Airplane cake part 2

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As you can see the cake came together great!! But I will finish taking you through how we got there!

Yesterday we left off here…

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I pushed it back up and started on a new one! Luckily I was semi prepared for this outcome. So I added two more couplers and plugs and screwed the same plywood used for the wings onto the PVC plugs. (I hope that makes some sense)

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After making more rice crispies I started molding the new plane!

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Than even more!

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Once I was satisfied with that, it was finally time to frost and fondant!! Here’s a nice thin layer of buttercream to help smooth everything out

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Now fondant

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Then came the details to make it an American Airlines plane!

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Then I laid fondant over the base… I prepped and frosted the actual cake part of the cake

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(Sorry I didn’t get pics of the assembly but you can still see everything Lindsey and I did to make it come together.

We put the plane on, iced the grass around, painted the base fondant, and added the Birthday girls name!

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Thank you to Frank for allowing me to make this cake for Lourdes!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Airplane cake part 1

I mentioned this yesterday but the last three days I have been making this airplane cake for a client that is a friend. I cannot show you all of it today because the lovely lady he bought it for doesn’t get it until this afternoon! But I can show you part 1.

The idea for the cake is a 3-D airplane over a Tarmac. So Lindsey, Riley, and I started designing and engineering the structure. We decided to make the plane from Rice Crispies. And the Tarmac the cake.

Shopping trip, cake supplies.

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I started my screwing the new 2ft x 2 ft Cake board onto a previously made cake stand

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Adding PVC plugs onto the base for the plane stability.

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While I was doing this Lindsey started planning the wings and drawing them onto very thin plywood.

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Next we started cutting PVC for the plane structure.

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Lindsey started making rice crispy treats for molding.

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And we set off to molding the plane….

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By the end of our molding it looked like this …

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But by the next morning it looked like this…

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And even worse later in the day….

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Come back tomorrow to see how we fix the airplane and completed the cake!!!

Part 2 tomorrow! I promise it all worked out for the best

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

My grandmother’s friend used to bring this cake to her house when I was young. Everyone always loved it!

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This is one of those quick whip up cakes when you don’t have time to bake from scratch. Although I really want to test out a recipe for this from scratch. Soon Lindsey and I will do this! (I just informed her of this)

Until we do that, there is the recipe as it is now:

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

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• Start with 1 box yellow cake mix and one large box (or 2 small) Pistachio Pudding add to a mixing bowl and mix well.

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• Add 4 eggs, 1 C. Water, 1/2 C. Oil, & 1/2 tsp Almond extract (I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract as well)

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• Scoop out 1 1/2 C batter into another bowl.

• Add 1/4 C. Chocolate Syrup and mix well.

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• Alternate scoops of both into a bunt pan.

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• Bake @ 350 for 50 minutes. Check at 40 minutes.

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Enjoy! Let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Red Velvet Cake

After my errands today I decided to make a Red Velvet Cake. I have my recipe I have adapted and used for a couple years now for my bakery Elle and Olle’s Goodies and Noms but this week on Pintrest I saw both Paula Deen and The Pioneer Woman’s recipes for Red Velvet and wanted to try theirs; so today I am baking Ree’s ( The Pioneer Woman )

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Here is Ree’s in this link she made it into a sheet cake where as in her book I used it is a layer cake. Though she says it is basically the same recipe.

(I should’ve taken this pictures as one group shot, oops!)
Anyway, first I creamed the butter and sugar.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) Butter
1 3/4 C. White Sugar
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I like to add the food color into the fat ( this is different than Ree’s directions)
And the vanilla. This vanilla paste (pictured) is my absolute favorite thing I have ever found for baking. It is INCREDIBLE, I highly recommend ordering some. Especially if you like making Creme Brûlée or Vanilla cheesecake.

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I also added the salt at this point

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Next add 2 large Eggs
(oops I forgot to photograph this, sorry!)

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I mixed 1 C milk with 1 tsp vinegar, to make a buttermilk substitute.
Also, preparing for the vinegar/baking soda mix

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Alternating I added the cake flour and milk mixture to the batter

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Last, I added the cocoa powder and the vinegar / baking soda. Finished mixing and added half to a oiled and flowered cake pan.

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This only thing I don’t like about the oiled and flowered pan is the residue it leaves on the cake. Next time I will go back to oil and parchment ( Ree only has cooking spray in her directions, I should’ve listened!)

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Now for the cream cheese frosting!

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Yummy! Hopefully soon I will make Paula Deen’s as well.