Fruitloop Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:05pm
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Hello everyone. I wasn't sure if I needed to do an intro or not and didn't know where to put one if I did so I thought I'd post here. I'm from Alberta Canada and I've been making cakes for about 6 years or so now. I just decided to try my hand at making them from home to sell to people. I was just making them for my son. I use to work at a specialty cake store but quit there after I had my son.

I've been reading a little bit on the board and have found some great ideas from you guys. I just recently bought a box of Wilton Buttercream icing to try out (I usually make my own but find it tends to stain the cake board so I thought I'd try something new) and then I read that you guys didn't think it was very good tasting. I'm hoping it'll taste okay but if not, I guess I go back to my recipe.

I look forward to posting some cake idea with all of you and getting some great info icon_biggrin.gif

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melodyscakes Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:09pm
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hello and welcome!!!!
i think all icing stains the cake board....thats why i cover my cake board with aluminum foil. some people use freezer paper too.
go back to your recipe...its cheaper!
so, you worked in a cake specialty store???? you know we will all be expecting wonderful tips and advice from you!
welcome
melody

diane Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:09pm
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welcome fruitloop!!! what are your ingredients for your icing??

elin Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:10pm
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Welcome, Fruitloop.
It is allways great to get new peoples to chare with.
You just came to the right family.
Love to see and hear more from you.

Lisa Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:13pm
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Welcome Fruitloop! I'm glad you decided to join us. If ever there was a place to share and learn...it's here.

Fruitloop Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:19pm
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. At the bakery I use to work at, their board never stained...even when I used my recipe on it so I don't know if it was the type of cake board they had there or what but the boards I bought from a crafting store suck. They leave huge oil stains on them. I totally agree about making the icing is way cheaper than to buy. The recipe I have is just the basic buttercream icing. I think I've seen it posted on here.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp of clear vanilla
3 - 4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tbs of milk

I'm so excited to be a member here. I get to chat with others about my most favorite thing to do icon_biggrin.gif

marknrox Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:20pm
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Fruitloop,

Welcome...I'm awaiting all of your cool tips. BTW, I love Wallace & Grommit. icon_biggrin.gif

Fruitloop Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:22pm
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Me too. A lot of people have never heard of them before but I think they're hilarious.

marknrox Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:23pm
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My favorite one is when they go to the moon and eat the cheese.

Fruitloop Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:24pm

Lol, that one is hilarious. I haven't seen their shows in ages. I'd like to watch them again. I've heard there's a movie coming out. I can't wait to see it.

diane Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:25pm

that looks the same as dawn's recipe!!

tcturtleshell Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:25pm

Welcome Fruitloop to CC!!!! You will enjoy it for sure!

mochaboi Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:27pm

Welcome FruitLoop!

Lisa Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by diane

that looks the same as dawn's recipe!!




I think Dawn's recipe uses more butter.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:32pm

The recipe you mentioned is Wilton's recipe.

Fruitloop Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 8:42pm

Oh really, I got it out of a recipe book that I had. The stuff I bought comes in a box and then you add butter and milk to it.

m0use Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 9:43pm

Hi FruitLoop- welcome to cakecentral.com
I love Wallace and Grommit, too. I wish they had more episodes available overseas...oh well.
I would not be surprised that the boards that you had at the cake shop were way different then what you ended up buying at the craft store, they were probably more grease resistant.

MrsMissey Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 9:51pm

..can honestly say that I have never heard of Wallace and Grommit but I'd like to welcome you just the same! Welcome!! You're gonna love it hear!

I buy the waxed (aka grease proof) cake boards and no problems with staining!

cakelady1994 Posted 29 Apr 2005 , 3:55am

welcome fruitloop.. icon_smile.gif

tanyascakes Posted 29 Apr 2005 , 6:35am

Welcome, Fruitloop. I love Wallace and Grommit, too! But you are at a most welcome site. Our family is so big and so caring that you will feel like you have known us all of your life, even after a short time. I also can't wait to get some of your wonderful cake tips!!
Tanya

llj68 Posted 29 Apr 2005 , 11:19am

Welcome to our family!! I love your beer bottle cake--too cute! I'm thinking about making something like that for my dh for his bday--of course, it'll have to be a Creemore Springs or Upper Canada bottle--but the idea is there.

Again--welcome!

Lisa

cakegal Posted 29 Apr 2005 , 12:11pm

Hi FruitLoop...nice to meet ya...
I just joined this group too...I'll have to do an into too...
I use the waxed cake boards....no problem with stains on them....
Looking forward to getting to know you...
Happy caking...
cakegal aka Linda

flayvurdfun Posted 29 Apr 2005 , 12:11pm

WOW my favorite cereal...yes mine!!!
SO glad you could join us. We are looking at many many posts to help you and your post to help us... welcome!

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