Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens

5,137 posts, 71 followers and following 153
Mar 2015    Annapolis Valley, NS Canada

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Kelly Stevens

My first daily top three :-)

This is the first time one of my cakes has made the daily top three!! You have made my day!! Such an honor to be in this position on a site full of such amazing cake people! Thank you all so much for your support and comments on my creations. ...

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Kelly Stevens

How Far In Advance Can Cake Batter Be Prepared?

I hope this all makes sense….. I’m creating a surprise inside cake where 1x batter was prepared and baked. After cooling the cake, I cut pieces out of it to be used in the final cake. I once again prepared 1x batter to go in the pan with the...

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Kelly Stevens

To ombre or not to ombre?

Hi everyone :-) Looking for your thoughts on my upcoming cake. A friend has asked me to do a simple 8" cake with buttercream icing and maybe a few flowers. My thought was a single statement flower or a couple grouped together; a fully opened...

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Kelly Stevens

3D Hummingbird mold

I have done a bit of searching online and have yet to be successful in finding a 3D hummingbird mold. Does anyone know of place to purchase one? I am in Canada so it would have to be a supplier that ships here. What about a good tutorial for...

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Kelly Stevens

Lego Batman's cape

I have been asked to do a Lego Batman cake, which after having made a Lego Hulk last Feb, I know I can do it without too much difficulty (hope I didn’t just jinx myself….) My only concern is with his cape & what I should make it out of so...

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Kelly Stevens

How long can a fondant covered cake be kept?

I made a cake for an auction that is vanilla bean cake with chocolate buttercream, covered in chocolate ganache & then fondant. The cake was baked Thurs night, decorated Fri & delivered on Sat. The lady who won it contacted me today...

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Kelly Stevens

Recipes using caramelized hazelnuts

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has a recipe they’d be willing to share that utilizes caramelized hazelnuts? I purchased a bag of them on sale & now I’m not sure what to do with them. They are chopped nuts, not whole ones. I figure I...

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Kelly Stevens

realistic smoke?

Hi all, I have a birthday cake to do next week of a car on a drag strip (racing strip). I thought it would be really cool if I could somehow have smoke coming off the tires of the car as if it’s just taking off & burning rubber. I am...

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Kelly Stevens

Pie inside a cake - my review

About two weeks ago I posed the question had anyone tried baking a pie inside a cake. I didn’t receive a whole lot of feedback. I’m not sure if people just hadn’t tried it to be able to comment or if the topic was just not of interest to...

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Kelly Stevens

Pie inside a cake?

So I want to make a cake for one of the students in our lab & I’d like to do something different. I won’t have a lot of time to decorate the cake & make it all fancy so was thinking maybe I could try making the cake itself different. I...

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Kelly Stevens

How do I make branches?

I have a request to do a cake similar to the one pictured above. I am at a loss as to the best way to go about making the branches. Would the safest bet be to just purchase some artificial branches? The cake will be for the first part of Aug...

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Kelly Stevens

What size cakes?

I have just received a request for a two-tiered cake for a 50th wedding anniversary to feed 100 people. She wants white fondant with some flowers on top & is completely open to colors/design. I don’t do a lot of floral cakes but see...

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Kelly Stevens

Alphabet cutters/molds

I always get such good feedback from the forum that I thought I’d post another question to you all. What is your go to alphabet cutter set or mold? I currently have a set of Fat Daddio’s cutters that are quite large, maybe 2" tall so not...

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Kelly Stevens

quality vanilla

Just wondering what you Canadian bakers are using as a good quality vanilla. I pose the question to Canadian bakers not to exclude everyone else but with the thought that if a recommendation is made I’d like to know I can find it. I get...

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Kelly Stevens

Best turntable for cake decorating?

Hi all, Just looking for some thoughts on what everyone thinks is the best turntable for decorating cakes. I currently have the Wilton Trim ‘n Turn Ultra Cake Turntable. I purchased it from Michael’s with a half price coupon. At the time...