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The Icing on the Cake, Issue #006 -- What's New & an Unusual Decorating Tip!
June 11, 2006
The Icing on the Cake, Issue #06 - What's New & an Unusual Decorating Tip!June 11, 2006
The Icing on the Cake brings you the latest additions to our cake decorating site Easy-Birthday-Cakes.com.
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Issue #6, June 11, 2006We added 10 new cakes to the Easy-Birthday-Cakes website in the month of May. Two of the new cakes were added to the Adult Birthday Cakes section, two were added to the Sports Birthday Cakes Section, two were added to the Kids Birthday Cakes section, one was added to the Other Birthday Cakes section, one was added to the Baby Cakes section and one was added to the Character Cakes section. As always, there is a picture and instructions showing you how each cake was made. Here are all the new additions in May. . .
1. Over The Hill Cake This is a sheet cake that has been decorated to look like a graveyard. It is a slight variation of the other graveyard cake that is in this section. Please click to see the Over The Hill Cake.
2. Barbell Cake This is a perfect cake for any weightlifter. It is also very easy to make. Please click to see the barbell Sports Cake.
3. Team Shirt Cake This is a cake that was made for a little boy’s 8th birthday. He is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, so the shirt was made to look like a Steelers shirt. The birthday boy’s name was put on the shirt where the player’s name would be and the number on the shirt is his age. This is a really great idea that you can adapt for any team. This cake was made for a child, but this would also be a good idea for an adult sports fan as well. Please click to see the Sports Team Shirt Cake.
4. Butterfly Birthday Cake This is a sheet cake that was cut out in the shape of a butterfly, but not the typical type with both wings spread. It is of a butterfly sitting with its wings together. This cake was for my youngest daughter’s first birthday and I though my Mom did a great job on this one. Please click to see the Butterfly Birthday Cake.
5. Butterfly Face Cake This is a 6 inch round cake that was the matching cake to the above butterfly. This was the cake that my daughter got to dig in to for her first birthday. I added a picture at the bottom showing how much she liked it. So make sure you scroll all the way down to see it. As you can see she really enjoyed digging into it! The butterfly theme was a really cute theme. I’m hoping to start a blog soon where I can share all of the party themes that we do and all the different ideas. Please click to see the Butterfly Face Cake.
6. Lion Cake This is a cake that was made for a father of four. It said “One Fine Lion” on it . It was a creative idea and something different. Please click to see the Lion Cake.
7. Spongebob Cake (with a twist) This is a Spongebob cake with a twist. I’m not going to tell you what the twist is, but I will give you a hint. This is the cake that was added to the baby section. This is actually a good idea for any baby shower where the nursery theme is a popular character. Please click to see the Spongebob Cake.
8. Ninja Turtle Cake This is a great cake for any teenage mutant ninja turtle fan! Please click to see the Ninja Turtle Cake.
9. Alligator Cake This cake was made for my nephew’s birthday when he was really into alligators. It turned out really great and is a great boy’s birthday cake. Please click to see the Alligator Cake.
10. 50th Anniversary Cake This is a beautiful cake with gold accents that is just perfect for the golden anniversary. Please click to see the 50th Anniversary Cake.
An Unusual Cake Decorating TipAn unusual way of achieving a super smooth finish on your iced cake:
Another trick to make your cake easy to smooth is to use a 12 inch wide taping knife. What is a taping knife you ask? It is a wallboard too with a handle in the middle. It is normally used to smooth the joint compound when covering nails and joint tape when finishing dry wall. But don’t worry that is not what you are going to use it for! You can purchase a taping knife at the hardware store. After putting the icing on your cake, take your taping knife and run it over the top of your iced cake. The handle of the taping knife gives you excellent control and makes it so easy to smooth the top of the cake. In case you can’t picture what a taping knife looks like, here is a link to a picture of one:
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Have a great month!
Cristy and Cathy
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