Thank You For Your Help

Decorating By Foxrose Updated 9 Feb 2014 , 12:27pm by emetz74

Foxrose Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 11:07am
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I am just a hobby baker and have been lurking on this site for a while now. Really wanted to express my appreciation for voluminous advice I found here.  I will never be as good as many professionals, who extend their expertise and help us out, but I have learnt a lot. 


On Friday i bit a little bit more than I could chew and was decorating 2 cakes that were to be picked up by my friends on Saturday (I work full time by the way, so started decorating at 8 pm).  One was a round cake covered in fondant and decorated with ruffles (or was to be).  I was so proud of myself for having straight and sharp edges, then covered it in fondant and ....  bubbles!!  I was devastated!! Have made about 30 cakes by now and never have had any bubbles.  I attributed it to the heat that has hit us in Melbourne.  Barely overcame the bubbles disaster, prepared one strip for a ruffle and it would not stay.  After torturing my cake for a good hour I gave up and changed the design.  Luckily my friend did not care what the design was and was happy with whatever I made.


Having finished the cake I jumped on CC and researched both topics, ruffles and bubbles.  So much information!!!  I have learnt my lesson and next time, if I think of using a particular technique I will do a bit of research here first.  This way I might avoid tears at 1 am!


Again, thank you to all professionals who guide us. :)

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emetz74 Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 12:27pm
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I second that! I have no intention of going past this being a hobby but you professionals have been a great help to this gal who just likes to have a creative outlet.

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