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« on: September 09, 2008 03:20:10 PM »

My youngest son requested a yellow submarine and octopus cake for his birthday last week.

It was my first time working with fondant and well....it could have been better.  Those sea stars covered up a multitude of sins!  I really had a good time with the fondant.  I'll have to get some more practice, I can see now why it is so popular.  I used Wilton ready made, but next time I might try making my own.  I had originally wanted to cover the cake in a white chocolate ganache but it just would not set up!  So on with the fondant. I had the cake assembled and poured the ganache, when it didn't set I took the cake apart, scrapped the ganache off and started rolling fondant.  The fondant was a better colour anyway!

The whole thing took about 24 hours.  It was totally worth it!  I used the Magnolia Bakery cake recipe so it was tasty too!

By the time the party started it was starting  to sink a bit in the back from the weight of the layers.  It would have been fine if I hadn't had to take it all apart to put the fondant on.  I knew there was no way I could roll a sheet big enough to cover the cake in one piece.

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008 03:28:46 PM »

how cute... if I were a kid I would love it... heck I'm an adult and i love it

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008 03:34:50 PM »

This is the best cake I have ever seen. I am in love with your Beatles cake.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008 03:45:05 PM »

That is awesome! I'll bet you got a lot of "ooooh's and aaaaaahhhhh's"!

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008 03:53:35 PM »

I love the orange tie-dyed stars, I think those are my favorite thing about it!  Great work Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008 04:09:11 PM »

 Shocked Ohhhhhhh.....I want need this. Bad. I love Yellow Submarine and so do the kiddies. DD just saw this and said she wanted it for her birthday. Next week  Tongue Grin FANTASTIC!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008 04:09:29 PM »

A cake of sugary heaven!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008 04:30:07 PM »

Fantastic job!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008 04:31:21 PM »

This is amazing and totally gets the this rocks button! And props to you for introducing your 4 year old to the Beatles! Awesome.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008 04:39:26 PM »

That is amazing!!!  I bet he loved it.  I know I would.

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