sugarrush74 Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:26am
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What is your favorite new decorating technique? It can be new-new or new-to-you. Mine is the rose cake by "i am baker". It's so easy, and it wows people every time icon_smile.gif

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sillywabbitz Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:56am
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I love working with Gelatin now that I've had a few opportunities to play with it. I can't wait to find more projects to use it on. Also I really like the cake play isomalt sticks you melt in the microwave.

labmom Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:13am
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hey
I don't have any favorites to talk about but could you tell me more about the rose cake, and possibly how the isomalt stickes work. I have heard about the rose cake but not seen it or any instructions, and seen the isomalt sticks but don't know much about them.
any further information on either of these would be very appreciated.
thanks
Labmom.

sugarrush74 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:24am
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http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/02/rose-cake-tutorial.html

This is the rose technique! My fave!!

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by sugarrush74

What is your favorite new decorating technique? It can be new-new or new-to-you. Mine is the rose cake by "i am baker". It's so easy, and it wows people every time icon_smile.gif




Funny you mention this cake.... I have to agree. I had to do this cake as soon as I saw it. Then I taught a friend to do it in just a few minutes and she had never decorated a cake before. Then another friend saw my photo of the one I'd done and asked me to do it in a square version for her wedding. Just did it today..... http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035576 . I wasn't sure it would translate to a square cake so I did a practice dummy to see and sent her a photo. She loved it. The people at the venue asked what the cake was called, then in the same breath said, "It looks like the whole thing is covered in roses. Oh, I guess it's a rose cake."... Glad I didn't have to try to explain anything because I didn't know what I would say, not used to giving a cake in such an official (professional?) way before.

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:06am
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I too love using the gelatin bubbles. To test it further, we made one over 7 inches high, added fondant accents and turned it into a princess carriage. That was alot of fun. A friend was telling me earlier about how to make sequins out of it, but not sure what she said the technique is. But we're going to do it; I can't wait.

I'm even excited because a few weeks ago there was a thread about using sixlets instead of rolling fondant beads. I'm hooked, used them on top of each of the two bottom tiers of the squre rose cake. I could have gotten them on better, but they worked. And my friend was thrilled with her cake, so I guess they weren't too bad.

brett9008 Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:16am
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THANK YOU ALL.....I havebeen trying to come up with something different for my sisters bridal shower on saturday...I love this rose cake. And since I am throwing the shower and dont have a great amount of time to decorate a fancy cake, this will be perfect. My sister says if I dont make hers the best cake yet, then that means I dont love her very much...oh, the pressure. Too funny.

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:22am
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brett9008, you can't go wrong with the rose cake. It does make a huge impression, and it is quick and simple. And it's fun to do.

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:37am
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I just tried the rose cake too! So easy and beautiful! But my new Fav technique is using the high density foam roller to smooth buttercream! Tried my first one tonight. Not perfect but not bad! Someday I hope to get awesome flawless buttercream so I don't have to cover everything in expensive fondant that everyone peels off anyway! Thanks for the fun thread!

brett9008 Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:37am

I really am excited.....I just love Cake Central.

SammieB Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:42am

I just made pulled sugar for the first time this week and I can't wait to do it again! I spent a good hour today making a sugar wish list for the hubs. icon_smile.gif

leafO Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:05am

I just tried modeling chocolate for the first time to make figures for my son's Bob the Builder cake. It was so much fun, I'm totally hooked! icon_smile.gif

Elcee Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:14am

Since I just took a class on lace mold-making with James Rosselle (I've been dying to say that icon_lol.gif ) then I'd say that's currently my favorite technique! icon_biggrin.gif

EmilyJo9 Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:27am

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:35am
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Originally Posted by EmilyJo9

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923


I had to look up what FBCT was and now I really want to try it! I will deff use this techniques when I do a Harly Davidson cake this summer!

EmilyJo9 Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:40am
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Originally Posted by Lovin_Cakes30

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Originally Posted by EmilyJo9

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923

I had to look up what FBCT was and now I really want to try it! I will deff use this techniques when I do a Harly Davidson cake this summer!




It is pretty simple and the result is stunning. You can do the most intricate design... Have fun!

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:50am
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Originally Posted by EmilyJo9

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923

I had to look up what FBCT was and now I really want to try it! I will deff use this techniques when I do a Harly Davidson cake this summer!


Your Survivor cake looks great!!!!!!!

joycesdaughter111 Posted 16 May 2011 , 5:12am

I'm having a blast doing chocolate transfers like in the books from Whimsical Bakehouse. I want to try the frozen buttercream transfer method next. thumbs_up.gif

cherrycakes Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:54pm

I just made roses out of modeling chocolate. So much easier than gumpaste! I'm hooked!

EmilyJo9 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by Lovin_Cakes30

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Originally Posted by Lovin_Cakes30

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Originally Posted by EmilyJo9

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923

I had to look up what FBCT was and now I really want to try it! I will deff use this techniques when I do a Harly Davidson cake this summer!

Your Survivor cake looks great!!!!!!!




THANKS!!! It was so fun to make!

nikki1273 Posted 16 May 2011 , 1:59pm

Your cake looks great. I too just tried FBCT for the first time this weekend as was very satisfied with the results. Shocked that it was so easy!

cownsj Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:33pm
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Originally Posted by EmilyJo9

Definitely the FBCT. I did my first one today and it turned out SO good. I am in love. I am doing another one for a grad cake at the end of the month!

Here is the one I did today:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035923




Your cake came our fantastic.....

Debi2 Posted 17 May 2011 , 4:04am
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Originally Posted by cownsj

I too love using the gelatin bubbles. To test it further, we made one over 7 inches high, added fondant accents and turned it into a princess carriage. That was alot of fun. A friend was telling me earlier about how to make sequins out of it, but not sure what she said the technique is. But we're going to do it; I can't wait.

I'm even excited because a few weeks ago there was a thread about using sixlets instead of rolling fondant beads. I'm hooked, used them on top of each of the two bottom tiers of the squre rose cake. I could have gotten them on better, but they worked. And my friend was thrilled with her cake, so I guess they weren't too bad.




Is there a tutorial that shows how to make gelatin bubbles? Sounds interesting!

cownsj Posted 17 May 2011 , 5:19am
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Originally Posted by Debi2

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Originally Posted by cownsj

I too love using the gelatin bubbles. To test it further, we made one over 7 inches high, added fondant accents and turned it into a princess carriage. That was alot of fun. A friend was telling me earlier about how to make sequins out of it, but not sure what she said the technique is. But we're going to do it; I can't wait.

I'm even excited because a few weeks ago there was a thread about using sixlets instead of rolling fondant beads. I'm hooked, used them on top of each of the two bottom tiers of the squre rose cake. I could have gotten them on better, but they worked. And my friend was thrilled with her cake, so I guess they weren't too bad.



Is there a tutorial that shows how to make gelatin bubbles? Sounds interesting!




I sent you instructions

luntus Posted 17 May 2011 , 3:28pm

Mine will have to be the Rose technique as well. I think it is also making me lazy lol because I seem to be doing it each time I get a chance. THe only complaint I have received from one person so far is that there is too much icing. I don't know if I applied to much pressure. Will watch out next time.

cupcakeluv Posted 17 May 2011 , 5:12pm

New for me brush embroidery and stensiling with lustre dust. I am so much enjoying both.

MaryAnnPriest Posted 17 May 2011 , 5:26pm

crownsj, do you think you could send those directions to me too? please & thank you!

My fav thing right now is using ganache for the crumb coat!!! Love it! icon_biggrin.gif

chrisviz Posted 17 May 2011 , 5:33pm

Going to be trying the Ganache crumb coat for the first time this week.. excited and nervous!

MamaDear Posted 17 May 2011 , 5:37pm
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crownsj, do you think you could send those directions to me too? please & thank you!

My fav thing right now is using ganache for the crumb coat!!! Love it! icon_biggrin.gif





Please send the Gelatin Instructions to me as well... Thanks!

MaryAnnPriest Posted 17 May 2011 , 6:13pm

chrisviz- I was nervous the first time trying it, but don't be!! It's...SOOOOO easy! icon_smile.gif

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