushi for her last birthday.

~RuthAnn
foom!


~RuthAnn

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MadMom's picture

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Don't know which is better, the candy sushi or the birthday cakes.  Both my boys got cupcakes for their latest birthday, and they and the party goers all seemed happy with them.  Cupcakes are so much easier for the little ones to handle.



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msm-s's picture

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OMG- those are awesome too! is the sushi rice ricecrispietreats? too cute! what is the nori made of? I love the Tim Burton touch on the Jack cake.
I can do some fancy details, but i am lousy at the writing (my penmanship is bad anyway, and trying to look at it as art doesn't improve it.)

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
–Jack Handey

KitchenWitch's picture

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it is indeed rice krispie treats.
the nori is chocolate plastic (chocolate and corn syrup) with black cocoa powder kneaded in.


my lettering skills are nil. I simply print it out from my computer, reversed, then lay it under a silpat and go over it with the melted candy melts. it's the whimsical bakehouse technique. 


~RuthAnn
foom!


~RuthAnn

MadMom's picture

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Aren't you clever!  I used the Whimsical Bakehouse technique for the shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day, and it really worked.



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

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helena1's picture

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I love that she doesn't want the 'girly girl' cakes :o). THey are all very cute, but the bug one is my favourite :o)

MadMom's picture

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Natty is cute as a bug, and although she could probably get away with girly cakes, she's a tomboy, just like her mom.  I love that she likes the bug cakes!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

DeannaS's picture

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The only pics I have on this computer are for the Thomas cake I did a couple of years ago. They pale in comparison to some, but I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. The triangular part had a Thomas, Percy and James done out of the chocolate melts a la Whimsical Bakehouse.

Edited to say - and yes those are ladybugs, because due to the whims of a 3 year old, he wanted a "ladybug Thomas cake." Go figure.


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mer's picture

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great job!  I am going to have to try out this WB technique sometime.  The results are great!  I do love how you have different colors in the base icing that resemble watercolors. 

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Oh, cute!  I see you used the marbeling technique from WB, too! (G)  Where you slather on a couple of colors of icing and spread them together (G).  I did the same technique for Max's space cake, and I love it.

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DeannaS's picture

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Yep, the marbling is fun and hides your flaws, too!

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

Jean's picture

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I have this vision of me walking around with frosting on my face. LOL.





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Fledge's picture

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and hair.....and floor....

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msm-s's picture

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I've been inspired by you all!
A friend is having a small gathering for her birthday this thurs and i offered to bring a small cake (she's my age and on jenny craig, so it's more for "the thought that counts" than it is any of us needing to gorge on dessert).
She was a good Catholic girl and still talks about the doll cakes her mom made her every year-- i think it would be fun to make one of those for her, all poofy and frilly.

Also-- I'm in a group of artists that meets once a month and sometimes we bring Fimo and mess around making Mille Flore beads etc. We met Friday and it occurrs to me that one could make some incredibly intricate cake coverings using that method- wrapping canes of fondant and slicing. Hmmmmm----

DeannaS- i love the triangle cake! beautiful work, and neat idea. i don't think i've ever seen a cake that shape.

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
–Jack Handey
Fledge's picture

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such imagination!

You don't scare me


I have an African Grey

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

Amy's picture

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I knew there were some impressive bakers on here, but WOW!! I have learned so much, but have so much to learn. I love looking at all these photos!

Today was my first attempt at Mousseline Buttercream. I reviewed Ruth's tutorial several times. I was skeptical that it would really be stiff and stable enough to pipe, but sure enough it is. It turned out great! I put some of it on some cupcakes, just for fun, but I froze the rest and now I need a reason to decorate a cake. The cupcakes got little daisies using that Whimsical Cakehouse candy melt method.

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RuthWells's picture

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Yay, Amy! Welcome to the world of real buttercreams! Your cupcakes are adorable.

Ruth Wells


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

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Amy's picture

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Thanks! I will probably stick with the neoclassic, unless I feel the need to pipe. Speaking of which, now I need a project to use the rest of this Mousseline :) Into the freezer for now...

Canuck's picture

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Yours are very cute.


Funny, I tried the Mousseline for the first time on Sunday. I made raspberry Mousseline Buttercream to go on chocolate cupcakes for Father's Day. I popped a blueberry on top to make them masculine :)


 

CookiM0nster's picture

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Those are adorable.

Amy's picture

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Thanks Canuck and CookiMOnster! Hopefully they will make a couple of birthday girls smile.

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RuthWells's picture

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We did some PKD fundraising back in April which included a cake raffle.  The winners of the raffle finally cashed in their prize this week with a graduation cake for their daughter.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out -- I think it's the first time I've really "designed" (using the term very loosely) a cake ahead of time and had it come out more or less the way I had envisioned.


It's the golden butter cake from Whimisical Bakehouse -- two 12" x 18" layers filled with chocolate buttercream.  All decorations are RLB's mousseline buttercream except the graduation cap, which is royal icing ((and is slightly propped up with mini-marshmellows behind it).


 


Ruth Wells


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


www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com

Ruth Wells

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

www.lemonade-and-kidneys.blogspot.com

www.ruthssweetpleasures.com

http://www.pkdcure.org/Default.aspx?TabI...

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Jean's picture

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Lovely Ruth.  It looks delicious.





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
KarenP's picture

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  That is a beautiful cake, Ruth.  They had to be more than pleased. 

DeannaS's picture

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Beautiful - and I'm sure it tasted a million times better than the store bought kind.

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

Mwalls's picture

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Ruth,

Wonderful cake. The roses are fantastic. My roses tend to be more closed and compact, whereas your roses are wonderfully open.

I am curious about the bottom border. What tip and technique did you use for that border. I am getting tired of the shell border and have been looking for something good and new.