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« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2009, 05:56:43 PM »

I had to make another one since last weekend's cake was already gone by Tuesday. Sometimes I really envy him his metabolism, I don;t understand how can he eat one cake per week (at least one, sometimes more) and not get fat  Huh

This is very simple, ladyfingers soaked with rum+raspberry juice, raspberry jam, fresh raspberries+yogurt cream, whipped cream on the outside, candied pansy on gumpaste base for decoration. Didn't have time to decorate it properly Sad I just started decorations for cake planned for weekend, since I work 10-12 hours I usually have to start making decorations little by little 4-5 days before. Hmph. It turned out tasty even though it isn;t much to look at, so hree it is:

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« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2009, 08:20:39 PM »

Looks and sounds delicious !
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« Reply #77 on: January 21, 2009, 11:23:48 PM »

Exquisite alek
Your eye for detail makes these truly edible works of art................ Cheesy
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« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2009, 11:49:23 PM »

Poco, I bought crystallized pansy, I think it was from Fancy Flours, I always keep some on hand for cases when I don;t have time to decorate properly. When I find some edible flowers here, I make my own but they are not often available.

Here are some new ones.

First the most simple decoration, abstract tuile shapes and fried pasta (you just fry some interesting pasta shapes, drain them on paper towel and sprinkle with cinnamon and icing sugar):


A bit more tricky decoration, since skirt is very thin and it is difficult to transfer straight from the oven on crumpled aluminum foil to cool down in bent shape:


And finally the main one, orchid pot cake, the cake is lemon sponge with orange-milk chocolate cream, decorated with gumpaste slipper orchids:

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« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2009, 07:03:54 AM »

Alek, those orchids look completely real.  You are very gifted.
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« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2009, 02:03:30 PM »

Fantastic, Alek! Your cakes are becoming more and more elaborate.
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« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2009, 02:11:08 PM »

I had to make another one since last weekend's cake was already gone by Tuesday. Sometimes I really envy him his metabolism, I don;t understand how can he eat one cake per week (at least one, sometimes more) and not get fat  Huh

I could eat one of those a day and still not gain weight. Been that way my entire life.

I envy people who can put on weight.

It does look delicious.
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« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2009, 04:24:34 PM »

True works of Art alek......... Cheesy
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« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2009, 04:42:28 PM »

Just wonderful- And I still want tone Grin
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« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2009, 05:19:41 PM »

I want one too ! Love the trapped lady.
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« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2009, 09:00:59 PM »

Thank you!

The trouble with making them more elaborate is that you have to keep coming up with more and more ideas what to make next time, it is Monday already and I still haven't decided what to do for the next one. maybe I should keep it simple for a change Smiley

Btw, "trapped lady" is very easy, apart from skirt being a bit tricky to transfer in one piece. If anyone wants a recipe for tuile paste, let me know, it is perfect for that sort of decorations and it actually tastes good (basic vanilla recipe is just butter, sugar, egg whites, flour and vanilla, simple but good).
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« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2009, 11:23:17 AM »

Perhaps for additional ideas look at exotic plants along with the flowers and that may bring more creative things to try for you.
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« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2009, 02:38:53 AM »

Well, to continue now that we are back. Its been a long time, as you can see b y the number of cakes  Grin



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« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2009, 04:44:58 AM »

 Grin  Grin  Grin

Beautiful, as always alek0
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« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2009, 12:39:32 PM »

What a wonderful imagination you have.  I would have never thought of something so amazing as the fish in water.  Unbelieveable, I know I've said it a hundred times, but I can't help myself from saying it again, you have such an incredible talent.  Just Amazing!
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