California Cake Decorators

Decorating By justsweet Updated 27 Sep 2008 , 11:34pm by JenniferMI

justsweet Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:17pm
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Looking for one to two more people that would like to learn how to make gumpaste flowers from Jennifer Dontz

The class is November 1 and 2, 2008 (Saturday and Sunday)
Includes lunch and drinks.

We will be making the following flowers:

Gerber Daisy
cymbidium orchid
Casablanca (white mountain) lily
phalaenopsis or moth orchid
hypericum berry
bittersweet berry spray


Cost: $250.00 with lunch
Located in Hollister (15 minutes from Gilroy)

If you would like information please feel free to contact Jennifer at:

http://sugardelites.com/

e-mail: [email protected]

telephone: 231-723-5774

or PM your e-mail address and I will send information to you.

The class will be lots of fun. Jennifer is a great teacher.

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fondantgrl Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:26pm
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Where in Hollister ? In a hotel ?

I'm considering this.. I live in Elk Grove CA (Sacramento county)

Do we need to book our own lodging ?

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:51pm
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Do we need supplies for this class or are they included?

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 8:21pm
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Oh and if my hubby does agree to pay for this so I can go is there a hotel in Hollister? and what time does the class start on Saturday?

becky27 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:01pm
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omg i am totally interested!!!! i would love to be a part of this.....her site doesn't say anything....do i just email her???

justsweet Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by fondantgrl

Where in Hollister ? In a hotel ?

I'm considering this.. I live in Elk Grove CA (Sacramento county)

Do we need to book our own lodging ?





Hollister is a small town. The class will be held at my house.

We have three hotels - best western, cindrella hotel and hollister inn.

You need to book your own hotel. If you decide to sign up for the class, Jennifer will send you information on the hotels, directions, etc.

Best western just finishing remolding their is small store across the road.

The other two are not as fancy but you in walking distance - taco bell, McDonalds, Jerry's restrauant, quick stop store, straw hat pizza and if you walk a little more sushi.

My house is about 5 minutes drive to my house.


SUPPLIES:

Jennifer gives a list of what you will need to bring and what she will supply.

She will also be bring stuff to buy which I believe you get a 10% discount.
(I am looking to get her DVD)

Some supplies are like paint brush's, paper towels, cel pad, ball tool, cotton, stuff like that. I took her class last year and I just needed to buy the cel pad and a tool. I did buy some cutters that we did use.

So, if you are interested please contact Jennifer, she can give more information. If more then two are interested I have a total of four seats open.

You will not be disappointed. She is an awesome teacher.

if you would like to see a color picture of flowers PM your e-mail address.

fondantgrl Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:10pm
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I lived in San Jose for 12 yrs. b4 moving up here... by Hwy 85 and Blossom Hill Road..

I have been to Hollister a few times. We just went to Bonfante Gardens last month in Gilroy, same s day as the Garlic Festival.

So is the 250.00 just her fee ? since we need to get all the supplies ourselves ? thanks for the information.. icon_smile.gif

justsweet Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by fondantgrl

I lived in San Jose for 12 yrs. b4 moving up here... by Hwy 85 and Blossom Hill Road..

I have been to Hollister a few times. We just went to Bonfante Gardens last month in Gilroy, same s day as the Garlic Festival.

So is the 250.00 just her fee ? since we need to get all the supplies ourselves ? thanks for the information.. icon_smile.gif





$250 is Jennifer fee (this includes lunch and drinks).

When I took her class last year and saw her required list of supplies I had 95% of the stuff (needed the cel pad which I use a lot know). She supplies the cutters, luster dust, wires to make the flowers, instructions to take home, etc. You mostly likely have all the supplies - paper towels, paint brushes for dusting the flowers, paper cups, etc. You can e-mail or call Jennifer and ask her about the required supply list.

Hope you can make it.

JenniferMI Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:42pm
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Hi fellow cake artists!!

Hope you can join us, we are going to have a GREAT time! I supply all the paste, cutters/veiners, dusts and wires to complete your flowers. You will be asked to bring common household things like cups, foil, plastic wrap, ect. If you would like to see the required supply list, please let me know. I also can send you pics of the completed sugar flowers we will be making. Feel free to e-mail me any questions you might have, [email protected] This class is a very full two days.... we really do have fun! I was out near San Francisco last fall and the girls liked the class so they wanted to do another icon_smile.gif

Sweet regards,

Jennifer Dontz icon_smile.gif
sugardelites.com

justsweet Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 10:29pm
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Thanks, Jennifer for the information.


Hope some of you can join us.

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:16am
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What is a cel pad used for?

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:21am
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I get to go!!! icon_biggrin.gif

kickasscakes Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:48am
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I want to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in Vancouver BC.... sux to be me!!!!

nickshalfpint Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 6:05am
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I'm in California, but way toooo far icon_cry.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_mad.gif I want to go!!!!!!

JenniferMI Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 12:32pm
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I wish you girls could come, too!!!

A cel pad is used to thin the blunt edge of the gumpaste and add movement with the ball tool. Even though we work with paper thin dough, using this technique adds one more element of realism to your petals. You don't HAVE to own one to take this class, I can bring one for you to use onsite.

If anyone has any questions, please ask away ok?

Jenicon_smile.gif

kickasscakes Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 2:23pm
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ok, Jen
My question is when are you coming to Vancouver, BC? icon_biggrin.gif

JenniferMI Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by snowbuns

ok, Jen
My question is when are you coming to Vancouver, BC? icon_biggrin.gif




Hey snowbuns!

Maybe you should consider hosting a class, it's easy! If you want more info, just e-mail me, [email protected]

Jen icon_smile.gif

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:18pm
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I ordered a cel pad from my local cake supply place I just was unsiure of what it was. WOuld you be able to bring a ball tool that I could buy? Not sure which you prefer.

JenniferMI Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:22pm
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Roxy -

The cel pad is used with a ball tool. Yes, I have extra ball tools you can use and buy. I offer 10% off all equipment to students.

If you have any more questions, yell ok?

Jen icon_smile.gif

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:33pm
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ok then ill just get the ball tool from you. The only one I have is a wilton one and I think my daughter hide it somehwere

JenniferMI Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:35pm
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I highly recommend metal over plastic. There is a world of difference in the two. I always bring extra ball tools if people need to use or want to try a metal one.

Jen icon_smile.gif

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 5:31pm
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ok ill want to buy a metal one icon_biggrin.gif

justsweet Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by roxxxy_luvs_duff

ok ill want to buy a metal one icon_biggrin.gif





Looking forward to meeting you.


Still have two seats open if anyone is still interested. Just e-mail Jennifer.

I have sent Jennifer the hotel information, directions will come closer to class.

justsweet Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 6:09pm
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Originally Posted by nickshalfpint

I'm in California, but way toooo far icon_cry.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_mad.gif I want to go!!!!!!





Sure you do not want to come, you are five hours away. The drive is not that bad I have driven to Northridge just stop once on the way down for a subway sandwich off I-5. Sure, will be lots of fun. Two of the hotels prices are reasonable (starting at $60, not fancy but they do get a lot business and fill up)

roxxxy_luvs_duff Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 2:05am
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Originally Posted by justsweet

Quote:
Originally Posted by roxxxy_luvs_duff

ok ill want to buy a metal one icon_biggrin.gif




Looking forward to meeting you.


Still have two seats open if anyone is still interested. Just e-mail Jennifer.

I have sent Jennifer the hotel information, directions will come closer to class.




You've already met me icon_wink.gif I took the Bronwen class with you.

JenniferMI Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 11:34pm
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Roxanne -

No problem, I will have those icon_smile.gif

Jen icon_smile.gif

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