35 Comments Cakeicer (Shirley)

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

New follower here Shirley. ..nice to see your posted profile pic… Now I know what you look like..
June ( from shhh…cwb…. )

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Hi June, I see Goretti is here as well. You will be bored seeing me post the same cakes you have already seen but it’s nice to be among friends here.
Hugs,
Shirley

SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa ...

Welcome to cakesdecor!!!!! I´m your second follower!!!!! yayyyy

Sweet ObsesShan ...

welcome, new follow here and have a blessed day.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you for the welcomes, it is nice to be here. So many talented decorators that it is taking me awhile to look through all the cake photos.

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Hi Shirley, WELCOME TO CAKES DECOR!!! and thanks a lot for the lovely comments you left on my profile page and on some of my cakes!!! Thanks also for the follow! You are posting really lovely cakes and I am already one of your followers!!!

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

How nice, thank you everyone. And how nice to have followers!

Calli Creations ...

I wish I had been doing cakes as long as you, lovely story ….. Cakes are pure joy, but only discovered it 4.5 years ago…. Welcome to Cakes Decor…. Loving your cakes and blogs too… I can see how passionate you are with your craft 💖

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you so much. I have never tired of doing cakes after all these years, still my love and passion. I wish you many more years of joy doing cakes.

milkmade ...

Your cakes are wonderful and I love your royal icing work. I have the same passion and after 30 years of cake decorating never tire of learning new things.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Glad to hear that Milkmade. Thank you for the kind comment on my work.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

My goodness, thank you to all you followers. I am flattered and appreciate your interest in my cakes.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Hi Shirley! Welcome to Cakes Decor! I’m a new follower of your lovely creations!

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you so much Toni, nice to “meet” you!

Calli Creations ...

Thanks for your feedback… I hope to continue for as long as possible, but doubt it will be 35 years… But packing as much as I can at this late stage of starting xx

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

I have come to believe we are never too old to do something we love. Now if I get to the point that my hands shake or my vision diminishes then I may have to think about giving it up, but for now I am still going strong and hope to keep it that way.

Goreti ...

Hi Shirley. Took me a couple of cakes to realize it was you. Nice to see what you look like.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Hi Goreti. I was telling June the two of you would probably get tired of seeing the same cake photos, but it is nice to be here.

Julia Hardy ...

I have just realised who you are – Shirley Wilson!! :-) Didn’t you used to be on Flickr? or perhaps it is Cake Central that I have seen you. Anyway, I am happy that you are here and I am at this moment, your newest follower! :-) x

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Hi Julia, yes, that was me on Flickr. I dropped out when they changed the format of the pages, too confusing. And it is nice to have you as a follower!

Bobbie-Anne Wright (For Heaven's Cake) ...

Thank you for your lovely words much love xxx

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you Bobbie, my heart goes out to you. I lost my oldest son in 2007 at age 52, mt daughter in 2013 at age 55 and just this January my second son at age 53. Only the mother who has lost a child can really understand.

Judy ...

How strange I was sure I was following you, but no! Sorted now I hope x

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thanks Judy. :)

Sandra Smiley ...

Thank you, sweet Shirley, for the “follow”!

Sandra Smiley ...

Thanks for your sweet compliment, Shirley! I did not know about Jodie Foster being the Coppertone model unit I started working on this project. I did come across it during my research. It is odd, though, I do not remember a real child model, just the drawing.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

It was a magazine ad and later a television ad.

Sandra Smiley ...

Thanks for sharing the video, Shirley :o) It was cute and I’ve never seen it.

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

<3

Sandra Smiley ...

Hi Shirley! You are correct, that is the Golden State Warriors logo on the magnolia cake. I was trying to make a Warriors cake, but just didn’t have the time, hence the color and the logo. I wanted to do a painted tier showing Stephen Curry and the birthday girl, who also played basketball in high school. I even baked a round cake for the basketball on top, but just did not have the time. I only had three days to make for cake for 100 people. Mike and I are eating the basketball – lol. Fortunately, I already had the magnolias that I had made just for practice.

Sandra Smiley ...

Hi Shirley! You asked how I made the fish… It is the cake topper and made from rice cereal treats, covered in modeling chocolate. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the tree stump behind the fish has a dowel anchored into the board and the support for the fish is a heavy gauge (14, I think) wire attached to the dowel and formed into an arch. I then form the body with RKT’s around the wire. Hope this makes sense!

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

I realized after I asked the question that your title said “Topper” Duh on my part! Yes, I understood your explanation perfectly. You did a great job Sandra.

Tartas Imposibles ...

Hi Shirley!!

You amaze me sooo much! Youare full of energy and you have an amazing talent too. Just keep doing those wonderful cakes and take care lovely <3 <3 <3

Cakeicer (Shirley) ...

Thank you, I do try.

Sandra Smiley ...

Good morning, sweet Shirley! Thank you for your kind comment on my poor geode cake. I used the Craftsy tutorial that you recommended and it was a lot easier than I expected. No, I didn’t have time to grow crystals that large. I bought rock candy from a restaurant with an old country store in the front. I do want to try growing them myself…should start that today!

Yes, the cake was frosted in buttercream and covered with LMF. I have had the problem before, the frosting just wants to fall off the cake. It did the same without the fondant covering. After talking with a lot of cake friends on this and other sites, it seems Goreti came up with the answer. I had been using homemade cake release – one part Crisco, one part flour and one part vegetable oil – in generous amounts. She seemed to think the oil in the mixture may have been the problem. It sounded right when she mentioned it because I have not always had the problem. When I made these last two cakes, the large baby shower cake, which was covered in LMF and the small water color cake, which was buttercream only, I used only enough Crisco on the pans to adhere the parchment paper and lined the pans bottom and sides. I also made my buttercream a lot thicker. This time there was not even a hint of sagging or bulging and it was a lot warmer than when I made the geode cake in early March. I don’t know for sure if it was the culprit, but I will no longer be using homemade cake release! Back to Crisco and flour for me (and parchment paper) and crossed fingers!