Santa Called...

Decorating By nanikins Updated 20 Nov 2008 , 6:34am by jessigurl182

nanikins Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:13pm
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and wants my list. Being a relative newbie cake addict, I'd like to put some caking stuff on there.

Would you guys please give me some suggestions by letting me know your favorite resources - books, mags, videos, gadgets, must-haves, etc.

Thanks in advance for sharing!

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CreationsByCaryl Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:15pm
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a good leveler and a good sized silcone fondant mat ( I like Ateco's giant blue mat)

TheCakerator Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:19pm
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I would love to see what people say to this as Santa has called me as well!

jammjenks Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:23pm
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A good stand mixer
large and up-to-date oven
set of round cake pans
set of square cake pans
a couple of 11X15 pans
disposable decorating bags
lots of couplers and tips
large off-set spatula
small off-set spatula
Sugarshack's video
laptop computer to view CC anywhere you go

tcbalgord Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:37pm
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Tips, tips, tips!!!!! I wish for at least 2 of every kind!
Cake Boss
Square, Round, Oval, Comma pan sets
Cake bible
Bowls lots and lots of bowls!

My big ticket item for this year is a chest freezer! ( Seriously doubt Santa will bring it but hey a girl can wish!)

nefgaby Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:39pm
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I want EVERYTHING on my wishlist from GSA!!! icon_smile.gif

alanaj Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:44pm
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Square cake pans
Sugarshack videos

Oh I hope Santa's watching!

chelleb1974 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 5:35pm
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Kitchen Aid Mixer
Sugar Veil system
Agbay Leveler

Some of these I already have and love.

and, since you're in Georgia, I'd ask for classes from Nic Lodge! He is fantastic!!!

jenny518 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 5:56pm
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I have enjoyed my Mailbox News and American Cake Decorationg magazines, too. I hope I get cake stuff from Santa, but my Santa usually doesn't want to shop from the newfangled internet and I don't need anything else from Hobby Lobby.... icon_rolleyes.gif

tdybear1978 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:16pm
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I would also suggest get 2 of everything, like pan sets. I started out with one set of round and square pans and then found myself having to wait around for something to bake because I needed another cake in that size

MacsMom Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:35pm
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- Ditto on the Agbay
- Debbie Brown's Dream Wedding Cakes
- Another Tupperware Fix-n-Mix bowl (it's perfect for doing double batches of MMF and large quantity fillings and BC)
- Cuisinart 7 qt stand mixer

nanikins Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:25am
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Thanks all! Lots of good ideas here - some I already have, some I know I want, and some I've never heard of. Keep 'em comin'!

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:00am
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Don't bother with SugarVeil
extra pans
good mixer

nanikins Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:39pm
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Leahs, you crack me up!

cylstrial Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 9:53pm
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I want everything! I have so much crap already, it's taking over my house. But I just want everything else too! LOL.

Chippi Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:43pm
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I hope Santa brings you all everything you desire. icon_smile.gif
now for Chippi's list:

Fondant Matt for sure.
Metal Ball tool (i have plastic one)
A leaf mold and any others he can afford! haha
A nice cake board.
A metal turntable (professional one)
Disposable icing bags
Offset spatula's big n small
Pans, Pans and more pans
Small fondant rolling pin.
Wire for roses.
and a Manicure! icon_smile.gif

DerrellC Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 11:17pm
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Nicholas Lodge DVD'S from his Sugar Art Collection
MailBox News and American Cake Decorating mags.
A GOOD airbrush and compressor
and extra pans,mixer bowls,paddles, ETC.

BUT MOST IMPORTANT !! Do it without going into debt.
pay as you learn and earn.

MacsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:31pm
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Oh, oh, I have another one!!!

My very own shop icon_biggrin.gif

I promise to be good...

Leahs, I bought some Sugar Veil (just the powder mix so I didn't waste too much money) and I haven't tried yet. Is it really that awful?

nanikins Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:37pm
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So many goodies!

Macsmom, unfortunately Santa is on a budget like the rest of us.

A girl can dream though!

I'm curious about the Sugarveil, too. Please, leahs, tell us some more about it.

MacsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:44pm
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Oh. Poop. icon_cry.gif

cylstrial Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 11:24pm
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CreationsByCaryl --- quick question! Does the silicone mat by Ateco have inches and lines on it? Thanks!

leah_s Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 12:39am
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The SugarVeil mix is great. Definitely buy that. The machine thingy that they sell looks like an aquarium pump and an assortment of off the shelf items in a plastic tackle box. The price for it is crazeee. If it was something that was manufactured specially or created just for this purpose, then I'd be willing to pay $$ for it. But this is readily available stuff that could be assembled for much, much, much less$.

But the mix - theSugarVeil product is pretty cool.

MacsMom Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 4:17am
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Originally Posted by leahs

But the mix - theSugarVeil product is pretty cool.

Oh, yay!! icon_biggrin.gif Now I can't wait to try it.

Chippi Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 4:25am
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I need to add to my list!

Airbrush pls oh pls
Website! to post my cakes on.
Oh and everything I want in a kids version I want to teach my grandbaby also icon_smile.gif

PS. If I'm really up on your list Santa a cake shop would be awesome too!!!!

yellobutterfly Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 9:58pm
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things I love:

Mailbox News
Wilton professional turntable
stand mixers

things I want:

sugarshack's DVD's

leah_s Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 10:17pm
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Yello, upgrade that turntable to one made by BakeryCrafts or Ateco and you're talkin'.

Chippi, my website was built on a template and is hosted by It was way easy, and $12 a month. The statistics you get daily are worth the monthly fee. If you sign up for thier hosting you gat a free domain name.

tonedna Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 10:29pm
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A new airbrush, and a bigger storage area!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 10:34pm
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Santa already hinted to me NOT to buy that stand mixer I was eyeing in the ads a week or so ago. Yippee.......(but I want it now.) I'm still in the "taking classes" stage and practicing when I have some free time. I have a long way to go, but so far I've killed two mixers - one stand and one hand-held. They were both very old. Now they're dead!


fiddlesticks Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 10:37pm
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Dear Santa .... I want it all, plus some.. and a big room just to hold it all!
I have been a very very good girl this yr! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
Please Santa!!! icon_biggrin.gif

thedessertdiva Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 10:40pm
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I hope Santa brings me:

Cookie pans - nice big Chicago Metalic ones
Cupcake pans - both jumbo and standard
Bakers rack
Lots of Silpats
Boxes and Bags in my design choice
A Delivery Van or Trailor

Hope Santa is good to you all!

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