Do You Think Viva Knows About The Viva Paper Towel Method?

Lounge By mbark Updated 7 Jun 2010 , 1:43am by ihavasweet2th

mbark Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 11:54pm
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Just something funny I thought of while watching one of their commercials. I'm sure they never thought their paper towels would be used to smooth buttercream!
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tesso Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:00am
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I have wondered that too.. then thought.. OMG!! I hope they don't know, or they start making them different then come out with a smooth cake decorator kind and charge double !!!

mbark Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:05am
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I could totally see that happening, hope it doesn't!

mmdiez10 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:13am
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Yes, I could see that happening. "Viva for Cake" - $5.00 a roll. Let's keep it quiet.

Win Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:15am
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Surely they know. I've been using Viva Towels to smooth my cakes for twenty years plus... my very first Wilton Instructor taught us with Vivas.

mbark Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:16am
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interesting Win, that was another question I had is how long had this method been around. I wouldn't of guessed that long!

artscallion Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:32am
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I don't remember if the brand was Viva. But I remember smoothing a 3D football cake with Viva way back in the late 70s to get the football texture. I learned the technique in a cake decorating class.

icer101 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:36am
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i,ve been using it for 15 yrs. was taught this way in my wilton classes.

UpAt2am Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:37am
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i think that they know for sure. if i'm not mistaken, on the front of the packaging, it says "great for baking." like, who would associate paper towels with baking, except us cakers. clearly, they are marketing to us icon_smile.gif

but i'm with yall...i hope they don't jack up the price, knowing that we'd all pay it!!!

ChRiStY_71 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 12:40am
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Bakers will have to add a "Viva" charge to their buttercream cakes if the prices go up! lol! They are already more than most brands!

Rachie204 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 3:23am
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well now i feel silly because I thought VIVA was a fairly new product....(like in the past 5 years)....lol

SugarFrosted Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 8:11am
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I was taught the Viva method in 1988 in Wilton Course I at JC Penney.
Note: Back then Viva was called Job Squad.

Win Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 6:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarFrosted

I was taught the Viva method in 1988 in Wilton Course I at JC Penney.
Note: Back then Viva was called Job Squad.




HOLY COW!!! SugarFrosted, you and I live in different states, but tell the same story. I, too, took my classes in the 80's at JC Penny's!!! Loved my instructor, and yes, forgot they were called JOB SQUAD at the time!

SugarFrosted Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:09am
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Small world, isn't it, Win? I wonder just how many others here did the same things we did, but in different parts of the world...

Seems strange to think that no matter what we are doing, that someone somewhere else is doing the same thing. But we who are here on CakeCentral are all brought together by our love of all things CAKE! Gotta love the internet for making the world more accessible and smaller every day! Hurray!!

ihavasweet2th Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:43am
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I was also taught the Viva papertowel method by my Wilton instructor when I took classes at JC Penney in 1987! I have been using it ever since!!

~ihavasweet2th~

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