Birthday Cake
Posted: 16 March 2012 11:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is as far as I go with Fondant:  attaching cutouts to cake and making a fondant bow.  I also made a Happy Birthday Plaque but did not get it in photo. Hopefully, the birthday girl will send me a slilce photo.  It is Lemon Layer with Lemon Curd Filling, Strawberry Buttercream Filling.  Fresh strawberries in one filling layer.  Lemon Buttercream (Mousseline with Lemon Curd) on the outside.  The bow 50/50 fondant and gumpaste. 

As you can see, I still need to work on getting smooth buttercream.

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Posted: 17 March 2012 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s fantastic and fun looking! Wow! I love it!

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Posted: 17 March 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What a pretty cake! Love the colour combination of aqua, periwinkle and pale yellow (flavour combination sounds delicious too)!

CRenee - 17 March 2012 02:34 AM

The bow 50/50 fondant and gumpaste.

Do you mean that you actually combine/knead the 2 “doughs” together?

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Posted: 17 March 2012 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you Flour Girl. The Birthday Girl is expecting a third boy…so she wanted blue on her birthday cake.

Thank you Sophia.  I do need to check my white balance…it is looking more yellow than it is. Actually, it is jusdt off white.  Of course, my kitchen is yellow.  That could be contributing factor.  Yes, I knead the fondant and gumpaste together.  Both are here store bought.  It dries a faster than fondant alone and is good for flowers and the bows.  It is taught in the Wilton classes.

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Posted: 17 March 2012 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Totally gorgeous, love the look of it!  Conveys just the right sense of fun and whimsy, and sounds delicious smile  Your buttercream looks plenty smooth to me- hardest thing I ever did to the outside of a cake was try to get smooth frosting!

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Posted: 18 March 2012 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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CRenee - 17 March 2012 03:07 PM

Yes, I knead the fondant and gumpaste together. It dries a faster than fondant alone and is good for flowers and the bows.  It is taught in the Wilton classes.

Thank you…..I’ll keep that in mind if I ever decide to venture into the world of gumpaste (I have fondant in my freezer left over from my one-and-only project that needs to be used up)  smile

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Posted: 18 March 2012 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Super pretty and super fun-looking cake.  The flavors sound fabulous!!!  I hope they send a slice pic, too!!

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Posted: 18 March 2012 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Anne in NC - 18 March 2012 03:36 PM

Super pretty and super fun-looking cake.  The flavors sound fabulous!!!  I hope they send a slice pic, too!!

Thank you Anne…yes still hoping to see a slice.

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