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Self Taught Decorators Club

For the free spirit cake decorators who had no formal training. Share you journey and what new things your still learning. What resources do you use to gain knowledge?

Members: 675
Latest Activity: Oct 21

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Victorian plastic cake stand??

Started by Melanie. Last reply by Melanie Nov 19, 2013. 5 Replies

Ok Ladies! I need some help! Anyone know where I can find this stand or a stand like it? I tried to search eBay, but didn't know what to type in to search it? Check out attached photo! Thanks!!

Favorite fondant

Started by Deborah Martin. Last reply by Ricardo Cancino Nov 18, 2013. 13 Replies

I want everybody's thoughts on what their favorite fondant is and why.  I have done Satin Ice, Duff, and I recently saw a video on utube which adds Wilton to MMF.  Just want to hear some opinions. …Continue

Carving Problems

Started by Laurie Beier. Last reply by Mandy Nel Aug 5, 2013. 14 Replies

I am so glad I am doing a practice run of my purse cake.  I am following a video tutorial (using my own pattern), and that doesn't seem to be the problem.  I used my chocolate cake recipe and have…Continue

Painting on cakes

Started by Maria Bellis. Last reply by art deco cakes by galidink May 26, 2013. 10 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice. I want to paint on a cake and the info I have seen it says to add clear alcohol. Is there anything else I can use instead to mix with the colours. The cake…Continue

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Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 4:30pm
I'm a self taught cupcake and cake decorator. I collect information and skills from the internet, mom :), books, friends etc. It's so much fun!
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 6:03pm
Thanks for telling us a little about yourself Denise! We look forward to hearing more from you and any tips that you may want to pass on. Welcome!
Comment by Charmaine on June 14, 2010 at 6:10pm
I am also a self taught decorator and find every cake that I do a challenge to my knowledge. Everything that I have learnt since starting this new hobby, I have learnt off the internet and different cake sites..
My latest is wanting to do flowers, but having a bit of a battle with that...
But, suppose with time and patience I will get the hang of it...
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 6:17pm
Hi Chamaine :) Glad to have you join the club. I watched a video from the forum here on CWB showing you how to make roses from gum paste. No tools were needed and after viewing it a few time I got it. I don't remember the name of it but will check and send it your way. If your a fast learner like me you should be fine.
Comment by Charmaine on June 14, 2010 at 6:33pm
Hi Daisy... thanks for the welcome..
It would be great if you could send me that link..
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 7:23pm
Charmaine go to the video tab up top. Then go to page 9 and scroll down to Gum Paste Roses. Let me know if you find it :).
Comment by Cynthia Jones on June 14, 2010 at 8:06pm
Hello ...
I'm a self taught cake decorator too. I collect information and skills from the internet as well ... I started this january and I'm loving it!
Comment by Theresa Happe on June 14, 2010 at 8:15pm
The only class I took was a Girl's Scouts class when I was 8. That doesn't count now, does it? Other than that, I've learned mostly from books, since I started long before the internet came along.
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 8:28pm
Cynthia the fun is just starting for you! There's so much to explore :).
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 8:31pm
Hi Theresa! So glad you could join the club. I won't penalize you for the Girl's Scouts class lol! Your input would truly be welcomed here :).

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