Spice Cake made to look like Apple Bushel :o)
Posted: 30 September 2011 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Yesterday I made the Spice cake from RHC along with the Creamy Dreamy White frosting. It turned out great and I made cupcakes with some extra batter I had. I designed the cake to look like a fall Apple Bushel. Hope you like it! I’m taking it to a small dinner party with friends this evening.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow, that’s lovely! What a neat idea! Are all the decorations edible too? Made out of marzipan?

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Posted: 30 September 2011 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks so much! The leaves, acorn and “wood” planks are all fondant. The apples are made from rice krispy treats coated with buttercream and covered in fondant.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That looks so pretty.

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Posted: 30 September 2011 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Nice! I don’t know much about fondant, but would love to learn smile. Did you paint the wood and the leaves, or did you use fondant that was already colored? If you did paint, did you just use food coloring straight, or diluted it with something? Thank you!

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Posted: 30 September 2011 09:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Wow! That is amazing. I would never know it’s a cake. Fantastic!!!

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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That is absolutely beautiful! Amazing work!!

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Posted: 01 October 2011 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hi IreneL!

I used a combination of precolored fondant and fondant I colored myself for the wood and leaves. For the leaves, I just tinted white fondant different autumnal colors (with Wilton paste food colors) and then mixed a couple together and rolled them out. The key is to not mix them so much that the different colors totally blend together since you want to see the differences. I learned this through trial and error ;o) For the wood, I started with chocolate fondant and then tinted some a shade lighter and some a few shades darker. I mixed them together and rolled it out (you want to end up with kind of a swirled effect). Then I made line and ‘hole’ impressions in the “wood’ and went over them with a food safe dark brown marker. I haven’t been doing this very long so I don’t have much experience with fondant painting yet and for a small cake like this one (it was two 6 inch rounds) it was easy and fast to color the fondant.

P.S. I took the cake to a get together last night and people really liked the decorations but also LOVED Rose’s cake and frosting. Woo hoo!

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Posted: 02 October 2011 11:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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It’s absolutely gorgeous!  So happy you shared it with us smile

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Posted: 02 October 2011 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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That is so cute and clever!

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Posted: 04 October 2011 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Beautiful work! When I saw the pictures I thought the apples are real. I’ve worked with coloring fondant and know that it’s not that easy to make leaves like that. Amazing work - brava!

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Posted: 04 October 2011 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I agree!! Ditto Jenn’s comment on teh apples looking real!!!

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Posted: 24 October 2011 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Amazing work! You’re such a great friend to have made such a fantastic and I am sure time consuming cake like that to bring to a get together. wink

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Posted: 24 October 2011 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Cute and colorful! Love it

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Posted: 26 October 2011 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I love looking at a cake and wondering…is it real? Or is it fondant? lol…. great job!! Love the rice krispie/bc/fondant idea..

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