Pokemon Extravaganza Birthday cake
Posted: 10 March 2009 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Birthday cake for my nephew’s 5th. Top 2 layers vanilla with vanilla BC for the kids.  3rd layer,  white with strawberries and cream filling and the bottom was choc with whipped ganache. The outside was MBC with fondant embellishments.  I am very happy with how smooth I was able to get the BC, especially the red. For some reason the cake started to lean after about an hour. I thought i was due to the heat and the cream fillings but when I cut the cake the fillings were still cold. I don’t know what happened there.

It was a hit. Everyone like the top layers for kids, bottoms for adults concept too.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Omg is that a cake!??!?  haha that is AMAZING!! Seriously, like amazing.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ll add my astonished praise- Wow!!  Great Kid/Adult flavors concept, and how did you make the sphere?  I love the way the little pokemon figure has one ear flopped down, really cute.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!  AS for your leaning tiers, may I ask what kind of internal support system you used?

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Posted: 10 March 2009 03:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thanks everyone!

the top was made by baking the cake in a bowl.

patrincia- i used the regular straws and cardboard rounds method.  i checked the rounds as i disassembled. nothing was creased or soggy.  i also had a dowel down the middle. i’ve never had any problem with it before. it’s confounding.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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what a great height, my favorite shape.  impressive and perfectly executed.

a cake this tall, with 4 tiers, the cardboard rounds won’t be sufficient.  the cardboard is about 1/8” thick, and with the weight of 3 plus layers, it will slightly get smashed, add this times 4, cake will look leaned.  As my 12 tier Hawaii Way did!!!!!

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Posted: 10 March 2009 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow! What an awesome cake. Your nephew is one lucky little boy!

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Posted: 10 March 2009 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Jen, I am so in awe of your skill and creativity.  May I ask how long it took you from start to finish?

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Posted: 10 March 2009 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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once the cakes were baked i took my time and worked on it throughout saturday for a sunday delivery.  a few hours, i guess if include the time it took for the filling and crumb coat to set up.

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Posted: 10 March 2009 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Wow wow wow!!! What an amazingly executed cake!

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Posted: 11 March 2009 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’m thinking your straws weren’t perfectly straight.  Even the slightest angle can cause them to tilt or slide under the weight of the cake above.  Btw, I did a 5-tier cake on cardboard rounds without any problems at all.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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OMG! That is an amazing, wonderful cake!

I know I’m not the first to post that, but it’s the first thing that comes to mind. The second is “MY kids must never see this!”

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