So I just got the Back to Basics DVD by Sharon Z and it's great but I'm watching this cracking up. She beats on her pans, picks up her uniced cakes with no worries...she really doesn't seem to stress about the cakes cracking etc.
I am always such a big sissy when working with my cakes...I've been handling them with kid gloves. I feel much better knowing that they are tougher than I thought!
I guess it really depends a lot on the recipe. Some cakes I could kick clear across the room and they'd arrive on the other side in one piece...others spontaneously break apart when they see me coming toward them with the oven mitt.
hehehehe Coral ......... I agree
they day I finally "got" fondant, was the day i saw a professional working with it. It wasn't "what" she was doing, it was "how" she was doing it. She wasn't gently playing with it, she was showing it who was boss. She tugged, she pushed, she pulled. She wasn't scared, and now I'm not either.
yep, cake needs a firm hand to do right!
So how is that DVD, Wabbitz? Is it worth the purchase?
Yeah, I agree that it depends on the cake, but I've found they mostly do just fine when you pick them up as if they were so much heavy styrofoam. And you're right about the fondant, too, jenmat. Treat it gingerly and it will just wrinkle and stick to itself where it shouldn't.
Coral-your response was hilarious!!!