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« on: August 30, 2014 04:28:50 PM »

I usually hang out in the knitting forums, but I've been taking cake decorating classes through Wilton so here I am.  Grin

This is my final cake for Course 3.  I did a patriotic theme for Labor Day.  This was my second attempt at covering a cake in fondant, and while it's not perfect, I'm pretty proud of myself for not having any folds.  I don't think you can tell because of the bunting, but I could have smoothed the sides a little more.  My fondant smoother kept picking up traces of the chocolate buttercream from the edge, so I decided to leave it alone before I smeared it everywhere.  In any case, it's so much better than my first attempt!

Inside there are two layers of chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  I almost wish I was going to keep it so I could eat it.  But I'd totally stuff my face, so I've got a friend coming to take it off my hands.

Thanks for looking.  Smiley


« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014 04:36:54 PM »

Very pretty! I can't see a boo-boo anywhere  Grin Darn, why are all us craftsters so hard on ourselves??
I have tried that fondant stuff. It is miserable to work with in the fine sheets. I can only do the rolly-polly clay figures. And poke 'em with the toothpick  Grin You did wonderful. Very nice pleating with the bunting.. And a great color blend there. And your little coils for the ribbon are wonderful, too. GREAT JOB! Pat yourself on the butt...which won't gain weight from this one  Cheesy


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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014 04:47:03 PM »

Haha, yeah my butt doesn't need any help from this cake.  Cheesy

Man, those little ribbon coils were a lot more fragile than I thought they would be.  But I enjoyed it so much.  The only part I was annoyed with was making the little balls for the border.  That part was so boring!  I wanted to do a  twisted rope-y sort of border, but I couldn't get it to work right.  I'll figure it out eventually.

Thank you so much for your compliments!

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014 04:50:47 PM »

This is ridiculously amazing!  Fabulous job on it.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014 08:27:39 PM »

Wow, thank you!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014 09:31:51 AM »

It's lovely!

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014 12:18:12 PM »

WoW Shocked
This cake looks absolutely gorgeous would look good in a bakery on a display Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014 05:04:52 PM »

Y'all are so sweet.  Thanks so much!

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014 08:01:13 AM »

Every time I see a beautifully made cake I want to take a decorating class..now I REALLY want to take a decorating class!  Well done!

« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014 03:49:05 PM »

Thank you!

You should take a class!  It's so much fun.  And even if you can't take a class, there are lots of great tutorials on YouTube.  I've learned a lot from there that I didn't learn in class.

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