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416 Vapes Celebration Cake

Woohoo!  It's my 300th blog post.  This the most I have ever been dedicated to writing about anything.  I've never been good at keeping a journal or anything like that.  I am so proud of myself for keeping this up.  It's such an amazing reference guide for me to back through.  I never dreamed that I would stretch this far out of my comfort zone in the world of decorating and try so many new techniques and recipes, even making up my own.  Who knows what crazy things my family, friends and co-workers will ask me to do next.  This is by no way a challenge that I am throwing out there!

Anyway, today was a very busy day for me in the world of baking and cake decorating.  I did all my baking the night before so that the cakes could get nice and cold in the fridge overnight.  When I have multiple cakes to do in one day, I try to do most of the steps for each cake at the same time. I put the cakes on their boards, do the filling and crumb coat of icing.  Before I went off to finish the Mad Science cake I did the Ecig Flavourium log and the 416 logo to set aside and harden.

While Mr T was off delivering the first cake I got work on finishing this cake.  This decorating went so much smoother thankfully.  I had about an hour to get 'er done.  This was a two layer 9 x 13 chocolate cake with chocolate filling.

Maria wanted the cake to look like a parcel.  Near the end of decorating I still didn't know how to deal with the top right corner.  So, I made up my own Canadian stamp.  Of course I did flowers, there was no way I was going to attempt doing the Canadian flag.  I think 1 in 1000 kids could get to look right on a drawing without tracing it!  I never could get it to look right in school.  After I put on the stamp, I still needed something more. I added the cancellation stamp.  I love how this turned out.

Miss E helped out in her usual fashion of licking the beaters and the bowl.  She only goes for the chocolate icing mind you.


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