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Danis
« on: February 28, 2009 07:42:56 AM »

Right, so in celebration of my Mom's last chemo appointment I decided to make a cake.  I had a vision of a green background, yellow flowers, and a large expression of "Fuck Cancer" right in the middle. 

I really wanted to use fondant but my last experience was...well, terrible.  Never use the wilton stuff, it is foul. 

Onto the fun parts, I'm lucky enough to have a close friend who graduated pastry school so she's kind of my go to guide when trying anything new in the kitchen (plus she bring beer and icing tips).

I wish I had thought to take pictures of the process and the aftermath in my kitchen but I forgot, or had one too many.

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I used a boxed cake mix to save on time.
The cake is two layers with french vanilla icing, it's covered in marshmallow fondant tinted green and the decorations are were piped separately, chilled, then attached to the cake with the leaves piped after the floers were placed.

Things we learned included gel dyes dye the counter as well as the icing, confectioners sugar gets everywhere, and storebought tubs of icing are not necessarily the best for decorating with. 

That, and cake decorating is like playing pool, a few beers make it easier.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009 08:24:37 AM »

The flowers are really nice looking and I love the "fuck cancer" expression!




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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009 09:55:21 AM »

cancer is definitely on my shit list since it runs in both sides of my family. what a great way to teach it who's boss Tongue best wishes to you and your mother Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009 08:41:36 AM »

Thanks,
it was an important milestone for our family. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009 10:44:21 AM »

I love the idea of a 'fuck cancer' cake, and your flowers look great :-)
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009 03:53:49 PM »

 Grin this is so sweet. it brought a tear to my eye. it reminded me of when my boyfriend's dad finished his radiation therapy with a clean bill of health following an episode of prostate cancer... we baked him a "happy prostate cake" (nowhere NEAr as fancy and gorgeous as this!) but still a really good day.  Smiley
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