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So Many Recipes, So Little Time...

 
Jun. 21, 2009 7:48 pm 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2009 4:50 am
This will just be a quickie about my latest cake adventure and my first attempt at a completely fondant-covered cake. I decided to make a Father's Day cake for my husband. No ordinary cake would do. I Googled "Father's Day Cake" and a remote control brownie caught my eye. It was simply a… MORE
The Inspiration - Ours is so worn out I had to find a picture on the internet!
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The Carving - This started out as a 9 X 13 cake.
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Mmmm. Buttercream Icing - Crumb coat and top coat.
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The Parts - These were cut out and allowed to dry a little before attaching.
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Jun. 17, 2009 5:10 am 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Part II - AssemblyThis part has no picture, so I'll just explain it. I used two cake boards which I cut square and taped together, then covered with foil. Thank heavens I doubled it, because this is one heavy cake. I bought dowel rod at Wally World and cut four lengths about 1 1/4 inches - the… MORE
From Bear to , well, Snowman...
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White Frosting - He's sitting on the layer at this point. It's already been frosted white.
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Piping the Black Frosting - The birthday boys gets involved.
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The Beak
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Jun. 17, 2009 5:01 am 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Okay, so I can't quite compare with those names. I won't even claim to be close. They are, however, inspirational when it comes to decorating cakes and throwing parties. For my son's 12th birthday I created two cakes. I used Martha's monkey cake idea, but used a yellow cake mix. I've included a… MORE
Bear Plop - It's supposed to overflow. The first cake did not do this. This is the second attempt.
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Oops! The chocolate pound cake that wasn't.
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Front of Bear
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The Monkey Cake
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Jun. 11, 2009 10:22 am 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009 2:27 pm
So yesterday was my birthday. Not such a big deal since I've been over 21 for some time now. It was a bigger deal for my son. It was also his birthday. Tanner is now 12 years old and the proud owner of his first cell phone (you have to be 12 to own one around here.) 13 years ago my husband… MORE
My Birthday Pie
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Blow Out the Candles! If you look closely, you can actually see a couple going out.
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Wind Chimes - birthday gift from the hubby and kids.
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Garden Angel - another birthday gift from the family.
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Pam-3BoysMama

Home Town
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2003

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Gardening, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
 
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