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Old 07-22-2012, 02:40 AM   #31
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Or did I leave out the bacon? I said there was a surprise in it! :)

Ok ok, no bacon. I did manage to take a couple shots after the first cut.





The chocolate coating was a big hit! Everyone thought the semi-sweetness balanced out the super-sweetness of the cake :) There were a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" when the rainbows were revealed! In case you're wondering about the "boring" teal layer at the bottom... this is the first cake I've baked at this home. We're 2km above sea level here and I was SHOCKED at how much it crowned! It was originally going to be just 2 layers, but once I cut off the crowns, the layers were too thin so I baked a 3rd layer this morning. I didn't have the time to do another rainbow layer so instead I used another colour alltogether.

I was my biggest critic. After finishing one slice, I really thought it was too salty - which, as my wife pointed out, is strange because I add salt to salt! I put salt in EVERYTHING. Everyone thought I was crazy (or they were just being nice) because they said it was all very good.

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Are those flowers and butterflies readily available in stores and if so, what type of stores would sell them?
No, they are hand-made, but I will reveal my source if you promise to keep a secret : Gum Paste Sugar Flower Blossoms and more gumpaste by SweetEdibles

Thanks for the help and comments everyone!

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #32
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There is almost never just milk in my kitchen, I don't drink it. But there is always 1/2&1/2...that is what I use for all things needing milk.
I buy 1/2 and 1/2 by the half gallon. I drink a lot of milk. Or at least I used to. I would buy a gallon of milk at the beginning of the month. It would be gone in a week. Then I cut it down to a half gallon. Would end up dumping the last cup or so. Now I buy just a quart and am still not drinking it as fast or using it in cooking. So now I buy milk by the pint. But like you, I use my coffee 1/2 and 1/2 for cooking. It makes for really creamy chocolate pudding. The kind you have to cook. I now go through that first half gallon realy quick and have to buy a second one before the month is out. I barely stretch that out to the first of the month for my next shopping trip. I also find myself drinking it in small amounts.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:52 AM   #33
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of the cake :) No, they are hand-made, but I will reveal my source if you promise to keep a secret : Gum Paste Sugar Flower Blossoms and more gumpaste by SweetEdibles

Thanks for the help and comments everyone!

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So how do you choose which ones you want? I would have to bake a cake big enough for all of them. they are beautiful!
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They're nice, huh? Yeah, I pretty much just took a random shot - they all look great. I had the idea for the rainbow cake so I went with the mixed-bag of flowers and the rainbow selection of butterflies.

She does a really good job. They taste good too! I was sure to choose the 100% edible ones (they aren't all, so read carefully) and while I wouldn't want to munch on them as a snack... the one I ate was pretty good!

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #35
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Steven-VERY NICE, excellent work!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #36
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Stunning cake. Fantastic job. So glad you stayed away from the 5w30.
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Inside and out that's an amazing cake. Congrats! You should post those pics in an album so we can all see the cake in the random photos.
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Inside and out that's an amazing cake. Congrats! You should post those pics in an album so we can all see the cake in the random photos.
Something like this?

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I meant to create an album here on DC and load your pics here. IF you go to the forum listing page, you'll see a series of four photos across the top of the page. Those are randomly chosen from members' albums.

To create an album, go to your profile page and you should find a section on albums and should be able to walk through the steps.
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I meant to create an album here on DC and load your pics here. IF you go to the forum listing page, you'll see a series of four photos across the top of the page. Those are randomly chosen from members' albums.

To create an album, go to your profile page and you should find a section on albums and should be able to walk through the steps.
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