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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. Amanda,
    So glad you found our blog! Yours is great!! We will definitely be finding many tempting recipes here! Thanks for the inspiration.
    xo E + J

  2. They all look so pretty! I can’t wait to try making them. Perhaps #1 to start with. Piping still scares me!!

  3. Florist, baker, AMAZING mom!! Girl you are awesome. These cakes are beautiful & I love the concept behind them. Eddie is darling 🙂

  4. I don’t know if I’m more jealous of your fabulous cake decorating skills or that you have hydrangeas in your backyard.

  5. Wonderful! And aww thanks for the little baby lovin picture in there 🙂 Ack he is so cute!

  6. Oh wow! You are AMAZING Amanda! Gosh how do I take part in this I don’t even know the number or name of different tips. Sigh!

  7. I think you may just be my all time favourite blogger i really do! your posts are always so beautifully written and so interesting. And lets not forget the stars of the show, your gorgeous cakes! I want to eat every single one, particularly number 2, so pretty!

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