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Bighalofro
« on: October 12, 2008 09:07:37 AM »

This is my first post so constructive criticism is more than welcome!  I made this cake for my fiancé's best friend's birthday back in August by following a recipe I found on instructables.com.  The only thing that didn't turn out right was the frosting color--he's a big Cubs fan so I was going for a deep blue, but after using an entire bottle of food coloring it was still too pale:/

They thought it came out so nicely that it took them 3 days to cut into it!
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blungoldangel
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 07:43:17 AM »

That looks great.  Smiley

Yummy too
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SciFunk
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008 12:39:04 PM »

Very nice! I want to make a dragon cake someday. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008 02:31:08 AM »

It looks great and delicious too! Wink
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Bighalofro
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008 06:32:08 AM »

Thanks!  It did end up tasting pretty darn good.  I was afraid that the three day wait would have made it dry but not so Smiley  Plus, I had whipped the food coloring into the frosting, which made it super fluffy--YUM!
Very nice! I want to make a dragon cake someday. Roll Eyes
Even if you're still new to baking, this is an awesome recipe to follow and is created out of two ordinary round cakes.  It included very detailed instructions and the only thing that I thought to be intimidating was frosting the crumbed sides of the cake.  Even that wasn't so bad since I created a makeshift pastry bag and piped the frosting on before spreading it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008 09:24:34 AM »

GREAT Looking cake.  Now I have to make one to....
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008 01:05:30 PM »

Cute! Thanks for the tip about piping on frosting before spreading it on crumbly-cut pieces.

As for the coloring, if you want deeper color, use the color paste you'll find at stores that have specialized baking sections (Wilson's cake art) I got some at Michael's. Colors are definitely deeper. Just swirl a little bit at a time into the frosting, using a clean toothpick (or chopstick if you're at my house  Roll Eyes ). Also note, it seemed to deepen in color after standing for a bit. Maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me, but I swear it happened.

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008 05:04:26 PM »

Cute! Thanks for the tip about piping on frosting before spreading it on crumbly-cut pieces.

As for the coloring, if you want deeper color, use the color paste you'll find at stores that have specialized baking sections (Wilson's cake art) I got some at Michael's. Colors are definitely deeper. Just swirl a little bit at a time into the frosting, using a clean toothpick (or chopstick if you're at my house  Roll Eyes ). Also note, it seemed to deepen in color after standing for a bit. Maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me, but I swear it happened.

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Thanks for the tip!  I was really disappointed about the color but next time I'll definitely try paste Smiley  Another way to prevent getting crumbs in your frosting is to frost a thin layer, allowing crumbs to show through, then refrigerating for the frosting to set.  This is called "crumbing" and when you frost your final layer it should be debris-free!
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ZombieMama
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008 03:34:17 AM »

haha awwe
im sorry it came out to light for you but it does look delicious and adorable
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