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Rainey



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: When Just "Yummy" Isn't Enough... Reply with quote

http://cloudy143.livejournal.com/24578.html
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Debbie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting cake.... Thanks for yet another quirky item!

Maybe if I wasn't so sick I would appreciate it more.... gastro and food just don't go well. Will try again next week. Laughing
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Lilia Dignan



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debbie - I know how you feel!

Rainey - you get the most interesting links.
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Bekbeka



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even not being sick - that cake just doesn't spark my appetite!
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melinda



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's just something about blue food
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear you guys but you gotta admit, it's creative to think of cake as canvas and icing as paint not to mention downright ambitious! She must have been pretty good, too. I'm not sure how easy it would be to undo errors.

Debbie, I just got your post card. I was thinking of you luxuriating on holiday in Southern France and now I hear you've been sick. I'm so sorry, kiddo. Smooches.
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Sarape



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Bekbeka, it looks awful to me.

I've been a bit out of touch with C&Z for the past month. Sorry for my absence. I feel a bit embarrassed, about droping out go quickly.

I'll try and pay more attention.

Also, haven't seen Brokeback Mountain, though I'm curious about all the attention it is getting here on C&Z. I suspect it ain't my kind of movie, but I could be surprised.
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David



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Back Sarape!!! Thought you'd retired and gone on a quest or something! On the subject of the cake now---well I agree with everyone. It truly is witty and stylish and shows great talent as Rainey suggests, but, hmmmm, appetizing------no. (now if only she/he'd used one of the sunflower paintings or something!)
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BookGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a lovely idea, but...
after a summer job working at a very posh bakery (hmm, maybe that might be the source of my food-blog obsession of late?), I have some biases about cakes... I'm never a huge fan of cakes-in-pans, and I LOATHE the bitter taste of black icing. With that being said (and the metal pan being removed!) I think it's such a cool idea for a party, or, better yet, to bring to work and make some new friends.
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Monica



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does one even make black frosting? Reminds me of a friend with whom I made a cake once, age 10 or so. We combined drops of all the food colorings in one bowl with the powdered-sugar frosting. If you think blue is not appetizing, the greyish mess we created was downright nauseating!
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monica- I remember trying to use those dyes for things they wouldn't do too. If you want vibrant colors you gotta use paste colors. There is a black one too.
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one: http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/engadget/videos/cake/treo_cake.avi

It won a prize for being the outstanding geek-y cake. There are others and a breakdown on how the Treo cake was made here: http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/16/engadgets-birthday-cake-winners/
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Erin



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wilton makes a great black paste coloring I have used in the past.
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Monica



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Erin, Wilton can be dangerous. They have a distribution center near my house. The summer tent sale is nuts!!
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