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« on: June 04, 2019 08:45:01 AM »

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A friend of mine just finished her masters (while working full time with a kid in daycare/a kid in elementary/a kid beginning college).  I'm exhausted just thinking about it.  I'm so proud of her!  I made her a congratulations cake that is a wink and a nod toward a joke we shared about geode cakes (specifically the ones that look more like a lady's....business).  What better way to celebrate her new business degree than a "business" cake that's 100% innocent and work appropriate?  Grin 



It's a six inch yellow cake with ruby chocolate filling (thank you Trader Joe's for affordable ruby chocolate!) and crumb coat.  I just made a basic American buttercream (2 parts powdered sugar to one part butter with a splash of vanilla) and added a whole bag of melted ruby chocolate chips so that it was a pretty, soft pink with a light berry taste.  I used a basic vanilla swiss meringue buttercream for the outside frosting.  The outer coat could be smoother, but I was pressed for time.  No worries here.  I don't have a pic of the inside, though.  I didn't stick around for the cutting of the cake but hope she saves me a piece!



I learned that with geode cakes, more and bigger is definitely better when it comes to the sugar crystals.  If there's a next time, I'll be careful to not crush the crystals and to use at least twice as many (with clear gel  or corn syrup holding it on rather than relying on the frosting).  The edible gold leaf was a nice surprise, though.  Super easy and looks great in person.  I'll use it again for sure. 

It's a looooot of frosting, so I hope her coworkers are sugar fiends.

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019 09:54:55 AM »

This. Is. Stunning.

Also hilarious  Cheesy I love it! Great job!! Excellent bake! Star baker indeed!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019 10:20:04 AM »

It came out beautifully!  Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019 10:34:38 AM »

Wow! That is amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019 11:37:05 AM »

That's the most beautiful cake every!! Amazing indeed!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019 02:43:01 PM »

I've never seen or heard of a geode cake until now, but, that's a fun edible spin on the real-world crystal formations.

I only thought of an open bloody wound when I first saw your photo, not female genitalia, but, now that you mentioned it, I can't un-see it . . .
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019 05:01:44 PM »

Oh my gosh! I totally thought it looked a bit racy and Im glad Im not the only one with her mind in the gutter  Cheesy
Fantastic job! You pulled it off perfectly

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019 05:36:47 AM »

This is so funny. The cake sounds super yummy, even though the "picture" behind it does not. Smiley 
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019 06:41:32 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019 05:52:29 PM »

That looks awesome. There's really nothing like an in joke, lol. You're a good friend Cheesy.
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