Caking "bucket List"?

Lounge By AnnieCahill Updated 27 Aug 2011 , 9:35am by AnnieCahill

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 12:50am
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I thought I would post a nice light-hearted thread to discuss our caking bucket list. What caking-related "stuff" do you want to do/own/play with/accomplish before you die? Here's mine:

1. Own an Agbay. LOL
2. Cover a cake in fondant. I have never done this before.
3. Visit the Riviera Bakehouse (the authors of Whimsical Bakehouse)
4. Visit Carlo's bakery
5. Taste a Sylvia Weinstock cake. Weird but whatevs.
6. Master the buttercream rose. Really? Decorating for 12 years? LOL
7. Own an airbrush and make crustymuffin's T-Rex cake for my friend. She and I have a thing for dinos!
8. Make a real fruitcake and decorate it the UK way
9. Take a Lambeth class.
10. Take a zillion classes at places and with people whose work I really admire.
11. Attend ICES and other cool cake shows.
12. Do a "world tour" and visit cake friends all over the globe OR
13. Hopefully one day get all of us together.

edited to add Number 14. Smooth cake edges with only one damn pass of the scraper. Is that even humanly possible?

Do you guys have a bucket list? I KNOW YOU DO!!!

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Unlimited Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 1:03am
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

Number 14. Smooth cake edges with only one damn pass of the scraper. Is that even humanly possible?

Yes! The icing has to be smooth to begin with and you need to have a really good free-spinning turntable.

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 1:13am
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"really good free-spinning turntable"

Would that be the white plastic Wilton Trim and Turn with white scalloped edges dated 1989 on the bottom? LOL!!!

Um, that's the one I use. A good turn table was the next thing on my list to buy. Some things we just can't hang on to. LOL.

brown_suga Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 1:19am
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Ok, here's mine in no particular order

Learn how to work with sugar for showpieces etc...
Become an ICES certified master sugar artist (this is very high on the list)
Take all three of Toba Garrett's classes
Intern with Ron Ben Isreal
make my first wedding cake
learn how to do portrait fondant figurines
And from your list... Numbers 1,6,7,11, and 13


ajwonka Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 1:28am
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So many things want to buy: agbay, airbrush. . .

Perfect square corners - my nemesis!

Learn how to do more with all these crazy piping tips I own

But pretty much I'll be happy to just keep turning a profit!

Elcee Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 2:00am
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1. Do a topsy turvy...a really good one, at least 3 tiers.

2. Learn to take better pictures of my cakes so I can...

3. Have a cake with more than 100 favorites here on CC. icon_lol.gif

4. Master smooth buttercream.

5. Take more classes with high end instructors (see #6).

6. Attend Cake Camp in 2013!

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 11:05am
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Cake Camp? Elcee, please spill the beans.

Great posts everyone! You guys had a lot on your lists that I forgot to add!!

cakesrock Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 12:49pm
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Good idea- fun discussion and helps you to organize in your mind. Here's my bucket list:

1. Win a cake decorating contest (preferrably with a trophy prize - I've never won a trophy)
2. Start a part-time cake decorating business in semi-retirement
3. Get good at 3 tiers - never have reason to make them
4. Make a topsy turvy
5. Join the local sugar art guild and find time to go
6. Own a good airbrush (or even one at all)
7. Post a cake and get 25+ faves on CC
8. Take a class from a decorator I admire
9. Make a stunning gingerbread house from scratch
10. Make something beautiful out of blown sugar

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 1:39pm
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I've never won a trophy


I would give you a trophy any day! Your carousel cake deserves one!

I have never made a topsy turvey either! I would also LOVE to make a gingerbread house mansion. I see a lot of the UK girls post their Christmas cakes on here sometimes and they are very elaborately decorated. One person did a huge house/village one time and it was gorgeous!

I also think blown sugar would be a fantastic art to learn. That would be so much fun.

Let's keep this thread going ya'll!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 11:40pm
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The first item on my bucket list is something that I actually want to accomplish next year. My husband and his twin sister are turning 30 next Christmas. Their mom would always call them Thing 1 and Thing 2, so for their 30th birthday I want to make a 3 tier topsy turvy with Thing 1 and 2 climbing up the sides. It would be by far the most complicated cake I've done, I'm a little nervous already.

2. Win a cake competition.
3. Meet IndyDebi. icon_biggrin.gif
4. Have a Cannoli from Carlos' Bakery.

Yeah, it's a short list, but it's stuff I really want to do.

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 11:41pm
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We can meet up and have a cannoli together. icon_smile.gif

I am excited about your Thing 1 and Thing 2 cake!

cakesrock Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

I would give you a trophy any day! Your carousel cake deserves one!

Awww.. thanks so much for the compliment! I probably spent 30 hrs on that baby (painting those little horsies,making all the fondant decorations etc) If only someone gave out trophies for effort alone. I only received a couple of faves, so that is nice to hear! 23 is the most faves I've ever received and I was very happy with that. But surprisingly it was for a cake that was pretty basic...So that's why I put 25 + faves!

I got a really cool gingerbread book last year and want to make the time to do something out of the book this year. Yes, the mansions on this site are AMAZING!

This is a feel-good thread - I like it! icon_smile.gif

Elcee Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 5:05am
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

Cake Camp? Elcee, please spill the beans.

Great posts everyone! You guys had a lot on your lists that I forgot to add!!

I'm not sure if the 2011 class list is still available to view on the site but it's AMAZING! You have to be a member of the California Cake Club to attend but you don't have to live in CA to join the club. icon_biggrin.gif Since I work a school year schedule, a lot of out of town classes aren't feasable for me. July is perfect!

AnnieCahill Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 9:35am
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Elcee, thanks for the link! I will add that to my list!

I sometimes think (for me especially) I need an E for Effort trophy. I don't decorate full time so it usually takes me a while to do a very simple cake.

Here is the link to that crustymuffin T-Rex cake.

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