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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Welcome back to Show and Tell. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. In fact, we hope you do go back to your blog and post your own Show and Tell item and then return with the link to your post. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

Tomorrow is a friend's wedding shower and I made the cake, working with fondant for the very first time.



I still need to brush off the excess confectioners sugar. The bottom tier of the cake is a seven layer cake, glazed with raspberry and filled with a milk chocolate buttercream. The top tier is a deep chocolate and espresso cake with raspberry glaze.

Turns out I didn't need Duff after all.

What are you showing today?

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Sunday (or earlier in the weekend or on Monday if you can't do Sunday), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink in the comments section below (make sure you don't just comment that you participated: add a link to your blog in your comment so people can click over). I post a new Show and Tell post every Saturday night or Sunday. I usually move people up into the body of the post every few hours.
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week.
  • If you want it...
    I've now placed a Show and Tell archive on the sidebar that will be updated each week in case you miss it. And click here for the icon code if you wish to have it for your blog. It links to the archives.

55 comments:

Sassy said...

Great job on the cake! I love the colour.

Lori said...

That is the most beautiful cake I've ever seen. Makes me want to get married again and hire you.

Mine is up at http://weebleswobblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/s-solar-plexus-chakra.html

Mrs.X said...

Dear Lord that cake looks good! You're lucky I'm not there, because there would be a little fingerswipe where I just could not resist.

Here's my new one at my non-IF blog:

http://inconceivableliving.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/show-and-tell-gs-not-so-secret-lay-air/

MrsSpock said...

What cake skills! My link is http://mrsspock.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-and-tell.html.

I hope it makes you all wet your pants...

Vee said...

WOW! That is fantastic, I am very impressed, well done.

Dee said...

Cake is so beautiful! Must be for a beautiful bride too!

oh2btigger said...

I didn't label my post "Show and Tell" but I did link to your post, with the picture (and pictures of my own!!!) http://oh2btigger.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/a-new-camera-lens/

I know I said it before, but I think that the cake you made is absolutely beautiful!!

Jamie said...

I am totally impressed by the cake. I think, instead of Lollipop Goldstein your name should be Wonder Woman. I just can't figure out how you manage to do so much and raise twins!! I need some of whatever you're taking!

Bea said...

Gorgeous. I know you don't sleep, which is why I'm not asking how you get time to blog so much as well as cook and everything else.

Bea

Malky B. said...

I love the cake! I'm sure Duff would be proud! Mine for this week is:

http://www.benedictfamily.org/show-and-tell-071208/

Kymberli said...

I'm impressed!

Here's my entry for this week:
http://smartone.typepad.com/smartone/2008/07/pretty-in-pink---show-and-tell.html

Heather J. said...

Lovely cake!

Here's my post for this week.

Arian said...

Oooo! Ahhh! That is an awesome looking cake! I know you saved me a piece right? Hmmm...

Here I am for the week!

Fractured Rainbows

Wishing 4 One said...

My Show and Tell today is a very special one.

http://wishing4one.blogspot.com/2008/07/very-special-show-and-tell.html

Sam said...

great looking cake - I don't think that I'd have the patience to work with fondant!! (there is one time that my brother will never let me forget - when I threw the spreading knife across the room one Christmas because the buttercream wasn't spreading properly on my Yule Log!!!)

Anyway - my show and tell is here!

Kristine said...

Wow, I am impressed! I've made a few cakes with fondant and I know how tricky it can be, especially until you get used to the technique. Excellent job!

Here is my show and tell http://mommyneedstherapy.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-and-tell-my-new-blog-look.html. I have a new "look!"

JamieD said...

Oh my goodness!! That cake is so amazing!! Ahhhh . . . I wish I could decorate cakes. Of course, then I would just decorate them and eat them.

Here is my Show & Tell for today:
http://thetherapistisinbyjamie.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-tell_13.html

Murgdan said...

Awww...awesome job on the cake. Looks pretty and sounds delectable.

Here's my show and tell for this week
http://murgdan.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-and-tell-greece.html

Kim said...

Melissa, That is a beautiful cake Great Job!!! I love that it looks like a Hat and it sounds even better, chocolate and raspberries. Mine is up too! Doll Stories!

Queenie. . . said...

Lollipop, you cake is as amazing as your name!

I'm in class this week, too:

Baby, Borneo or Bust...

Just Me. said...

WOW!! What a beautiful cake!!

I have a teenie-weenie request. When I finally do navigate my L.O.V.E Boat to see you someday, I would like to sample some of that cake! :)

baggage said...

Wow! That is beautiful!!!

RM said...

That cake is lovely! But when someone cuts into it, will you cringe? :0

Michell said...

That looks yummy. Great job.

Michell said...

Oh and here's mine
http://battynurse.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-and-tell_13.html

Daral said...

Great job on the cake! I love the polka dots and ribbon. Very clasy.

sharonvw said...

Beautiful cake!
Here is my show & tell:

http://sharonvw.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/show-and-tell/

PJ said...

I LOVE fondant! And that is WAY more baking than I'd ever tackle! Very pretty.

Here's my Show and Tell this week http://infertilityonthebrain.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

luna said...

oh my, that's gorgeous! great job with the fondant. is it as fun as it looks? I can't believe the layers of yumminess inside. milk choc buttercream in one, and espresso yumminess in the other? wow. too bad you can't bring one of those on the plane.

Jen said...

Wow! I am seriously impressed! I need to learn how to do that.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Where do you FIND the time? Seriously. You are super woman. So, late to the party as usual, but here's my show and tell post today:

http://coming2terms.com/2008/07/13/show-and-tell-blogher-wardrobe-and-big-time-nerves.aspx

Feliz Dianne Flutter said...

That is absolutely beautiful! WOW!

Kim said...

Mel, you ACE you!

Nic said...

Clever you....and the filling sounds mouthwatering...really....wishing I had something like that right here, right now

momofonefornow said...

Here is my show and tell link

http://momofonefornow.blogspot.com/2008/07/guess-what-time-it-is-sunday-show-tell.html

The cake is awesome. Fondant is soooo hard to with you, you did a fantastic job!

bleu said...

I just posted mine.

http://soulbliss.blogspot.com/2008/07/worth-thousand-feelings-show-and-tell.html

Io said...

I think I'm too tired to show and tell, but the cake looks great! (And yum - sounds great!)

Trace said...

That looks awesome! I am totally impressed.

In Due Time said...

Cute cake! I almost tried to make Amaya's 2nd birthday cake with fondunt, but then I got smart. Lol!




http://in-due-time.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-tell-4.html

Julybug said...

Great cake! A friend of ours made a wedding cake for our post-wedding party after we got back from our destination wedding. I am a decent cook/baker on a lot of things, but lovely cakes like this are not in my repertoire! So well done. :)

Julia said...

That's one freaking impressive cake. And the insides sound de-li-cious. Mmmmm....

MamaSoon said...

Your cake is amazing. I am in awe.

beagle said...

Wow!

beagle said...

http://luckbeababy.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/show-and-tell/

Phoebe said...

You are a woman of many talents!

every gym's nightmare said...

Just found the blog, and am liking what i see.

i didnt come to class prepared today, so i will bring a signed note from mommy tomorrow.

because i will be back.

www.groundedfitness.com

..soo.see.. said...

Awesome!! I think it looks great and it sounds like it tasted great!

Phoebe said...

My Show and Tell is a little late, but you gotta check this one out!

A Bear of a Week

BrandiH2007 said...

OMG That sounds amazing and looks beautiful! What a wonderful job you did.

http://frogprincess01.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html#3265078001117842774

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Wow. That cake looks unbelievable. Seriously.

(As an aside, my word verification for this comment was vdwee, which made me giggle. And left me a little grossed out. All at the same time.)

Smiling said...

That is an incredible cake. It looks great and the colour/layout is just perfect.

here is my late showing - http://circlesbecomeme.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/show-and-tell-a-wee-bit-late/

please excuse me, my parents were in town... just got the comptuer back!

midlife mommy said...

Mel, that is totally awesome. Wow!

The Johnson's said...

Wonderful job on the cake. It looks delicious! Wish I could have a piece. :)

Here's my week's show and tell.

http://thejohnsonest52905.blogspot.com/2008/07/show-and-tell.html

My Reality said...

The cake looks great, Mel!

Vacant Uterus said...

Mel, what a gorgeous cake! I am blown away by your skill!

(Sorry I haven't been commenting for a while. It's taken me forever to catch up on blogs since we got home with Sam and you are so prolific that the sheer number of posts I have to read here intimidated me! Please forgive me if I don't comment on all of them.)

xo
Flicka