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  1. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have spent most of yesterday and this afternoon baking and decorating a cake for a baby shower (for 40 people!), and I am just a teensy bit proud of how it turned out so I thought I'd share :).

    My friend is hosting the shower for a chinese lady she works for, and 2009 is the year of the ox, which explains the topper... :D

    If anyone wants a GREAT vanilla cake recipe, I'd be happy to share the one I found. It is moist and oh so delicious!
     

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  2. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    Wonderful job Annie - another awesome one!
     
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  3. BettieC

    BettieC Member Gold Member

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    OMG.......that looks amazing!!!

    and YES, please do share your recipe!
     
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  4. Symara

    Symara Member Gold Member

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    wow.

    How hard is it to decorate with the fondat or whatever it's called...
     
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  5. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    Beautiful Annie!!!

    Yes, please do share your recipe. I'm making DS birthday cake for his party next weekend. His cake is either going to be an Aircraft Carrier or a Fighter Jet....maybe ;)

    don't forget to post your pics in the baking today thread too.
     
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  6. Kitchen2u

    Kitchen2u Veteran Member

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    Cute! Reminds me of Baskin 'n' Robbins Ice Cream! Love the ox! Very nice! YES!!! Share your recipe please.
     
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  7. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    I LOVE IT!~ Nice JOb!
     
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  8. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    You know what? You are an AMAZING cake decorator...it takes alot of talent to do what you do, you should be very proud of your work! :thumbup:
     
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  9. pampermejolene

    pampermejolene Advanced Member Gold Member

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    super cute!! The momma to be will be so happy!
     
  10. chefshawna

    chefshawna Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Awesome!! Please do share your recipe. I am going to be doing some cupcakes soon and I need a good recipe!
     
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  11. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    BEAutiful Annie!

    P.S. My birthday's in December, I like pink and purple and I LOVE vanilla cake ;) :D
     
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  12. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    MAGNIFICENT! hope i spelled that right lol, its late!
     
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  13. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Gorgeous!!!
     
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  14. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I am in awe of your talent! All of you guys who bake your own cakes for birthdays are so great! I just run to the local bakery department and order one or get Carvel! I wish I had just one ounce of your talent! :)
     
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  15. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wonderful. I only do piping cakes never fondant.
     
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  16. lacychef

    lacychef Legend Member

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    That is beautiful! You should be proud!
     
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  17. Wow..that is beautiful. Are we going to be seeing you on the Food Network challenge show soon (I can't remember the name) where they design cakes for brides,birthdays, etc.? You have a real talent there, girl!!
     
  18. Jessie Jolly

    Jessie Jolly Member

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    Great job! The cake looks awesome!!! :balloon:
     
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  19. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Wow that cake is beautiful!
     
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  20. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks so much everyone! I have had a lot of fun, but really, I am not that creative, I just am good at using other peoples ideas. For the person who asked, fondant is not too hard, but takes practice to learn how to get it to work, and cover the sides without wrinkles! I have never used bought fondant, so I don't know what that is like to use. For doing the decorations, it's just like being a kid playing with play-doh! It is quite time consuming though.

    I am trying to get us all ready for our play group, but I'll try and post the recipe this afternoon.
     
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  21. DebbieSAChef

    DebbieSAChef Senior Member

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    Beautiful cake! Good job!

    I love working with homemade marshmallow fondant, not the box stuff. It tastes much better. It is time consuming but fun, and the outcome is so beautiful!

    Debbie :chef:
     
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  22. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Absolutely exquisite!!!
    Great job - I'd be proud too!!!
     
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  23. heather223

    heather223 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Great job! I can't wait for the recipe!
     
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  24. mpkegley

    mpkegley Advanced Member

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    It is soo cute!!
     
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  25. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    OK, so here is the vanilla cake recipe. It is originally for two 9" pans, but I baked it (twice) as one 12" cake and it came out perfectly. I lined the bottom with parchment and sprayed the sides with a baking spray (like bakers joy or PAM with flour). I also used the milk/lemon juice substitute for the buttermilk, so I guess I can't entirely vouch for the recipe made with real buttermilk, LOL! For the 12" pan it took 28-30mins at 350F. Enjoy! :chef:

    Buttermilk Layer Cake (Adapted from the new "Joy of Cooking" according to the web-site I got it from)

    2 1/3 cups cake flour (I used normal all-purpose)
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    6 ounces butter
    1 1/3 cups sugar
    1 cup buttermilk

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and set aside. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla.

    Using a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until creamy. Over the course of 3 minutes, beat in the sugar. Over 2 minutes, add the egg mixture. Reduce the speed to low and alternate adding the flour and buttermilk in three parts,scraping the bowl.

    Divide the batter between the pans and smooth the tops. Bake until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then unmold onto a rack to cool completely before frosting.
     
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  26. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    How do you make your fondant? A friend of mine was trying to make some for the first time and was struggling. Do you have a recipe or a reference site?
     
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  27. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Annie...your cake is BEAUTIFUL!! You did such a great job!

    Amanda...here is a link to a site that tells you how to make marshmallow fondant. I have done this a few times and it is pretty easy and tastes good. WAY cheaper than buying your own, plus it tastes better! Fondant 101, Making Marshmallow Fondant, Cake Decorating
     
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  28. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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  29. jetcitysandy

    jetcitysandy Member Gold Member

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    Beautiful cake! You are so talented! Thanks for posting the recipe.
     
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  30. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    AWESOME!!! What A Beautiful Cake!!! :chef:
     
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  31. jrstephens

    jrstephens Legend Member

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    That looks awesome!!! The top layer is what I am wanting to do for a friend's daughter's graduation party! Can u tell me EXACTLY how u did it? I have been looking through magazines for ideas.
     
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  32. cewcooks

    cewcooks Advanced Member

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    Your cake is awesome!
     
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  33. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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  34. byrd1956

    byrd1956 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Your cake is beautiful and what a cute little ox!
     
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  35. StacieB

    StacieB Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Oh it is beautiful!! Great job! The ox is adorable.
     
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  36. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You mean she wants a polka dot cake with an ox on the top?! LOL!

    Anyway, I PM'd you so as not to bore everyone else with the details... Let me know if you have questions that I did not cover. The main thing with fondant is just to practice as much as you can to get the hang of it, to get the consistency right, and the thickness right, and to get better at smoothing the sides without wrinkles...
     
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  37. missydivine

    missydivine Legacy Member Gold Member

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    WOW is all I can say. What a great job!
     
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  38. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks so much for posting this cake recipe. I used it for DS jet fighter cake and it was delicious! Everyone said that the cake really tasted good too. I made the cakes on Monday and froze them until Saturday when I did the actual cake. They froze great, were pretty easy to cut and assemble (I did that part while they were still mostly frozen). This is a keeper recipe for sure.
     
  39. merego

    merego Senior Member

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    that is adorable!!!
     
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