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Sweet 16 Confetti Cake

For this cake I did a 3 layer 8 inch vanilla cake filled with confetti.  The birthday girl loves confetti.  

The first time I covered this cake in buttercream icing I had finished the crumb coat and decided to taste the icing.  Something wasn't right.  I had Mr. T and Miss. E provide their input and it wasn't good.  It was after 9pm on a Saturday night and I wasn't sure what to do.  I couldn't figure out what went wrong with the icing.  Miss. E was just as stumped as I was.  She kept saying that this has never happened before.  Thankfully Mr. T was willing to go out to the 24h Metro to pick up  more icing sugar, 10% cream, and pure vanilla extract while I scraped all the icing off.  Thank goodness the second batch tasted as it should.  Phew!  The rest of the decorating went more more smoothly.

For the decorations I sent Mr. T and Miss. E to the Bulk Barn and Tim Horton's.  Miss. E did a great job picking out all the candy.  I added 3 birthday Timbits for extra heig…
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I love this picture!  I think she liked her cake. 
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I love doing super hero cakes.  They are just so much fun!  Especially when I have the cookie cutters to help me along.  Everett's mom sent me a picture of what she'd like and I was able to duplicate it.

This was a two layer 8" chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling.  Covered in grey fondant with fondant decorations.  I invested in a 4", 6" and 8" metal round cookie cutter which makes doing the larger circles much easier to do. 

Mr. T was kind enough to deliver this out to Newcastle tonight as Miss E and I leave early for our retreat.

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I made the retro cake topper using Cricut Design Space.  The lettering and music notes are in black vinyl.  It's super easy to work with.

Happy Birthday Tim and John!

Tessia's Blueberry Lemon Cake

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This was a 3 layer 8" cake with lemon creamcheese icing.  Every time I do a repeat cake I try to decorate it differently from the others.  This time I cut thin slices of lemon to go around as swirls on the top of the cake.

I also made a cake topper using Circut Design Space in dark blue, like blueberries. Printed it out three times and glued them together to make it extra thick.

Happy Birthday Tessia!

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