I Need Hands-On Help

Decorating By nancylee61 Updated 16 Feb 2014 , 3:02pm by nancylee61

nancylee61 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 11:50am
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AWhere can I get hands-on help to learn to get buttercream perfectly smooth? I've bought videos , had great tips from here, but I just can't get it ! I need to watch someone and have them watch me. I even signed up for the cake decorating class at the CIA but that is just one small part of the day .

Anyone who has struggled with this - what helped you? Thank you! Nancy

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cazza1 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 12:00pm
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Nancy I know you have watched videos but have you watched the free Craftsy class on buttercreaming your cakes.  It might help.

nancylee61 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 12:40pm
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AYes!!!!! I still can't get my cakes to look like thst! I cut them, I level them, thank God for fondant and modeling chocolate! Anyone here from NYC? I will take a lesson from you!!!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 1:27pm
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AYou are right. Sometimes, ya just need to see it in person.

Wish ya lived here in SC.

Is there an ICES group near you?

nancylee61 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 1:45pm
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AHi, What is an ICES group? I'm in NYC for a few weeks. Where can I find out? Thank you! Nancy

nuur516 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 1:45pm
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AHello everyone. ..I'm kind of new to the baking world and need some guidance basically in all areas (baking,decorating,using fondant,ect.) ...anyone know of any upcoming events or classes I could take?? I really want to get this going ....

nancylee61 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 2:02pm
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ANuur516,the first video I watched was on buttercream on craftsy. It was free. I just bought the ebook wicked goodies, about modeling chocolate. Worth every penny, good start!

nuur516 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 2:14pm
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thanks..i'll do that today ;-D

DeliciousDesserts Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 2:57pm
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International Cake Exploration Society usually has monthly meetings called "Day of Sharing."  It would be a good place to meet other cakers willing to share.  http://ices.org/


There are MANY wonderfully talented artists in NY.  I would also do a google search to see if there are any classes available the time you will be there.

nancylee61 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 3:02pm
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AThank you! I don't see anything on their calendars. They may not post? They only have like one event for February in Vermont and a few in March.

If anyone knows of a NYC baker who would perhaps teach a private (paid) lesson on buttercream smoothing, please PM me? Thank you! Nancy

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