Lightening McQueen??
Posted: 04 July 2009 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]
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So my newphews birthday is today and I offered to make the cake. My family (knowing how busy I have been with cookies) told me “make a box cake mix in a regular pan!”. Of course, I can’t do that, so i went all out and make a 12x18 cake,and cut it in half and stacked it. Then i decided, since elmo came out so good for my cousins birthday i will try to do a character he likes…Lightening McQueen.

So…...this cake took me about 6 hours total and i am NOT happy with the outcome. I dont know how people pipe things on cakes like this!!  Elmo was sooo much easier! i thought about doing stars all over in the right color, but then i didn’t know how i would do stars in the spots that were really little!! so i ended up like piping color on and then trying to smooth it out with my finger. Didn’t work.
Then since, elmo’s red got sooo dark overnight, i decided to start with a lighter red and hope that it got darker ovenight….it didn’t. so he’s again, kind of light pinkish red.

Then i tried writing his name and for some reason, the orange was coming out of the tip VERY quickly and the food coloring was seperating!!  so i tried to write REALLY quick and it just jumbled up, lol and looks like a kid wrote it! At this point, i gave up (2nd time this week).

Anyways, i will share my shame lol.

oh, its white cake with strawberry filling and vanilla mousseline.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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As my father would say… “You done good kid!”.  smile  I have a major fear of writing on cakes… early on, a friend absolutely INSISTED that I write on a cake I made for her Father’s 75th birthday, despite my insistence that I could NOT write well on them.  She just wouldn’t take no for an answer…  well, it was a disaster and completely ruined the beautiful cake!  Only then did she agree that I really wasn’t any good at writing on cakes.  Anyway, your writing looks much better than mine did!

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Posted: 04 July 2009 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ski, the cake looks really good. Don’t be so hard on yourself. I think the car looks great. Next time try doing a frozen buttercream transfer of the car. I have never tried it myself but it is supposed to be easier than it sounds. That’s what I’ve read on many sites.

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Posted: 04 July 2009 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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How do you do a frozen buttercream transfer???

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Posted: 04 July 2009 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Here’s a link.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-how-to-create-a-frozen.html

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Posted: 04 July 2009 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Wow awesome! I am going to try that. I tcan’t use mousseline though (it says you need to have buttercream w/ 1/2 crisco in it). But i think i am going to give it a try next time (if there is one lol)

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Posted: 05 July 2009 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You can do it with Mousseline smile.

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Posted: 10 July 2009 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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That is really cute!  You did a great job!

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Posted: 11 July 2009 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ski,

I think your cake looks GREAT! I appreciate your sharing it, even though you felt unsure about it.

I’d be interested to try the transfer technique, so thanks for posting that link, Rozanne.

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Posted: 13 July 2009 12:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Nice job! Transfers are great, defiinitely worth a try.

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