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Old 03-22-2014, 02:03 AM   #61
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What on earth did you use for the fillings?
My mind is a bit boggled by the "cheese". It says like, but then remembers its cake so has to say not like, but then looks again and it really is cheese...

Great effect, great job.

Mmmmmmmm, cheese.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:29 AM   #62
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I used chopped up timtams to resemble the meat, chopped strawberries and kiwi fruit for the salsa, cream for the sour cream, and grated banana lollies for the cheese.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:38 AM   #63
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Your projects are very cool, Ali. I hope you keep getting interesting commissions so we can keep seeing them!
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:18 PM   #64
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:16 PM   #65
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So, I have been asked to open a stall at the local markets one sunday each month. I think this will be great. Hopefully I will start getting more orders from there. Just waiting to talk to the 'other cupcake lady' who does the markets on the south end of the coast about what flavours are most popular, and also how many I might be likely to sell on the day. I'm thinking I should take a couple of hundred. I can decorate the first hundred before I go, then just continue decorating as the day goes on and as it becomes apparent what sort of ones are the most popular.

BTW, didn't anyone like the eggs in nests? I'm not completely happy with them yet, but they're the prototype. I'd love some feedback. My kids think they're too orange, but the little kids seem to like the bright colours.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:31 PM   #66
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Ahh, sorry Ali! I saw the eggs-in-nest cupcakes and liked them. If the cupcake underneath is not discernible (per photos), I think you could do the nest material in a number of colors. Some could be lighter and closer to a real nest, some could be of intense jewel tones, and others could be darker with more complexity. I think they're beautiful cupcakes. You don't have to make them match one vision; you can try several colors and themes.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:13 AM   #67
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That's ok ortho. I am still a youngen as far as this whole asking for money for my cakes thing goes, so a little nervous about things. I think I will do some more of the nest ones for the weekend and see how they go. I think I will make an assorment then let people make up a mix and match six pack.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:23 PM   #68
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BTW, didn't anyone like the eggs in nests? I'm not completely happy with them yet, but they're the prototype. I'd love some feedback. My kids think they're too orange, but the little kids seem to like the bright colours.
I think whatever color the target audience like then that's what you should make it. The typical color I see is green, but everyone makes it green. Orange, blue, pink, yellow, etc....they're all perfect. You say it's for Easter, right? I think it can be as colorful as you want it to be.

BTW, congrats on opening a stall at the local markets. I think it'd be great exposure.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:39 PM   #69
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Aren't the eggs supposed to be the center of attention? Shouldn't they be brighter than the nest?
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:34 PM   #70
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Here's a tutorial for advanced shit, like round cakes.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #71
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Sorry, Ali.
I did look at the egg-cakes and thought, "Oh yummy!" but wasn't in a position to respond.
My personal opinion is that they are too orange, but they are not aimed at me, so I certainly don't mean that as a critique. IF they don't sell, then maybe try straw=yellow? Or use your fabulous piping skills to make chocolate brown twiggy nests?

You don't need my input, this is just to show I'm paying attention

So glad you're amazing skills have a wider audience.
or $ or whatever, people are appreciating you for it.
You deserve that, because I like that thing you do.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:42 PM   #72
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How to eat cupcakes like a gentleman.

I might get hold of one of Ali's awesome cupcakes before I become a gentleman, but when I do, I'll know how to eat it like one, thanks to this video.

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Old 04-03-2014, 06:47 PM   #73
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I might get hold of one of Ali's awesome cupcakes before I become a gentleman, but when I do, I'll know how to eat it like one, thanks to this video.

Hahahahahahahahahahaha......what a sissy!
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:56 PM   #74
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Here's a tutorial for advanced shit, like round cakes.
You weren't kidding when you said advanced shit.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #75
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Those spherical cakes would be awesome to make. might take a bit of a while though.

I might give it a go some time...down the track when I have spare time. lol
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