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« on: June 04, 2011 07:07:40 PM »

I got a tattoo from a friend of a friend in April, and instead of cash, I paid him in cake.  I made this for his girlfriend's birthday on May 20th Smiley

Vanilla buttermilk cake soaked with buttery rum, and layered with caramel buttercream and dulce de leche caramel.  The top of the machine is made of rum rice cereal treats.  It is hand painted with 24carat edible gold, and edible silver.  I made the wheel on the back out of gum paste, painted it black and brushed it with a little bit of silver.





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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011 07:12:23 PM »

That's amazing!  I hope it was one hell of a tattoo!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011 07:15:20 PM »

I haven't taken a photo of it since it fully healed, but here it is just after he finished

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011 07:17:03 PM »

This. It's so awesome. Exactly like the one my granny had! I love it.

and the tattoo is great, too!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011 09:55:49 PM »

that is an awesome cake!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011 10:23:17 PM »

This is amazing, I didn't believe it was a cake at first! Fantastic work!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011 12:38:51 AM »

that is an epic cake!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011 02:23:59 AM »

The details are amazing, unbelievable!

The entire concept is so inspirational. I wish we could see the eyes of his girlfriend when she got the cake!

and BTW, my beloved grandma had singer like that from the 1880! with a foot pedal and all. Mom still has it. Electricity's been added and it's my brother who actually sews on it sometimes.

The Singer case is the one I like to quote when discussing the issue of planned obsolence.

THanks for letting us see this, h0p31355 !!

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011 05:27:49 AM »

That's a cake?! WOW. Serious talent, there. The tattoo looks good, too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011 10:39:29 AM »

I could never eat this! I'd put it in a hermetically sealed glass box, and arrange it in a place of honor. I mean, this is amazing. It's just like the one my great grandmother had.

The cake sounds like it would be really delicious too.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2011 12:48:53 PM »

Stunning!  Sounds absolutely amazing but I have to ask...How long did that take you?
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011 12:53:50 PM »

totally awesome! I couldn't eat that either, it's just to pretty!
And I'm also curious to how long you've worked on it and how do you keep the head, the floating thing, from falling down? It stays up without a foot or something beneath it?? (oh man, I'm terrible at trying to explain things where I don't know the word for ^^')
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011 02:01:15 PM »

Stunning!  Sounds absolutely amazing but I have to ask...How long did that take you?

About 5 hours to assemble and decorate (not counting chilling time).

And I'm also curious to how long you've worked on it and how do you keep the head, the floating thing, from falling down? It stays up without a foot or something beneath it??

The "needle" bit is actually a dowel through the cake, with the presser foot attached at the bottom, and there's a second dowel through the other side (wheel side) all the way to the base of the cake
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2011 05:51:56 PM »

This totally rocks my socks off. Grin absolutely freakin awesomesauce!
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011 08:59:05 AM »

This is awesome.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011 09:39:29 AM »

It's just amazing.
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011 02:35:09 PM »

Sounds so yummy, but I couldn't bear top be the one to take a bite of it, let alone cut into it.  Love all the gold, I've never seen edible... gold.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011 07:33:01 PM »

just amazing..... was taught to sew on a machine like that.... love it!!.... you do great work!!
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011 07:37:12 PM »

That is amazing!  It looks so authentic.  Incidentially, I have a treadle singer sewing machine that looks like your cake.  I agree, I would never want to cut into that cake, I'd have to preserve it somehow!  How did you come up with the idea???
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011 04:37:44 AM »

How did you come up with the idea???

It's what I was asked to make, I just chose to make it 3D Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2011 10:26:04 AM »

It looks great. 
It's so hard to believe that it's a cake.
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2011 02:07:33 PM »

Beautiful cake!!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2011 02:25:50 PM »

It actually took me a while to click into this because I kept thinking 'Oh its a sewing machine'. What an incredible surprise I got! What an incredible cake!! This definitely rocks a LOT!
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011 03:55:32 PM »

From the teaser pic, I really thought it was a sewing machine! Incredible!

and..."I paid him in cake" = Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2011 11:02:15 AM »

This is amazingly awesome!
I love to sculpt cakes and am always impressed by others work. The gumpaste wheel is fantastic!
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2011 03:41:19 PM »

Thanks Smiley

The wheel was tricky!  It was the first part I made, so it had enough drying time
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2011 05:38:55 PM »

You both are very talented, great jobs
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2011 03:18:49 PM »

That is amazing - what a work of art!
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2011 06:14:31 PM »

This. It's so awesome. Exactly like the one my granny had! I love it.

and the tattoo is great, too!

heh  heh I thought you meant  your granny had a tattoo.
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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2011 07:27:29 PM »

I echo all the previous comments, but a different small detail caught my eye: "RUM RICE CEREAL TREATS" ?!?!  Shocked Oooh, yum...pardon my drooling...Is it just like rice krispy treats with rum added to the butter and marshmallows during the cooking?
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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2011 07:48:39 PM »

Everyone who said they wouldn't want to eat it must not have read the delicious description of what it was made of.  I'd eat it before you could finish singing "Happy Birthday"! Calluna-I noticed the RUM RICE CEREAL TREATS...I googled and found a recipe.
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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2011 09:51:24 PM »

I echo all the previous comments, but a different small detail caught my eye: "RUM RICE CEREAL TREATS" ?!?!  Shocked Oooh, yum...pardon my drooling...Is it just like rice krispy treats with rum added to the butter and marshmallows during the cooking?

Yes!  Once the butter and marshmallows were melted down, I added in the rum, to preserve some of the alcohol content.
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« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2011 09:34:30 AM »

~ Holy McNuggets ... Epic Job!! Cheesy Wish I could have eaten that .... I own that sewing machine.  Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2011 11:34:49 AM »

That is an amazing cake! I love the tattoo, too  Grin
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This totally rocks!! The tatoo is cute too Wink
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« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2011 07:56:25 PM »

That is an incredible cake!
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2011 02:06:36 PM »

WOW!! What else can be said?  I would of never guessed this was made from cake. Jill
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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2011 03:56:25 PM »

That's just amazing, you've got some great skills! Never would've guessed it was cake.
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« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2011 10:46:58 AM »

The wheel looks real. You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2011 07:17:52 PM »

It's a feather weight cake! This is fantastic, I love it!
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« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2011 12:00:21 PM »

The cake is awesome and so is that cupcake tat!!!! Much love for both!
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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2011 02:21:11 PM »

I have this sewing machine and the cake looks almost EXACT. Excelent work, my dear! Looks delicious!  Grin
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