CAKE CENTRAL NEWBIE FROM LONDON

Business By VANILLAPLAZA Updated 29 Oct 2013 , 7:32am by cupcakemaker

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:29am
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Hello all, just joined this great site!

specific as I'm based in UK?

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cakealicious7 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:21am
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AHi!!! I'm also from London ( whoop,whoop ) welcome to CC, great to have you here :-D

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 5:16pm
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:D

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 5:16pm
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cupcakemaker Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 5:26pm
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AI'm London too *waves*

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 7:44pm
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:D

ReneeFLL Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 3:28am
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AI have been to London. : ) Loved it. Welcome to CC.

Mel37 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 5:16pm
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AHelloo!

There are a few of us Brits on here I think, I'm near Oxford, so not far :) *waves*

Mel

cupcakemaker Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 6:45pm
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AWe should meet up!

cakealicious7 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 7:39pm
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ALoooool I was thinking the same thing!!!

cupcakemaker Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 8:46pm
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AAt a cakey place obviously!

cakealicious7 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 8:57pm
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ATotally!! Name the time and place

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 9:31pm
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Hello Cupcakemaker. Question from decorating newbie please. Which brand brand of fondant do you use or recommend?

bighand Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 10:09pm
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Hi there all you Brits I am from Northern Ireland,believe it or not but Ilike asdas fondant the best.How long  have you all been making cakes.

cupcakemaker Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 10:12pm
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AI love squires fondant! I'm trying Bako at the moment, it tastes lovely. Not covered a cake with it yet just some boards. I really like Windsor cake craft's fondant too.

Relznik Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 10:17pm
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Hello from another Londoner!!!!

CakeChemistry Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 12:38pm
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AI'm manchester! I like asda's too. Tesco's is not as good. I really like covapaste x x

cakealicious7 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 12:40pm
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ASo that's Asda make fondant? I think I might try it too!

CakeChemistry Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 1:18pm
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AYes they do and it's the cheapest I have found per kilo than anywhere else. If you ganache and have sharp edges you need to be quick and careful so it doesn't tear where as the covapaste has a bit more durability, but if you get the technique right there is nothing wrong with the stuff! I also use Aldi and lidl cheap dark chocolate for ganache. Works a dream.

sneakyp73 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 6:00pm
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AHi, am in London too. Love CC, been browsing for a while but never posted anything

Spireite Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 10:21pm
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Welcome. If you are new to CC there is a humungous thread called 'a thread for uk' or something.  It has LOTS of tips about uk stockists, and uk brand equivalents to the usa for what we are reading about on here.  Some of our terminology is slightly different.  There are some truly inspirational bakers on here with fantastic talent.  I can only dream to be that good :roll:

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 2:05am
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Thanks Spireite will check it out!

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 2:07am
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Hiya. I usually just peep also but decided to start posting!

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 2:19am
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Thanks for replies and tips and yes would be great if we did plan meet up at some point...Cake Central London Branch:smile:

 

I was asking about the fondant because I  used the Wilton brand which was really good but a bit pricey for my level of expertise so thought to stick to supermarket brand for now and wondering the better of the lot.

 

I stumbled on the Lidl brand once which was quite good but can't seem to  get hold of anymore. Actually I'm trying to remember if it was Lidle or Aldi brand?

 

I recently tried the Sainsbury's brand and was really soft. Wont be using again!

SugaredSaffron Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 6:58pm
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Another Londoner here too!

VANILLAPLAZA Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 9:06pm
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Hello! Hello!

howsweet Posted 29 Oct 2013 , 1:56am
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Can I say hello to you Londoners? I'm in Texas, but I have a cake order this week for someone who lives in London (she's in London, but the cake is going to someone here). Makes it feel a bit like a small world :D

Norasmom Posted 29 Oct 2013 , 2:01am
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I love the UK culture...you know how to have fun!  I wish we had a royal family!!!

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