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    Miscers, your opinion is needed. Best cake for village bake sale fundraiser, photos in post #1 UPDATE: POND CAKE PHOTOS NOW UP!

    Opinions needed on which cake is better for a village bake sale fundraiser.

    A) silhouette cake

    B) pond cake

    Silhouette cake is easier as I've got the lace decorations already made, but is it too boring? I haven't done a silhouette cake before, so nabbed a photo from online but it would be the same decoration

    Pond cake is one I did a few years ago as a birthday cake.

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    Original Poster

    Last year's cakes

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/4E256E28-BC0B-4B7E-8A73-A99ECA3FABEF_zpskwgmx0n0.jpg
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    Original Poster

    A) silhouette cake

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/2C1DC030-89FB-4696-9979-8BD053521F92_zpsfwzpozax.jpg


    B) pond cake

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/0C49C2E8-3A6C-413A-A6F5-26AAA1117BC7_zpsenl6rgi0.jpg

    Edited by: "sicklysweet" 18th May

    Both look delicious, I would personally prefer the Silhouette cake but would say, go with the pond cake as thats more likely to raise more money for the village/good cause.

    Love the pond one

    Both look lovely, personally I prefer the pond cake for a bake sale.

    Original Poster

    Last year's cakes

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/4E256E28-BC0B-4B7E-8A73-A99ECA3FABEF_zpskwgmx0n0.jpg

    Original Poster

    First year I did one for the village sale

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/E69D9444-6B21-4965-95EA-30AC0ECDFDF2_zpssqhe7zae.jpg

    I kind of set the bar a bit too high for myself X)

    Original Poster

    DKLS

    Both look delicious, I would personally prefer the Silhouette cake but … Both look delicious, I would personally prefer the Silhouette cake but would say, go with the pond cake as thats more likely to raise more money for the village/good cause.



    retep

    Love the pond one



    Chickedy

    Both look lovely, personally I prefer the pond cake for a bake sale.




    Thanks.

    I just can't decide!

    Pond looks great. For eating purposes I don't like icing though

    Original Poster

    Rom

    Pond looks great. For eating purposes I don't like icing though



    I usually leave the fondant on my plate & just eat the cake, jam and buttercream. The fondant I use is tasty, it's really good stuff, but it's too sugary for me to enjoy.

    It's a tragedy if you don't enjoy buttercream though as my homemade vanilla buttercream is so delicious.

    I would say Pond Cake. It will appeal to adults and children. Looks too good to eat:)

    sicklysweet

    I usually leave the fondant on my plate & just eat the cake, jam and … I usually leave the fondant on my plate & just eat the cake, jam and buttercream. The fondant I use is tasty, it's really good stuff, but it's too sugary for me to enjoy. It's a tragedy if you don't enjoy buttercream though as my homemade vanilla buttercream is so delicious.


    I do like buttercream same as you, the fondant is too sugary for me.

    Pond cake.

    Original Poster

    Looks like pond cake is winning the race for now.

    In which case I've got to see if I can find my duck mould....:{

    sicklysweet

    Last year's cakes


    Wow, very impressive!

    OMG. this is my kind of thread. i can't take my eyes off those cakes. X)

    i would vote for the pond cake as one of the poster above said as it attracts the most attention to draw people in.

    sicklysweet

    Last year's cakes



    Well done some fantastic looking cakes you have made there. Mine usually look very erm rustic. Usually taste good but don't have 1% of the visual appeal of yours.

    Pond cake two votes here (daughter and myself).
    You should be so proud of yourself, they're all fantastic!

    chuckiedoll

    Pond cake two votes here (daughter and myself).You should be so proud of … Pond cake two votes here (daughter and myself).You should be so proud of yourself, they're all fantastic!


    well said

    The pond cake unless the silhouette is all the way through.

    So much better than my attempts anyway.
    This was my daughter's birthday cake last year. (She loves Pusheen!)
    http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h419/chuckiedoll1/IMG_20170518_160914_zpskty5hpgv.jpg

    The pond cake for the sale and the silhouette cake for us

    Gotta be pond for a village event.

    chuckiedoll

    So much better than my attempts anyway.This was my daughter's birthday … So much better than my attempts anyway.This was my daughter's birthday cake last year. (She loves Pusheen!)



    That's a nice cake. There's just a bit in the middle that's making me feel just a tad uneasy

    deeky

    That's a nice cake. There's just a bit in the middle that's making me … That's a nice cake. There's just a bit in the middle that's making me feel just a tad uneasy


    It's an ice cream deeky! Behave!
    It was meant to resemble this X) :
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/415VATYVfGL._SY300_.jpg


    Edited by: "chuckiedoll" 18th May

    still waiting for my slice of cake to arrive from last time...

    pond cake could do with the reeds/rushes as icing rather than paint i think
    (maybe this is why i am still waiting :p)
    Edited by: "brilly" 18th May

    chuckiedoll

    It's an ice cream deeky! Behave! :pIt was meant to resemble this X) :



    Aah, I see, that's fine then X)

    I think the second because I don't like black icing I swear that food colouring flavors it slightly of liquorice.

    Do a silhouette of a pond setting

    Then you hit two birds with one stone

    Just send me the directions to your village

    I'll take either cake they both look delicious

    but I do prefer less decorations (icing and stuff) much prefer naked cakes like Coffee & Walnut or Carrot Cake or a real soft fluffy Cherry Madeira

    If only I wasn't living alone I could bake my own and not always think about costs and waste

    or is that waist ?
    Edited by: "philphil61" 18th May

    I personally prefer the silhouette cake but I think the pond cake will receive a better response at the sale

    summerof76

    The pond cake for the sale and the silhouette cake for us


    ^this

    deeky

    Gotta be pond for a village event.


    ^more this
    put lots of booze in it then when we are drunk enough we can throw granddad in the village pond

    samples please before I give my expert decisions

    Good luck and hope you raise lots of money.

    Definitely...

    https://media.tenor.co/images/1eff815b85e01da09405fd447aa5ab13/tenor.gif

    ...of course there's nothing like the 'proof of the pudding' X)

    Silhouette for this soldier.

    Damn, you got some serious skills, sicklysweet oO

    Now we only need to know where and what time the sale is on

    And I really need some cake now

    sicklysweet

    Last year's cakes


    That all looks delicious!

    Pond from me. Do you need my address to send it?

    wow your cakes are gorgeous well done you. I'm a keen home baker but in my family we totally don't like icing or buttercream so I can't really test out any designs or new kinds of cakes as we'll only eat the inside and the outside goes to waste.

    I prefer the silhouette cake but I think for your cause pond cake is better.

    Pond cake! Though I'll have to try it to be sure

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your comments, I've gone for the general consensus and started the pond cake.

    I'm over half way there

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/3EEEF1D4-2F4D-4DAB-BD47-289199005FFC_zpsaqnjv0ai.jpg

    My biscuits need finishing off but they're looking ok bearing in mind I had a kitchen crisis with the sink leaking water into the cupboard below. I'll give them eyes tomorrow oO

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/3E4BBE6A-147F-4207-AAD1-25D359AA28D8_zpsy4yvjlz8.jpg
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