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Monday, August 1, 2011

Baptism Cake And Some Helpful Things I Learned From Pinterest

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 IMG_0880 I made this cake for a Baptism celebration we attended Sunday.IMG_0881It’s kind of hard to tell, from the picture,  but I made this in the shape of an open book.  IMG_0882 Since I’m too frugal to by a lot of shaped pans, I improvised. I used a 13x9 pan for the bottom layer. For the top, I cut a 9x9 cake on the diagonal, using the top of the cake for one side and then flipped the bottom over for the other side, putting the thick sides to the middle. I had to cut off approximately 2” on each side of the top layer, so the edge was even. This was my first time making and using fondant and I think it turned out quite well.

So, what did I learn from Pinterest

I have a board on my Pinterest page called The Been There, Done That Column where I put the tips I’ve tried and projects I’ve copied. These are the tips I used for this project:

 The Best Tip EVER for filling a pastry bag!! @Chef Mommy

REVIEW:  This totally rocks! I wasted so much LESS frosting and cleanup was easier! I could even switch bags, from a large tip bag to a small tip one, just by wrapping another piece of plastic around the original. The only change I made was to knot the back end; thereby, preventing end blowout.

  How to Make Marshmallow Fondant @Clockwork Lemon

REVIEW: I found that constantly dusting your hands with the sugar keeps the fondant from sticking to them better than the butter did. I used a tsp. of vanilla and it tasted good; much better than any bakery fondant. I did find that you have to use a lot of sugar to get it to the point of non stickiness. When rolling this out, I found it works best between 2 pieces of parchment paper, then stick it in the freezer for a few minutes and it comes of quite easily.

 Quick and Easy Smooth Icing Using A Roller @ Cake Central

REVIEW: How to make a smooth frosted cake with a paint roller. This worked best for me with just the roller. 2nd best was with paper toweling. The wax paper did not work with my frosting recipe, stuck to it. I did not try parchment paper.

Do you Pinterest? It’s a great way to bookmark pictures you find on the internet and full of loads of inspiration. Why don’t you check out my Page and maybe become a follower, if you are so inclined.   And if you need an invite, let me know. I’ll gladly send you one.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi! It's Christie from Sew What's Happening blog. Thanks for stopping by, I recently posted the tutorial to the dress/coverup at http://sewwhatshappening.blogspot.com/2011/08/swimsuit-cover-updress-tutorial.html if you're still interested

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  2. Beautiful cake! And your pinterest warning comes too late! I am already TOTALLY addicted!

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  3. Haha, yep I love Pinterest, although it sucks away sooo much time! I will look for you on there.

    (I knew your cake was a book straight away)

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  4. what a beautiful cake. I love working with fondant too. I've sorta hear of pintrest but not really. I'll go check it out when I have more time.

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