(Closed) Trial Cake Run #1

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

cute!

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You did a great job.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How many people are you feeding? I think that cake looks great!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it looks great! The bottom cake is a bit lumpy/uneven but it’s very hard to get fondant to look even, it’s not very forgiving. If you’re going to do more practice runs I suggest making a bunch of smaller cakes and just practicing covering them with the fondant as smoothly as possible. I haven’t used fondant in years because I hate how hard it is to work with. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Not sure how much of perfectionist you are, but…

If you are a perfectionist: The bottom layer has a crease that runs horizontally through the middle of the cake. Sure it would be an easy fix when you’ve carving the cake. If you’re going larger on the final version, thought you might want to keep an eye on that.

If you’re not a perfectionist, disregard. You really have to look for that crease and I’m sure no one will. It’s an amazing job and you’re fondant work is perfect. Definitely an amazing 1st try. I’ve never been good with fondant so I’m certainly jealous. It’s a beautiful cake. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awesome, looks great.

Will you be using a heating cone for the larger cakes?  Also, can I ask how many layers in each tier you have there?

 

Sorry for the questions, we are making our own cake too.  So far we’ve done 3 trial cakes, just of the top tiers though (to get the recipe & buttercream icing technique down)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it looks cute for the first trial run! I know the creases and lumps will be easier to fix when you do it again but, I love how simple and elegant the look is. I also love that you are doing this yourself!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Wow ! I’m impressed πŸ™‚ I think it looks great and will look even better with the tartan ribbon ! What flavor is it πŸ˜› 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

It looks good! I considered doing our cake too. We were getting quotes of 1200 for a simple cake for 100. Ridiculous.

 Would practice with fondant more and I’m pretty sure the TLC website has tips from Buddy (Cake Boss) on baking and fondant. 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Looks great! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When using fondant, after I apply a crumb coat then I put my cake in the freezer for a bit to harden it, then I apply the fondant.

 

For your first cake, it looks super awsome!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@doodlebug15: That’s kick ass! Can you post a picture of it cut, so we can see the blue inside? I LOVE that idea. How cool.

 

 

The cake looks amazing for the first trial run! It’s a tad lumpy as others have pointed out, but overall I’m impressed!

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