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I decided that I want to do something interactive here on iambaker.

*More on that in a moment.

Then I decided to give myself a challenge. 

So then I grabbed a decorators tip and told myself that I would decorate three cakes with it.

And then I decided that the theme was numbers. 

 

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Here is the tip I chose.  Its a #150.  The shape is similar to an oblong rectangle.  Its pretty basic.

So how do I design three different cakes with one tip?

You can go nuts here and pick any theme or any inspiration that strikes your fancy, but I just decided to use numbers.  So the next job was how to interpret them into frosting.

So yeah, I just sorta copied them exactly.  Maybe I will "interpret" numbers next time.

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I liked how these turned out… its a simple, do-able, fun design that you can customize to any lucky recipient. 

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I think "1" was my favorite.

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Audrey adored "2".  The boys just wanted to eat them.

They can be customized for a little girls birthday or a tea party or make them blue and put a "You Did It" on the flag then surprise your kidlets on their first day home from school.

But there is more.

Here is where you come in.  I was hoping we could work together for the greater good of man.

Then make cakes and stuff.

You pick a decorators tip.

I will make three different cake designs from it using buttercream frosting. 

Pick any tip.  If I don't have it, I will get it. 

I will make cakes until you are sick of this little game and call your mom to come pick you up.

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Here is where I totally lost focus of the cakes and started cutting hydrangea's in my yard and had visions of becoming a florist.

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And here is where I counted my blessings that I could make cakes, be outside in the beautiful sun, and still be spending time with the little people that I made. Birthed.  You know what I mean.

*blissful sigh*

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Back to work.

The challenge has been set.  Now its up to you.  I need you to help me focus. 

You pick a decorators tip and give me the number and brand and I will get to bakin'. 

Depending on the number of suggestions I will either pick a comment at random or just agree to that one that Cheryl has been buggin me about.

Ya know. If there are no other suggestions. 😉

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. How do you make the top of the 7 cake?
    I love the pie pan as a cake plate.
    Little Eddie has grown so much. Must be from all the love.

  2. gorgeous, as usual…I would never think to do any of that with the same tip…maybe the stripe one, but never the “2” one..not in a million years

  3. Love this idea, Amanda. I think the 2 is my favorite so far!! 🙂
    I love how your cakes always have texture. They don’t even need extra stuff because the frosting does it all.

  4. GENius. genius. What an incredible teacher you are to come up with this! I posted a link on edible crafts 🙂

  5. You’re a creative genius! Gorgeous cakes~all of them. The munchkin is a doll:)
    I think the grass or leaf tip would be a challenge.

  6. I have a feeling that you are going to be inundated with responses and probably won’t have time to cut any more flowers let alone smell them! Good luck with this challenge, it certainly is unique, but then again, so are you!
    Baby Eddie is blossoming beautifully isn’t he.

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