KateLS Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 4:53am
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My husband thought I should send out a new post with the new link to a higher resolution of the video I posted. And thank you to everyone who posted on my last post!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h8MRIcpWfeU

This was what I posted on my last post:

So I made a youtube video for the first time. It's a 13 minute condensed version of making a two tier cake. Definitely not professional, but I think it's entertaining enough. =) You're welcome to watch it. Also, I'm not asking for any critiquing, just wanted to share. =)

~Kate

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Danilou Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 5:54am
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You are very clever Kate!!....You have a lot of skill (and cool tools and equipment) for someone that doesn't do this for profit! Do you see this as a hobby only? I made my first wedding cake two weeks ago!! I charge $300 but at the end of the day I don't think I made a profit!!!! I have
posted a photo of my cake ...(I made lots of mistakes and it was fun aside from the near disaster of trying to stack it....shessshhhh)!!!!

SugaredSaffron Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 11:12am
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Really cute video thumbs_up.gif

nicunurse Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 12:07pm
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Kate, How much fun was that to watch!! thanks for posting!! icon_biggrin.gif

Dani1081 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 12:32pm
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Kate - thank you so much for that great video! LOVED it!

KateLS Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 2:06pm
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Thank you, all so much! It makes me so happy that you liked it! =)

Danilou- Yes, just a hobby. =) It's like sewing for me. I get all excited about a project, get into it, and by the time I'm done, I don't want to do it again for a while. =) (Not to mention my house and laundry suffers a ton.) =)

Jeannem Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 2:11pm
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Wow--how fun was that!! Great job showing all the steps so clearly. Thanks for sharing.
A big thanks to Nathan also--great editing !!

KateLS Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 2:24pm
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Jeannem- thank you!! =) And I'm not sure if you were directing the editing comment to my husband, but I did all the video myself. He just showed me how to get my original 15 hours of footage off of the camera. =)

Missy227 Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 3:42pm
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AWESOME VIDEO! You did a geat job creating it. You certainly are multi-talented! Thanks so much for posting it!

mhcl Posted 11 Oct 2012 , 11:24pm

Fun video to watch! And the nerd in me just has to say I absolutely loved the ending with the Star Wars music! It gave me a big smile!

MaurorLess67 Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:53am

Kate -- that was a great video!!! I am thoroughly impressed on how clean and tidy your work are remains-- my whole house is a disaster when I make a cake!

The step by step and helpful hints were what every caker can relate to. I thought it was adorable when you would tep back and look/examine the cake in progress- and your son walking through the shot- he is a scene stealer!

I really enjoyed it- you have convinced me to try making my own fondant- and I'm jealous as al get-out that you nailed Sharon's buttercream!!

Mo

OOhh- LOVE your chef's coat!

KateLS Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 5:50am

Wow! *big smiles* Thank you, all, so so much!!! =) I love to hear you enjoyed it!

Mo- =) I agree about my son's scene. I giggle everytime I see that part. And as for mess, it was everything I could do to keep at least my work area somewhat tidy. You should have seen the table and family room. LoL And it's sweet of you to notice the jacket. =) It was my birthday present this last Sunday, but I got to use it early for the video. I've been so tired of little fuzzies coming off of my clothes. I do, however, wish I would have gotten a size smaller. It was a bit baggy on me. =)

Well, now that I've written a small book, I think I shall head to bed! =)

Good night!

Springwillow Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 9:57am

Great job! Thank you for sharing icon_smile.gif

Tails Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 11:07am

Hope you're going to make more icon_smile.gif I commented on the video and I subscribed icon_smile.gif

CyberKat Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 12:56pm

Thank you so much, Kate - you«re not only very talented, but also very generous icon_smile.gif Loved the video!! icon_biggrin.gif

cupadeecakes Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 3:44pm

Wow Kate! Your video was awesome! I liked and subscribed also. May I ask what software you used to make the video with the overlays and such? I have been using the Windows Live video to make mine, but I am ready to step up to something that looks more professional, more like... yours! icon_smile.gif

pummy Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 5:11pm

Great video! Thanks!

majormichel Posted 12 Oct 2012 , 5:33pm

Loved it!

WeezyS Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 1:08am

Kate, I loved your video, I actually learned alot from watching it. I've never made fondant but now may try it. I've also never covered a cake with fondant.

Just a question ... what did you use to attatch the two cakes boards together? What were you using to attatch the fondant pieces to the cake. Could you do this on a buttercream cake?

Thanks so much, this was very inspirational and very well done!
Oh yes, your little boy added such a special touch to the video! So cute!! icon_lol.gif

KateLS Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 3:38am

cupadeecakes - Thank you! =) =) And as for the program, I used Final Cut Pro on my Mac. It was a family Christmas present to ourselves last year, since my husband is in charge of doing the old home videos for his parents. So I was just lucky that it was available to me. It was my first time using it, but it was so easy! But it's pretty pricey. Personally, I don't remember spending the $300 it is, but my husband remembers otherwise. Guess I wasn't listening too closely... =)

WeezyS - Hi WeezyS! I'm so glad you liked the video! =) For your questions:
1) I didn't attach the boards directly to each other, I just wrapped them in that silver wrapping. It's the Wilton Fanci Foil Wrap. It comes in rolls like wrapping paper.
2) For this cake, I was using Crisco to attach the fondant pieces. I usually just use a little bit of water, but I was in a huge hurry and didn't want to have to worry about accidentally using too much and having it "weep" all over. And yes, water or Crisco will both work to attach fondant decorations to frosting.

However, if you're referring to the large bows and ribbons, I was using melted fondant. Not the ideal "glue" as it gets baked and useless pretty quickly, but I needed it to be dairy free. My ideal "glue" for large pieces is Wilton's candy melts. They are AWESOME as glue. And yes, you can do the same thing on a frosting cake. Just be gentle. =)

cupadeecakes Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 2:20am
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Originally Posted by KateLS

cupadeecakes - Thank you! =) =) And as for the program, I used Final Cut Pro on my Mac. It was a family Christmas present to ourselves last year, since my husband is in charge of doing the old home videos for his parents. So I was just lucky that it was available to me. It was my first time using it, but it was so easy! But it's pretty pricey. Personally, I don't remember spending the $300 it is, but my husband remembers otherwise. Guess I wasn't listening too closely... =)




Arrrgh! I really wished I had a Mac! Thanks for the info, I'll keep looking...

Tails Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 11:00am
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes

Wow Kate! Your video was awesome! I liked and subscribed also. May I ask what software you used to make the video with the overlays and such? I have been using the Windows Live video to make mine, but I am ready to step up to something that looks more professional, more like... yours! icon_smile.gif




Try CyberLink PowerDirector 10 icon_smile.gif

cupadeecakes Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 1:52am

Thank you Tails - I will check it out!

suzied Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 11:56am

Great Video kate. I learnt a bit from it too. Thanks for sharing.

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