Success! I Did It And I'm Hooked!

Decorating By underthesun Updated 1 May 2009 , 3:12pm by Misdawn

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underthesun Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 7:28pm
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Just wanted share my excitement. I finally completed a cake I had planned and worked on for 2 weeks. With 2 days of cake disasters - My fondant failed twice (threw them away) - my original cakes were too moist and fell apart when I tried to level them - and my buttercream was too stiff (I thinned it out and it was great). I ended up using Satin Ice dark chocolate fondant and life was great. The teachers raved about the cakes and raspberry filling! They couldn't believe I made all the fondant decorations. Thanks for all the CC help and those who pepped me up after my first day of "cake disasters"!

Oh, I almost forgot, the most exciting part, I signed up to take a 3 day course at Notters School of Pastry - Collete Peters Wedding cakes. I can't wait!!!

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pastryjen Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 7:53pm
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How frustrating to have all these issues trying to get a cake done. Glad it turned out in the end...sounds delicious...raspberry and chocolate!

That class sounds awesome. Have a great time.

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cylstrial Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 2:06pm
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Your cake turned out super cute!
Here is the link so that everyone can just click on it! (Instead of having to copy and paste in the browswer).

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Bellatheball Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 6:23pm
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The fondant looks so smooth. Excellent work.

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JenniferMI Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:25am
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It's WONDERFUL, great job!!

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Rylan Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:42pm
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Flawless fondant work! Love it.

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LP4702 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 2:42pm
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I love it!!! You did a great job!!!

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Misdawn Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 2:53pm
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Wow! Your fondant IS flawless. Excellent work. Wish my fondant looked that great!

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underthesun Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:13pm
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Thanks for the fondant comments! I couldn't have done it without the Sugarshack DVD. I not only watched it through to the end, but played it on my laptop, as I worked on the cake (constantly pausing and rewinding). Completing a fondant cake tomorrow and will try without running the DVD (won't be surprised if I pull it out). Thanks again! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

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panchanewjersey Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:21pm
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Nice!

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blondeez Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:23pm
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Your cake is so cute. Great fondant work. It looks great.

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Dizzymaiden Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by underthesun

Oh, I almost forgot, the most exciting part, I signed up to take a 3 day course at Notters School of Pastry - Collete Peters Wedding cakes. I can't wait!!!

cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1356610




Ohhh I love classes! I am going to one at King Arthur Flour in Vermont in May. Please take photos (if you can) and pass along any good tips!

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Dizzymaiden Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by underthesun

Thanks for the fondant comments! I couldn't have done it without the Sugarshack DVD. I not only watched it through to the end, but played it on my laptop, as I worked on the cake (constantly pausing and rewinding). Completing a fondant cake tomorrow and will try without running the DVD (won't be surprised if I pull it out). Thanks again! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif




I am wondering if anyone has dvd's they are willing to create a swap library with? I have some as well as books.

Do you think it is too crazy of an idea because of the distance? Sort of a Netflix for CC members.

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 1 May 2009 , 7:48am
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OMG! Your cake is AWESOME! Fondant work is flawless and the figures are so adorable!

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Misdawn Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:12pm
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I like that idea Dizzy!

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