For Fun: What Technique Do You Want To Learn?

Decorating By Bridgette1129 Updated 23 Jan 2012 , 2:15am by IvyCakes

Bridgette1129 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 2:42am
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Hello everyone!! I would like to learn how to use royal icing and glaze.Airbrush and use of luster dust.I would also like to have the nerve to make other flavors of cake.( I only do chocolate or vanilla) I want and need to learn everything!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

CIAO!




Royal icing is pretty simple! I would suggest Sweetopia's 10 second rule. It's the easiest way. Creating the base is easy. I'm not very good at details yet icon_sad.gif Takes practice.

Red velvet is also very easy and delicious. Here's my recipe: http://bakingbridgette.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/red-velvet-cake/

Bridgette1129 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 2:43am
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Well let's see, I would like to improve and perfect all the techniques I already know. That's first on the list. As for new things to learn, I really am into 3D stuff lately -- cookies and cakes. I want to learn how to do the 3D cakes (sculpted, standing, etc.) It just looks cool! icon_lol.gif




3D is awesome. I want to try carved cakes but I'm scared hahaha

Bridgette1129 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 2:53am
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Lambeth definitely....actually just improve my piping in general. And I am totally into sugar work right now!!! It's just hard to do it at home icon_sad.gif




What is Lambeth?...

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 3:20am
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Lambeth definitely....actually just improve my piping in general. And I am totally into sugar work right now!!! It's just hard to do it at home icon_sad.gif



What is Lambeth?...




Lambeth is piping, then piping over that, then more piping, then pipe more over that, then again... It's some serious piping. Do a search in the galleries under "Lambeth" and you'll see some very intricate designs! Sif is one of the best when it comes to Lambeth: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1405785/lambeth-cake

Elcee Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 3:27am
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The biggest thing I can say about topsy turvy to get that sharpness, as well as support, COVER IN GANACHE!




Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. Maybe I'll make it my Spring Break project icon_smile.gif.

Norasmom Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 3:29am
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I want to learn how to make sugar paste orchids!

Gerle Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 4:13am
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I'd love to improve my writing on cakes, piping and buttercream roses. Then I'd like to learn how to make fondant/gumpast/modeling chocolate figurines and flowers. Actually, there's so many techniques I'd like to learn that I couldn't list them all here. I have always been intrigued by the Lambeth method. I really love that technique. It isn't done that often any more, but it's still very elegant looking.

cookiekisses Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 4:31am
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Is the idea of Lambeth to make it look 3D? Or is it the lacy type design?

Bridgette1129 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 6:41am
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Lambeth definitely....actually just improve my piping in general. And I am totally into sugar work right now!!! It's just hard to do it at home icon_sad.gif



What is Lambeth?...



Lambeth is piping, then piping over that, then more piping, then pipe more over that, then again... It's some serious piping. Do a search in the galleries under "Lambeth" and you'll see some very intricate designs! Sif is one of the best when it comes to Lambeth: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1405785/lambeth-cake




WOW! That is insane. What do people charge for that? haha

costumeczar Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 1:04pm
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I'd like to learn more isomalt techniques.

Just out of curiosity, what is it about the stringwork and lambeth methods that appeals to you who want to learn it? I think it looks like my Grandma's couch sitting in mothballs, it's so old-fashioned and picky. I just have no desire to do any of that.

AnnieCahill Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 1:40pm
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Not sure why. I guess because it's so old school and I look at that as kind of like the pinnacle (for me anyway) of cake decorating, LOL. Maybe because it's a lost art? I have seen some Lambeth cakes which are actually very pretty, but I totally get what you are saying about grandma's couch, LOLz. There are definitely some which are very dated looking.

There is a user on here, crap I can't remember her name (geffion, geffin, something like that) who does very pretty Lambeth cakes.

I thought the royal wedding cake for William and Kate was very pretty.

I don't know, maybe I'm just weird.

costumeczar Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 2:34pm
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I don't know, maybe I'm just weird.




Hahaha!

CalhounsCakery Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 2:46pm
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I would love to learn airbrushing. Gonna get around to that some day icon_smile.gif

Gerle Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 3:55pm
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Costumeczar, I'd like to learn Lambeth because it is a lost art. Yes, it's very old fashioned and there may not be many requests for it, but to me it seems like it takes a lot of talent to do something like that. Someone would definitely have to have excellent piping skills in order to do it. And if you improve your piping skills enough to do Lambeth, piping possibilities are endless! It's probably something I won't learn, though, because the books are out of print and there aren't any tutorials that I've found, but I'd still like to give it a try.

costumeczar Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 3:59pm
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Costumeczar, I'd like to learn Lambeth because it is a lost art. Yes, it's very old fashioned and there may not be many requests for it, but to me it seems like it takes a lot of talent to do something like that. Someone would definitely have to have excellent piping skills in order to do it. And if you improve your piping skills enough to do Lambeth, piping possibilities are endless! It's probably something I won't learn, though, because the books are out of print and there aren't any tutorials that I've found, but I'd still like to give it a try.




See, I just think it would cramp my hand up! That could be why it's a lost art!

Gerle Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 4:22pm
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You're probably right! That and the fact that people aren't looking for that much icing on their cakes any more.

sweetflowers Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 4:35pm
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Lambeth is definitely a personal taste. I love it and do teach it (and have DVD on it). And if you learn properly, it doesn't cramp your hand. What cramps my hand is piping the grout for my floor tile, but that's another story icon_biggrin.gif

I also want to learn 3D standing figures....

Debbye27 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 4:36pm
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1. Flooding with royal icing (planning on trying this weekend)
2. Airbrushing -have yet to buy the stuff
3. Making my own molds- oh the doors that would open up!
4. Covering a cake with fondant and having it look flawless - (practice, practice, practice)

Unlimited Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 5:34pm
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Nothing to add, other than this is a fun and entertaining thread!

AnnieCahill Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 6:50pm
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Yeah, I would definitely have to be pumped full of NSAIDs before attempting a Lambeth anything.

Bridgette1129 Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 7:55pm
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1. Flooding with royal icing (planning on trying this weekend)
2. Airbrushing -have yet to buy the stuff
3. Making my own molds- oh the doors that would open up!
4. Covering a cake with fondant and having it look flawless - (practice, practice, practice)




YES! Do the flooding. It is so much fun!! icon_smile.gif

costumeczar Posted 20 Jan 2012 , 8:00pm
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Making molds is really easy...the hard part is being able to afford the materials to make the molds!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 8:18pm
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Stringwork!

IvyCakes Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:15am
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I don't get every veiner for every flower. That would just really add up. I have some general veiners like the rose petal veiner and the corn husk. They blend in the veins just as well.

I want to learn sugar blowing REALLY BAD! icon_biggrin.gif





Corn husk is something I'll definitely have to get my hands on. icon_biggrin.gif That sounds like a good general purpose one.

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Hahaha! you can practice without veiners. Someone experienced might disagree but I doubt they're necessary. A lady at a cake supply store said to use fake flower's from a craft store and press the gumpaste into it. Voila! Veining!




I've thought about that... but I think somewhere when I first started reading I got caught up in the whole "is it made for food?" safety obsession... but I'm not even making them to put on cake! So I think I should get over that phobia, lol!

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Ivycakes, I feel that veiners are what really give a flower realism. I have a few that I've purchased, but most of mine I've made using Make A Mold purchased at Michael's. I made them when the flower or leaf desired is in season and then I'd photograph them as reference to color and form. I keep the photo along with the mold in zip loc bags, labeled as to the variety.

As QTcakes said, so many of the veiners can be interchangeable. I just get caught up making them cause it is so much to have double-sided veiners at little cost.

Oh, and a corn husk is indispensable. One of my favorites.




Yes all about the veins. icon_biggrin.gif But then I was looking at RBI flowers earlier today... he doesn't even seem to use veiners on his filler hydrangeas and roses, and the hydrangea is the flower I got all caught up in over veining which stopped my in my tracks! I really think veining makes the flower but maybe I also over think it.... I had decided to do a wired 4 petal hydrangea, picked out the best veiner I could find for it then got overwhelmed. I mean anyways, what good is the perfect recreation of a hydrangea if it takes 30 minutes for ONE flower....not even a small spray!

Start small..start small...repeat to self and hug piggy bank so it doesn't die from money loss. icon_cry.gif I am also too scared to make my own molds, so maybe I should add that to my list. Must get over the fear! And now I need to add Lambeth to the list.... Grandma's couch or not... so shiny.....

New List:

Make a Mold
Sugar Flowers
Lambeth!

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