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Old 06-20-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Sometimes I freeze a cake as part of the steps of decorating it. If I'm making mini cakes, I will freeze a sheet cake with icing on the top, then cut it into the shapes I need and keep them in the freezer. I take out a couple at a time and I cover them with fondant. The fondant gets very shiny as the cake thaws but when the moisture evaporates, the fondant is back to its matte finish. Freezing a cake tightens the crumb and also makes the cake more moist.
Wow! Gorgeous HM! Do you bake professionally? I've never heard of fondant, so looked it up. They're almost too pretty to eat! Cheers for the pic... more please...
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow! Gorgeous HM! Do you bake professionally? I've never heard of fondant, so looked it up. They're almost too pretty to eat! Cheers for the pic... more please...
I used to bake as a little side business. It's good for barters like getting my AC fixed and that kind of thing. Now that we homeschool, I have stopped baking except for family birthdays. I still have all of my equipment and it's legal now to have a home bakery in my state, so I may take it up again once we've gotten more settled into homeschooling and I'm not as busy.

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Old 06-20-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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beautiful cakes. would love to know the story behind the corset cake!
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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beautiful cakes. would love to know the story behind the corset cake!
I think I know...

Gorgeous cakes, HM!!! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Wow! Look at the pages on this thread! All because we love cake.

Somehow "cake" "100-year-old" and "unearthed" don't seem to belong in the same sentence.

Just wanted to say, if you have a single layer, you can use dental floss to cut it horizontally and add filling.

There. I've had my cake and.... well, I want cake now, too.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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beautiful cakes. would love to know the story behind the corset cake!
I had made a nude torso cake for someone, then he wanted a cake for his dad like that but he said the nude would be too shocking for his grandmas, so we put clothes on it. The necklace on it was to hide a spot where the fondant tore a little bit. If you ever see a decoration in an odd spot on a cake, like a flower that's randomly placed in the middle of a tier, chances are it's hiding some sort of flaw in the cake.

It's very easy to make fondant look like flesh.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I don't have any round cake pans. Sorry. OK I should have read the story but I was lazy today. LOL

Funny because my mom would bake rectangle cakes as well. My wife will order sheet cakes and they are rectangle. Guess I was not thinking. It happens often with me, I post before I think.
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A layer cake? I want to see this!
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^^^ I agree. And how you cut a round cake in squares??
Ah, but you can cut a round cake into square or oblong slices. They do it with wedding cakes all the time, and I sometimes cut my own layer cakes this way. Have you ever been to a wedding reception where the cake was cut in wedges? Probably not!

I don't cut my cakes the way the guy in the video does it, though. If I want square or oblong slices from a round cake, I first make one big cut to divide the cake into equal half-circle halves. The I cut each slice at a 90-degree angle to the center line. The only pieces that are not perfectly flat on the sides (square) are the small ends, which are slightly rounded. This is exactly the way caterers slice wedding cakes. It works great and is easier to serve this way.

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