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I just thought we could use this as a thread to ask all our questions and showcase cakes etc.

My next project was going to be an Xbox controller cake. However I have no idea when my surgery date will be so just in case Im going with something more simple.

Im going to do a giant malteser cupcake and then some hi-hat cupcakes with maltesers.

I will need a practice run as I want to make sure flavours are right so it looks like my brothers will be having a lovely surprise next week lol!

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This is my cake photo album.
P.s I'll bookmark on my computer so we dont lose the thread x

Edited by Hoggle, 01 February 2011 - 02:46 PM.


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i'm currently planning a cake for our anniversary this month, seeing as we have no cash to splash!

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i'm doing my sons toy story cake next week i actually just posted about it Posted Image

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i'm doing my sons toy story cake next week i actually just posted about it Posted Image


Thats why I thought to add the thread lol! It seems the last few days there has been post after post and it only seems sensible!

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I will be attempting to make red devils food cake, then if it taste ok try my hand at cake pops from that site you posted the other day Tai. Im having a birthday party in aprill and would love a desert bar but as im a bit skint im intend on making everything for it. I am also makeing some profitarolls that will be frozen to be filled for said party later on.

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Can i join this thread?
Im attempting a cake that will be decorated like a massive cupcake for my sisters birthday on saturday. I have an album on facebook of my recent baking too. I just love baking and im glad theres others out there who do too!

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I will be attempting to make red devils food cake, then if it taste ok try my hand at cake pops from that site you posted the other day Tai. Im having a birthday party in aprill and would love a desert bar but as im a bit skint im intend on making everything for it. I am also makeing some profitarolls that will be frozen to be filled for said party later on.


Cake pops are very very easy. Buy some sticks, a box of cheap choc cake, choc frosting and cooking chocolate.
Make up the cake and leave to cool.
Melt chocolate.
When cool crumble.
Add frosting slowly until its mouldable.
Roll into balls
Dip sticks into chocolate, pop into base of a ball and allow to set. (doing this adheres the cake to the stick. If you dont do it they are likely to just slip down the stick when you cover them)
Then dip and twist the stick allowing excess to drip off.
Leave to set.

You will need some polystyrene to pop them in to set for upright lollies or if I havent got any I put them lolly down on cling film and serve stick up on a plate. I tried a box my first time and had to stuff it with bags so the sticks didnt slip! was such a pain. Oh and the balls should be pretty small or they will be too heavy and slip down the sick!

This was my very first attempt!
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I love baking :) Haven't done any since Christmas though. I did make chocolate mousse this weekend just gone though, it was soooo good.

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I love baking, at my last job they used to pay me to make the birthday cakes :) i dont get to do too much now tho as h2b cant eat them all and he gets sick of looking at cakes after a while..

note to self must find cake eating guinea pigs :D

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I just thought we could use this as a thread to ask all our questions and showcase cakes etc.

My next project was going to be an Xbox controller cake. However I have no idea when my surgery date will be so just in case Im going with something more simple.

Im going to do a giant malteser cupcake and then some hi-hat cupcakes with maltesers.

I will need a practice run as I want to make sure flavours are right so it looks like my brothers will be having a lovely surprise next week lol!

Tai

ETA


This is my cake photo album.
P.s I'll bookmark on my computer so we dont lose the thread x



love your cakes, my boys would love the dark multi coloured ones

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I'm a comfort baker, instead of a showcase baker

But I can fully recommend Nigella Lawson's Guinness Gingerbread and her devil's food cake cake. If you make that one, I'd suggest swapping the dark chocolate for milk chocolate for the icing. I like dark chocolate, but the icing was too bitter for me and the H2B

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I think I'm making a wedding cake for my next-door-but-one neighbours. Just need them to come and tell me what they want and how many people so I can get practising!!

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I'm a comfort baker, instead of a showcase baker

But I can fully recommend Nigella Lawson's Guinness Gingerbread and her devil's food cake cake. If you make that one, I'd suggest swapping the dark chocolate for milk chocolate for the icing. I like dark chocolate, but the icing was too bitter for me and the H2B

I like that description, thats me in a nutshell! They may not look pretty when I've finished but they'll taste bloody good :lol:

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Can anybody join this thread??

i love baking:D i made a massive cupcake last weekend and it turned out lovely.. was first time making a different cake.
Usually i just make little cupcakes and round simple cakes hehe.. might try to make a different cake sometime soon, hmmm:/ lol
I decided i wanted to make my own wedding cake a 4 tier one:D need to get loads of practice doing them though lol.

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Hi Ladies

I love baking too! (problem is I like eating the stuff as much as I like making it).

I bake something most weeks. This month has been a giant chocolate cupcake for hubbys birthday, strawberry and vanilla whoopie pies and I will be doing a giant lemon cupcake for my dads birthday this week.

I have also baked two lots of dog biscuits (one lot cheese & Ham, one lot banana). It lets me bake, but it's not something I will eat....the dog doesn't complain either!

I'm sure people are getting fed up of photos of my weekly creations on facebook, but I don't care! :lol:

xx

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Can anybody join this thread??

i love baking:D i made a massive cupcake last weekend and it turned out lovely.. was first time making a different cake.
Usually i just make little cupcakes and round simple cakes hehe.. might try to make a different cake sometime soon, hmmm:/ lol
I decided i wanted to make my own wedding cake a 4 tier one:D need to get loads of practice doing them though lol.

xxx



Yep anyone can join in! I know here are a few ladies on here and this is just a thread where we can all post!

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Here is a link to my photos incase anyone is interested. (Hopefully it works!)

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Can you let me know if this allows you to see any of my other albums on facebook or just the baking one?

Thanks

Edited by ♥Highland Wifey♥, 01 February 2011 - 04:27 PM.


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Awwh thats good then hehe:)) On friday i am going to make loads of different things then take some down on to my H2B :))
He loves them, always eats most of them when he down mine hehe... bless him.

What soort cakes do you all make??

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Here is a link to my photos incase anyone is interested. (Hopefully it works!)

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Can you let me know if this allows you to see any of my other albums on facebook or just the baking one?

Thanks



clicked photos at the top and its says you haven't created any other albums, only your baking is visible


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clicked photos at the top and its says you haven't created any other albums, only your baking is visible



Thanks hun. I haven't linked to a facebook album before, so wasn't sure if I had done it right.

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Awwh thats good then hehe:)) On friday i am going to make loads of different things then take some down on to my H2B :))
He loves them, always eats most of them when he down mine hehe... bless him.

What soort cakes do you all make??

xxx


Birthday cakes, cupcakes and any biscuit recipe that takes my fancy. I started for my littlens 1st birthday and seem to do all friends and family birthdays (they buy the ingredients and I make).

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I just thought we could use this as a thread to ask all our questions and showcase cakes etc.

My next project was going to be an Xbox controller cake. However I have no idea when my surgery date will be so just in case Im going with something more simple.

Im going to do a giant malteser cupcake and then some hi-hat cupcakes with maltesers.

I will need a practice run as I want to make sure flavours are right so it looks like my brothers will be having a lovely surprise next week lol!

Tai

ETA


This is my cake photo album.
P.s I'll bookmark on my computer so we dont lose the thread x


Great thread idea! loving your cakes!

I think I'm making a wedding cake for my next-door-but-one neighbours. Just need them to come and tell me what they want and how many people so I can get practising!!


Alex hows the cake decorating course going?

Here is a link to my photos incase anyone is interested. (Hopefully it works!)

Photos


Can you let me know if this allows you to see any of my other albums on facebook or just the baking one?

Thanks


your cakes look fab, i love your giant cupcake!

I LURVE baking, my dream would be to open a tearoom/cake shop.....maybe next year when i've finished my home study college course.

here's a link to my cakes (hopefully it will work) Cakies

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Here is a pic of a halloween cake I made. Warning though pic opens quite wide!

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I love baking and am about to do a course on cake decorating, as i love it.

My latest attempt is my neices birthday cake, went for the classic barbie dress cake.
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Awh well done Tai, fab thread.

Here is a link to some of my earlier days as a 'cake decorator' but they're probably not the best examples. Once the novelty wore off I stopped taking photos :lol:

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Edited by FutureMrsGav, 02 February 2011 - 06:51 PM.


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Here is another sorry if the upload is big! xxx

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I enjoy making cupcakes, so far ive made them for my eldests birthday and for my friends little lads birthday who had mini cupcakes, im looking forward to experimenting with different flavours, might make some lemon ones and raspberry and white chocolate ones for playgroup next week. I often make chocolate brownies which hubby cant get enough of and i made christmas cakes for a few people this year and last year.

Also want to try some woopie cakes and the cake pops which i might make for our weekend away in april for hubby and a mates birthday along with a giant cupcake

link to my facebook for pics of cakes

Edited by *♥*tipsy*♥*, 01 February 2011 - 07:17 PM.


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Well done tipsy, they look yummy!

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Love all the cakes!

Tai - where do you buy the sticks from for cake pops, and how many do you get out of one box of cake mix? (would you say?)

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Love all the cakes!

Tai - where do you buy the sticks from for cake pops, and how many do you get out of one box of cake mix? (would you say?)


I buy them from this seller on ebay. Out of a box I use about 30 sticks maybe a few more. I usually do a mixture of lollies and just choc coated balls so thats a rough idea x

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Love baking too. Got some great cookbooks for making cookies, cupcakes, cakes & muffins from my bridesmaid for my birthday & christmas. Can't decide what to start with :lol: gonna wait until we have moved & settled into our new house

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i'll have to put together a album of cakes i've done Posted Image i did my cupcake tower for my wedding although all the frosting melted as the photographer drove them to the venue but put the box on the seat above his cars engine Posted Image
i always do cupcakes and buscuits heres some pics of a couple ...
teddy bear cake , pure chocolate cake , coconut cake , another chocolate cake ,

i've also done a big racing track cake using liquorice paint and toy cars & a barbie doll cake which i havent got pics of Posted Image but i've got pics of a pink and white chocolate spotty cake and a stig cake which i'll add soon x

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i've just bought a book entitled "Kinky Cupcakes" :lol: http://www.amazon.co...w/dp/1846013615 Now all I have to do is learn to make all the decorations!

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Loving all our photos girls! We're fab!

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Alex hows the cake decorating course going?


I love baking and am about to do a course on cake decorating, as i love it.


i would LOVE to do this!

i'm still getting the hang of making things look good as well as taste good :lol: it all tends to turn out a bit misshapen! this was my christmas baking - cake, mince pies, fruit cupcakes, apricot and pecan slice, truffles, gingerbread, and chocolate hazelnut cookies.

i've seen a picture of a monopoly board cake that i really really want to do, i think it'll be for hubby's 30th in 3 years when i've got better at it :rolleyes:

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Everyone has fab pictures, keep them coming. I need help with icing i am useless at it, mine always seems to crack, also when storing a large or high cake how are you meant to do this if you have made the day before without the icing from drying out?

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Everyone has fab pictures, keep them coming. I need help with icing i am useless at it, mine always seems to crack, also when storing a large or high cake how are you meant to do this if you have made the day before without the icing from drying out?


Not sure if you are asking how to store the icing or large cakes.

I have different plastic containers for storing un-iced cakes. I really struggled to get something to fit the giant cupcake. I eneded up with a tall storage container from Morrisons. The lid doesn't seal very well though, so I usually put a heavy book on top to keep it shut. Still on the lok out for something better.

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I would love to do a course too, but no-one up here runs any :( The closest is Perth, which is 2.5/3hrs away and they are REALLy expensive.

I am waiting to see if a company that came up from Milton Keynes to Aberdeen-shire will be coming back again this year. They just did cupcake decorating last time I think, but are hoping to do other ones too. Still a couple of hours from me though, so will only really be able to do one class. Their prices are good though.

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Everyone has fab pictures, keep them coming. I need help with icing i am useless at it, mine always seems to crack, also when storing a large or high cake how are you meant to do this if you have made the day before without the icing from drying out?


I generally use a cardboard box for keeping fresh till the next day. What ever you do dont cover in clingfilm. It makes the icing sweat and go sticky Posted Image