Does anyone know of a GOOD DVD that shows cake decorating-fondant and buttercream? I bought the Wilton Cake Decorating Basics and was majorly disappointed. My problem is that all the tutorials freeze on my computer and take FOREVER to get through, so I'm looking for a good DVD to learn some new stuff.
Have you tried Sugarshack's dvd? I have her buttercream one (very good) and she has a fondant one out that I don't have but hear is every bit as good as the buttercream one.
I have the 2 DVD's from cakesmadeeasy.com and have learned a ton from them. It's so easy to follow along with the video step-by-step they provide.
My computer has had no trouble playing them. It's a laptop so it's playing on the kitchen counter with me as I bake.
I would also check your computer system. You may need to upgrade something if it's more than a few years old. I'm no technology wiz, just making a suggestion to be sure it's the computer and not the DVDs that are freezing up.
I have both of Sugarshack's videos - Perfecting the Art of Buttercream and Fabulous Fondant. I highly recommend them both. You won't regret buying them. She has another one - Successful Stacking - coming out soon.
I have both of sugarshack's dvd's, they are wonderful. I highly recommend them. she shows everyhting in such detail. They have really brought my cake decorating up a few notches.
thank you guys-- I'm going to try sugarshack's DVD's. It's not the DVD that run slow and freeze, it's when I try to watch a video tutorial from the CC website or you tube that I have problems with freezing-but thanks anyway.
where can I get though DVDs y'all are talking about. I did a search for sugarshack and I didn't find anything remotely dealing with cakes......the things they brought up are........adult themed LOL
Sugarshack is a CC member. Her name is Sharon. Do a member search for Sugarshack, and on the bottom of her posts is a link to her dvds.
I tried that earlier and I got her recipes but not her profile information. It's prolly a glitch. I will look out for her in the meantime.
ok for all who wanted to know where to get the DVDs I got it to work finally it's:
Thank you! PM me with any questions.
I have to agree on buying Sharon's dvds, a priceless bakers helper there!
yup, like everyone else...Sugarshack is the best!!!!!
I know it's going to sound corny, but Sugarshack's DVDs (I have both) helped me improve my cake decorating all around. Now that my plain cakes look so good, I do a much better job on the decorating (probably all in my head). Also, it has encouraged me to try new techniques and has really boosted my cake decorating self confidence. I highly recommend her DVDs. I'm anxiously awaiting the Successful Stacking DVD.
Just ordered Sugarshack's DVDs-buttercream and Fondant. I can't wait to get them! Thanks for all the input
I have to wait a few weeks to order them but it's on my wish list for mother's day.
I love sugarshack's buttercream, I don't know if it's the shortening or how it's mixed, but it comes out so creamy and I have virtually no smoothing. Before I would work for hours trying to get my cakes perfectly smooth. Great DVD's.
I have both of Sharon's DVDs. The buttercream has helped me make a tremendous improvement on icing my cakes. Also using her buttercream recipe which tastes better, looks better and spreads easier. Haven't used the fondant DVD yet but can't wait! I have preordered her successful stacking DVD.....can't wait for that to arrive.
guess what? my sugarshack DVD's got here already! You know what I'm doing the rest of the day..........will post back after I view them. I'm sooooooo excited.
You will LOVE her DVDs. Her BC one is so good that when I took a cake to a class that I pre-iced with her technique everyone wanted to know why I was in an intro class with a cake like that. Even the instructor loved it! I also have her fondant DVD and it is just as good. I am eagerly awaiting the stacking one and hope she has even more great ideas/tips/DVDs coming in the future.
wow......I just got through watching the buttercream DVD. I am in awe. I love this woman! She is just fabulous. I learned more in that DVD than I have in the 8 years I've been trying to teach myself. My next step is looking up her recipe for buttercream icing. Would highly recommend this to everyone. Do you suppose she'll ever put out a video that goes into borders and those kind of techniques??? I sure hope so.
here is the link to another forum post on sharon's icing. It has a link to her youtube video and to a forum post on tips.
This is the first time I have tried to put in a link so I hope it works. If not let me know and I'll try again.
I just finished a practice cake using sugarshacks method for buttercream. I must admit that she makes it look alot easier! But my cake is smoother than I have ever done before. I know that if I keep practicing it will get easier and easier. I know part of the problem was that I tried to make a smaller batch of icing, and had tons of air bubbles. I will definetely not do that again!
great news, thanks!