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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:04 pm

Jaymie wrote:
That is stunning. You should go into business, i would hire you!

Where did you get your little bride and groom cake topper from if you dont mind me asking?


i got them from a cake decorating shop near me, but I have seen similar ones on ebay
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:34 pm

The cake looked fantastic!
THe icing looks so professional. I wouldn't mind having a crack at making my own but I know a lady who does celebration cakes as a hobby so I'm going to ask her to make ours. The choc shards are such an easy way to jazz up a cake!
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:49 pm

wow that looks excellent!
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:15 am

WOW Great job :D Your cake looks AWESOME!
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:27 am

:o wow thats excellent, you did a fantastic job
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:47 am

Well done. There is nothing better then sitting back and being able to say i made that.
I got a boston mudcake and a midi white gold mudcake from the cheesecake shop and whacked them on each other and put a ribbon that had our names on it and wrapped it around both teirs and then poked the flowers ontop (my metal monograms did not arrive in time) as we were about to sit down and order our lunch.
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:55 am

ellakayte wrote:
Well done. There is nothing better then sitting back and being able to say i made that.
I got a boston mudcake and a midi white gold mudcake from the cheesecake shop and whacked them on each other and put a ribbon that had our names on it and wrapped it around both teirs and then poked the flowers ontop (my metal monograms did not arrive in time) as we were about to sit down and order our lunch.


Can you post a pic please ellakayte?
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:57 am

Thats an awesome cake! You've inspired me to have a go now.
Well done!
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:27 pm

lili 2010 wrote:
Can you post a pic please ellakayte?


Sure. I dont have my professional pics back yet so have just got one that my mum took. As i said it was a really rushed job. The ribbon is not even straight but it did not really matter. :D
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:56 am

yummie looks great and professional too

Great job dear :D
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:36 pm

Shellagirl, it looks great and you saved a fortune! well done! :D
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:05 pm

you made that cake all by yourself? it seems that you really don't have to hire someone to make a wedding cake on your wedding looks like you bake a cake everyday... :lol:
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:10 pm

rubysync wrote:
you made that cake all by yourself? it seems that you really don't have to hire someone to make a wedding cake on your wedding looks like you bake a cake everyday... :lol:



I am a baker by trade (or was) so there was no prob making yummy cakes..I had never worked with that kind of icing before, or done tiered cakes, so I was pretty damn proud of myself :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:26 pm

That looks great!!! Well done Hun :D
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:52 am

looks pretty and delicious, good work!
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:09 am

That looks awesome! Well done.

I am making my own too (2 tier but actually 4 cakes, 2 are doubled up if that makes sense). I've just baked the fruit cake and it is proving in the fridge in brandy cloth now....mmmm.

I have done a few practice ones but they weren't as good as yours. Good job! :D
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:18 pm

Shellagirl did you find the recipe? How did you get the icing so smooth? Do you think it is realistic (and easy) for a non-creative baker like myself to come up with this:
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:20 pm

carly_buttons wrote:
Shellagirl did you find the recipe? How did you get the icing so smooth? Do you think it is realistic (and easy) for a non-creative baker like myself to come up with this:



Hi Carly. I tried out a heap of mud cake recipes till I found one I liked. Try googling cake recipes and try them out to see what works. The pic you posted looks like a fairly straightforward cake. The trick with the icing was to put a layer of ganash (which is cream and melted chocolate) under the plastic icing. I used bakels brand plastic icing, and all you do is kneed it till its fairly soft and plyable, roll it out about a cm thick, cut a square or circle big enough so it will cover the sides, lift it onto the cake. I used the palm of my hand to smooth the icing, top first, then sides. Once I was happy, i used a blob of the plastic icing to buff the icing.

Oh and when you roll out the icing use pure icing sugar to stop it sticking. Dont use icing sugar mix because that has cornflour in it and that it can wreck the icing.

Hope that helps and good luck :P
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:39 pm

That's plastic icing!!?? :oops: Maybe I cannot handle the stress of a cake as well as everything else! :P
 
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Re: My homemade wedding cake

Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:10 pm

carly_buttons wrote:
That's plastic icing!!?? :oops: Maybe I cannot handle the stress of a cake as well as everything else! :P



LOL its not made of plastic...its pretty much all sugar :P its just the name given to it cause it finishes like plastic.
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