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My 40th Birthday Cake
Posted: 31 May 2010 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I wanted to make my birthday cake this year.  It is Woody’s Lemon luxury cake with 4 layers.  I was quite happy with the results, and the taste was wonderful.  I especially liked the lemon curd filling.

Ok,  I need some help,  it is saying that the file is too big and I can’t attach it.  Is there anyway to decrease the size of the picture?  Sorry about this.  I am not great at this.

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Posted: 31 May 2010 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Assuming you are on a PC (and not a Mac):

> Make a copy of your picture and work from the copy
> From whereever your picture is saved, right-click on it and choose Open With > Microsoft Office Picture Manager
> Picture > Compress Picture
> Select Web Pages and Press OK
> That will ake it small enough to upload

I actually use Edit Picture > Resize myself, but you have to do it, and then check the size, and redo it if necessary, so I thought the above might be quicker for you (but I haven’t used it myself to check the quality).

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Posted: 31 May 2010 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Liza, if you have a PC you could open the picture in Paint (one of the accessories) and change the size there. If you have a Mac you can open it in Preview (just doubleclick on it) and change the size there. It needs to be 800 x 600 pixels or less.

I still have to make Woody’s Lemon Luxury Cake - I’ve been staring at it for a while. Everybody that made it loved it….

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Posted: 31 May 2010 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ok, hopefully this will work.

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Posted: 31 May 2010 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Wow! It’s gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

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Posted: 31 May 2010 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank-you very much JD for your kind compliments.  I really wanted to decorate it with the gumpaste roses that I make, but I just ran out of time to complete them properly.  so I opted for fresh roses.  I so much wanted to do a two tiered cake but that would have been way to big.  The smallest size pan I have is 8”.  Maybe one of these days an opportunity will arise.

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Posted: 31 May 2010 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow that cake is so elegant looking Liza! What size pan did you use? And such a great job on getting the icing nice and straight!  Happy Birthday!

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Posted: 31 May 2010 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thank-you Silke.  It was a 9 x 2 inch pan and I baked 2 batches of the batter and two batches of the buttercream and lemon curd.    I could have just baked a single batch but hey, you only turn 40 once. ( Or should I say, it was the 1st anniversary of my 39th birthday - I like that better.  cheese )  I am so envious of all the bakers here who have made tiered wedding cakes,  I would love to make one.  Maybe I will have to order some really small cake pans and make a miniature tiered cake for my father-in-laws birthday at the end of June.  I just love the look of tiered cakes, they are so elegant.

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Posted: 01 June 2010 05:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Your cake looks lovely, Liza!  I love the way you have smoothed the frosting on the sides, I found that VERY difficult when doing my GOlden Wedding cake.  Happy Birthday! grin

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Posted: 01 June 2010 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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This cake is gorgeous. I was looking at a picture of it and my two and a half year old twin girls were looking over my shoulder and also admiring it. They said, “Ohhhh, so pretty!”.  The height and your frosting skills are really admirable! Happy 40th…and remember, 40 is the new 20!

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Posted: 01 June 2010 07:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Ha!! Thanks Loopy.  I will have to remember that.  40 is the new 20!!

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Posted: 01 June 2010 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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That cake is BREATHTAKING!

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Posted: 01 June 2010 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Oh, and I see you are also a Jack Benny fan!  Happy 39th…againn!

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Posted: 01 June 2010 08:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Lovely cake!  and Happy Birthday!

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Posted: 01 June 2010 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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BEAUTIFUL!  Great Job

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Posted: 01 June 2010 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Jaw-dropping beautiful! I love cakes with fresh flowers. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

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