75th Birthday Cake
Posted: 25 July 2010 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is a cake I made for a 75th Birthday party this weekend.  It is 2 12 x 12 x 2 inch layers of the All Occasion Downey Yellow Butter Cake filled with raspberry cloud cream and iced with vanilla mousseline buttercream tinted mint green, sprinkled with edible glitter.  I added a yellow ribbon for the bottom border of the cake and piped rosettes for the top border with a little sugar pearl in the centre of each rosette.  I added fresh flowers to the top of the cake.  An orange gerber daisy and yellow and white carnations, as well as baby’s breath and fern.  I usually like to make sugar flowers for my cakes but I was only given a weeks notice and I was off on holidays. I really didn’t want to spend two days of my holidays making the flowers, so I had to substitute them for fresh flowers.  But I think that it looks quite nice with the fresh flowers.  I finally got the knack of icing a square cake, although it takes more time than icing a round one.  My customer wanted a cake to serve 40 people.  So I calculated my serving sizes to be 2” x 1.5” x 4” and that worked out to be 48 servings.  That seems to be the industry standard for party serving sizes.

As from a previous post, this is the cake I had to make twice because the first time I forgot to use parchment paper and both layers stuck to the bottom of the pans.  That is a mistake I will never make again.  :)

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Posted: 25 July 2010 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sorry to hear about your troubles again, Liza, but I’m glad you were able to make another cake in time. It sounds like it was great. I hope you’ll post pics sometime soon.

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Posted: 25 July 2010 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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So sorry about the missing pictures.  They are there now.  We got a new laptop with a different type of operating system and I am still trying to figure the darn thing out.  I was quite happy with the old one we had, but my husband wanted one that was faster.  Well I guess it is faster if you can figure out how to use it.

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Posted: 25 July 2010 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That’s amazing, Liza! I love the piping work around the border and the sparkly effect on top. And the flowers you chose worked so well with this cake. Nicely done!

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Posted: 25 July 2010 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thank-you MP.  I tried to co-ordinate colors that would be suited for a man.  So pink and purple were crossed off my list.  I wasn’t sure about the orange gerber daisy, but once it was on the cake,  I thought it complimented the other colors and brightened up the cake.

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Posted: 25 July 2010 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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A beautiful cake, beautifully decorated!  If only I could pipe like that, I would be so happy! cheese

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Posted: 25 July 2010 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Lovely decorating! Who wouldn’t be thrilled to get this Birthday Cake?

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Posted: 25 July 2010 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Gorgeous cake, Liza!  Your piping is lovely, so even and perfect.  I love the flowers, too, nice choice.  smile

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Posted: 26 July 2010 03:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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What a beautiful cake!  I hope that when I’m 75, someone gives me a cake half as nice!  Love the effect of the pearls on the rosettes!

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Posted: 26 July 2010 05:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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This is so pretty! Nice work, I love the color combinations!

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Posted: 26 July 2010 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Really, really beautiful cake, and the flavors sound just wonderful!  You did such a nice job with the flowers, too.

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Posted: 27 July 2010 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I think it looks great!  Good job…sorry about the do-over…I totally understand…I’m the king of redoing!

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Posted: 27 July 2010 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thanks everyone for your compliments.  I am still waiting to hear if they enjoyed the cake.

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Posted: 27 July 2010 11:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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That is a great looking cake and sounds delicious.  A 75ht birthday? How nice! Your cake looks like it was perfect for the occasion.

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Posted: 28 July 2010 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Your cake looks beautiful.

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Posted: 06 August 2010 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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They look beautiful, a very nice job.

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