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Moxie_Crimefighter
« on: January 28, 2010 09:34:44 PM »

So to start off, i dont bake. It never turns out right... always burnt or underdone  Embarrassed But my daughter turned one at the end of October (yes, I do realize its almost the end of January, Im really bad for actually posting the things I do) so I decided to make her a cake  Smiley I think it turned out really good, I followed a recipe for chocolate cake I found on Allrecipes (man there are a lot of recipes!) And it didn't burn, and was cooked all the way through Cheesy I made two cakes, which between classess and my daughter took me two days. Then I had to ice them. Now going into this, I thought the cake would be the hard part... not the icing. The directions for the frostin seemed easy, but what no one told me was how hard it is to make red frosting! I kept adding more and more red food colouring... not realizing that I needed to add some orange to get it to come out right  Angry So, in the end I gave up. His eyes and nose are frosting I made at home, and his delightfully red fur is store bought Betty Crocker.

Just finished, the one I messed up the icing on I just left, that was the one for her to destroy anyways


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 09:43:19 PM »

Aww, so cute. The baby and the cake! She looks like she loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 09:44:31 PM »

You did an awesome job and the baby looks like she thinks so also  Grin  Now I want cake lol!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010 10:19:41 PM »

This is so cute, and I think you did a great job.

For future reference, use Wilton paste food coloring.  You can find it online I'm sure, but Walmart carries about 24 colors.  They are the best, especially for red and the darker blues , or black.  Just be aware that the color will deepen and become darker and brighter as the frosting sets up.  I just dig into it with a toothpick and swirl it into the white icing and mix it in thoroughly.  I repeat this step (with a clean toothpick each time) until I get the color I want.  If you are stumped about when to stop, leave a teaspoonful out, exposed to air (cover the rest), and wait about 5-20 minutes until it dries out some.  You will easily see the difference between it and whats covered in the bowl.

Again~Good job.
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010 11:55:44 AM »

hooray elmo!
lol the cake is bigger than the baby Cheesy
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Moxie_Crimefighter
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010 11:47:56 AM »

This is so cute, and I think you did a great job.

For future reference, use Wilton paste food coloring.  You can find it online I'm sure, but Walmart carries about 24 colors.  They are the best, especially for red and the darker blues , or black.  Just be aware that the color will deepen and become darker and brighter as the frosting sets up.  I just dig into it with a toothpick and swirl it into the white icing and mix it in thoroughly.  I repeat this step (with a clean toothpick each time) until I get the color I want.  If you are stumped about when to stop, leave a teaspoonful out, exposed to air (cover the rest), and wait about 5-20 minutes until it dries out some.  You will easily see the difference between it and whats covered in the bowl.

Again~Good job.

Thank you so much!
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Moomin Bus Rider
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010 02:34:05 PM »

Oh that's cool, I like the design!
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