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The Icing on the Cake, Issue #008 -- What's New & How to Cut Cakes
August 12, 2006
The Icing on the Cake, Issue #08 - What's New & and How to Cut Cakes
Issue #8, August 12, 2006We added 10 new cakes to the Easy-Birthday-Cakes website in the month of July. One of the new cakes was added to the Adult Birthday Cakes section, four were added to the Character Cakes Section, two were added to the Kids Birthday Cakes section, one cake was added to the Sports Birthday Cakes section and two new cakes were added to the Unique Birthday Cakes section. As always, there is a picture and instructions showing you how each cake was made. Here are all the new additions in July. . .
1. Luau Birthday Cake In June we added a Luau cake with a Hula dancer on it, in July we added three pictures of cakes that look like Hawaiian shirts. These cakes can be for birthdays or in the case of these particular cakes, they were made for a wedding. In any event, it is a great idea for a cake for a luau party theme. Please click to see the Luau Birthday Cake.
2. Animated Basketball Cake This is a great cake for a basketball player or a basketball fan. It is a basketball with an animated face on it. It is really cute! Take a look and check it out. Please click to see the Basketball Cake.
3. Hamburger Cake This cake was added to the Unique Cakes section. It is a really cute cake and not really that difficult to make. Take a look and see exactly how this cake that looks like a hamburger was made. Please click to see the Hamburger Cake.
4. Ladybug Cake This is another variation of a ladybug cake. There are now three different types of ladybugs on the site. Check out this latest one and see how it was made. Make sure you take a look at the others too and pick your favorite. Please click to see the Ladybug Cake.
5. Lightning McQueen Cake This is a sheet cake that was cut out in the shape of the popular Disney Cars movie character Lightning McQueen. This is a very popular cake right now. Please click to see the Lightning McQueen Cake.
6. Bratz Cake This is a cake that is decorated as a Bratz doll face. This is a great birthday cake for a Bratz birthday theme or a child who loves the Bratz dolls. Please click to see the Bratz Cake.
7. Thomas The Tank Engine Cake With the popularity of Thomas The Tank, finally we have added a Thomas cake. There is another train cake on the site, but this one is specifically Thomas and is perfect for any child who loves Thomas the Tank. Please click to see the Thomas The Tank Engine Cake.
8. Wiggles Big Red Car Cake This is another design of a Wiggles birthday cake. There is also a Wiggles logo cake design on the site. This one is of the Wiggles in the big red car. Both cakes are great for Wiggles fans. Please click to see the Wiggles Cake Decoration.
9. Cat & Dog Birthday Cake This is sheet cake that is decorated with a cat and dog at a birthday party on the top. It is a really cute design. It is definitely something different. Take a look. Please click to see the Cat & Dog Kid Cakes.
10. 90th Birthday Cake This is sheet cake that was decorated beautifully for a 90th birthday. You could of course use this design for any year birthday. Please click to see the Birthday Cake Picture
How to Cut a Cake & What Size Cake Do I Need?Round Cakes: To cut a round cake, move two inches from the outside edge of the cake and cut a circle. Then slice wedge pieces from within the circle about two inches wide. Next, move in another two inches and cut another circle, then cut wedge pieces within the circle about two inches wide. Repeat these steps until the cake is completely cut. There is a diagram of this here.
NOTE: 6 inch cakes can be cut in wedge pieces without a center circle.
There is also a chart here that shows you approximately how many pieces you will get from each size of round cakes so that you will know what size cake you should bake depending on how many people you need to serve.
Sheet Cakes To cut a sheet cake or a square cake, you will move in two inches from the outside edge of the cake and cut across. Next, slice the pieces of cake about two or three inches wide. Then move in another two inches and cut another strip. Slice your pieces two or three inches wide. Repeat until your entire cake is cut completely.
Again, there is a chart here that shows you approximately how many pieces you will get from each size cake so you will know what size cake you should bake depending on how many people you need to serve.
Keep sending in your questions, we will respond the best we can and if something tends to come up often enough, we can address it in this newsletter. Some of the tips have come from your questions so keep on sending them and let us know what you want to know!
How to Stay Up to Date With All the New Additions. . .Remember, there are three ways for you to stay updated with all of the new additions to our Easy Birthday Cakes site:
1. Subscribe to "The Icing on the Cake" our monthly newsletter (which chances are you have already done if you are reading this).
2. Bookmark our Easy Birthday Cakes Blog Page. This way you can visit whenever you want and you will instantly see what are the latest additions. Click here to go directly to the Cake Blog page.
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Have a great month!
Cristy and Cathy
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