Newbie Question

Business By stillsmiling Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 5:12am by johnson6ofus

stillsmiling Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:01am
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Hi there, I am just starting out and am wondering about having cakes for display. How do you all handle this? I will/do take photo's of cakes as I make them and I am offerring to make cakes for every opportunity I can find for free to help improve. The problem is, I have nothing to show what I could do (I hope). Would it be okay to make a few fake cakes of different styles, which would give me practise and have a tangible thing for people to see? Any advise would be very helpful. Thanks.

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sugarcheryl Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:54am
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Yes working on cake dummies does two things. You get to practice and you build up your portfolio. You can show people your work.

paddlegirl14 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 5:07am
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This may be dumb, but do you just use regular fondant, gumpaste... to do dummie cakes? I have always seen them, but never asked. Thanks

johnson6ofus Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 5:12am
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yup, and decorations. Someone here posted to do one side in one style, opposite side in another. decorate, photograph, wipe off, start over. Only decorate the 1/3 to 1/2 you photograph.

Obviously NOT the way to do a display cake, but works for photos...

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