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Fairy  Godmother Cake
Fairy Godmother Cake

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus Stylus 300 Digital
Location: Carmel
Date: Oct 14, 2003
Aperture: F3.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40.0
Galleries: Family, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2003

Samara's Fairy Godmother Cake

Mix with love and reserve:
3 cups flour from the elves' grist mill
1/2 teaspoon brownie baking powder
1/2 teaspoon brownie baking soda

Cream tenderly together:
1 stick softened golden butter from the enchanted cow
2 cups sparkling sugar

Then mingle and beat in with enthusiasm:
4 eggs from the charmed hen
1 cup buttermilk from the enchanted cow
1 tablespoon orange elixir
1 tablespoon lemon elixir

Stir in the lovingly reserved flour mixture and add a dash of fancy

Bake in a greased and floured out of the ordinary tube pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Remove from oven, punch holes in the Fairy Godmother cake with a magic wand, then drizzle with magic glaze

Magic glaze:
2 and 1/2 cups dazzling powdered sugar
5 tablespoons untainted orange juice
5 tablespoons untainted lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fairy salt

Return to oven for 5 minutes to set magic glaze

Cool, loosen edges carefully, then remove from out of the ordinary tube pan

Place on a crystal cake plate and sprinkle with fairy dust, place scintillating strawberries for added taste and decoration, and most importannt of all add a wish to be granted to each serving

Place: 27 out of 58
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Views since voting: 2775
Votes: 155
Comments: 22
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10/23/2003 07:57:52 PM
I'm trying to figure out why you put the strawberries in the gap where you took out the slice, instead of either letting it show or rotating the cake to show the intact side. Sure looks yummy though!
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10/23/2003 01:33:03 PM
Congrats Mom!!! As JD was saying about the straight on shot, Remember your first photo you sent me (The straight on shot) But you still did really good on this one. Love ya, Aubrey
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10/23/2003 03:25:54 AM
Congrats Mom on your highest score yet! You nearly broke into the six range!! That is awesome! I read all of the comments on this image. there are some good ones to learn from. Several people mentioned a tilt, but I bet it is not a level problem. If you take a photo at an angle other than straight on, it will make the line between the flat surface and the background (in this case the table and the wall) appear to be angled. If you shot this straight on, perpendicular to the wall, you would not have that issue. Great job on this shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2003 11:11:39 PM
Now this looks good! I like the elegant dinnerware and lace that sets if off. The little fairy godmother is also a nice touch! The highlights and shadows are a bit harsh here, so you may want to experiment with diffusing your light, or just take everything outside on a bright day, find some solid shade (like in your garage), and just use sunlight--you'll get natural colors, more pleasant hightlights and shadows and a generally more appealing shot. Just a thought. Again--nice work and good luck. Most of all--have fun eating this cake!
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10/21/2003 01:25:53 AM
Great picture, yammy looking cake.
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10/20/2003 02:50:32 PM
Very lovely composition, but I think the angel is a bit much for it, it's quite too rich with it.
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10/19/2003 09:42:58 PM
Looks delicious.
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10/19/2003 08:34:37 PM
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10/19/2003 04:09:21 PM
Very nice. Good color on the strawberries. Nice attention to details; the figurine, English tea cup, sprinkles, etc.
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10/18/2003 09:12:07 PM
This looks so yummy! That glaze is making me hungry! ;)

The shot seems a bit off balance, like it's leaning a bit to the left and the overall lighting is a bit harsh, the silver on the fork looks blown out. The cropping is wonderful and the roses in the back with the angel knick knack is a very nice touch. An 8 from me ;)
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10/18/2003 01:37:07 PM
Yummy subject and beautiful presentation. I might have liked a different background, but not much to improve on IMHO.
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10/18/2003 11:53:20 AM
nice arrangement...good color and lighting.
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10/18/2003 09:33:04 AM
This looks like something my Mom would make! (Are you my MOM?). It's not just the cake, but the cup and saucer, lace, and mostly the Fairy Godmother! I give it a 10!
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10/16/2003 08:33:43 PM
I think the cup of coffee and one slice of cake would have been better. It's over done imho. I like the crochet table cloth...that works well. Too many elements overall, and it needs to be simplified. Just my opinions, hope they help.
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10/16/2003 05:40:25 PM
Nice focus. A little bit more light from above/ behind would help eliminate the shadows. There is a little bit of a tilt too. From a compositional view point, It's a little busy. There are too many competing visual patterns or textures.
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10/16/2003 04:17:31 PM
Maybe a little too much clutter and no actual focal point, composition sits well together but there is too much scattering, a little off level on the shot which I imagine to be hard to correct in the way of after wards in photoshop or the like as the cup of tea/coffee would then we un-level.
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10/16/2003 04:16:44 PM
Yup, gets my 10. Wow, I'll bet you agonized over the focus point on this and chose the right spot. Great.. and oh, would I love a bite of that !
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10/16/2003 02:08:35 PM
YUM! That cake looks very good. I'll be checking for the recipe once this challenge is over. I like the set-up. It looks very princess/high-society. The cake looks extremely appetizing, both in its full form and in the slice. Those strawberries are huge and to die for! Choice of settings work very well. I wish the cake was a bit more in focus in the back - this could just be the light on the glaze though. Very delicious looking photo. 8
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10/16/2003 12:22:55 PM
Feels like having coffee at my own Godmother!
Love the crochet tablecloth, gives it such a homy feeling!
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10/16/2003 12:01:59 PM
Excellent...looks YUMMY!!! 10
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10/16/2003 10:13:39 AM
Good lighting, maybe a little to much. Nice clear shot. Very nice arangment.
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10/16/2003 12:17:27 AM
Wow, very elaborate. Nice carry through on the theme, Just a little bright.
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