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May 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Chocolate Cake...

When doing chocolate cake keep the MMF slightly thicker....the lesson I learned yesterday, as I made my final course #3 wedding cake and realized that you could see spots of chocolate through the fondant. *sigh*, luckily it's only for family and friends to eat and they don't care. The cake turned out OK (although I like my 40th anniversary cake better) and now I know for next time :o)

Added by Dia on May 27, 2010 at 10:09am — 4 Comments

My First Cake for Others..

I am so happy with how my in-laws 40th anniversary cake turned out- my first cake for something other than my classes! Noticed in the pics the fondant looks a little lumpy, but I didn't notice that in reality. Everything was done in fondant AND it was also my first attempt at, not only carnations, but also making my own MMF, which tasted sooooo much better than the Wilton store-bought stuff!


My in-laws were so impressed. I don't think that anyone realized just what I could…
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Added by Dia on May 26, 2010 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Why wedding cakes cost so much

As a long time baker who worked in corporate and private bakeries while in college, I was making not purchasing the products and hadn't really considered this concept before, after all, your typical college slave labor is making not much over minimum wage anyway, irregardless of what the bakery is getting paid for your labors. Having raised 6 daughters, I had to purchase 3 wedding cakes over the years as I…

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Added by Lisa J McCammond on May 25, 2010 at 2:36pm — 13 Comments

June Bride Cake Contest

A lot of new contest entries are coming in today. We don't assume you are entering a wedding cake in the contest, since many of the wedding cakes on this site have not been entered. If you do mean to do so, please be sure to make the title of your cake picture - June Bride Contest.

If you are having an issue uploading a picture or figuring out how to do something with your contest entry, please post your question and we'll help you out.

Added by Theresa Happe on May 24, 2010 at 3:12pm — 4 Comments

Mock Wedding Cakes

Getting ready to design the four seasons cakes for display at our annual Peach Days Celebration here in LaVerkin, Utah. Doing four seperate cakes, Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall. These will be mock wedding cakes & we are making cupcakes for tasting!! Should be fun but lots of work, have any suggestions for color schemes or what the best material for mock cakes besides styrofoam might be!!!!

Added by Frances L Sellers on May 22, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

June Bride Contest

I am seeing alot of photos of wedding cakes. If you want your photo featured for the June Bride Contest, make sure you title the photo "June Bride Contest". We have no way of knowing for sure if you are entering the contest unless you title the photo. Without being featured a photo is not up for voting in the contest. If you are unsure, don't hesitate to contact myself, Deah Aldridge or Theresa Happe for help.

Added by Sherry Qualls on May 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Title and Tag Your Photos - Yes Again!!!! :D

Hi Everyone and welcome to all of our new members. With so many signing on board I thought this would be a good time to remind you to title and tag your photos. This is what drives the search engine and makes finding a photo so much faster. When the uploading of your photo has finished, you will be automatically taken to the page where titles and tags are done, often there is already a title there - saved from your computer, change this title to reflect the category of the photo (ie;…

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Added by Sherry Qualls on May 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

New Facebook Page

I just ran out of room for new friends on the "We Bake Cakes" Facebook page, so I set up a new page. It's "Cakes We Bake" with the CakesWeBake.com logo. Please feel free to send your cake photos to the new page.


Added by Theresa Happe on May 19, 2010 at 11:15am — 4 Comments

My First Fondant!

I finished my first fondant cake! So much fun! I added a capful of almond flavouring to the store bought wilton fondant in hopes of making it taste better. I didn't think it tasted that bad! I'm making a cake for my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary this weekend and I'm thinking of trying to make MMF. We'll see how much time I have this week! I also have to make 40 fondant roses for my final course #3 cake next week! I'm using store-bought fondant for those, since I have lots left. I already… Continue

Added by Dia on May 17, 2010 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

First "Customer" Cake

This weekend I completed my first cake for someone other than myself or family. A co-worker's wife was throwing a baby shower and wanted a ladybug cake covered in fondant. Not sure how my name came up to do it but it did - and I did it. I've never done anything that big before and was not sure I could pull it off. But thanks to information & advice from this site (as well as my super 'pit crew' who helped keep my stressing in check) I got it done! Overall I'm pretty happy with how it came… Continue

Added by Judy Fluke on May 16, 2010 at 10:58pm — 2 Comments

Make your Own Vanilla!

I made a gallon of it at Christmas and gave it as gifts! You need a good quality vodka to start with...80 proof or higher.... buy vanilla beans in bulk. I get mine here.... http://www.vanillaproductsusa.com/servlet/StoreFront

they offer great specials.



I bought little brown bottles and made my own…
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Added by jeri c on May 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Marg Brown on May 16, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Teacher Appreciation/Advertisement

Hi everyone im really new to this site but was hoping to get some advice, I want to bake a few cakes for my sons school for teachers apprectaion but also want to use the opportunity as a chance to advertise I was thinking of taking in some business cards or flyers with the cakes. Does anyone have any really great ideas that have worked for you I want to go about this the right way and reap benefits of both advertisement and Teacher Appreciation?? any help would be great.… Continue

Added by Charmessa Thompson on May 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Uploading Pictures From Your Phone

We had to make some adjustments, but you should now be able to upload your pictures to your profile from your phone. Please let me know if it still gives you trouble. Thanks!

Added by Theresa Happe on May 11, 2010 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

Steampunk Cake photos

I had so many little details on my Steampunk "Venus De Milo" statue cake that I thought I'd take a few macro shots and post them in a note so I didn't have a zillion photos of the same cake in my album...…

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Added by Gonzuela on May 6, 2010 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Mother's Day Cake by New York Cake

Added by Lisa Mansour on May 5, 2010 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Cake Leads

If you haven't already done so, please join a group that fits the area you live in. If the group does not exist yet, please feel free to make one. We are receiving leads for cakes and I will be posting them in the proper group. This way the message will go to anyone who lives in that area.

Thanks!

Added by Theresa Happe on May 5, 2010 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

Course #2- DONE!

Finished Wilton course #2 last week! My final cake turned out pretty good! I enjoyed doing the basketweave and royal icing flowers; hated the birds, but put them on anyway! I have to say, though, people who eat this cake have to REALLY love buttercream icing cuz there's a whole lot of it inside and out! I'm really looking forward to course #3, which I start this Wednesday evening....fondant! I have so many ideas and have been just waiting for fondant instructions! I do know that , eventually, I… Continue

Added by Dia on May 3, 2010 at 10:51am — 7 Comments

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