letsgetcaking Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 1:53am
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I just stumbled across this blog, and it is great! I thought I'd share it with other members here.
http://nyccakegirl.com/

The blog is written by a staff member at Ron Ben-Israel cakes. She shares some tutorials and some tricks of the trade. I just found the blog, and here are a few tips I've found on it:

- Use a little vegetable shortening on a paring knife when cutting fondant at the base of a cake tier.
- You CAN refrigerate fondant covered cakes. Well, Ron Ben-Israel does. thumbs_up.gif
- tips for storing gum paste decorations
- organizing the caking process, etc.

Back to reading for me!

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rosech Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 12:04pm
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Thank you for sharing. Amazing site!

letsgetcaking Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 3:00pm
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You're welcome!

806vickie Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 3:15pm
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Thanks for Posting.

heynannie Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 4:50am
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Thanks for sharing! <333>< you are a sweet genius icon_smile.gif

jillfriend83 Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 5:30am
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Ooooh, valuable find!

bakingkat Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 5:46am
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Mmmm, yes! I check this site a few times a week, it's a fun blog! We never stop learning! icon_smile.gif

fcakes Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 7:37pm
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ya.. that's a good blog... however, I think Ron has industrial refrigerators that are not as humid so fondant cakes can be chilled in them without drooping or condensation.

Home fridges don't have that kind of temperature control!

Cupcations Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 8:23pm
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Thanks for sharing excellent site thumbs_up.gif

JWinslow Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 9:58pm

Excellent site. Thank you for sharing. Back to reading.....

sugarpixy Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 10:13pm

This is a great bolg! Don't put your fondant coverd cakes in the fridge though. Ron has an expensive dehumidifing system in his coolers.

carmijok Posted 7 Apr 2012 , 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by sugarpixy

This is a great bolg! Don't put your fondant coverd cakes in the fridge though. Ron has an expensive dehumidifing system in his coolers.




here's a direct quote from the blog:

'Rons tip for bakers Refrigerate your completed cake overnight in a sealed cardboard box, not only does the box keep the cake protected, dry and the humidity away from the fondant, the box is also an excellent insulator to help keep the cake cold for delivery purposes.'

If you're doing it in your home fridge it also helps to wrap your box with plastic to help control humidity as well. It can be done.

Stephy42088 Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 2:16pm

Does he not put a dam on his cakes when filling them? From the pictures it looks like there's no dam, he just keeps them chilled.

ajwonka Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 2:20pm

I've been reading the blog for quite some time but was disappointed last week to see the post on the Hungry Caterpillar cake. I was shocked to see such a famous cake artist make a copyrighted cake. Maybe he got permission but I would've thought that would have been mentioned. Thoughts?

sugarpixy Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 2:35pm

Wires also go into cakes there. Check out the bow assembly. Everyone does things differently. You just have to find your comfort zone and do your best.
If you live in a humid climate, as I do boxing and wrapping will not save your cakes from the humidity if you put your cakes in the fridge.
In any cake you really have to try things out and see if they work for you:0)

vpJane Posted 8 Apr 2012 , 2:50pm
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Originally Posted by ajwonka

I've been reading the blog for quite some time but was disappointed last week to see the post on the Hungry Caterpillar cake. I was shocked to see such a famous cake artist make a copyrighted cake. Maybe he got permission but I would've thought that would have been mentioned. Thoughts?




Well, he doesn't write the blog, so he probably doesn't have any idea what was mentioned or not. He also shouldn't have to explain himself to people, especially about copyright if he has permission, and all that. He's probably friends with the people who grant permission anyway. His work is so great that an author, painter, artist should have no worries about it being done the wrong way.

I follow that blog. He had a Romero Britto cake once too. They're all works of art so I'm sure the authors are delighted to have their art transformed into cake by him.

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