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petitemysweets Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 12:47am
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AI'm a self taught baker looking for friends and guidance! And hopefully one day ill be brave enough to decorate in fondant. currently restricted to buttercream and it SOOO limits my options :( Anyway, here's some of my latest cakes. Nice to meet ya'll!

Please note I don't have a cake turner thingy and I never taken a class. I'm learning as I go.

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Bettyboo64 Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 12:58am
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AWelcome to CC! Find yourself a good fondant recipe and practice, practice, practice, there are plenty of how to videos on you tube, and tons of information on this site. Good luck to you.

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kaylawaylalayla Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 6:29am
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AWelcome! A turntable is one of my favorite tools, it would really make your life so much easier.

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 6:49am
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Proper turntables can be pricey, but even a dollar store lazy susan will do the trick for lighter cakes. Get that and a bench scraper, and you will be in heaven icing your next cake :)

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petitemysweets Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 2:00pm
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Proper turntables can be pricey, but even a dollar store lazy susan will do the trick for lighter cakes. Get that and a bench scraper, and you will be in heaven icing your next cake :)

Just googled bench scraper! Who knew! I definitely need one.

Soooo you saying it's not called a cake turner thingy... It's a lazy Susan :) Got it!

I'm a desert bar caterer so I'm really comfortable with small confections. These cakes are new to me, but so much fun!

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letsgetcaking Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 3:01pm
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Welcome! Cakes are a lot of fun and I think you will love working with fondant! This is my favorite fondant recipe right now. I usually have the ingredients on hand, and everyone who has tried it says they love it. Well, except for my mom, but she hates all fondant. :)

 

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/rhondas-ultimate-mmf

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kazita Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 3:27pm
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AThere called turn tables or lazy susans depending on where you get it. I have a wilton turn table that I bought from Michaels craft store using a 40% coupon , but my husband bought me a really nice one for Christmas at bed bath and beyond. Welcome to cc and HAPPY BAKING :grin:

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 10 Sep 2013 , 2:31am
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Just googled bench scraper! Who knew! I definitely need one.

Soooo you saying it's not called a cake turner thingy... It's a lazy Susan icon_smile.gif Got it!

I'm a desert bar caterer so I'm really comfortable with small confections. These cakes are new to me, but so much fun!

A proper turntable is amazing to work with, but a lazy susan is certainly better than nothing :) Cake turntables are raised, can be tilted and a good one can hold a huge tiered cake, a lazy susan is usually flat and I would never try more than a 1 tier cake at a time on it.

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petitemysweets Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 1:01am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3114688/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

First attempt! Thanks everyone for the encouragement. It was easier than I thought!

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remnant3333 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 2:34am
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Your cake looks fantastic!!! You did a wonderful job!! I do not use fondant because no one in my family likes it. I only do as a hobby. Even your buttercream cakes are very cute!!! Looks like you have a natural talent for caking!!!

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