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Coffee Cake by thesearejessicakes Coffee Cake by thesearejessicakes
It's my aunt's birthday today and while she didn't ask for a cake (quite the opposite: she was surprised to see the cake when she came round) I felt that I couldn't just not make one, when everyone else in my immediate family was getting cake for their birthdays.

The cake itself is a really simple coffee and walnut cake, with coffee flavoured buttercream. I was running really low on our coffee flavouring, so it had to be rationed and mixed with regular coffee, so I have no idea how this will have affected the taste. I guess we'll find out later. Eek!


I'd love it if you could take the time to write a critique - focusing on both the cake itself AND how I've presented it to dA through the photographs. I'm pretty shabby with food photography, and it's an area I'd love to focus on more in the future. It doesn't matter if you don't have a Premium Membership - Anyone can /write/ a critique now!
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FrozenSunrise Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats a fine cake.

Would you share the recipe for the icing please?
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thesearejessicakes Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)

I don't make my own fondant, I purchase it ready made. The cost and time that goes into making it from scratch just isn't worth it, I think.
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TheDivineMissM-94 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a lovely thought, and an excuse to make more cake :giggle: It sounds really yummy :drool:
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thesearejessicakes Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thank you very much. <3
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asheraa Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:drool: Possibly my all time favorite kind of cake, and it looks so pretty too!

Gods damn it, now it's 6:30am and I want cake :rofl: Looks awesome, and I agree with you... Presents, parties and drinks and dinners can be left out but everyone needs a cake for their birthday! :D
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thesearejessicakes Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :love: I'm sorry that I've sparked a cake craving, hehe.
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asheraa Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tehehe Nothing to be sorry for, 6am cake cravings are why gyms were invented :giggle:
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thesearejessicakes Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's an excellent way of thinking about it, haha! (Though I'm personally not a fan of the gym. Damn social anxiety. >_< )
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Chef-Jeff Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are the flowers made of fondant or pastillage?
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thesearejessicakes Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're made with gumpaste. I've yet to play with pastillage.
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