My First Sale! :d

Decorating By kansaswolf Updated 24 Apr 2009 , 6:30pm by kansaswolf

kansaswolf Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:02pm
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I recently moved to Missouri from Iowa, so I lost all the contacts I once had, and am now making new ones... However, just today I received payment in full for my first order out here! SO EXCITED!!!!

Hopefully this is the start of a trend... icon_biggrin.gif It's for a ladies dinner at a local church, and the person who ordered it simply specified the flavor, the rest is up to me! She DID mention that she's decorating with old hats and petunias, with pastel springtime colors, so I'll probably go with something similar...

So today I'm handmaking petunias out of cream cheese fondant... I don't have a cutter, but they're coming out alright! Not realistic, since they're not thin enough, but kind of playful and whimsical... I'll put up a picture when I'm done! icon_biggrin.gif

CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED?!? icon_lol.gif

(Also, yes, I'm a home baker, but I've done what I need to do to be legal. Just so you know... icon_wink.gif )

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xstitcher Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:54pm
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That's awesome. I'm so happy or you! I'm sure you'll knock their socks off and get lots of referrals! thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

txsteph Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:02pm
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Way to Go!! Congrats on being legal LOL & your first new place order. You will do great!

SweetPea0613 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:06pm
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How exciting!! Congratulations!!!

Anntee Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:53pm
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So today I'm handmaking petunias out of cream cheese fondant... I don't have a cutter, but they're coming out alright! Not realistic, since they're not thin enough, but kind of playful and whimsical... I'll put up a picture when I'm done! icon_biggrin.gif

Congratulations. Sounds like a great new contact for you. Mind sharing your recipe for cream cheese fondant? TIA and good luck! Looking forward to the picture. icon_smile.gif

Anntee Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:55pm
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OK - sorry - that 1st paragraph is from Kansaswolf!

kansaswolf Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:35am
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I don't mind sharing at all! In fact, it's right here on CC:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7060-0-Cream-Cheese-base-fondant.html

It's SOOO tasty, I never use anything else! All the fondant cakes in my pictures (except the baby shower one, my first and last with Wilton fondant...) are done with this fondant!

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I'm off to finish the petunias and let them dry, then I'll be making a chocolate logo for another cake for this weekend!

kansaswolf Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 5:32pm
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I FINISHED!!! I'm really happy with the way it came out, too! I added some stenciling, something I've never done before, and I really really liked it! Almost as easy as it looks in the video... icon_wink.gif

I don't think I've ever had as much trouble with my fondant though... I think it was far too warm... But the covering job ended up looking okay!

I uploaded it, and here's the link!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1353288

xstitcher Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 6:16pm
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Great job on the cake Kanaswolf! I think the stenciling added a nice touch too! thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

kansaswolf Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 6:30pm
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I just got it delivered, all in one piece and everything! *whew* Hope it goes over well tomorrow!

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