gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:07pm
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I watched all Sugar Shack's DVD's and this is what I ended up with. All buttercream. I have never transported a stacked cake with Sugarshacks buttercream icing and WOW!!! It really works!!!!! Thanks AGAIN Sharon!!!!!!!! The bride and the caterer's were very impressed!!!!!

Can't wait for your next DVD to come out!!!! Thanks for all your help Sharon. I had nightmares last night about the cake falling apart or getting knocked over, NOPE, not this time!!!

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gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:25pm
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Sorry, for some reason the pictures did not upload, I'll try again!
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dawncr Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:27pm
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Wow! That's a beautiful job!

How tall was the cake and what sizes were the tiers?

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:29pm
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Here's another, I can't view it for some reason......
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gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:30pm
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Dang, I can't see these photo's I sure hope you all can view them.....
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gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:34pm
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Can you see these photo's anyone?? I keep getting a file name and no pic. I'm not very computer savvy.

But the cake was 5 tiers, each tier is 4 1/2 inches tall, it has fondant 8mm beads with luster dust. I was sure happy with it considering the nightmares I was having....

Maybe I shouldnt wait 3 years to do a wedding cake!!!!

superstar Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:34pm
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You did a wonderful job. I only have one of Sharon's DVD's & I love it.

sugarshack Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:53pm
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


i think I would haver had nightmares with that huge tower too!

Perfect icing. BRAVO lady!!

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 8:57pm
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Thanks Sharon, you brought a tear to my eye!!!!! I really didnt think I could do it!!!!!! Just so all off Cake Central knows - YOUR THE BEST!!!!! I'm sure they already know!!!!

I'll sleep tight tonight!!!

BlueDevil Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:03pm

Well, sure...if you like that sort of thing... icon_biggrin.gif

Just kidding...that is amazing! My first Cake post-Sharon Buttacream video shocked me to death...sooooo smooth!

Great job!

jo_ann Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:10pm

I love Sharon's dvds. I have learned so much. I had one person look at a picture of the cake with red scroll work (it's in my photos) and ask if that was fondant. Uh, no, it was Sharon's dvd that I learned how to ice buttercream like that. Thank you Sharon. My cakes are more smooth and level, I love her and can't wait for her new dvds to be released.

Jo-Ann

FeGe_Cakes Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:11pm

Beautiful Cake. I also have all of Sharon's DVD but I can't justify the cost of Sweetex at this time icon_cry.gif. And only 1 store in my area sells a few cups of it and the cost is really expensive.

Hopefully I get to try the recipe soon.

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:12pm

icon_surprised.gif Now that is impressive! You transported it like that! icon_eek.gif

Bravo to you!!

I'm going to have to go out and get her videos now!! icon_lol.gif These just got bumped up to #1 on my wish list. I'll have to sweet talk my wife so I get them.

Again awesome job!!! thumbs_up.gif

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:13pm

thanks! I have had the DVD's for MONTHS and was afraid to try it out and this cake was the first one. I had asked Sharon lots of questions and she was extremely helpful thru this all. I was more nervous than the bride for sure!!!!

jo_ann Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:14pm

And gingersoave your cake is beautiful. I love it.

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:15pm

I transported it with just 3 tiers and assembled the rest when I got there. I was afaid the icing would crack and it did a tiny tiny bit but then I just rubbed the (I won't give away the secret) and the cracks disappeared!!!

Sharon's my new hero! I'm singing really high pitched right now, can you hear me!!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:15pm

Okay now it's official -- I have all three of her DVDs. I have watched all three of her DVDs. Now I am inspired to actually try and DO the techniques in all three DVDs! icon_lol.gif Nice work Ginger!! icon_biggrin.gif

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm

chocolate_bunnies_cakes, I stacked it once I got to the wedding site
Here's a photo (hope I'm allowed to show this stuff)
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joby1 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:23pm

okay, so where do you get the sugarshack DVD's and which one did you watch?!

Dying to know =)

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:30pm

I watched Perfecting the Art of Buttercream and Successful stacking and used ALL her techniques and icing. I have not used the flawless fondant yet but I have watched it and used it on just birthday cakes - AMAZING TOO!!!

Here is another tower photo, I can' view the top pic so I wanted to share:


Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD

Flawless Fondant DVD

Successful Stacking DVD

www.sugaredproductions.com
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joby1 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:33pm

Thanks!!!

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:37pm

flg22275, I don't buy the sweetex, I buy the food lion off brand vegetable shortening with 3 grams of trans fat in it. I tried the kroger off brand and it only has 1 gram of trans fat and it DID NOT WORK, ruined an entire batch of SugarShacks icing...... icon_cry.gif

Try your local grocer and use the off brand, works EVERY time for me!

HTH, I can't afford $10 for 3 pounds of that stuff either! Mine is only $2.96 for 3 lbs!

Superstar2 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:41pm

Fantastic job gingersoave. Where do you get the food lion off brand vegetable shortening from? Ralphs or Vons? Which supermarket? Help! I too can't afford Sweetex at the moment.

CaitlinC412 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:44pm

oh my word. I need it i need it i need it. BEAUTIFUL job thumbs_up.gif

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:45pm

Food Lion is our local grocery store here in Virginia Beach, you can go to any local grocer and they usually sell their shortening in an off name brand, mine is food lion brand or they also have Richfood brand sold at Farm Fresh, kroger has their off brand but like I mentioned above Kroger only has 1 gram of transfat in it. You really want it to have at least 3 grams of trans fat in it. So go to any local place and start reading the back of the can. I don't know what I am going to do if the off brand goes trans fat-less.

HTH

gingersoave Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:48pm

Caitlin, in case you missed the info here's Sharon's DVD info and where to order it. MAKE SURE you get the bench scraper and the little palette knife, those are extremely important when following her DVD. She will have them on her web site to order, probably cheaper to get it all at once.

Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD

Flawless Fondant DVD

Successful Stacking DVD

www.sugaredproductions.com

www.sharonssugarshack.com

www.sugaredblog.blogspot.com

FeGe_Cakes Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 9:52pm

Thanks gingersoave! We used to have a Food Lion here in Texas but they bailed several years ago. I have been using the Wal-mart off brand, but I read somewhere also about Target off-brand.

Thanks so much for the info.

grannys3angels Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 10:15pm

icon_surprised.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif , Oh WOW Ginger.........it is stunning you did a beautiful job with that huge cake. WTG!

Did you see on her blog, where she will be coming out with a new dvd on how to do 4 kinds of package cakes and 4 kind bows? She will also have other dvd's coming out. WTG! Sharon, you rock it lady.

I have the BC dvd and love, love, love it! I hope to get the stacking dvd sometime in the near future.

Again, Outstanding cake Ginger!

God Bless,
Sharon

sugarshack Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 11:07pm

Ginger, I just have to sa again how impressed I am byt this cake. HUGE, totally NAKED with perfect icing, small borders with no boards showing....

You just rocked the heck out of this cake. I can tell you are on a cake high, and you should be! I would be flying high if I made that cake!

Were you able to chill your upper tiers before moving them over at the venue?

I know your bride had to be thrilled; you NEED to do wedding cakes girl!

BlueDevil Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 11:35pm

I gotta say about the videos...how many DVDs come with feedback and advice from the star of the show??? icon_smile.gif

Sharon is very generous with her time and advice!

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