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Aug 24, 2011


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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

OMYGOOOOOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing like I could ever even imagine! I'm in love!

Angie @ Bigbearswife

I LOVE the rainbow cake ooo and the sunset ooo and the blue and white one! great job!


These are incredible!! You're my idol! :)

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Seriously, you are unbelievable! I LOVE that rainbow cake. I wouldn't be able to keep a steady hand to do that whole thing if you paid me!!

Kristy Ketterlin

Love love the rainbow cake! It's so bright and beautiful! Great job!

Mandi S.

Incredible! As always! I like the rainbow cake too, but the sunset is amazing!


wow, I am super impressed with the effect you get on the second cake - it instantly reminded me of the style of brush strokes Van Gogh used in Starry Night! I think you could replicate that painting, or others of his, using that tip!

Kristin Smith

I have to say you are wrong about 1 thing....my friends over at little ol Merriam-Webster define an artist as: one who professes and practices an imaginative art and one who is adept at something. If you are not a cake artist I don't know who is!! Just for today tell yourself that you ARE as amazing as everyone else sees you!!
Blessings friend!


So perfectly perfect :O) The grass tip is also great for making fur on animal cakes and hair on people cookies and cakes


The sunset one is incredible!!

Laura jenner

it looks amazing! do you use buttercream frosting for that?


I love the sunset one! I bet you could use that technique to recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. :O)


I LOVE them! My favorite was the rainbow one until I saw the artsy one...now I'm not sure which is my favorite. That must have been a lot of fun to experiment with. You did an excellent job!! I couldn't begin to tell you a tip to try out as I've NEVER seen a decorating tip myself. So I'll randomly throw a number out there and hope it's a tip....154. HA! That should be quite a challenge!! (now I'm off to google decorating tips and see if there's a #154)

Amanda Rettke

Yes, I did! Here the recipe I used: http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/02/the-perfect-crusting-buttercream.html


Wow!!! Who would have thought. Those are amazing. Okay ready for another challenge... How about a basketweave tip. Wilton 46/47/48 whichever I don't care. Muhahahaha


WOW - WOW - WOW I love the rainbow cake!


This is freaking awesome! I love the last one for sure the best, but that sun "painting" one is pretty impressive! Well done!


I love the one with all different colors! It looks like stuffed animal you can EAT! I would love to see it in shades of pink! Or fall colors!

Robyn | Add a Pinch

You are absolutely an artist, my dear friend!!! These are gorgeous!!!

Katie | GoodLife Eats

so gorgeous, Amanda! Your skills amaze me. I'm lucky if I can do a decent job just putting plain ol frosting on the cake without getting crumbs all over the place.

Lisa @ GF Canteen

I love stopping buy. Your cakes always make me happy.


OMGosh!! You are SUCH an awesome decorator!! These are the three most beautiful cakes I've seen in my life!! I LOVE them!!


The sun cake reminds me of the 70s and I just LOVE the rainbow cake!...curious - you mentioned that the cakes were for a purpose and taht the first cake was to welcome a baby boy, so what are the other 2 cakes for?


I loved all three, just beautiful and so creative! Well done.

Amanda Rettke

The sunshine cake is for an elderly neighbor couple whom I have grown to love, and the rainbow cake is an early birthday celebration cake for my son who is turning five. :)


AWESOME!! Now my kids want me to make these cakes for them lol....u get pushed, then my kids push me lol....I love the challenges too. Thanks so much for sharing with us your talent.

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen



They are all so fun! And the sunrise cake...GORGEOUS!!!


I LOVE the sun and ocean cake...that is fantastic!

Carsedra - Sweet Tooth Desserts

Speechless!! WOW, AMAZING Manda!!

Amanda Joy

Oh the Van Gogh-esque cake makes me happy! I will have to try that at one point:)


What a perfect purpose for a happy cake. Beautiful, sunny, bright job Amanda!! Congrats to your pal & their new baby :)

the urban baker

you are a hidden treasure. my birthday is in january. can I put it my order for the "pom pom" multi colored cake now? can you hand deliver it and sing with me? x

Queen Mommy

So cute! The last 2 were my favorites. I can also tell you that the grass tip makes excellent puppy fur. :~)


I just can't believe how awesome these and you are! I have shared with my "panel." As I do with all awesome things in the universe! I want to make them! :)


All beautifully done by a cake ARTIST! The sun looks just like a Van Gogh painting! Nice work!


You are amazing! I love them all!


Those are so brilliant! I want that last cake... it just looks like happy!


I am in LOVE with that sunset cake!! Love, love, love! I never would have thought of doing that with a grass tip. I must go make one now. :0)

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet

This post truly proves how creative you are. That sunset cake is amazing. I am going to disagree with you and say that you are an artist. A sugar artist (that's what I like to call myself instead of a baker sometimes when I'm having fun)


These cakes are INCREDIBLE~~~ You are amazing and an artist!


The "I am Baker Updates" is the first thing I go to in the email mess that sits in my mailbox. Today was one of those huge WOW moments!! If it was "real" mail, I'd be chewing it!

Jessica G.

I'm going to be just like you when I grow up…
Having a hard time picking a favorite but I never would have thought to make the strings icing look like paintbrush marks. Brilliant!
(I use #233 on almost all my cakes…because it also makes awesome fur.)


Ohmygosh Ohmygosh Ohmygosh! Fantastically fabulously glorious!! You are amazzzzing.

...and I'm not exaggerating. At all.


I love all three, but my favorite is the multi-colored short dabs! You did an amazing job on all three! Hope I can have the nerve someday to just "play" with tips.

Francine Pearson

Just beautiful. And I know each one must be totally yummy.
Here's a challenge for you that I'd like to know how to do, and that's fondant. Got any ideas?


those are super fun ... my favorite is that rainbow one too. :)


The sunset cake is just STUNNING! I really love it with that tip and technique! The rainbow is so pretty too~I may have to try it! You hit a grand slam with the three cakes, Amanda!

Rhett Hoff

AWESOME cakes!! You are definitely an artist!


Nicely done I love that sunset cake the most!
When you said "what should I tackle next " did you mean as in the next tip to try or are you moving on to something completely different ?

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