That's it! I give up!!! I hate BC!!!

Decorating By mom2spunkynbug Updated 19 Sep 2008 , 5:16am by xstitcher

rwarhank Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 11:01pm
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SugarShack I have had great luck with your method and I've asked for your DVD's for my birthday; but I was wondering-Couldn't you get a cape or something to fly to our rescue should we ever need it? I'm thinking along the lines of The Incredible Cake Woman or SuperBaker. LOL

sugarshack Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 11:13pm
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA icon_lol.gif
"Here I come to save the day!!!!""

like Underdog!


FUNNY

I wish I could come to you all or vice versa! I hate that you guys are struggling. Because I remember it all too well and the frustration, and the obcessing, and the experimenting....

bad memories.

NikkiDoc Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 1:23am
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I can't wait to get your DVDs, Sugarshack. I have heard so many good things about them/you. All of your cakes are wonderful! I have been putting some bugs in DH's ear. (He has tons of magic videos...now I want a cake video.)

sugarshack Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 1:36am
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hey Nikki that is funny! because my video comany has done a whole lot of magic videos in the past!

tell DH to hurry up!

HAHAHAHAHA

Maria_Campos Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 1:59am
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Hey Sharon, I used your bubble tea straws and cake prep. methods (which I thought was crazy at first) for the first time with my Tiki cake, and from other stuff I learned from all 3 of your DVDs. I stacked and transported it driving for 45 minutes, and despite a few beads of sweat, lip biting, and a churning stomach, it was perfect!!!! Not one problem, did not move or slide one bit, it got there in one piece!!!!! Your DVDs are priceless!!!!! And it was so much better than wrestling with those wooden dowels. Thank you, Thank you Thank you Sharon!!!! You are awesome!!!!! More DVDs please!!!!

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Click here to view my Tiki Cake

shkepa Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:00am
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I am so happy that this threat was started because I have a terrible time with air bubbles

sugarshack Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:07am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

Hey Sharon, I used your bubble tea straws and cake prep. methods (which I thought was crazy at first) for the first time with my Tiki cake, and from other stuff I learned from all 3 of your DVDs. I stacked and transported it driving for 45 minutes, and despite a few beads of sweat, lip biting, and a churning stomach, it was perfect!!!! Not one problem, did not move or slide one bit, it got there in one piece!!!!! Your DVDs are priceless!!!!! And it was so much better than wrestling with those wooden dowels. Thank you, Thank you Thank you Sharon!!!! You are awesome!!!!! More DVDs please!!!!

icon_biggrin.gif

Click here to view my Tiki Cake




What? You thought I was crazy? icon_eek.gif

Ok, I am a little crazy..... but it worked eh???

TOLD YA SO!

HAHAHAHAHA I am just joshing with you!

Your cake is fabo and I am thrilled it alll worked for you and made your life easier! That is my goal! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:24am
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I went and had some bubble tea today and all I could think was should I try to buy straws off them for my next stacked cake? icon_confused.gif

NikkiDoc Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:35am
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[quote="sugarshack"]hey Nikki that is funny! because my video comany has done a whole lot of magic videos in the past!

tell DH to hurry up!

HAHAHAHAHA[/quote&
Cool! What video company? He has tons of L&L Publishing magic videos.

sugarshack Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:22am
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Originally Posted by bizatchgirl

I went and had some bubble tea today and all I could think was should I try to buy straws off them for my next stacked cake? icon_confused.gif




tee hee hee

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sugarshack Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:23am
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[quote="NikkiDoc"]

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Originally Posted by sugarshack

hey Nikki that is funny! because my video comany has done a whole lot of magic videos in the past!

tell DH to hurry up!

HAHAHAHAHA[/quote&
Cool! What video company? He has tons of L&L Publishing magic videos.




Video Specialties

Tashablueyes Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 7:44am
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Okay, so what if I'm too poor to buy a Kitchen Aid mixer? All I have is a hand held mixer... is it possible to get a decent butter cream? I can get it reasonably smooth, but like baking a cake for company smooth, not baking a beautiful wedding cake and charging a lot of money smooth, you know?

cowdex Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 7:59am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashablueyes

Okay, so what if I'm too poor to buy a Kitchen Aid mixer? All I have is a hand held mixer... is it possible to get a decent butter cream? I can get it reasonably smooth, but like baking a cake for company smooth, not baking a beautiful wedding cake and charging a lot of money smooth, you know?




Can you post a pic of a cake and maybe then we can help you - you may not be 'seeing' it as smooth when it really is. Does that make sense?

malishka Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 1:23pm
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hey sugarshack, you have saved my BC.
Sugarshack saved the day yet again!!!

I went home last night after your advice, took out the air bubbled BC out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter for about 2 hours. Put it back into my KA ,added 1/2 cup crisco, 1/2 cup PS and some warm water. I mixed it for about 3 minutes on the slow speed and then crancked it up for another 15 minutes. MY BC CAME OUT FANTASTIC!!!
Thank you, thank you and thank you again for sharing your wealth of knowlege with us.

Now all I have to do is watch your stacking video and figure out where to buy my bubble tea straws, and I'll be set.

Did I say Thank you. lol

aswartzw Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 1:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashablueyes

Okay, so what if I'm too poor to buy a Kitchen Aid mixer? All I have is a hand held mixer... is it possible to get a decent butter cream? I can get it reasonably smooth, but like baking a cake for company smooth, not baking a beautiful wedding cake and charging a lot of money smooth, you know?




What's wrong with your icing? Lumps? Air bubbles? What BC do you use? I've used a hand-held for my icing tons of times and it comes out perfectly smooth.

Maria_Campos Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by malishka



Now all I have to do is watch your stacking video and figure out where to buy my bubble tea straws, and I'll be set.

Did I say Thank you. lol




You can buy those straws on eBay I got mines from there, and this seller is very fast in shipping. thumbs_up.gif

Maria_Campos Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

Hey Sharon, I used your bubble tea straws and cake prep. methods (which I thought was crazy at first) for the first time with my Tiki cake, and from other stuff I learned from all 3 of your DVDs. I stacked and transported it driving for 45 minutes, and despite a few beads of sweat, lip biting, and a churning stomach, it was perfect!!!! Not one problem, did not move or slide one bit, it got there in one piece!!!!! Your DVDs are priceless!!!!! And it was so much better than wrestling with those wooden dowels. Thank you, Thank you Thank you Sharon!!!! You are awesome!!!!! More DVDs please!!!!

icon_biggrin.gif

Click here to view my Tiki Cake



What? You thought I was crazy? icon_eek.gif

Ok, I am a little crazy..... but it worked eh???

TOLD YA SO!

HAHAHAHAHA I am just joshing with you!

Your cake is fabo and I am thrilled it alll worked for you and made your life easier! That is my goal! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif




What I thought was crazy was the thicher buttercream used to fill in the space under the cake and formcore board to even the sides out, but it worked great, who knew? It's more work, but the results are well worth it! it my new standard. Thank you again!!!

Folks do yourself a favor and buy her 3 DVDs, it will change your ever loving cake decorating, fondant rolling, buttercream making lives!!!!

Now for a 3D Cake Sculpting, and chocolate clay molding DVD!

Maria_Campos Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 2:46pm
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Dang duplicates

Tashablueyes Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:03pm
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It turns out greasy, grainy and bubbly ALL at the same time. I'm pretty new to the whole "Faux fondant" thing, and I don't know if it's the recipes that I am trying or what. Perhaps I should just keep trying new recipes?

malishka Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:17pm
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Tashablueyes, my Bc came out grainy once also. had to throw the entire 4 cup batch in the dump. i was sooooo upset.
turns out that the sugar i was using (Dominos) was moist. so in my new batch, i sifted the sugar and then it came out fine. i don't use dominoes anymore. I use the walmart or grocery store brand. Cheaper and better if you ask me.
I cream the liquids and the shortening first before i add the dry ingredients.

Tashablueyes Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 4:17pm
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It turns out greasy, grainy and bubbly ALL at the same time. I'm pretty new to the whole "Faux fondant" thing, and I don't know if it's the recipes that I am trying or what. Perhaps I should just keep trying new recipes?

toodlesjupiter Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 7:26pm
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Hey Sugarshack-
I made more and still got air bubbles. icon_cry.gif

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:30am
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gosh, girl. i wonder what is wrong.(scratching head) i know if i could see you doing it, i could help you. can you film yourself making it and email it to me or put on youtube?


and yes, if using it under fondnat, or for piping, it will be fine.

you can even take smalle batches , add a tad of water, and hand stir the air out and then ice with it.

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:31am
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gosh, girl. i wonder what is wrong.(scratching head) i know if i could see you doing it, i could help you. can you film yourself making it and email it to me or put on youtube?


and yes, if using it under fondnat, or for piping, it will be fine.

you can even take smalle batches , add a tad of water, and hand stir the air out and then ice with it.

wjmonte Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:48am
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hey everyone i havent read thru all the replies but if i can help in any way please pm me. i learned sharons recipe but modified it to fit in my 6 quart mixer to get perfectly smooth bc everytime. its takes practice and it takes a tad bit tweaking to make it work in your mixer and in your area seriously, pm me!!!!!

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarshack

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maria_Campos

Hey Sharon, I used your bubble tea straws and cake prep. methods (which I thought was crazy at first) for the first time with my Tiki cake, and from other stuff I learned from all 3 of your DVDs. I stacked and transported it driving for 45 minutes, and despite a few beads of sweat, lip biting, and a churning stomach, it was perfect!!!! Not one problem, did not move or slide one bit, it got there in one piece!!!!! Your DVDs are priceless!!!!! And it was so much better than wrestling with those wooden dowels. Thank you, Thank you Thank you Sharon!!!! You are awesome!!!!! More DVDs please!!!!

icon_biggrin.gif

Click here to view my Tiki Cake



What? You thought I was crazy? icon_eek.gif

Ok, I am a little crazy..... but it worked eh???

TOLD YA SO!

HAHAHAHAHA I am just joshing with you!

Your cake is fabo and I am thrilled it alll worked for you and made your life easier! That is my goal! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif



What I thought was crazy was the thicher buttercream used to fill in the space under the cake and formcore board to even the sides out, but it worked great, who knew? It's more work, but the results are well worth it! it my new standard. Thank you again!!!

Folks do yourself a favor and buy her 3 DVDs, it will change your ever loving cake decorating, fondant rolling, buttercream making lives!!!!

Now for a 3D Cake Sculpting, and chocolate clay molding DVD!




tee hee hee! desperation is the mother of invention! icon_biggrin.gif So glad it is working for you!

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashablueyes

It turns out greasy, grainy and bubbly ALL at the same time. I'm pretty new to the whole "Faux fondant" thing, and I don't know if it's the recipes that I am trying or what. Perhaps I should just keep trying new recipes?




post your recipe with amounts and brands and exaclty what you do and we will try to help!

sugarshack Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 12:56am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by malishka

hey sugarshack, you have saved my BC.
Sugarshack saved the day yet again!!!

I went home last night after your advice, took out the air bubbled BC out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter for about 2 hours. Put it back into my KA ,added 1/2 cup crisco, 1/2 cup PS and some warm water. I mixed it for about 3 minutes on the slow speed and then crancked it up for another 15 minutes. MY BC CAME OUT FANTASTIC!!!
Thank you, thank you and thank you again for sharing your wealth of knowlege with us.

Now all I have to do is watch your stacking video and figure out where to buy my bubble tea straws, and I'll be set.

Did I say Thank you. lol




WOOOO HOOOO

I LOVE SUCCESS STORIES!

great news! thumbs_up.gif

Tashablueyes Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:59am
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Thanks for all the advice! I bought different sugar and sifted it really well and it made a huge difference! Still not perfect, but pretty darn good!

mom2spunkynbug Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by toodlesjupiter

Hey Sugarshack-
I made more and still got air bubbles. icon_cry.gif




Yeah, we must be doing the same weird thing. I have made recipes to where it is practically overflowing out of my mixer bowl and I still get air bubbles. I just don't get it.

I'm gonna have to ask dh if he can tape me doing it so I can send it to SugarShack - 'cause I just don't know what I'm doing wrong! Maybe over-mixing? Is there such a thing??

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