missjane Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:26pm
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Hello allicon_smile.gif

I just bought her new book and GAWWWWWWD I need practice. *sighs* Everytime I look through a new cake decorating book I find more techniques I did not know about. I LOVE her work and how artistic her cakes are!

Anyway I just want to say, I have been here a couple of months and usually just lurke. You have all taught me a tremendous amount about the art of decorating. You are all so talented! ( love all the pictures too!)

Thanks everyoneicon_smile.gif


-- Jane

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GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:39pm
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oooh- to dream!!

cakeconfections Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:48pm
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Yes they are wonderful. She does have artistic talents. If i remembering reading correctly, she has a masters in some sort of art degree. Oh to dream. I cant even draw a stick figure, thank goodness for projectors.

flayvurdfun Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:54pm
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tell me about it... I cant see paying that much for a cake, but man oh man she is good!!! no superb!!! no marvelous.....No...you get my drift

CIndymm4 Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 7:55pm
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Colette Peters cake are absolutely amazing......the things that she can do with sugar are unbelievable!!

BTW : I'm pretty new to this site as well and that's the 2nd time I've read about someone using a projector to re-creat a image on a cake.....I was telling my DH about it and he just groaned....LOL....I think dollar signs started rolling around in his head. He says for now he thinks I have enough"gadgets"!

cakeconfections Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 10:28pm
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I have heard of other women from another board getting some type of projector from Michaels. I think it was around 40 but some have gotten it with their 40% off coupon for around 11. Granted it is not a kopykake projector, but if you dont have the money to spend, I am sure it would be great.

p106_peppy Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:54am
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I don't care for collette peters ever since she one the four seasons wedding cake thing. Her cake looked neither like a wedding cake, or the four seasons.

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:01am
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Hello allicon_smile.gif

I just bought her new book and GAWWWWWWD I need practice. *sighs*




I haven't bought any of her books yet. They're pricey even on eBay. Just looking at the covers gives me an inferiority complex--LOL! I've seen her do some instructional work on one of the food channels. She had an assistant making and coloring her fondant and baking her cakes. All she had to do was enjoy decorating it--in about 5 minutes flat I might add! Now that's something to envy!

CIndymm4 Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:10am
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Thanks CakeConfections for the tip but the closest Micheal's is a 2 hour drive away but I'll keep it in mind for the next time I head that direction.....I wouldn't mind paying up to 20 for one.

montanakate Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:48am

Whenever I get a mommy moment to myself I go to Barnes and Noble, get a mocha and sit in front of the cake book section. I love looking at Collette's books and getting inspiration from them, dreaming that one day I'll be able to do something remotely close to that. It's probaly not likely to happen but it's really fun icon_razz.gif

m0use Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:52am

I've been to her website. Her and her team of assistant's do a great job on the cakes and sugar objects that they do.

MindiBrad Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:55am
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I don't care for collette peters ever since she one the four seasons wedding cake thing. Her cake looked neither like a wedding cake, or the four seasons.




While it's not a cake that I would have at my wedding, I think that that cake would be VERY "at home" at a Four Seasons wedding!

The Four Seasons in Philadelphia has a very "old world"/Victorian charm to it, and that cake would fit in perfectly, IMO!

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by p106_peppy

I don't care for collette peters ever since she one the four seasons wedding cake thing. Her cake looked neither like a wedding cake, or the four seasons.



While it's not a cake that I would have at my wedding, I think that that cake would be VERY "at home" at a Four Seasons wedding!

The Four Seasons in Philadelphia has a very "old world"/Victorian charm to it, and that cake would fit in perfectly, IMO!




Do you know if there is a picture of this cake online? I'd like to see it.

emi Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:14am

I've never heard of Colette Peters, since I'm fairly new to cake decorating.
But I'm curious. So, I think I'll do what montanakate had done. I'll go to the booksore, one of this days, and look at her books. Does anyone know her website?
Emi

cakeconfections Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:18am
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I've never heard of Colette Peters, since I'm fairly new to cake decorating.
But I'm curious. So, I think I'll do what montanakate had done. I'll go to the booksore, one of this days, and look at her books. Does anyone know her website?
Emi


http://www.colettescakes.com/

cupcakequeen Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:19am

http://www.colettescakes.com/

emi Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:22am

Thanks for the website. I'll chech it out now.

flayvurdfun Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 9:52pm

obviously Ms Peters can do what she wants and get paid BOO KOO bucks to do so!!!!! To say you can't stand someone because of one cake, and never met her is a bit puerile ...I cant see some of them at my functions...but I am not elaborate like that, sophisticated enough either.

veejaytx Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:05am

Re the projector set from Michael's. I purchased a set like this (around $40 with the pole extension to hold it up over a cake), was so excited to think I'd saved so much money! This is made to project on a wall, and I could never get it small enough and focused enough to use on a cake, and put it back in the box, and eventually purchased a KopyKakes on eBay. I still have the first projector I'd bought it online and would have cost almost as much to return it as to keep it, but I'll never use it! Janice

veejaytx Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:17am

Flavy, I love your response "obviously Ms Peters can do what she wants and get paid BOO KOO bucks to do so!!!!! To say you can't stand someone because of one cake, and never met her is a bit puerile"

I had to look up "puerile" to be sure it meant what I thought...definitely childish, and petty too, in my opinion! I can't stand people who are so willing to "bash" somebody for their work.

Janice

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:51am
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I don't care for collette peters ever since she one the four seasons wedding cake thing. Her cake looked neither like a wedding cake, or the four seasons.




Hmmm... now was it her fault she won with a cake that did fit the contest rules OR was the judges' fault.... ?

Even though I saw that cake and honestly can agree with you that it did not fit the description of the contest, I completely hold the judges responsible.. not Collette. It's not her fault if they let her slide. They need to be held to the integrity needed to be a judge to begin with.

cakemommy Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 2:22am

I saw that Wedding Cake challenge and I loved it! I loved the whole show. Some of the cakes from that show are featured in one of 2004 issues of American Cake magazine. I don't remember the month but it features "wedding cakes".

Okay, I really wanted to say..........Montanakate, I do the same darn thing! All the people looking at the discount books have to litterally step over me!!! LOL icon_rolleyes.gif


Amy

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:48am

Montanakate,

That sounds like a nice relaxing thing to do!! Sit in the book store drinking a moca!!!! I might just do that on Friday!! I have seen so many books there that I want I wish I could buy them all!!! I'm an ELVIS fan & I saw his book!! I almost bought it. It had his favorite recipes & every detail of his wedding cake! Even the recipe! That was something else!

You GO FLAYVURDFUN!!! I love Colette Peters!!!! She can do whatever kind of cake she wants & it will turn out beautiful!! She seems to be a very nice lady! I wish I could sit down with her & talk cakes!!!

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jscakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:55am

No, I wish I could have Collette Show Me How and work under her! I learn faster hands on, even if I do something wrong! icon_smile.gif

flayvurdfun Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:02am

what I find very interesting is people bashing other peoples cakes high cost or not when gee, show me you know how to decorate more then slapping frosting on.

galaglow Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:48am

Wow! I just looked at Colette's site. Her cakes are amazing and I can see why she would charge that much...that's nothing for the work that must go into them. That would be something to be able to learn from her.

montanakate Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 3:00am

I tell you that is the most relaxing part of my week, you know the mocha and book thing icon_smile.gif I try to do it as often as possible, and I tell you I lose 2 hours in there easy, then it's hurry up and get back to the real word to get things done!! Oh well, I guess that's my moment that it just all my own. Try it, it might become a good habit like this website.
kate

SquirrellyCakes Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 3:57am

I have to say this, it is one thing to perhaps not like the colours or design or think that perhaps something was outside of the guidelines for a contest, but that is a matter of taste and a matter of opinion. However I do not know how anyone could critique the talent this lady so obviously has and parts of this thread really bothered me. I wondered if they bothered anyone else and now I see they did.
From all accounts I have read and any appearances I have seen this lady make, well she is both very talented and also appears to be very nice. And obviously people are willing to pay the big dollars for her cakes and that is based on her reputation. So if she can get these dollars, well good for her, she worked hard to get to this point.
Am I jealous that she has assistants to mix up the icing and do the clean-up, haha, you betcha!
I never could understand how some people can not appreciate quality, even when perhaps it isn't their taste. Seems to be the general consensus here that she does quality work!
Hugs Squirrelly

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 5:21am

I agree, SQC. I do agree that she should not have won that contest and it was judged very unfairly according to their own guidelines. But that has nothing to do with the quality of the decorating on the said cake. It was a fantastic cake! period.

I also personally am not a huge fan of the Lamberth (sp?) method and the way the cake looks... but I certainly appreciate the work and detail and talent that goes in to it.

I don't like Opera... but I acknowledge it takes one heck of a talented person to perform it well!! I also agree that the operatic singer has no business winning a pop contest just because she sings opera well......

SquirrellyCakes Posted 15 Apr 2005 , 1:37pm

Hi kiddo,
Nothing drives me crazier than hearing a trained opera voice singing pop or rock, it is just too affected and I do like some opera. Haha, I have a vision of Pavarotti singing Bohemian Rhapsody, now that is about as classical rock as you can get , but...
Yes, it wasn't her fault that the judges didn't abide by the guidelines, she certainly didn't force them to declare her the winner.
Hugs Squirrelly

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