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cakes and stuff. [Apr. 17th, 2009|09:57 am]
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i feel like i've been baking nonstop lately.
here are some foods i have made...


i made this for my boss when he moved. i guess it's obvious which chain restaurant i work for.
it was all rainbowified inside...


these cupcakes are 2 points if you're on weight watchers.
i made them for my mom and she took them to work and people seemed to dig them.


these were for a barbeque we went to. devils food with caremel icing and fondant leaves.


this one was for my older brother's birthday. it's a dalek from dr. who. the cupcakes are for putting candles in.



the baking was easy on this guy. i made his body buy baking boxed cake mix in a small oven safe batter bowl and his head is and upsidedown cupcake glued on with icing. the fondant and edible paint took forever though. plus i don't watch dr. who so i had to keep running to my computer to see what the robot looked like constantly.

oh yeah. maybe i'll post actual art later, huh?



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[User Picture]From: n_isfor_neville
2009-04-17 04:13 pm (UTC)

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those are all awesome!
[User Picture]From: wykery
2009-04-17 06:58 pm (UTC)

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Seconded...you should make one of the Dalek's distant cousin, R2-D2.
[User Picture]From: empiezando
2009-04-17 04:51 pm (UTC)

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pft, food = art

except instead of keeping it around, you digest it and poop it out later, praying you can make it look that good again another time

people who garneje (i think that's how it' spelt) extremely well make a lot of money for what they do
[User Picture]From: buck_x
2009-04-17 06:22 pm (UTC)

HAWESOME!

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I'm a pastry arts student, and I think those are super-awesome!
did you make your own fondant or buy pre-made stuff?
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-04-17 08:45 pm (UTC)

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thanks so much.

it's the homemade marshmallow kind. i flavored the top one with some mexican vanilla extract..it was my first fondant project. since then i've been experimenting with almond extract and coconut flavoring.
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-04-17 08:48 pm (UTC)

Re: HAWESOME!

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ps... that premade wilton stuff is supposedly gross, but i've never used it.
[User Picture]From: buck_x
2009-04-17 09:21 pm (UTC)

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i haven't used the wilton stuff (only the stuff they get in at school), but yeah... it's pretty gross. not really meant to be eaten (at least not in large amounts).
[User Picture]From: asuka_inferno
2009-04-17 07:17 pm (UTC)

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Wow, these are awesome. The chili's one is my fave! You should consider doing this professionally.
[User Picture]From: sitar_tattoo
2009-04-17 07:42 pm (UTC)

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Wow. How did you do the rainbow?
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-04-17 08:47 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: manoffeeling
2009-04-17 08:20 pm (UTC)

I'M TRIPPING ON ACID

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That rainbow cake looks sooo good.
[User Picture]From: skullyflower
2009-04-17 08:25 pm (UTC)

Re: I'M TRIPPING ON ACID

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All that food coloring was giving me eye cancer just looking at it.
[User Picture]From: skullyflower
2009-04-17 08:24 pm (UTC)

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Lady, these are actual art.
[User Picture]From: french_horn
2009-04-17 08:50 pm (UTC)

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I feel that your food counts as art... Also, i want you to bake my birthday cake!!
[User Picture]From: brenflood
2009-04-17 09:43 pm (UTC)

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The Dalek is amazing.
[User Picture]From: maeths
2009-04-17 10:47 pm (UTC)

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Those are insane!! OMG!!
[User Picture]From: punkrockvagina
2009-04-17 11:23 pm (UTC)

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I wish I lived near you! I'd pay you to bake me pretty delicious things! OM NOM NOM NOM!
[User Picture]From: hello_im_tab
2009-04-18 12:26 am (UTC)

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Baking IS art!
I used to work in a bakery for 2 years and I had so much fun.
I made a vagina outta fondant for this one woman, she was awesome.
[User Picture]From: evilkwinnie
2009-04-18 12:26 am (UTC)

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How did you get that rainbow effect inside the cake? I must know!
[User Picture]From: so_munky9317
2009-04-18 01:16 am (UTC)

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wow! these are so great! i love the rainbow cake!
From: zonker1984
2009-04-18 06:44 am (UTC)

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You should submit these to cake wrecks and get on as one of the examples of good ones.
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-04-18 06:45 pm (UTC)

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i think cake wrecks is supposed to have professional cakes only.
plus the good ones on there are waaaaay better than mine.
but thanks!
[User Picture]From: katura
2009-04-18 12:23 pm (UTC)

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This has totally inspired me to make a really elaborate cake for my boyfriend's next birthday. And maybe even for mine, since it's much closer!
[User Picture]From: lactose_boy
2009-04-18 07:10 pm (UTC)

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I love your dalek cake!!!! Awesome
From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-18 08:07 pm (UTC)

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I nearly died when I saw the Dalek! So cool!
You do a great job with the fondant. I should get around to playing with that.
[User Picture]From: udontnothetruth
2009-04-19 08:51 pm (UTC)

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that first cake was the single greatest thing i have ever seen. you must really like your boss! unless it was laced with poison. it wasn't laced with poison was it?
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-04-20 04:55 am (UTC)

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i liked my boss. he really turned our store around, and i was sad to see him go. it wasn't laced with poison, but it was an excuse to make a silly rainbow cake.
[User Picture]From: hellaxrad
2009-04-20 09:44 am (UTC)

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You are so cool!

I really wish I had a Dalek cake now.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-22 05:53 pm (UTC)

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You inspired me to play with fondant, so I went out to the store and bought the stuff I need... I'm vegan though, so I had to find a vegan recipe that I hope works!
[User Picture]From: nationofamanda
2009-05-04 08:03 pm (UTC)

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apparently the ready made wilton stuff is vegan if your homemade kind proves to be too wonky. good luck!!!
[User Picture]From: ill_lozenge
2009-05-07 07:00 am (UTC)

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wow the cakes are all really awesome and nicely crafted! check out my food blog here http://nomnivore.blogspot.com/ :D
p.s. it was rly cool to see you at work, take care and make moar cakes!
[User Picture]From: akoya
2009-07-14 09:32 pm (UTC)

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HOLY NICE CAKES. Especially the Dalek.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-08 03:45 am (UTC)

holy cake.

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that dalek is fucking amazing. you are the best baker in the world. ps how the fuck did you make that cake rainbow inside?