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So, we had two different Christmas parties this weekend and I’ve watched too much Cake Boss on Netflix. I decided to try to start decorating some just for fun and this is what came out:
For the Ugly Sweater Party:
And a super informal graduation thing last night:
Not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of these considering I used Ziploc bags instead of decorating bags and I made everything myself.
Any other cake boss fans out there?
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@hogoboom2012: Umm yeah those cakes are amazing, and I love Cake Boss!
Post # 4
You should be proud! They look amazing. I especially love the sweater one! 🙂
Post # 5
Um, hello, those are AMAZING!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
@hogoboom2012: I love Cake Boss and those 2 cakes are amazing! I especially love the penguin one!
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Your cakes look amazing!! I love the ugly sweater cake lol! I love that show too, so much so that I decided to try making my own fondant and decorating a cake. I did this one in October–my first ever–for our daughter’s 9th birthday:
and then this one last month for our son’s 12th birthday:
and I’m making another one tonight for our other son’s birthday party tomorrow. Fondant is tricky but fun and if you make it yourself (marshmallows and powdered sugar) it’s edible too 🙂 sorry the pics are so huge!
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@RedheadMeggs: Your cakes look great! What recipe do you use for fondant? I want to try that too…
Post # 9
@hogoboom2012: All you need for the fondant is mini marshmallows and powdered sugar. Put 4 cups of marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1-2 minutes until the marshmallows are completely melted, you’ll be able to stir it easily and it’ll be smooth. I usually add the color in at that point (it’s a lot harder to work the color through after you’ve added the sugar). I use Wilton gel colors so it doesn’t thin out the fondant. Then add 2 cups of sugar and start kneading, you’ll add more sugar as your knead and you’ll be able to tell it’s ready when it’s like a soft dough that’s no longer sticky. Usually takes almost 4 cups of powdered sugar 🙂 I’ve never used the store bought kind because everyone says it tastes nasty and this recipe rocks–I’ll find myself nibbling on a piece of it here and there lol. I’ll post a picture tomorrow of the cake I put together tonight! 🙂
Post # 10
@hogoboom2012: I forgot to add that you can get a set of 101 cookie cutters from Walmart, I believe made by Wilton for $10! That’s how the letters/numbers etc come out so perfect. It includes EVERYTHING: holidays, sports, animals, letters, numbers etc. I’ll never have to buy another cookie cutter again! LOL
Post # 11
@RedheadMeggs: Thanks for the recipe! I’m excited to try that out. I have that set of cookie cutters too so it’ll be perfect! Thanks!