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A cake I made..

post #1 of 17
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Well I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this but I wanted to show you what I'm doing in my retirement years.
I'm really enjoying cake decorating, not sure I'll ever get too far with it at my age, but its fun anyway.. I was pretty happy with the way this one turned out and thought maybe you guys might want to have a look..



A close up

post #2 of 17
Great pixs keep up the good work
post #3 of 17

cake

That is a very nice cake, and the baby is just adorable!
A house is not beautiful because of its walls, but because of its cakes
- Old Russian proverb
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A house is not beautiful because of its walls, but because of its cakes
- Old Russian proverb
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post #4 of 17
wow! nice job! i think that you could do this as a small business or something to keep you occupied.. you have a talent here. dont let it go to waste!
post #5 of 17
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Thank you jessiquina!
I do actually do a few cakes for some extra spending money. One or two a month if I'm lucky.. Most are children's cakes though, and my orders are usually from repeat customers.. So I rarely get orders for any hand molded stuff.. Those are mostly for family and friends.. I'm into my fourth year playing around with this hobby..
If you care to have a look..

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post #6 of 17
Very nice! Is that a Winbeckler inspired baby?:)
My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
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http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #7 of 17
:suprise: You are diffently a pro at the cake decorating. That cake is super cute & the icing is very smooth (did you use the viva paper towel to smooth it out?) I love the great detail on the baby & on the blanket.

I also do cakes just for friends & family. I love it too.
post #8 of 17
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Thank you chrose

Actually I started learning the basic how to's from assorted clay character books I purchased.. Of course I'm now into Debbie Brown and Maisie Parrish's books also. Their work is so amazing!
post #9 of 17
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Thank you ChefMonica, but I'm far from a pro!

Yes, I use the Viva method.. Only problem now is the Viva here is being made with more of a bumpy pattern. Not as smooth as it used to be..
I'm going to have to try and find some other brand that will work like the old Viva..
post #10 of 17
Hummm.... the vivas here dont have bumps in them yet.:rolleyes:

Have you tried printer paper? waxed paper? a hot knife? those too work well to smooth out butter cream.

I looked at your other cake pics & yes mam you are a pro, in my book:chef:

So, did you meet Collette? WOW lucky you. Shes so amazing.
post #11 of 17
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I tried printer paper and parchment. Both did not work well enough for me.
I do my initial smoothing with a hot sheet rock knife. I have a 6 in. and 4 in.. but always like to finish off with the viva..
Yeah, the class with Colette Peters was great fun! She's such a nice person. Super friendly and very easy to talk to..
post #12 of 17
I did not much like the waxed paper or the printer paper either. I love the viva though.

Colette seems to be a very nice person.

Good luck to ya!!
post #13 of 17
Wonderful! I wish I had the talent. Well, I do, I just don't use it often enough. GOOD WORK!
"We may live without poetry, music and art;We may live without conscience and live without heart;We may live without friends, we may live without books;But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
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"We may live without poetry, music and art;We may live without conscience and live without heart;We may live without friends, we may live without books;But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
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post #14 of 17
You might want to try using a small foam paint roller after your buttercream has crusted.:)
post #15 of 17
Beautiful cakes. I would love to learn the art of cake decorating. I can bake them up to perfection. Decorating...hahahahhaa...have to send those out to my deariest friend to get them done. Maybe she and I should do a side cake business...lol. On top of my business I have now, where would I find the time.
post #16 of 17
Very nice cake.. thanks for sharing.. ;)

Don't forget to feed the pig...

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Don't forget to feed the pig...

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post #17 of 17
i do not know your experience in the whole matter, but might i make a reccomendation, these books are great, i think. its called the essential cake decorating book... or guide... anyways, i believe this is it Amazon.com: The Essential Cake Decorating Guide (Thunder Bay Essential Cookbooks): Books: Wendy Stephen

they sell this book at borders, exclusively i think for about $10, and there are several of them, desserts, baking, asian food, rice, and a few more i believe... great book, and has conversion to metric, in case you live across the pond (and for the record, i am NOT SAYING that one system is better than the other, they are both merely different and have theyre own advantages and disadvantages)
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