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looking for a cake decor in Louisiana

Started Mar 21, 2013 0 Replies

I have a friend that lives in Walker, La and is looking for someone to make a baby bump cake. If anyone would like to do this please contact me and I will send you her information. My email is…Continue

Can you ship a cake if so how?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shanna May 24, 2011. 2 Replies

I would like to ship a family member a small cake nothing fancy just a cake maybe fondant can I do that if so how? oh its about 6 to 7 hours awaythanksShannaContinue

How do you paint on fondant and gum paste? or can you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Misty Miller Sciarabba May 28, 2011. 19 Replies

Ook everyone there is something I haven't figured out is how do you paint on fondant or gum paste? I am by no means ready to attack this and it might even be another year before I even do lol. I am…Continue

I finally did it!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy Lynn Buttermore May 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Ok Guys I finally did something right and I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me through my cake adventure for almost a year now. I finally made a bow yeah me! I finally made some…Continue

 

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Dorit Tabori replied to Shanna's discussion How do you paint on fondant and gum paste? or can you?
"You can easily paint on your gumpaste. Mix food coloring or dusting powder with a little alcohol and paint with regular paintbrushes (I use separate brushes for painting on foodstuff). You can use any clear alcoholic beverage, like Wodka, Gin, Ouzo…"
May 28, 2011
jeri c replied to Shanna's discussion fondant bow and round balls as border on cake
"Sorry for the late response... work just gets in the way of my computer time and had 2 meetings tonight after work.... The streamers... depends on if you want them to have the curly bumps in them.  I did a cake ( it is in my photos) for a…"
May 24, 2011
Dawn Becker replied to Shanna's discussion fondant bow and round balls as border on cake
"I add 1 Tablespoon tylose to every pound of fondant.  It's probably the same ratio using gum tex (same thing maybe?)   Make the bow itself as far in advance as possible.  Make the streamers when decorating the cake.  Lay the…"
May 24, 2011
Tracy Lynn Buttermore replied to Shanna's discussion I finally did it!!
"way to go!!  "
May 22, 2011
jeri c replied to Shanna's discussion fondant bow and round balls as border on cake
"You can make the bow early and allow it to set up... if you don't and it does not dry enough it will not hold it's shape.  If you want to make the streamers to fit the cake they can be placed on and set the bow on top of…"
May 21, 2011
Lynne Salmon replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
".....the pic I will try to be brave and do that; after seeing all the beautiful cakes on here I am always ashamed....   Please dear,  don't feel that way.  We ALL started where you are at :)  How lucky you are to have the…"
May 19, 2011
jeri c replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
"Sharon Z lives in the humid South I believe!"
May 17, 2011
jeri c replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
"Not much humidity here so can't help you there!  Hope you find something that works for you!  "
May 16, 2011
Lynne Salmon replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
"........the border is round balls and go on really runny like it is melting.............   This definately sounds like your icing has much to much liquid in it as everyone suggested.  That and I bet you have hot hands :) Why don't…"
May 15, 2011
jeri c replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
"It does sound like it is too thin... however if you get it too thick it will pull your cake apart too...   If you have too much moisture on the cake itself when you apply the icing it can cause it to fall off too.  Just pat the surface of…"
May 11, 2011
Dawn Becker replied to Shanna's discussion Butter cream icing melting? just falling off of cake
"I was having that problem for awhile.  For my situation, my icing was just too thin and I was placing my border to close to the edge for as thin as the icing was.  HTH!"
May 10, 2011
Majelita Fidler replied to Shanna's discussion plastic icing is it fondant?
"From Zimbabwe, yes fondant is also known as plastic icing!!!!"
Mar 30, 2011
BarbieDarl-SA-PE replied to Shanna's discussion plastic icing is it fondant?
"From South Africa.   We call it Plastic Icing!   Weird! If we were to use the word "Fondant" our clients would say "Huh?""
Jan 21, 2011
Lynne Salmon replied to Shanna's discussion What is crumb coat and how do I do it and what is piping gel?
"........ needing to develop consistency ........get the cakes to come out of the pans cleanly and be able to level them accurately............ Yup- We all have to do that:) Getting them out of the pan should not be a problem when yhou grease and…"
Oct 21, 2010
Anne M replied to Shanna's discussion What is crumb coat and how do I do it and what is piping gel?
"Thank you guys for all the advise on crumb coat and the over coat (if I may call it that). I too have the same problem as Bunny my icing comes off with some cake. I think now the problem is my consistency. No, I have not used the quick icer. I guess…"
Oct 18, 2010
Lynne Salmon replied to Shanna's discussion What is crumb coat and how do I do it and what is piping gel?
"............been working on not overdoing the icing thickness ........... Are you using the 'quick icer' tip? It's that real wide (3"?) tip from Wilton. It applies just the right thickness and all you have to go once yhou apply…"
Oct 17, 2010

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At 12:08am on August 1, 2010, Kimberlee Mitchell said…
Thanks for adding me... :)
At 1:17pm on July 31, 2010, Tanya Richard said…
Your so sweet , thank you. And good luck today!!!!
At 7:01pm on July 29, 2010, jackie gayle gave Shanna a gift
At 10:55am on July 29, 2010, Tanya Richard said…
As for the royal icing problems, my first guess would be that you had a little grease of some sort left on utensils or bags. That is a sure fire way to keep royal icing from getting hard! If you have previously made buttercream using same bowls, spoons, ect. or in a reusable icing bag, I am willing to bet there was some left behind! It is so greasy, I usually have to take a paper towel and wipe down really good after items have already been cleaned! Let me know if that works!!!!
At 9:46am on July 29, 2010, Neryl Johnson said…
Thank you Shana, you are kind :-)
At 4:21am on July 29, 2010, claire beckett said…
Hi Shana,
thanks for the compliment im glad your little girl liked them, i used a butterfly cutter and left them to dry on folded paper and then dusted with edible glitter
At 11:26am on July 28, 2010, Romona Flowers said…
HiShana:

Welcome to the World of Cake Decorating!
At 9:14am on July 28, 2010, Rebecca Wavinya said…
Hi, no never used gumpaste, it looks soooo daunting. hahaha! I currently use a lot of ganache, glaze and whipped cream. This weekend, I learned to make chocolate leaves. I will post a picture. I decided to start with buttercream icing and get a proper hang of it. I am also trying to get better icing equipment than I currently have. Then I will move on to gumpaste :-) All the best, let me know how it goes.
At 8:54am on July 28, 2010, Rebecca Wavinya gave Shanna a gift
At 12:13pm on July 27, 2010, monica murphy said…
thank you shana for the compliment. the wilton practice board will help you alot, that is what i used when i started decorating (which seems like a lifetime ago LOL)! and i have purchased alot of books from great cake artist, like debbie brown, you can get cake decorating book for a cheaper price at www.alibris.com. i have ordered from them and have books in very good condition. good luck
 
 
 

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