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CookiM0nster's picture

Winnie the Pooh Cake (post #63409)

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Here it is, as promised: Berend's birthday cake, made with techniques borrowed from the Whimsical bakehouse. Appologies for the appalling lighting.

Biscuits's picture

(post #63409, reply #1 of 71)

It's fabulous!  Wow!  The impression I got talking to you the other day was that the figures weren't as nice as the WB book, but they are!  They are beautiful, CM!  I am so impressed - I love it.  Love the colors, love the decorations, love-love it. 


Did Berend like it?


Oh, now I'm feeling the pressure for Max's cake in 2 months - I'm going to do dinosaurs for it. 


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Jean's picture

(post #63409, reply #2 of 71)

What a darling cake. I love the Pooh characters too.


Happy Birthday, Berend!!



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(post #63409, reply #3 of 71)

It's absolutely wonderful and I know it will delight him no end. PLEASE give him a birthday hug for me!

 

 

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(post #63409, reply #4 of 71)

I love it, CM, it's fantastic!!! Will you make one for my birthday???!


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(post #63409, reply #5 of 71)

That is SO cute!

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(post #63409, reply #6 of 71)

What an adorable cake! Please give the birthday boy a big hug from me.

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helena's picture

(post #63409, reply #7 of 71)

It is adorable!! Fantastic cake and happy birthday Berend!! I am sure he was thrilled :o)

MadMom's picture

(post #63409, reply #8 of 71)

Oh, CM, that's a beautiful cake for a lucky little boy.  Was he thrilled?  My eldest DGS went through a Pooh phase, and he would have died to have that cake!




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(post #63409, reply #9 of 71)

Oh, that's beautiful! 

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(post #63409, reply #10 of 71)

Oooooooooh, that's just adorable, CM!  Lovely job, and I bet Berend was thrilled!


 


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SallyBR's picture

(post #63409, reply #11 of 71)

Happy Birthday to Berend!!!!!!!


 


What a beautiful cake you made! (not that I'm surprised.... )  :-)


 

 

deejeh's picture

(post #63409, reply #12 of 71)

Beautiful cake - and lucky birthday boy!


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TracyK's picture

(post #63409, reply #13 of 71)

Darling!! Really, CM, it's SO cute. :-)


Wish Berend happy birthday for me!!



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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63409, reply #14 of 71)

Thanks everyone! All the kids seemed pretty happy with the cake. Actually, they liked the "chocolate" characters and dots better than the cake itself. There was a minor squabble over who got to eat piglet.

Jean - I can't wait to show him your birthday graphic. He loves Pooh Bear (in case you hadn't already figured that out :-)

And I encourage everyone to try this decorating method. it's really quite simple - much easier than piping icing figures.

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(post #63409, reply #15 of 71)

Adorable cake, Cooki.   You do realize that you've set a precedent and now you're going to have to come up with a spectacular cake every January and March (?), don't you?

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Marcia's picture

(post #63409, reply #16 of 71)

That was a really impressive looking cake, but it is not surprising considering who baked and decorated it.


Funny about the skirmish over who got to eat Piglet. It's good that it was minor!

KarenP's picture

(post #63409, reply #17 of 71)

  What a great cake!  I would love to get a birthday cake that looked like that!

Bethany's picture

(post #63409, reply #18 of 71)

I LOVE the polka dots!!! That cake looks like a party all by itself! I envy and bow to all bakers..... I've never been able to get the hang of it.

 


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Jean's picture

(post #63409, reply #21 of 71)

 I encourage everyone to try this decorating method.


I suppose this means I have to buy another book.  sigh


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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63409, reply #24 of 71)

"I suppose this means I have to buy another book. sigh"

Psst, Jean I could photocopy the instructions for making chocolate figures for you if you'd like. It's only a couple of pages. Unless, of course, you need to see all the pictures of the example cakes as well...

Jean's picture

(post #63409, reply #25 of 71)

That would be sweet of you. Do you have a scanner so you can email?


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doyenne's picture

(post #63409, reply #19 of 71)

What a great cake! Happy birthday to Berend. What are you going to do for an encore?


 

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63409, reply #23 of 71)

"What a great cake! Happy birthday to Berend. What are you going to do for an encore?"

Have another child so I get to make two cakes a year, of course!

As an aside, for the past week or so, every time I've asked Berend what he wants to do on his birthday he's said "make cookies" (which really means decorating them), so all the kids in his dayhome are decorating cookies with him for craft time today. Got to start them young! ;-)

DeannaS's picture

(post #63409, reply #20 of 71)

That's beautiful. So, what are the characters made from? It's all edible, I assume?

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63409, reply #22 of 71)

The characters and the dots are made from decorator's chocolate - you know, the chocolate-like stuff you can buy to make candy from that doesn't need tempering? I did consider using proper white chocolate, then I came to my senses and reminded myself that this cake was going to be eaten by 2-year olds. I used the white "chocolate" and colored it with oil-based candy coloring.

DeannaS's picture

(post #63409, reply #26 of 71)

Well, I'm glad you came to your senses. 2 year olds have no palate. ;)

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anneelsberry's picture

(post #63409, reply #27 of 71)

Well, Berend probably has a better palate than I do, being around all those heavenly Samaki chocolates all day!


I'm starting to consider the leopard print and roses cake for DD's 12th birthday next month.  But I suck at piping roses, so I'd have to make them out of marzipan or fondant.


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Biscuits's picture

(post #63409, reply #28 of 71)

Or you could use the chocolate-decoration method in the Whimsical Bakehouse and make those type of roses.  I'm going to use that method to make a bunch of daisies to top cupcakes for a kids spring party.  It's such a cool method.  You place a piece of parchment paper over the pattern you want to create, and you outline it using dark chocolate in a piping bag with a very fine tip.  After the chocolate has set, you take white candy-coating, and color it with whatever colors you want to use to color your design, then fill in your figure with the colored chocolate using a paintbrush.  You have to let each color you use set up before using another one.  After it's fully set, you peel off the parchment and ta-da! 


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anneelsberry's picture

(post #63409, reply #29 of 71)

Daisies would be fun.  I've always been partial to a Martha S. wedding cake that was covered with royal icing daisies, but chocolate would be much better, even it is just the candy coating stuff.

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DeannaS's picture

(post #63409, reply #30 of 71)

Okay, you've got me there. Let me restate - my 2 year old has no palate. If it's sweet, it's good. Sweeter? Better! Scrape him off the ceiling sweet? Oh, that's the best yet.

Of course, he also digs curry. Go figure.

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