Beginner Question

Decorating By damchick Updated 18 Feb 2011 , 5:57pm by metria

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damchick Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:40pm
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I am going to compete as a beginner in a cake contest and i don't know how to fill out the form. It asks what techniques I used and what mediums I used. What are considered techniques? What are considered mediums?

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damchick Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:44pm
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Oh, so far it will be a tiered, sculpted cake, with mmf, bc, rkt, marzipan, isomalt gems, modeling chocolate, candy melts, gum paste, pastillage, and painted luster dust. All the colors are bold with use of paste, powder, and luster dust. Phew...I got my work cut out for me.

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mburkett Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:55pm
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Mediums are the things you use for the cake. ie, fondant, buttercream, gumpastem rkt. Techniques are the methods you use ie sculpting, painting, molding, etc. Good luck!

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metria Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:57pm
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ooh thanks for reminding me ... i still need to fill out my forms. sounds like you already listed out your mediums (media?). techniques would be like: stenciling, using molds, piping, flooding, um ... my heads a little fuzzy at the moment, someone else shout out some examples

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