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Posted: 19 October 2008 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The Byers Hornet Mascot Cake

A little cartoonish & amateurish…

I learned:
1) a little more about stacking
2) a lot more about fondant
3) I put too much buttercream under fondant
4) how to flavor buttercream
5) that I love dowels & cardboard plates
6) that gin lightly brushed everywhere removes unwanted color, smoothes & glosses fondant
7) making a base
and a lot more…

It was a donation to our small town school to be auctioned off for their profit. I’ll find out Monday how much it went for. The school absolutely loved it.

I just wish I could get to the point where things weren’t so cartoonish & looked a little more real. This guy is an inspiration: http://www.davesamazingcakes.com
But, he has personnel & years experience on this girl.

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Posted: 19 October 2008 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You only learn by doing and I think you’ve done very well!  Let us know the results of the auction.

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Posted: 19 October 2008 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow - impressive!

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Posted: 20 October 2008 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Looks great, and the style is very nice- cartoonish, as you say, but in a very appealing way that is perfect for a school.  So nice that you made it for a donation!

What did you end up using for the wings?  And how long does a cake like that take the first time around?  It inspires me to attempt a sculpted cake for a kid’s party, but I need to plan way ahead!

Congratulations!

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Posted: 20 October 2008 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I think it looks great.  I’ve never tried to do anything like this. I’m too intimidated

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Posted: 20 October 2008 02:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Very impressive Barbara! What did you use for the wings?

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Posted: 29 October 2008 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I used someone’s suggestion from this forum ~ chinese rice sheets: I even had them on hand!!!! Thanks guys.

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