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I use this one http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2123/buttercream-dreamIt does NOT hold up under extreme heat or humidity though. So during the summer I use a shortening based icing like the Wilton recipe http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Snow-White-Buttercream-Icing My friends/family don't like that one as much as the butter based recipe but when it's 100+ outside that's what they are going to get
What a weird cake. I guess you’d have to be a professional in that field to really see the humor in it. I’d just be grossed out.A gal on another message board I used to post on had her placenta encapsulated http://www.vivantemidwifery.com/placenta.htmlShe showed pictures of it from the start when it was still a placenta, then the boiling down, then the baking etc etc. I remember her saying her house smelled like Thanksgiving day. It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever...
ITA with this In my course 1 class there was an older lady (late 60’s probably) who was a self proclaimed cake genius. She spent much of that very first day bragging about how awesome she was and had brought in pictures of cakes she’d made over the years to show off. They looked… alright. I’ll be nice The second day of class when we were learning how to thin icing and pipe etc. it became very obvious this “cake genius” didn’t know squat about cake decorating. Even...
Like I said above, I use those big, plastic Wilton tube dowels. I don't trust the wooden dowels. Plus anytime I've had a piece of cake that was next to one of those wooden dowels it tasted like I was chewing on a popsicle stick. They leave a funny taste in the cake.
Sometime kind of like this maybe http://www.sweet-promises.com/constant.htmI agree with the other's, use your normal white cake recipe and add some almond extract to it. Everyone has their own way of doing tiered cakes but here is how I do mine when I need to transport. I bring them all in separate tiers and assemble on site. I’ve read too many horror stories on here about cakes collapsing and sliding around to try and transport a fully assembled cake, unless I had that...
I live in (actually about 15 minutes outside) the 3rd largest city in my state and we have two little cupcake places around here. I know a gal opened a shop downtown but it’s more of a coffee shop/ cupcake place and her cinnamon rolls are the big sellers, not her cupcakes. The other place I’ve never even heard of before. I just googled for cupcake places in my city to get the name of the other place I do know of. It’s even on the road I drive to get into the city every...
My husband’s cousin was to marry her high school sweetheart. They planned a HUGE wedding, booked with all the best of the best in the city. Her parents went all out for this thing. I’m not sure how close to the date it was but she decided not to marry him. No idea why, she just didn’t want to go through with it. They did contact all the vendors to see if they could get some of their money back and they did in some cases. But the majority of the people they booked...
I got married back in 2003. We couldn’t afford much (we’d just bought a house) and I was making everything myself. I’d been watching wedding week on Food Network and thought “hey that looks easy I bet I could make my own cake!” So I googled and ended up on Wilton’s message boards. I asked those ladies for help in making my cake and they were hateful to me. Basically I was an idiot for even attempting such a thing without any experience at all. That put the fire in me lol....
Yes you can. I’ve done it many times. Just make sure they aren’t too big. Sometimes people really pile that icing up and they come out super thick. If your FBCT is half an inch thick it’s probably going to fall off the cake. Keep it thin and when it comes time to put it on press it gently into the side of the cake. Sometimes I’ve even put a little blob of BC where I’m going to put the transfer and then piped a little border around the FBCT to help secure it to the...
[quote="carmijok"]ITA. Very well said.I'm sorry about all this. I don't know what I would have done in that situation. Did you ever see that episode of Ace of Cakes where Geoff made the jeep grooms cake? After he set it up the groom and some of his buddies went all ape sh*t and massacred the thing right in front of him. He was really upset by it all and so were all the other decorators in the shop and Duff. So that whole “it’s their cake they can do whatever to it...
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