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« on: January 07, 2012 11:59:32 AM »

Conversation with miss almost 3 late last year...What kind of cake would you like for your birthday? A handbag.  What colour? Pink!!  As if I had to ask.  So here it is. 



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it was a 9x13 chocolate fudge cake that I cut in half and sandwiched with white chocolate ganache.  I rounded the corners.


Then a crumb coat of ganache.mmmmmm


Then the pink butter cream frosting


and the marshmallow fondant handles and piping.  The letters are made from chocolate.


side view with number 3 for her age.


and the cake pops.  My first ones,  I used ganache to mix with the cake instead of frosting.  We can't buy the coloured candy melts here (well that is a lie, but at $12.00 for the tiny bag, I wouldn't buy them) so I coloured the white choc from the supermarket. 

Thanks for looking, and I would love to know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012 04:54:33 PM »

That's the best 3rd birthday cake ever!  I know she loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012 05:29:11 PM »

Thanks.  She did love it.  If you look very closely at the Y on the end of birthday, you will see where she liked it a bit much a bit too soon.  Patch alert Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012 01:23:37 AM »

Came out beautiful. You did an incredible job with the supplies you have. I'm sure it was a huge hit. Now the bar is raised. You did great with the little cake balls. I too have the problem and used plain chocolate from the supermarket. Again fantastic job!!! Any "big" girl would love this too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012 11:52:26 AM »

Thank you. Everyone loved it, and it was delicious.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012 10:13:58 AM »

those look great.  I love all the details you put into the cake.
I can't believe how smooth your got the white chocolate for the cake pops, any tips for trying it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012 11:16:59 AM »

Thankyou.  I put some Kremelta into the chocolate to thin it a bit, and also chilled the pops so that the choc would set pretty much on contact.  I don't know if you have Kremelta, but Copha is the same, it is a solid vegetable oil, usually coconut. It is used in Chocolate crackles and white christmas.

http://www.peerlessfoods.com.au/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=52
http://www.peerlessfoods.com.au/store/Catalog/250copha.jpg
, aparently crisco is not a good substitute, if it helps.
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