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Old September 17th, 2015 (10:34 PM). Edited October 25th, 2016 by Psychic.
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There was a time a few years ago when television was taken over by shows all about cake-making, and I shamelessly admit that I was hooked. It wasn't until I started watching baking tutorials on Youtube that I finally decided to give it go, and made a fun cake for a friend. Then I made another. And another. And now it's kind of my thing!

I usually make cakes and cupcakes for friends' birthday parties based on their interests, and because I have awesome friends, these are often video games and TV shows. Here's a sample of my baking history!

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As one might imagine, I am always looking for excuses to make Pokémon desserts, and I have thankfully had many opportunities to do just that!

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My first ever attempt at Pokemon cupcakes! These were for my friend Peter in 2012, for whom I have made many cupcakes over the years. You will notice that I have improved significantly since then.


My first cake commission! Peter wanted a Charmander cake for his girlfriend's birthday, and I was happy to oblige! This was my first time using the buttercream icing transfer method of decorating, and while the icing consistency wasn't right, I feel in love with this method and have been using it ever since!


My second go at Pokemon cupcakes, again for Peter! I used the Pokemon Trozei artwork for tracing and am pretty happy with how they came out! From left to right, we have Froakie, Honedge, Amaura, Goomy, Mewtwo, Mega Gardevoir, Gardevoir, Mega Charizard Y, Greninja, Aegislash, Aurorus and Goodra!


I had some extra icing from that batch, and decided to make some more cupcakes! I made some of my favourite psychic Pokemon, and also took requests from my fellow Serebii mods for some of them! Here's Dunsparce, Chesnaught, Delphox, Espurr, female Meowstic, Espeon, Sylveon, Celebi and Mew! Dunsparce was (jokingly) suggested by Psynergy, and Chesnaught was Moogles' suggestion.


Alex is another friend for whom I've made a few cakes! One of her favourite Pokemon is Arcanine, and I was stoked to make another Pokemon cake! I'm really happy with how this one came out.


North America did not get a shiny Jirachi wifi event. I channeled my disappointment into baking.


Alex's second favourite Pokemon is Raichu, so I made her a little cake for her birthday this summer! This was my first time decorating freehand in awhile, but I think Raichu came out great!


I made this for my brother's birthday! He’s on Team Valor (since his favourite colour is red), so I stuck with a red and chocolate theme! The Valor emblem and Pokéball are made entirely out of chocolate!


I finally tried out my 3D-printed Substitute doll cookie cutter! I received it during a Pokémon merchandise swap on pkmncollectors, where I had requested something I could use to make fun Pokémon treats. :>


"Candy bombs" based on Candy from Pokémon GO! I made white chocolate Bulbasaur Candy, Charmander Candy, Squirtle Candy, and Pikachu Candy. They're hollow and are filled with Mini M&Ms and little print-out images of the given Pokémon. More photos and recipe on my Tumblr!


Candy Gastly for Halloween! I had so much fun making my Pokemon GO candy that I wanted to see what else I could do with the concept, and I was excited when I realized I could make some edible ghost Pokemon for the holiday season!



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Moogles inspired me to start a small project to slowly make the first 151 Pokémon in cupcake form! I decided I would start by doing the first stage evolutions throughout the 'dex instead of going in the exact order. You can also follow my progress here!

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The first batch! Here is Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Spearow, Ratatta, Ekans, Pikachu, Sandshrew and Nidoran female!


Nidoran male, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Zubat, Oddish, Paras, Venonat, Diglett, Meowth, Psyduck and Mankey. I updating my technique a bit to get the icing 'mons off the wax paper more easily, and I decided to start adding small details only once each 'mon has been placed on the cupcake to make things a bit easier. :>


Growlithe, Poliwag, Abra, Machop, Bellsprout, Tentacool, Geodude, Ponyta, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Doduo and Seel! I decided to mix things up a bit and made these banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!


Grimer, Shellder, Gastly, Drowzee, Krabby, Voltorb, Exeggcute, Cubone, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Horsea and Goldeen! Chocolate icing on chocolate cupcakes, though the buttercream was a bit too soft this time.



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GoT is one of my favourite shows right now, and thankfully I'm not alone!

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For my sister's birthday, I decided to go with our family's favourite show! These are made of chocolate and done using a similar method to the icing transfer, and feature the sigils of House Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tully and Greyjoy.


I made my own birthday cake last year because I'm a dork, and because I'm a Game of Thrones dork it had to be House Targaryen, which was pretty challenging! FIRE AND BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE.


My partner's birthday was soon after, so I did a Stark direwolf! I'm really happy with this one - it was a lot simpler than the Targaryen dragon, and the grey icing filled well so you can't see any lines, which makes me happy. I also added shredded coconut snow, as a reminder that winter is coming.



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More fun stuff! These desserts are based on video games, animé, superheroes, and more!

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I made internet celebrities for Peter one year! Here's Jontron and Egoraptor, the original Game Grumps! Also GREP. /oldreference


My friends really love the Touhou Project game series, so for Jess's birthday I made a cake with Sukusukus of her favourite characters, Alice and Marissa.


My friend has loved Sonic for a long time, so I put the hedgehog on a cake! Really like how the icing transfer turned out.


I asked my sister to give me a list of her favourite superheroes for her birthday, and this was the result! In order, we have Superman, Nightwing, Aquaman, Hawkeye, Batman, Flash, Avengers, Green Arrow, Deadpool, Spider-Man, Robin and X-Men. I think I'm most proud of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man! (Spider-Man was a real challenge but came out really well, I only wish I'd used red instead of blue!)


Initially my plan was to make a cake for my cousin's birthday and stick a little Minion on top. Well, I didn't really have a chance to make the cake, and I kept putting off making the Minion, so I kind of just presented her with a chocolate Minion at dinner one day. XD


A quick and dirty little cake for my friend Adam! I didn't have much time (or icing) for this one, but we've got a Jake cake and a Fin and Scarlet cupcake.


A Fionna and Cake...cake! This one was tough because it was two characters who had to touch (with the fistbump) and there was a lot of detail.


My first Digimon: a Frigimon made of white chocolate!



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Silly stuff and miscellaneous things I'll just lump together for convenience.

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I made a sandwich?! Actually, this is a cake. Yep.


Since I had lots of leftover chocolate one day, I made little pi chocolates for Pi Day! We ate them with meat and dessert pies while watching American Pie!


My partner is doing a master's in film production, so I made a chocolate slate/clapperboard for their birthday! I like that I managed to make the 25 look like it was written on with chalk, hehe. I just shoved it on a store-bought cake, though!


Medical cupcakes for my friend's first year in med school! Here's a pill bottle, pills, an otoscope, stethoscopes, a lab coat, a first aid kit, medical prescription, a cardiogram, hospital sign, band-aids, and a red cross!


Edible dreidels for Hanukkah! They're made entirely of white chocolate using a silicone mold, and they're completely 3D! They spin and everything!


A going-away cake for my cousin! She's moving from Canada to South Korea for a year, so I combined both flags for a very simple cake. Unfortunately, I didn't leave the icing transfer in the freezer for long enough, so the middle bit gave me trouble, but I managed to salve it and fix it up. All things considered, I'm pretty satisfied with the result!


I've never made a retirement cake before, and I got some help in figuring out a design. My partner took really lovely photos of the cake - I love how you can see the shadows of the toy lawn chairs on the cake, it makes it look so life-like!


Cupcakes for my friend Peter's birthday again! I created an icing swirl with his favourite colours, and wrote out his name using melted chocolate in a home-made piping bag. Simple but elegant!


I've never really been interested in learning how to make edible flowers, but knowing how to make roses came in handy for this Mothers' Day cake! I also wound up combining pink, white and purple icing, and some of the flowers that came out look really lovely.


My second medical school-themed dessert: a stethoscope cake! This is for the same friend I made the medical cupcakes for last year, so I wanted to try something a little different.




And finally, the cake that started it all: a duck cake for my friend Amber. She collects rubber ducks, and I had seen a Youtube tutorial on making duck cakes, so I gave it a go! I made this in 2011, and since then I have made her a rubber duckie cake (almost) every year for her birthday.


Please let me know what you think and feel free to ask questions! I'll continue to post desserts as I made them, so stay tuned!

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Have you ever used a tapered icing spatula to try and smooth your your icing while it's still wet? It takes a little getting used to and is harder in small places, but it can help out in terms of making a smooth base, and not have so many lines in your coloring. I really do like the lineless pokemon cupcakes. : ) You've got a pretty steady hand!

"I updating my technique a bit to get the icing 'mons off the wax paper more easily, and I decided to start adding small details only once each 'mon has been placed on the cupcake to make things a bit easier. "

Oh! I guess you don't draw straight on the cake all the time then? I've never actually done it that way!
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    I was thinking of baking cookies because I want to try out baking for the first time and Im sure they wont compare to these lol.

    Great job! I love that Minion one haha! I found your process for creating these pieces of art to be really interesting.
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      Love that Arcanine and Sonic one. Which would you consider your favorite out of all the ones you've done?
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      Thanks for all of the responses, guys! So glad you like my desserts!

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      Amazing! So very creative and carefully made. I'm not sure if questions are allowed here, but for how long have you been baking 'n making them?
      Hope they actually taste as good as they look! :]
      Thank you kindly! Questions are absolutely welcome, so don't be shy! I've been doing this since 2011, which is when I made my first cake - the rubber duckie at the bottom of my post. :> And thank you, my mom's recipe book has an amazing chocolate cake recipe that's always a hit!

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      Have you ever used a tapered icing spatula to try and smooth your your icing while it's still wet? It takes a little getting used to and is harder in small places, but it can help out in terms of making a smooth base, and not have so many lines in your coloring. I really do like the lineless pokemon cupcakes. : ) You've got a pretty steady hand!

      "I updating my technique a bit to get the icing 'mons off the wax paper more easily, and I decided to start adding small details only once each 'mon has been placed on the cupcake to make things a bit easier. "

      Oh! I guess you don't draw straight on the cake all the time then? I've never actually done it that way!
      I do have a small offset spatula, and I try to warm it up with hot water to smooth out icing on cakes, but I'm not very good at it! Sometimes it's also a consistency problem with the icing.

      Thank you! I'm thinking of outlining the Pokemon cupcakes in the future, since sometimes it's hard to tell what's going on (like with Doduo).

      Nope, I usually use what's called the icing transfer method, which is a popular way of making more complex designs! It involves creating the image for the top of your cake separately on a flat surface, essentially trading an image layer by layer, and then flipping it upside-down onto the cake! Raichu is one of the few cakes I've dome completely freehand recently. :>

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      I was thinking of baking cookies because I want to try out baking for the first time and Im sure they wont compare to these lol.

      Great job! I love that Minion one haha! I found your process for creating these pieces of art to be really interesting.
      You should still totally try! I'm sure they will still be delicious, and it's great to practice baking before you get into decorating!

      Thank you very much! I really like the Minion too, glad you like it!

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      Love that Arcanine and Sonic one. Which would you consider your favorite out of all the ones you've done?
      Thank you, I'm glad you like them! That's a tough question - I think I'm the most proud of Arcanine and the Game of Thrones direwolf (especially since I really like both of those things and was excited to make them)!

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      I just found more entries for my Pokemon Cupcakedex from last summer!


      Now I remember why I forgot about these - I honestly wasn't entirely happy with this batch. I tried to get the buttercream icing more liquid-y so it would spread better, but some of the colours were just too soft and so didn't have much shape. Some of them look pretty decent, my favourites being Shellder, Krabby and Exeggcute, but that Rhyhorn will forever haunt my dreams. :/

      With all that said, here is Grimer, Shellder, Gastly, Drowzee, Krabby, Voltorb, Exeggcute, Cubone, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Horsea and Goldeen! That means I've made 48/151 Kanto Pokémon, and I'm almost 1/3 done the Cupcakedex!


      When my friend went to Japan a few years ago, knowing that Pokemon and baking are some of my greatest passions he brought me back an awesome Pikachu cake mold (and Umbreon plushie)! I'm not actually a Pikachu fan, but the mold is pretty darn cool - here's what the finished cakes look like!


      I need to use a thicker batter to keep Pikachu from looking like a zombie, but I think it's pretty darn cool!

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        There's some really cool ones. I like the Arcanine, Targaryan cake and Raichu especially.
        The small ones often look a bit deformed, but just having all of them on one plate looks fun ^.^ Actually I'm especially in love with how some of them are a bit 3D. It looks awesome.

        Also how do you do the duckcake? Also got some friends who like these ducks and that looks like something I'd do.
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        Dammit these are so cute I'm so hungry ;w;

        Luckily due to some pretty awesome members (<3!) and some experimentation of my own, I've actually learned quite a bit about this kind of stuff! I'm not, you know, good at it by any stretch of the imagination, but I can certainly tell you've put a lot of work into these!
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        You're amazing omfg those are all so cute <3

        I want to see you experiment with buttercream fondant!!
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        There's some really cool ones. I like the Arcanine, Targaryan cake and Raichu especially.
        The small ones often look a bit deformed, but just having all of them on one plate looks fun ^.^ Actually I'm especially in love with how some of them are a bit 3D. It looks awesome.

        Also how do you do the duckcake? Also got some friends who like these ducks and that looks like something I'd do.
        Thank you very much! Do you mean the small Pokemon cupcakes? Those are pretty hard to do, haha, especially since they're so small and some have a lot of detail. I'm glad that people like the 3D ones!

        The duckie cake was the first fun cake I've ever made, and I made it by following this tutorial! I modified it a bit, but it was pretty easy for a first cake, and I've done it a few times since, so I would totally encourage you to give it a try!

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        Dammit these are so cute I'm so hungry ;w;

        Luckily due to some pretty awesome members (<3!) and some experimentation of my own, I've actually learned quite a bit about this kind of stuff! I'm not, you know, good at it by any stretch of the imagination, but I can certainly tell you've put a lot of work into these!
        Thank you, I really do put a lot of time and effort into these! And hey, practice makes perfect!

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        You're amazing omfg those are all so cute <3

        I want to see you experiment with buttercream fondant!!
        Thank you very much! I keep saying "someday I'll try working with fondant" but it feels so intimidating! I definitely love the idea of making edible figures with fondant, though!


        I made my newest cupcakes over the weekend!


        Medical cupcakes! My friend just started her first year or med school, so for her birthday I thought we would celebrate! Here's a pill bottle, pills, an otoscope, stethoscopes, a lab coat, a first aid kit, medical prescription, a cardiogram, hospital sign, band-aids, and a red cross!
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        Omg those look delicious! Also you're so creative! Is your friend looking to become maybe a Doctor or Nurse?

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        Omg those look delicious! Also you're so creative! Is your friend looking to become maybe a Doctor or Nurse?

        Thanks so much! Yes, she wants to become a doctor, and she was already working in public health. :)


        Halloween is my favourite holiday, and this was my second year making a Halloween pumpkin since I was a kid (the first one was a Pokemon, too)! I've known what design I wanted to do for nearly a month. Creating it took multiple hours over 3 days, but I am really satisfied and proud of the result!


        It's Pikachu cosplaying as Golbat! I was in New York City recently and got the plushie specifically because I knew I wanted to make that design, hehe. This was my first time trying to make a more complex design with layering and everything, and it was a real challenge deciding how to create the design. It took about 5 hours in total, but it was so worth it!


        Here it is all lit up! It was really hard trying to carve the skin off evenly, haha. I can't help but love Pikachu as a vampire - it's a really fun design!

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        Really cool cake designs you've got here, Psychic! They look great and I'm sure they're delicious as well, haha.

        Also, that is honestly one of the best pumpkin designs I've ever seen in my life. Your efforts definitely paid off, to say the least.
        Can't wait to see what other desserts you have in store ;-]
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          That Pikachu pumpkin is one of the most adorable things ever~
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          Really cool cake designs you've got here, Psychic! They look great and I'm sure they're delicious as well, haha.

          Also, that is honestly one of the best pumpkin designs I've ever seen in my life. Your efforts definitely paid off, to say the least.
          Can't wait to see what other desserts you have in store ;-]
          Thank you so much! I have a few recipes that go over quite well, so people seem to like them!

          Ahhhhh thank you so much! I know Halloween was ages ago at this point but that still really means a lot, I worked really hard on it!

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          Thank you, I'm so glad you like it!



          Here is my latest creation - edible dreidels for Hanukkah! They're made entirely of white chocolate using a silicone mold, and they're completely 3D! You could theoretically spin them if you wanted to, but I think eating them would be preferable!

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          I need these creations in my stomache.

          I really like the Pikachu-golbat pumpkin you did. Did you use a normal knife, or maybe a chisel? Whenever I try making Jack-o-lanterns (which hasn't happened since 3rd grade), they usually end up not being pumpkins anymore. Normally they're something similar to mash potatoes. Anyways, that's great artwork and cook-work you've got laying about here :)
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          I really like the Pikachu-golbat pumpkin you did. Did you use a normal knife, or maybe a chisel? Whenever I try making Jack-o-lanterns (which hasn't happened since 3rd grade), they usually end up not being pumpkins anymore. Normally they're something similar to mash potatoes. Anyways, that's great artwork and cook-work you've got laying about here :)
          :D Thanks so much! I know I'm answering a Halloween-based question in February, but I did indeed use a knife to fully remove pumpkin bits (so the eyes, fangs and bit of the hat) and I used a knife to cut outlines of the bits of skin I wanted to remove to just show the pulp, and a chisel to painstakingly peel it off. I'm not sure I'd actually recommend those tools, though!



          It's been awhile, but here's something I made today - a going-away cake for my cousin! She's moving from Canada to South Korea for a year, so I combined both flags for a very simple cake. Unfortunately, I didn't leave the icing transfer in the freezer for long enough, so the middle bit gave me trouble, but I managed to salve it and fix it up. All things considered, I'm pretty satisfied with the result!

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          Holy crap lol I was just awe-struck the whole time I was scrolling through this thread-- and now I'm hungry and I don't even usually like cupcakes! Stomach was really rumblin' when I saw banana cupcakes with cream cheese icing because dang....... dang........... If only LOL

          These are honestly amazing though- really inspiring tbh I'm so impressed with how many details you capture in the icing! Also that pumpkin is really pro like wow!

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          Holy crap lol I was just awe-struck the whole time I was scrolling through this thread-- and now I'm hungry and I don't even usually like cupcakes! Stomach was really rumblin' when I saw banana cupcakes with cream cheese icing because dang....... dang........... If only LOL

          These are honestly amazing though- really inspiring tbh I'm so impressed with how many details you capture in the icing! Also that pumpkin is really pro like wow!

          Really love all these unique mediums in your gallery!
          :D Thank you so much! The banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were very different from my normal wheelhouse, but I was really happy that I tried something new, and they were delicious!

          I'm so glad you think so, thank you! I'm a really detail-oriented person, so I really like to get the little things, and it's awesome when people notice!




          My most recent cake is actually just for my portfolio, and wasn't really made for anyone in particular. XD I've never made a retirement cake before, and I got some help in figuring out a design. My partner took really lovely photos of the cake - I love how you can see the shadows of the toy lawn chairs on the cake, it makes it look so life-like!

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          Wish I could live next door to you so I can see your cupcakes and make a birthday cake for me :<
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          :D Thank you so much! The banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were very different from my normal wheelhouse, but I was really happy that I tried something new, and they were delicious!

          I'm so glad you think so, thank you! I'm a really detail-oriented person, so I really like to get the little things, and it's awesome when people notice!




          My most recent cake is actually just for my portfolio, and wasn't really made for anyone in particular. XD I've never made a retirement cake before, and I got some help in figuring out a design. My partner took really lovely photos of the cake - I love how you can see the shadows of the toy lawn chairs on the cake, it makes it look so life-like!

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          This looks very professional! At work they used to just do a straight strip of a color (like a beach blanket) and put a little cocktail umbrella beside it. ((and also an itty bitty coke bottle, but I have no idea where they find those)))
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          Wish I could live next door to you so I can see your cupcakes and make a birthday cake for me :<
          Well thank you, haha!

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          This looks very professional! At work they used to just do a straight strip of a color (like a beach blanket) and put a little cocktail umbrella beside it. ((and also an itty bitty coke bottle, but I have no idea where they find those)))
          I thought about getting one of those little cocktail umbrellas, but the lawn chairs I used are pretty big, so I think the umbrella would have looked too small next to them. (Also, I wasn't sure where to find them on such short notice!) A fondant beach blanket could have also been cool (if I had fondant), but I don't think there was room for one on this cake! I probably could have used smaller chairs, haha.



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            i like your stuff
            especially the pokemon ones and the halloween pikachu haha

            my boyfriend also does this but i do not think he has ever done pokemon cakes and such
            keep up the good work!
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              i like your stuff
              especially the pokemon ones and the halloween pikachu haha

              my boyfriend also does this but i do not think he has ever done pokemon cakes and such
              keep up the good work!
              Please excuse my super late reply, but thank you so much! I especially love the Pokemon ones, too - it's fun having any excuse to make Pokemon desserts! The Pikachu pumpkin was also super fun!

              Cool! It's fun to try different stuff with cake decorating. If your boyfriend ever makes Pokemon cakes I'd love to see them.

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              Wow. I thought I could bake.
              Haha, I'm sure if you hone your skills and practice you can do the same kind of stuff as me!



              I recently took a Wilton cake decorating class, and I got some new tools as well as picked up a few new techniques!


              I made cupcakes for my friend Peter's birthday again! I created an icing swirl with his favourite colours, and wrote out his name using melted chocolate in a home-made piping bag. Simple but elegant!


              A cake I made for yesterday! I've never really been interested in learning how to make edible flowers, but knowing how to make roses came in handy for this Mothers' Day cake! I also wound up combining pink, white and purple icing, and some of the flowers that came out look really lovely.

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