Friday, January 29, 2010

Austin's Marine Cake

I made a quick cake for my brother. He is going to boot camp in a couple weeks, and my WHOLE family is getting together to wish him well and send him off in style. Ok well maybe not style, but with love.

I asked him what he wanted for dessert, and he said peanut butter fudge and "those little peanut butter chocolate ball thingys" so I made those, but decided that we needed a real dessert too. So I made a yellow pudding cake with a nutella filling.

I originally made the icing to use on cookies and was going to tint it. I used butter flavored shortening (which is yellow) instead of the all white shortening that I would typically use for icing a cake. O well. I didn't have the energy to make new icing.

The logo was hand made minus using a bowl and cup to imprint a circle. It isn't my best and favorite work, but I like it. He will too.

 
  
  


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77 comments:

  1. That cake looks amazing! New follower from Friday Follow.

    misadventuresofmomof3.me

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  2. What a beautiful cake! I'm impressed!

    Happy Friday Follow!!!

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  4. cute cake:):) following from Friday Follow!!

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  5. Awesome cake!!!

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  6. Stopping by from Friday Follow! I am a new follower. :)

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  7. Good luck to your brother! And what a yummy cake! Over from ff!

    Ma Vie Folle ..and.. My Wellness Blog

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  8. FRIDAY FOLLOW ~ GLAD YO MEET YOU

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  9. Hi, I m from Friday Follow and now following you. I love the cake for your brother, looks so yummy, I bet he loved it

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  10. what a great lookin cake!! i never thought of nutella for a filling YUM!

    new follower through "follow friday" :o)

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  11. You did a greaet job on the cake! I am stopping by from Friday Follow. I already follow your blog. Have a great Friday.

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  12. Following you from the Friday Follow.

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  13. Army National Guard Mom here, GREAT cake!!!

    Hoping by From Follow Friday!!!

    See you around.

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  14. What an amazing cake!!! Happy Friday Follow and thanks for linking up.

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  15. Came over from Friday Follow....beautiful cake btw:)

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  16. Here from Friday Follow. I use to have a cake decorating business...your cake is GREAT!

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  17. That's a great cake, I love your background! I'm following from follow friday. Come check my blog out if you haven't already.

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  18. Found you on Friday Follow! :) Cute blog!

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  19. Cute blog! : ) I am now following from Friday Follow! http://www.thriftyandfrugalliving.com

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  20. Happy Friday Follow - Rita @ http://one2try.blogspot.com/

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  21. I like it! Looks great. I love to make cakes for my kids birthdays. It's become a tradition for me. Following now from Friday follow...follow us? Have a great weekend.
    Cara

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  22. Hi there, found you thru Friday Follow :) Im now a follower.

    Best of luck to your brother!!

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  23. HI. I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Good luck to your brother at Boot Camp!

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  24. I am Friday Following!!!!


    Sarah


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  25. Coming by from Fridayfollow.
    The Buzz,
    Brandy

    awesome cake! I like the paisly background too, going to check out more posts.

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  26. Stopping by to say hi from Friday Follow! Already follow you.

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  27. Your cake looks amazing!

    New follower from "Friday Follow"! Love for you to come visit me!

    Have a great weekend :)

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  28. Stopping by to say hello again with Friday Follow. Hope you had a great week.

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  29. friday follow!!! im now a follower

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    thanks

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  30. Hello!! I'm following you from the Friday Follow.
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  31. Aww, that's such a sweet thing to do, I'm sure he'll love it.

    Came across from Friday Follow and will definitely be following your adventures :)

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  32. Stopping by for friday follow! I am your newest follower! Love the cake!!!

    Melissa

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  33. The cake looks yummy. I became a follower last week.

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  34. Here from Friday Follow Me:) Great site! I am trying to bake more often in the hopes of practice makes perfect. I am well below the perfect line right now, so lots more baking to do:)

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  35. Hi! I'm from Friday follow and also a wannabe baker! :) Love the cake! I have some of mine on my Sugar Weave blog.

    http://sugarweave.blogspot.com

    Stop by if you get a chance! :)

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  36. That cake turned out so beautifully!!!! I'm your newest follower from friday follow!

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  37. Your cake looks amazing!!
    Happy Friday Follow to you! :)
    So glad to have visited your blog ~ I'll be back. I'm now a Follower too!
    Have a GREAT weekend!
    Cindy :)

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  38. Popping over to say I am a new follower from Friday Follow.

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    Warm Wishes!

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  39. Wonderful job! You're so talented.
    Glad to have found you through the Friday follow.

    Kathleen at
    http://www.firefliesandfamily/blogspot.com

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  40. Happy Friday Follow. I look forward to seeing you at my blog!

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  41. That cake rocks!


    Following you from Follow Friday.

    Have a great weekend :)

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  42. Your cake looks amazing. I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.

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  43. wow! That cake looks great!

    I'm stopping by from Friday Follow :D

    Can't wait to read your blog!!

    -Jami

    jamibalmet.blogspot.com

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  44. FABULOUS cake!!!
    Happy Friday Follow! I am now following your blog! I would love for you to follow mine, too!

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  45. Great job on the cake! Friday Follow :)

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  46. Happy Friday! I am stopping by from Friday Follow, and I am your new follower!

    You did an excellent job on that cake, btw... it looks great!

    I'm really looking forward to reading your blog. Take care! :-)

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  47. Friday Follower - Glad to find another wanna be baker. I love doing cakes. Its always so fun to see other people's ideas. :)

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  48. I like it!
    Please tell your brother congrats!
    My nephew is on Marine One.

    `Friday Follow`

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  49. Your brother obviously likes PB and chocolate. LOVE it!

    Stopping in from Friday Follow.

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  50. Yum! You're such a nice sister to make so many scrumptious treats!


    Already following you!

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  51. The cake is beautiful! Nice work!
    Best wishes to your brother!

    Love your blog template!

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  52. Here for Friday Follow and had to say that that cake looks FANTASTIC! I am your newest follower :)
    I am planning on taking a Wilton cake class this spring!
    check out my blog too:
    Check mine out
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  53. Love the cake! Semper Fi from a Marine Family!
    And I am now following you via Friday Follow!

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  54. Wow. Nice cake. From Friday Follow. Hello and have a great Friday.

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  55. Glad to be a new follower from Friday Follow! You did such a great job on your brothers cake! I would LOVE to know how to be an "Ace of Cakes" or a "Cake Boss" (two of my families favorite shows!) Good luck with your cake adventure! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  56. Here from Follow Friday. I love your ideas! Can't wait to read more.

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  57. Beautiful cake.

    Thanks sweetie for joining this week and posting. I'm already following you. Sorry I have been around. I'm having computer issues and switching over to Wordpress so my blog is down. I'll be back soon though.

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  58. Wow! You did an amazing job with your brother's cake :o) I love to watch all the cake shows, like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes and Cake challenge...

    coming by through Friday Follow...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I'm your newest follower...#89

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  59. I think it looks great! Mmmmmm. Nutella filling! Nutella and peanut butter are my biggest weaknesses. You should be glad I was not at that party. I would have eaten everything!

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  60. Awesome cake! I'm stopping by from Friday Follow.

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  61. WOW! Can you come make a cake for the next birthday party I throw? Looks great! BTW_ following you from Friday follow

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  62. New follower from Friday Follow! :)

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  63. Hi, stopping by {& following you} from Friday Follow. The cake is awesome! And as an Army & Marine sister & Air Force wife - congrats & good luck w/ boot camp. Semper Fi!

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  64. I'm stopping by from Friday Follow! That cake looks yummy!

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  65. Stopping by from Friday follow- http://runninlateagain.blogspot.com/

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  66. I'm so impressed!
    New follower from Friday Follows

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  67. Beautiful! (and everything is better with nutella :-) I'm following from the Friday follow. Hope you'll follow me at The MamaZone or If Mama Ain't...

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  68. WOW that is amazing. Can you teach me how to cook?

    I am following from the follow Friday list. Please come back to my bloggy blog and follow back. It is always great to meet new bloggers!

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  69. And...you are already following me so thank you!

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  70. Cake looks so yummy! Happy Follow Friday, I never seem to be on time! Love to have you visit, www.guessingalltheway.com

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  71. Nice blog and interesting (food is always interesting :))

    I found you on the follow friday list!

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  72. Another Friday Follower here - love the blog - will follow for sure - very nice cake!

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  73. New Follower from Follow me Friday! Have a great weekend!

    Deanna
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