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« on: July 16, 2009 07:19:47 AM »

So I found a recipe for strawberry cake  (here:  http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4783-scratch-moist-strawberry-cake.html )  and was determined to actually use it.  I can't make a cake for fun, but I can make a cake for a reason. So when one of my recruits (I sell usborne books, its like tupperware, only kids books;) ) made it to the executive council and dragged me along with her I felt she deseerved a cake.

So I call it chocolate covered strawberry cake.  It is chocolate marshmellow fondant, covering the strawberry cake.  To make the MMF chocolate I just added cocoa powder.  in a full recipe of fondant I'd say it would be about 1cup of cocoa. (I just wung it, since I'd made the recipe before and knew the texture I was going for.)

You can probably see the "quilting" effect on the top, I did that with a fork, because I don't have any real cake decorating tools.  but what youcan't really see is that I rolled it out on cheese cloth, to make it look like fabric.


This is a pic of my attempt at making it look like knitting for the band at the bottom.  didn't really work out well.


And a close up of my terrible pipping skills.  color is off in this one.  I really need to learn how to take pictures of my cakes...


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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009 07:29:41 AM »

That cake is beautiful, and it sounds like it's delicious, too! The piping may not be perfect on the lettering or the flowers, but with the quilted texture of the cake, it makes it look almost like hand-stitched embroidery.

Man, I want a piece of cake.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009 04:09:05 PM »

Thank you! it was a super delish cake!  It's gone now of course.  But the recipe I linked makes a very moist, very strawberry tasting cake.
I'm still working on thoses piping skills.. practice makes perfect right? Cheesy

*hands Dorkariffic a piece of virtual cake*   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009 05:28:35 PM »

I want one too.  That cake looks yummy.  I like the fork effect on there.  I may have to try that one myself.  good job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009 05:30:38 PM »

 Grin  thank you Pinokeeo
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