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CTV Cake stages by ginas-cakes CTV Cake stages by ginas-cakes
I didn't take many pictures of the stages of this cake, as I was worried about actually finishing it. The weather was so hot and humid, that at least 5 of the 39 hours it took to make was spent re-doing areas that were effected. As usual, I baked light and soft victoria sponge, which didn't do me any favours at all....

To give an idea of the size, I made six 14x10 inch 15 oz sponges to sculpt as much of the lorry whole as I could.


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Rebeckington Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   General Artist
You've blown me away again with your skill! That is one very impressive cake, which could easily look dull, but clearly is far, far from it! :D

Well done on finishing this monster cake - at 39 hours, I bet you felt in need of a spa break! :nod:

If you can remember, how many eggs went into those cakes??
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou..:hug:...and I'll be lucky to get a day off, let alone a spa break..:giggle:

..well, useing 6, 15 ounce mixes took 45 eggs.....:faint:
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Rebeckington Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   General Artist
:omg: 45 eggs is a lot of eggs. We cake makers need our own chicken and dairy farms!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes indeed..:nod:.....it's surprising sometimes how much goes into these cakes when you add it up.
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Rebeckington Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, and of course, there are plenty of off-cuts as well...

I find that the biggest thing I waste is piping icing. My cakes rarely need that much, so I end up throwing quite a bit away. :( This happens even when I use only half an egg white or only 2g of powdered egg whites! Imagine how much less icing sugar I'd need to buy if I could make the right amount.... Unless the icing is storable?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm the same with icing depending on what kind of cake I'm doing. With the 3D ones, Royal icing is the only stuff that will stick things together propperly. It can be stored, but only for a day or two..
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Rebeckington Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   General Artist
Such a pain :hmm: I thought as much, about the storage.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is a pain....it doesn't matter how air-tight you make it, it still hardens. I've had to mix up a whole new batch to pipe some last minute writing on. Those tubes of icing arn't really good or else I'd have one of those at hand just incase..
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LadyLaryssa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
so much work goes into your elaborate cakes, Gina!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.....I love doing the detail, it's the best part..:)
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