If You Had $150 To Spend, What Would You Buy?

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Bellatheball Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:17pm
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My birthday is coming up next week and my husband wants me to pick out my birthday gift. I'm terrible at these things. We usually spend no more than $150 on each other.

I've thought of an airbrush (even if it's a little more money) but I'm overwhelmed by choices. I'm open to any books, DVDs, cool cutters, etc.

So if it were your birthday, what would you ask for?

47 replies
KHalstead Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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Sugarshacks fondant dvd (i have the buttercream dvd and the stacking dvd, they're awesome).......a kitchenaid (on sale of course, but i have seen them for $150).......a beautiful silver cake plateau (maybe i could find a square AND a round for $150). Any of these would be at the top of my list.

Texas_Rose Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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My birthday is next week too...the 7th. My dad's is the 11th.

No idea what you should get, just wanted to wish you a happy birthday!!!

The airbrush sounds good though, that's what I would get if I had $$$ to spend icon_biggrin.gif

Rylan Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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I'd ask for lace molds or flower cutters. I just can't afford those right now.

kokopuff Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:27pm
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I want a silver cake platau(not sure if spelled correctly?)or an agbay.

jenng1482 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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kayla1505 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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I would ask for a cricut but that more that $150. its at the top of my wishlist this year

Bluehue Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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Happy Birthday for next week - icon_smile.gif

one or two of the below list -

New 4 inch high cake tins -
New shaped cake tins -
Beautiful cake stand -
COLOURS - i love coloured cakes -


I would ask for a beautiful bottle of perfume -
A girl has to smell pretty when delivering those cakes - icon_wink.gif

Bluehue icon_smile.gif

G_Cakes Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:37pm
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I would buy an edible image printer or an airbrush and compressor icon_smile.gif

shelbymama Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 6:44pm
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Happy early birthday Bellatheball and Texas_Rose! My birthday is next week on the 8th. Been trying to decide for about a month now what I want too! I think due to the limited space, not only in my kitchen but in my whole house, I am going to ask hubby for a locking storage cabinet to put in the carport for all my cake stuff. Bellatheball, let us know what you decide!

dandelion56602 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:04pm
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Airbrush, cricut ($184 for the small one at walmart). molds/veiners (flower, lace, beads, etc), dusts/colors, gumpaste tools. I too am trying to decide what I'm going to purchase. I've saved up some money & dying to get some cake toys.

hobbymommy Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:17pm
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Happy Birthday!

For me, it's simple....CRICUT or all of SugarShack's DVDs

If you have those already.....stencil sets?

SAHMommy to Madison (9, HLHS), Natalie (5, Healthy), Neveah (1, renal dysplasia - transplant soon - YEAH!), & 1 angel (m/c on 11/15/0icon_cool.gif

iluvjay829 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:28pm
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My mom's birthday is the 7th and mine is the 18th! Happy Birthday!! Anywho, first on my list is the Ateco silicone mat and a good rolling pin. Next would be an Agbay or Sugarshack's Boxes and Bows DVD. You know you can go on Global Sugar Art and make a wish list. That way he could suprise you! I love suprises...

DeeDelightful Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:29pm
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A silver cake plateau, a case of cake boxes/boards, the new KitchenAid attachment that scrapes the bowl, an additional 5 qt mixing bowl for my KA, and a Sugarshack DVD.

Iva1976 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:30pm
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I would get an airbrush, I'm dying to get one...

miny Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:32pm
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Agbay without hesitation, I'll put the extra money from my pocket if I need to...........,and happy birthday!!! party.gifbirthday.gif

tiggy2 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:41pm
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Definitely the agby! I'd add the extra out of my pocket.

HASJBS Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 7:50pm
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What is a agbay? I think I would have to say either the airbrush or edible printer!! My birthday is next week too on the 11th of September. Happy birthday to all who are next week.

Beckalita Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 9:29pm
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an Agbay is an awesome cake leveler that cuts through cake like buttah...it's expensive though!

cheferyn Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 9:38pm
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i don't know. i usually spend my birthday money on bills. good luck. but, if you had to twist my arm, i would pick a cricut.

chefjulie Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 9:40pm
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Agbay is awesome! I bought the double, but the single is now upgradeable! So you can buy the single now, and when you save up a little more- make it a double!!

Cant go wrong with Sugarshack DVDs!!! I have them all and watch them often just to absorb her genius!!! I know I've become 1000 times better because of her!

I have an airbrush which I only use every now and then. I got sucked into the cricut madness too, it's cool, but a lot of trouble (for me!). Edible image printer was neat too, but again, I dont use it often :/

grandmom Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 9:49pm
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Well, got an Agbay a few weeks ago, just got the last two Sugarshack DVDs today, got a new FD turntable recently, so I think it would have to be either new ML pans or airbrush! Mmmmm, toys.....!!

chefjulie Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 9:57pm
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Oooh! I forgot about ML pans!! Those are SO worth the money!! If you order on Amazon, you could get 2 sets of square and 2 sets of round for your $$$. (with their 4-for-3 promotion icon_smile.gif) You also get free shipping!

Uniqueask Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:06pm
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I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to ALL I want so much I don't even know where to start

ML Pans
Edible Printer
More Americolors
Flowers Cutters
and that's just to name a few I have all Of SugarShack's DVD's Except The design one
I just ordered from Global Sugar Art Countrt Kitchen Sweetart And Jennifer Dontz
Who knew CAKING would have so many toys
Also I am trying to buy for when I start My Business in a Few Years Just Hobby Right Now

idgalpal Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:15pm
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Sounds like SugarShacks DVDs would be a good purchase, also I'd get some colored petal dusts, buckets o' fondant to try cuz sometimes I get tired of making my own and that baby mold that looks so real it's creepy!

luvbugcreations Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:21pm
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I have been looking for a good mould for people and babies what mould are you refering to about the babies. Out side of that would spend the extra money on gadgets like cutters mats things that I would use more often and for more things than the airbrush or the printer don't get me wrong would like to have those things but don't think the use would warrant however would love to have a printer You could pretty much print anything you wanted

Thats my wish

idgalpal Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:25pm
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The small baby mold. I swear it looks so real!


idgalpal Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:28pm
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Oops! I forgot I had this saved in my favs -


Holy smokes, I can almost hear that little angel breathing!

tanyascakes Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:29pm
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I would definitely want an airbrush and compressor! But I would be glad to get some lace molds, an edible printer and some sugarflair icing colors(not sure if the name will get blocked). I am an americolor girl all the way. But I found a great dark brown when I took Aine2's class in August that I fell in love with from them! I usually get a poo brown color with everything. But this one was spot on perfect! Oh, I would also love to have more pearl, petal and luster dusts!!!!

MARYNES Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 10:32pm
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I would buy an Airbrush System!!

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