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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Am I crazy? I would love some advice on: August 05, 2012 02:01:19 PM
Hi!
So a friend of mine is getting married in November and I want to make her a quilt.  But I've never made one before.  I can sew, so that's a start Cheesy
What I'd like to know is
A)  Is this a really bad idea?
B)  Any ideas on an easy pattern that is also wedding present worthy?
C)  Where so I start?
2  COOKING / Dessert / Multi-Occasional April Cake :D on: April 14, 2012 06:38:02 AM
So every Easter our family celebrates the Holiday and the birthdays that come with it.  But this year was a little more special as 2 of the birthdays were BIG ones.  My MIL and GMIL were turning 60 and 80 respectively so I wanted to make the cake and I wanted it to represent them, the Holiday and this particular spring which has come weeks earlier than usual.






I started with a chocolate cake torted with super rich vegan (Shhh! Nobody noticed they were eating tofu) chocolate mousse from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.  Covered it in marshmallow fondant.  Then I Stacked and painted the cakes.  The sky was watered down food colouring and the grass was piping gel.  Then I made up a batch of modelling chocolate for the tree and then added gum paste flowers I had made ahead of time.  I piped on the names, numbers and Happy Birthday in melted chocolate.  Lastly I added the bunnies which represent the lovely mothers and their children.

I was really happy with the outcome.  I hadn't painted a cake in a while and it's one of my favourite techniques (when it works  Wink )


3  COOKING / Dessert / Sugar Skull Cake on: January 26, 2012 06:47:14 PM
I made this guy a little while ago and wanted to share him with you.  He's not perfect but that's one of the things I like about it, which is really weird for me cuz I'm usually a bit nit picky.  I'm pretty happy with how he turned out and was so happy to finally use my 3D skull pan Grin Can't wait for Day of the Dead to make another.


4  COOKING / Dessert / Dali Cake (no melting clocks!) on: May 19, 2010 07:20:53 PM
A Dali cake for my friend Ali's 30th birthday.  She's not really a big fan of fondant so I did a 9x13 covered in black buttercream.  The skull is made of rice crispy treat covered in fondant and white modeling chocolate and then painted to create an old and bony feel.  I made a mold of a barbie head and pressed fondant into it to get the facial features of the woman right.  But then I went and gobbed it up with some food colouring gel.  I was having a bit of trouble getting the shadows right.  All in all I was pretty happy with the outcome.  If anyone has any c + c I'm all ears!






This is the painting it's based on.  Ahhhh Dali...I heart you...
5  COOKING / Dessert / My first topsy turvy cake! on: May 03, 2010 06:23:12 PM
So I tried making my first topsy turvy cake for my friend's 30th birthday.  Things got a little dicey there for a minute but in the end I think it all worked out.

So far so good...




What have I gotten myself into?!




And finally *sigh* it looks like a topsy turvy cake!
6  COOKING / Dessert / Yoda Cake on: April 24, 2010 12:12:27 PM
So I made this cake for my friend's son who is a Star Wars nut.  All was going well until I added the piece de resistance the gum paste ears.  And one of them decided to disintegrate in my hand (BOO).  I still like the way he turned out though.





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