alicegop Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:23pm
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I have been looking through You Tube (www.youtube.com) looking for some videos of people demoing cake techniques. There is a lot of videos that aren't worth watching.... Can we start a discussion thread of links to You Tube of videos that are actually helpful for us cake decorators?

Even better, most of us have a digital camera that can do short video clips, lets add them to You Tube (use cake central as one of the key words) and then post the link here on cake central!

Thanks everyone!

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woodthi32 Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 5:49pm
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great idea!

Brickflor Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 6:21pm
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Here's one of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBZ1lMrP43g
About 10 minutes long but it has some cool stuff in it, a couple of new techniques that I started using myself. Like, taking the spatula from the edge of the cake to the middle, I think it gives me a sharper edge. And at the very end she shows how to VERY quickly pipe a rose right on the cake.

BakeQueen Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 6:43pm
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Sounds like a great plan! thumbs_up.gif

tyty Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 7:01pm
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I'll have to watch these when I get home from work, thanks

MichelleM77 Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 7:18pm
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Covering a cake with fondant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We26gwKS_tw


How to make a fondant bow:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ss0Pq3OdU&mode=user&search=

tana Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 10:23pm
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This lady on this video is SUPER FAST! No lie. Never seen anything like this. I watch it everday to be inspired...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1x2pkILr_g

diane Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 10:50pm
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those videos are awesome! anyone know where you can get those plastic smoothers?? i like how she got the edges so crisp.

puzzlegut Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 3:53pm
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Here's a video for using fondant on a cake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsrgS9eB1bE

ahuvas Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 6:00pm

Can we sticky this topic?

MichelleM77 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 9:07pm
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those videos are awesome! anyone know where you can get those plastic smoothers?? i like how she got the edges so crisp.




Here is a link to Planet Cake's forum. Maybe they will tell you if you post a question, or heck, just email em!

http://www.planetcake.com.au/forums/index.php

MichelleM77 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 9:18pm

Here it is in their store, but they are in Australia, so you might want to see if you can find out who their supplier is.

http://www.planetcake.com.au/onlinestore/sugarstore_items_all.php?sid=108&did=40&pid=414&cid=

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 9:22pm

What a great thread! Thanks for starting it! icon_biggrin.gif

pinkbox Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 9:47pm

this is an awesome idea!! Saving this for quick reference

Laura102777 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by tana

This lady on this video is SUPER FAST! No lie. Never seen anything like this. I watch it everday to be inspired...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1x2pkILr_g




Wow! Thanks for posting that! You're right, she is unbelievably fast! You can tell she has had LOTS of experience!

Was she using a pencil in place of a flower nail? That's something I never would have thought of. I wouldn't want to eat icing that had been wrapped around a pencil lead, but I'm sure you could find something in a similar shape that would be safer. I wonder if it works better than a flower nail. It sure was working for her, huh?

crazy4sugar Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 10:11pm

Here's a repeat of info that I posted last week on a topic called "Fondant Videos and Making a Bow."


Here's a helpful video on how to apply fondant to a cake:

http://uk.youtube.com/profile?user=planetcake

How to make a bow:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=07ss0Pq3OdU

Just a fun video of someone carving a sculptured cake:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mDgTu7_DfR0

MichelleM77 Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 11:40pm

It looked like a sharpened dowel rod.

tana Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 11:56pm
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Originally Posted by Laura102777

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Originally Posted by tana

This lady on this video is SUPERAST! No lie. Never seen anything like this. I watch it everday to be inspired...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1x2pkILr_g



Wow! Thanks for posting that! You're right, she is unbelievably fast! You can tell she has had LOTS of experience!

Was she using a pencil in place of a flower nail? That's something I never would have thought of. I wouldn't want to eat icing that had been wrapped around a pencil lead, but I'm sure you could find something in a similar shape that would be safer. I wonder if it works better than a flower nail. It sure was working for her, huh?





Like MichelleM77, it does look like a dowel rod...Have to give it a try...

chebean Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by tana

This lady on this video is SUPER FAST! No lie. Never seen anything like this. I watch it everday to be inspired...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1x2pkILr_g




WOW! amazingly fast!! thanks for sharing this inspirational YOU TUBE video...

LisaMS Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:22am

Yep, I'd say she's done that a few times. lol

sewlora Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:30am

Wow she just flops that stuff around like it's paper!

That's confidence and experience for you!
thanks for sharing!

apclassicwed Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:37am

Great thread! I didn't know that You Tube had instructional stuff! My kids watch the silly videos and other kids doing silly things, so I thought that's all You Tube was about. I watched the links provided in this thread and WOW! Thanks for the eye opener!

barbaranoel Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:38am
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Originally Posted by tana

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Originally Posted by Laura102777

Quote:
Originally Posted by tana

This lady on this video is SUPERAST! No lie. Never seen anything like this. I watch it everday to be inspired...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1x2pkILr_g



Wow! Thanks for posting that! You're right, she is unbelievably fast! You can tell she has had LOTS of experience!

Was she using a pencil in place of a flower nail? That's something I never would have thought of. I wouldn't want to eat icing that had been wrapped around a pencil lead, but I'm sure you could find something in a similar shape that would be safer. I wonder if it works better than a flower nail. It sure was working for her, huh?




Like MichelleM77, it does look like a dowel rod...Have to give it a try...




From working at Kroger's - I've learned to use a wooden skewer - a large one or one of the shorter ones works too!

Barb

DEBBIE157 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:57am

This is not from Youtube, but one of the members here made a dvd and I just started watching it. I'm about 1/4 of the way thru and have already learned a ton!

Here's the link:

http://www.sugaredproductions.com/

DEBBIE157 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:13am

Holy Cow Batman! I just watched the youtube video and mannnnnnn that lady is fast. icon_eek.gif

apclassicwed Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 1:29am

Here's the link to the thread about Sugarshack's DVD which includes the link to order the DVD...
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-561142-0.html

fiddlesticks Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:07am

hi all I just watched my sugarshack video its awesome! and it was here in like 2 days could not believe how fast.

giggysmack Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 3:35am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmQiZ5xqRQ&mode=related&search=

liha21 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 4:00am

I can't wait to get my dvd from sugar shack. I had emailed her a few weeks ago about how awesomely beautiful her cakes were and she told me she was doing a how to video, I'm so excited!

crazycakes2007 Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 4:32am

Giggysmack, that was a fun youtube link. What did she say she put in the fondant? It may called something different in the U.S. Do you know? I'd like the roses to not dry rock hard like gumpaste would. Cheryl

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