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gossamer_gull
« on: August 05, 2007 02:34:38 PM »

I made this cake for a friend's potluck wedding:



I went with artificial flowers on the top after getting frustrated with frosting and fondant. (July is not the best month for cake decorating.)
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Stikchic8
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007 02:50:14 PM »

That is fantastic! I love the flowers and the basket-style stuff looks great.
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Kaissa
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007 03:48:39 PM »

That turned out very pretty. Your basketweave is gorgeous.
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gossamer_gull
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007 07:02:47 PM »

Thanks!

It isn't perfect, but I was still pretty pleased with the final result. And even though the icing frustrated me, I have to admit that the flower arranging was kinda fun. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007 11:38:14 AM »

That is beautiful. You are a great friend!
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gossamer_gull
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 03:14:35 PM »

That is beautiful. You are a great friend!

Thank you -- on both counts! Smiley
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allyinthevalley
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007 08:13:14 AM »

I like your basket weave. Very impressive. I know what you mean about the hot months. I just made my daughter a birthday cake a week ago and just about threw all my frosting out in favor of a store bought.
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gossamer_gull
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007 02:22:07 PM »

I like your basket weave. Very impressive. I know what you mean about the hot months. I just made my daughter a birthday cake a week ago and just about threw all my frosting out in favor of a store bought.

Thanks! One of the reasons I chose basket-weave is that imperfections aren't catastrophic. If the scallops in your border aren't uniformly-sized, your cake can come out all wonky-looking. But if there are variations in your basket-weave, it just looks more like wicker! Tongue
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calizfornia
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007 11:38:14 PM »

Aww it's so pretty! Fondant flowers are HARD.
You did a really good basket weave, though! That takes patience that I definitely don't have.

I wish I had friends that made ME cakes like that.
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gossamer_gull
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007 06:00:50 AM »

Aww it's so pretty! Fondant flowers are HARD.
You did a really good basket weave, though! That takes patience that I definitely don't have.

I wish I had friends that made ME cakes like that.

Thanks!

I actually did make one quite nice fondant flower. And then one mediocre one. And then the fondant started to dry out and get crumbly, which is sort of what happend to my patience as well, so I scrapped the idea.

And since the cake was a 2-layer with a 12" diameter, I did get rather bored with the basket-weave before I was done. But in that, at least, I persevered.  Tongue
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