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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Bran, 21st Aug, 2015.

  1. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    As the title says, you may have seen my recent possum house in the squatter thread.

    I'm curious to know what others might have failed dismally in.

    Here is my attempt at creating my sons birthday cake - Captain Barnacles from the Octonauts. I promise this is not a joke.

    WHAT I WAS AIMING FOR:

    Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.31.46 pm.png

    HOW IT TURNED OUT:



    Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.30.59 pm.png
     
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  2. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Are you kidding me, your cake is way better

    Love it, good for you;)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Humphrey B Bear on steroids?
     
  4. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    What do you expect for a Bran cake?
     
  5. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    *groan*
     
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    Heinz57 Well-Known Member

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    That is one scary looking cake. Best eaten quickly I would think
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    ... and maybe some sort of therapy afterwards :p

    (And good on you for trying. I never ever tried anything like that. Iced cake on the weekends was the most adventurous I ever managed and as the boys got older they would help me :eek:. Birthday cakes came from the store where I knew there would be an edible result that wouldn't scare the children :D.)

    Forgot to add that initially I thought the first photo was yours and I was pretty impressed.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    *rawr*
     
  9. SeafordSunshine

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    Did you ice it while the cake was still warm? Also it may havebeen that icing was too runny when you bettered it on? I am sure it still tastes yumm!
     
  10. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought it was cooked.

    Though if it was raw, it might explain some things.
     
  11. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Sure it tastes nice. Maybe stick to investing though :p
     
  12. Ace in the Hole

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    If your son is only 1 or 2 years old he probably won't even notice the difference anyway, good effort :)
     
  13. Bran

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    Yes - I bought the wrong icing.


    I don't think he noticed. But it was about the time the nightmares started. I actually managed to resurrect it somewhat as my wife burst into tears (she was responsible for the decorating). Ill try find the photo
     
  14. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    That's one of the best DIY's I've seen.
    Showing off?;)
     
  15. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Nailed it.
    So creepy.
     
  16. Lizzie

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    Nothing beats a store bought mud cake, with homemade rocky road (melt chocolate, add gummies, marshmallows, nut - if you're kids like them) poured over the top.

    Then stand back as they try and jackhammer their way through the chocolate layer :D

    My other specialty is store bought iced mud cake surrounded with Roses' chocolates, or M&Ms, or whatever lolly the recipient prefers
     
  17. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Looks like a pedobear cake
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember when this story came out. We all had an initial gasp and "what has she done?" moment, but I guess if the church has turned it around and is now making money, that is the silver lining?
     
  20. SeafordSunshine

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    A good opaque icing for next birthday, in a dry bowl, a cup of icing sugar, add juice of quarter of an orange, and leave for fifteen minutes, mix it a bit to get the lumps out, then with a spatula, smooth onto the cake. (Lick) .... Wipe the spatula
    Leave it sit for half a day, then add lollies for face and smile. A musk stick, microwaved for 1 seconds should bend around the edge of a bowl makes a reasonable smile!
    No Crying!
    ps I balls up official , important documents:oops:
    I hope this helps