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14th September 2011

shonao7:09pm: a sampling of what I've been up to....(picture heavy!)
So I have hardly been on LJ lately. Life has been a mess. It's pretty well sucked.
However, my cakes have kept me focused when nothing else did. So I figured I'd share a few with you guys that I have done over the last year or so.

Behind the cut for politeness!Collapse )

(2 radical cake-lovers beheaded | let them eat cake)

1st June 2011

worldbimperial2:42pm: Gay Wedding Cake
This was a feat. Made of He-Man dolls from E-bay, black sharpie, one silver necklace and the fingertips of black cleaning gloves. And cake.



From Apocalypse Cakes

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26th July 2010

badassbunnyetsy8:39pm: Fancy Cupcake Rings


*New* Fancy Cupcake Rings by BadassBunny on Etsy


I hope that it's alright for me to post this here...
Thanks for looking

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2nd March 2010

worldbimperial9:55am: Seismic Haitian Mud Cake
Because you never know how long it will take for a disaster to strike that will guilt the international community into finally bringing you a meal.



From Apocalypse Cakes

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29th January 2010

shonao6:20pm: New to this community
As the title says, I am new to this community. I have been making cakes and such for friends for a few years now, and along the way it evolved, and blossomed into a home business. My cakes started out quite rough looking (IMO, though my friends would tell you otherwise...I'll share some of them later, and you can decide! *lol*) and tasting amazing, to starting to look as good as they taste.

I must admit though, I have become quite the anti-sweets person since I started all this! I am no longer the person who suggests we split a dessert, or have dessert at all! And when I do want something sweet, I generally want only a bite of something, and that something better NOT be cake! *lol*

I have taken loads of classes over the last year for decorating, and have loved every second of them. Tomorrow I am taking a class that is being taught by Lauren Kitchens, owner of Fancy Cakes by Lauren. She has one one Food Network Challenge, and places second in another.
The class she is teaching is on muppetizing someone in cake. Mercifully she is also local, and friends of my friends. So maybe I can coax other info from her later on! *lol*

In the mean time, here's a few pictures of cakes spanning from the 'not so pretty' stage, and up to the most recent:

pics under the cut for f-list nice-nessCollapse )
Current Mood: productive

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26th July 2009

on_myway5:07pm: Abram's 1st birthday...
For my godson's birthday cake (for everyone else but him), I made confetti cake (from a box...don't judge me...lol), icing dyed blue and yellow.  Yellow icing for the lettering, blue for the water.  Blue gel icing and edible sprinkles made the waves.  Cake was topped with rubber duckies.




Abram was giving his own cake to make a mess of, which he did very well.  His older brother helped him make the mess!  His grandmother made that cake.



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6th April 2009

worldbimperial12:47pm: Raining Blood Red Velvet Cake
Thought you darker cake whores would enjoy...




From Apocalypse Cakes.

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21st July 2008

travelinjen8:29pm: AAHHHH! Need help!
I have the Chocolate Passion cookbook by Trish Boyle and Timothy Moriarty.  It consists of recipes from  Chocolatier Magazine and I had a very expensive failure today on a Black Satin Chocolate Raspberry Cake.  Maybe someone can help my figure out how to salvage it.  Fortunately today was a test cake.  I wanted to make it for a party on Saturday night, so I'd like to figure out how to fix whatever I did wrong.

My problem was my icing.  It just didn't thicken.   Here's the recipe:

20 oz semisweet chocolate
1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup black raspberry liquer
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Melt the chocolate.
Put the evaporated milk, butter, liqueur and vanilla extract in a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade.  Add the melted chocolate.  Process for 20 to 30 seconds, until the frosting is thick and creamy.

First problem is that I don't have a food processor.  I tried to use the blender, but once I poured the chocolate in, it went straight to the bottom.  So I poured it all into a bowl and used a hand mixer, but it never stiffened.  It was watery.

Anyone have any ideas?  

My only suspicion is that maybe I should have let the chocolate cool for a while before dumping it in the rest of the mixture.  The instructions didn't say to do that, so I didn't.  

Like I said, this was a test because I've never made this before.  I spent about 50 bucks on ingredients because I wanted to make a big splash at a dinner party I'm going to this weekend, so any advice on thickening frosting if this happens again would be appreciated.

Thanks!

(1 radical cake-lover beheaded | let them eat cake)

12th July 2008

katastrophic7:26pm: I've been baking up a storm, but I've been too lazy to post them. Here's my latest creations, all from the 99 cents store!

Lots of picsCollapse )
Current Mood: accomplished

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25th June 2008

mini_mina10:04pm:

new to the community...awesome btw. I love making cakes the one above was made for a friends birthday this afternoon. it is a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (made from scratch) and little candy circles.


Enjoy

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21st June 2008

travelinjen2:53pm: Does anyone have a good receipe for better than sex cake?  I had some at a party ages ago with gooey caramel and chocolate filling...I've googled it and come up with a gazillion different recepies.  What's good? 

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26th May 2008

mightymomelissa8:26pm: Orange Juice Cupcakes!
I made some quickie cupcakes this weekend, and in honor of our recent sun rays I thought a citrus frosting would be in order.    I modified my basic buttercream recipe to include orange juice rather than milk, and out came these delectable treats.   Just like an orange ice cream bar from the ice cream man....so good.


Crossposted to BakeBakeBake.

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15th May 2008

sarahlande12:15pm: Finding Friends
 I am new to this journal and to livejournal (So please friend me!)
I heard about livejournal on www.coffeetalkforums.com so came to check it out! Sorry about this general post, I hope it is allowed.

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23rd April 2008

pinkrabbit1710:23pm: cupcake post
I baked some cupcakes for my niece's birthday last weekend, and here's to share with you some of the pictures. Hope you like them. =)

Photobucket

cupcakes overload follow me...

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22nd April 2008

misplacedmind10:12pm: Earth Day!
Just thought I'd post a pic of the cupcakes I made today. My church's Green Group happened to have a meeting today, so I thought I'd bring some Earth Day goodies in :)

(let them eat cake)

5th March 2008

willow_cabin9:45am: 10 cake icons
These icons were made from antique Edwardian illustrations of pastries. Enjoy! :)

Samples:


Pour some sugar on me...

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23rd September 2007

caen1:40pm: Hello!
I'm not really a cake decorater at all, but i do like to dabble in fun baking. I mostly stick to simple, easy things and leave the beautiful creations to the experts!

As always, the recipe is just a guideline, if your cake recipe is better, or if you're just more comfortable with it, use that! This is just a guide on the basic idea.

[the pictures in here are brought in from several different 'batches' of cake making - in case you spot any inconsistencies! i kept forgetting to photograph a step!]

So. Rainbow cayke!


lots of rainbowey goodness!Collapse )

hope that's okay! *waves to comm*

(2 radical cake-lovers beheaded | let them eat cake)

2nd September 2007

copying_error5:26pm: you know you all want one...
Wilton has this 101 piece decorating set all packaged in a caddy.

AC Moore has a 50% off coupon today (sun) and tomorrow (labor day).

I scored myself the caddy for 1/2 the retail price! yeah!!! I can't wait to play with it... I need to go to a cake decorating store so I can get some hi-ratio shortening to make frosting I can play with that isn't so crisco-y. Now all my supplies are in one place... I ended up with extra duplicate tips though. Wish they were different ones I don't have yet..hehe.
Current Mood: bouncy

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31st August 2007

charliecarly6:55pm: caaaake!

Not decorated with icing as such...but it's still decorated...so I thought I'd post anyway.


x-posted all over the place in various ways!




Current Mood: creative

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26th June 2007

danica8:43am: cupCAKES
I made these!


mini cupcakes, then with green fruit by the foot wrappeda round them, various fruit candy inside and of course, coconut dipped tops and bottoms.
TONNES of fun to look at, the coconut dip makes it alot of work just cause you have to ice the sides, then wrap the fruit by the foot, then ice the top and the bottom, then dip...repeat ninety times all while trying not to get the icing on the fruit by the foot.
I should have just done it the twinkie way, but twinkies gross me out.

(1 radical cake-lover beheaded | let them eat cake)

26th May 2007

candychronicles12:28pm: Need your help!
I'm making a list of reasons to love an eat cupcakes.  Any suggestions?

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20th May 2007

candychronicles11:49pm: More Cupcakes!

Manic Melon, Miss'ippi Midnight, and French Toast Cupcakes...in that order.

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