imagenthatnj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by warchild

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Warchild, if you find out when the Food Network show airs that has Lori and Marina Sousa in the same challenge, promise you'll shout it somehow. I check all the time and I'm afraid to miss it. Sorry for hijacking the thread. I guess we'll have to wait for the tutorial in the magazine.



Will do! thumbs_up.gif

Here's a little something you might enjoy. A short article about a decorators private lesson with Lori Hutchinson.

http://dascupcake.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/crafting-couture-cupcakes-with-a-true-cake-artist-my-lesson-with-lori-hutchinson/




Thank you! That's a very good blog, too.

ptanyer Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:57am
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Here's a video step-by-step by a brilliant cake-maker called Elaine Thomas

http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page11.htm )




Relznik, thanks for posting that link to Elaine Thomas icon_biggrin.gif I watched her video and tried that method out tonight for a Valentine/Birthday Cake I am making for a client. It was so easy to do!! I am posting photos of my first attempt in my photos (because I can't get a photo to attach to my post... icon_rolleyes.gif )

Thanks,
Pam

ThreeLittleBlackbirds Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:05am

I think I may have figured out how to do the billowing technique, or my version of it at least. I cant post pics yet because I used the technique on one of my cakes that will be in a cake show/competition this weekend. I'll post after this weekend. Wish me luck!

bakencake Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:09am

ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!

cakenovice2010 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 4:03am

I take classes with Andrea and I've met Susan at one of the classes. Both fabulous ladies with tons of talent. I've been waiting so patiently to see the new issue of Cake Central magazine with Susans technique. It's stunning and well deserved of winning awards! Andrea is a fabulous teacher and I think it's very nice of her to save the technique she was taught by Susan for Susan to share herself.

**The cake that was stolen was not recovered btw for those of you asking.

For me part of the fun is trying to figure out how to do certain techniques, I LOVE that part of caking. I don't think it's a waste of time but perhaps I see it differently in that I appreciate each individuals creativity and find it fun/challenging to try and figure out on my own before the "secret" is revealed. It's sort of like opening that one present at Christmas that you've been guessing what it is...and most of the fun was the guessing until the final reveal.

I have to take a moment and say to those of you with the nasty comments or criticisms please think carefully before you type out a snarky comment. icon_sad.gif Seriously, why is it that you cannot just appreciate the beauty of someones talent without picking it apart and making such comments as "the next overdone trend"? Maybe you've been in the business too long and you're jaded? Jealousy? Burnt out and want to tear others down? I don't care if people think Topsy Turvy is overdone, it still wows people, it's still neat IMO!

I think the billowing technique is beautiful and I don't really think many brides are going to be so picky as to worry what it would look like when it's cut. Also, Susan didn't copyright billowing, she trademarked the term for the technique...if she did a copyright she wouldn't be in an international cake magazine teaching a tutorial on it for others to use as they wish!

Gah... icon_mad.gif /end rant

ptanyer Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 11:56am
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Originally Posted by bakencake

ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!




Thanks icon_biggrin.gif I really enjoyed doing it. As for videos, I'd be in line to buy them too icon_wink.gif

artscallion Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 12:31pm
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I have to take a moment and say to those of you with the nasty comments or criticisms please think carefully before you type out a snarky comment. icon_sad.gif Seriously, why is it that you cannot just appreciate the beauty of someones talent without picking it apart and making such comments as "the next overdone trend"? Maybe you've been in the business too long and you're jaded? Jealousy? Burnt out and want to tear others down? I don't care if people think Topsy Turvy is overdone, it still wows people, it's still neat IMO!

....Also, Susan didn't copyright billowing, she trademarked the term for the technique...if she did a copyright she wouldn't be in an international cake magazine teaching a tutorial on it for others to use as they wish!

Gah... icon_mad.gif /end rant




Since you partially quoted my comment and I don't see any posts in the thread that are "nasty comments and criticisms" or "picking it apart" I'll assume you are directing your rant at me.

My comment was not in the least snarky. If you read all of my posts in this thread, you will see that I happen to love and be amazed by this billowing technique, as I do the topsy turvy.

My post was implying that the billowing technique was so fabulous that, once they found out how, everyone would be doing it soon, just like what happened with topsy turvy. It was a compliment/joke. Please show me where I commented negatively on anyone's talent or the merit of a technique. In fact I did just the opposite. The only negativity that could be pulled from my post was my opinion that there is the tendency for things that are good to be turned into trends that every bride wants. There is no "Tearing others down" here.

Perhaps it is you who is burnt out and jaded. Or maybe it was just an oversensitive misinterpretation on your part because you know the people involved.

And if you read the whole thread, you can see where I posted the same clarification about copyright/trademark.

Relznik Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by ptanyer

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Originally Posted by Relznik

Here's a video step-by-step by a brilliant cake-maker called Elaine Thomas

http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page11.htm )



Relznik, thanks for posting that link to Elaine Thomas icon_biggrin.gif I watched her video and tried that method out tonight for a Valentine/Birthday Cake I am making for a client. It was so easy to do!! I am posting photos of my first attempt in my photos (because I can't get a photo to attach to my post... icon_rolleyes.gif )

Thanks,
Pam




That's brilliant! I'll let her know!! icon_biggrin.gif

emrldsky Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:06pm

Wow, that technique is amazing!!! My brain is also trying to figure out how it was done. icon_biggrin.gif

I'm thinking that if you wanted a former to try this out with, an upside-down egg carton might work. It'd be uniform, about the right size, I think, and you can let them dry and set on top.

But that's just MY thought on it. icon_wink.gif

I'll patiently wait for the Jan/Feb issue to come out before making any attempts, though. icon_biggrin.gif

alvarezmom Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:23pm

I cant wait to see how this is done!

ptanyer Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 10:43pm
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I cant wait to see how this is done!




Me either icon_biggrin.gif

tlreetz Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 1:04am

Has anyone received their CC mag issue to find out how it's done??

cakenovice2010 Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 1:12am

I know here it seems to take a bit for it to arrive at the cake shops to buy. Probably a few more weeks? I was able to get the last issue about a month ago?

emrldsky Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 2:52am
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Originally Posted by tlreetz

Has anyone received their CC mag issue to find out how it's done??




We just received the Oct/Nov issue, so the Jan/Feb issue that is mentioned here will not be out quite yet. I'm not sure when it will be released, as the Dec issue still hasn't been sent (if there will be a Dec issue).

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Feb 2011 , 2:57am

There is no Dec. issue.

See the schedule here. Volume 2 is the 2011 issues.

http://shop.cakecentral.com/Cake-Central-Magazine-p/cakemag12.htm

Looks like it's not printed yet because there's no image for the cover.

The_Caketress Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:22am
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Originally Posted by bakencake

ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!




No worries. I'm working on something special that should be out by the fall.

bakencake Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 1:33pm

YESSSSSS!!! I know you tech classes but I cant travel that far. I was hoping you would make a DVD (or 3)!!!

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 3:43pm

or 5 DVDs! Now we're getting greedy. If you ever come to the US to teach a class, let us all know, Lori!

bakencake Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 4:00pm

and a book!!

Crazboutcakes Posted 12 Feb 2011 , 5:00pm

I also would love to find out about this technique...it is amazing! Videos videos videos is all I am saying icon_smile.gif please!

ThreeLittleBlackbirds Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 8:32pm

I tried my own version of the billowing technique on my tiered cake entry for an ICES cake show this past weekend, and.......I won first place!!!! I am so excited as it was my first cake show and I had to compete in the professional division even though I have only been decorating cakes for 9 months. There were sooooo many amazingly beautiful cakes at the show and it was so cool to meet Rebecca Sutterby and Sharon Zambito and lots of other very talented artists. You can see the cake on my profile. It is the anemone cake. TFL!

infinitsky Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 9:16pm

Congratulations, your cake is gorgeous!!! icon_smile.gif

Charmed Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 6:27pm

anyone received their new issue of Cake Central magazine with Susan's technique? Is is the Dec issue? I would like to buy that issue just to see the technique.

cakenovice2010 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 6:33pm

It will be in the Jan/Feb issue, there is no December issue due to printing issues I believe.

The Oct/Nov is still being delivered to some recipients so maybe by the end of March the Jan/Feb will be out icon_smile.gif I can't wait to see it!

warchild Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 1:21am

Thought I'd update for anyone that missed this. Gorgeous cake posted by CakeInfatuation will billowing. She's added a link to her face book page with instructions.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1956907

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 3:04am
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Originally Posted by warchild

Thought I'd update for anyone that missed this. Gorgeous cake posted by CakeInfatuation will billowing. She's added a link to her face book page with instructions.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1956907




I didn't see any instructions when I went there.

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