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Sure.  No problem as long as it is well crumb coated.
Oh yes, it will be just fine.  Best way to wrap it is to put the cake UNwrpped into the fzr for several hours to get it hard, then wrap well in a couple layers of plastic wrap, then foil, then into a cake box.  By fz'ing the cake 1st wrapping will not crush the decorations.   I kept my daughter's for several yrs as they were out of the country.  It was all b'cream - no fondant back then. During that time the fzr broke down but we kept the cake anyway.  When they finally...
I know what you are saying about the Joplin area :(  And like K8 said, maybe start raising your prices very slowly - that is IF you decide to keep at it now.  Again, K8 is right on about you are run down from having 2 very young ones!  You probably just need a break for awhile as those little ones grow.  When they are old enough to help I bet you will find it enjoyable again.  You don't have to set the decorating world on fire right now:)  What you know/have learned will...
Re encyclopedias:  Buy Vol. 3 first, then 1, then 2.  Vol 3 is THE best :)   .......... Originally Posted by Jeff_Arnett  I agree very much.  I miss the days of piped cakes and buttercream flowers.  I know taste and style have to change, but I still long for those days sometimes.  I think there was value in the anticipation of those publications too....now days if you want something, you simply Google it and its there....but I looked forward tor receiving Mailbox News...
Using b'cream under fondant is fine.  Most people won't even notice it's there :)  though I are a b'cream decorator so to me that's the way to go.  You say the client doesn't like b'cream but maybe it's the recipe that's the problem.  Have you tried different ones?  Have you tried increasing the amount of flavoring?  Sometimes that's all that is needed :) Like others have pointed out you need to cover the base board or buy drums.  ............Sometimes what a customer...
Yes, I much prefer decorating each tier separately then stacking & adding borders &/or some decoration. When I see people like Buddy decorate already stacked I wonder how they keep from messing up or getting everything to line up right :) 
Yah, I think a small heart cutter could be used to give a very close look.   Then using a rolling pin, 'spread' maybe 1/2 of the upper part of some those hearts. Using a small heart cutter would keep you from having to buy a new flower cutter :)
You'd be better off getting some petal dust or powdered food coloring.  What the other poster said is right on. Dust the color on (both sides of the petal leaving a 'hole'/space at the bottom of the petal for the yellow color.
It sounds to me like maybe  you are taking on too many jobs and are not getting enough $$ for all the work. Are you UNDER pricing??  Most likely. You mention kids - how many &what ages? They are probably taking up a lot of you time & energy.  Any of them old enough to help out?  Maybe they could help gather equipment or prep work - covering boards; planning; making simple gumpaste decorations - even piping simple borders.  What's going on in your family life on the...
Maybe a heavy lace?  I mean real fabric.  Just put the lace over the fondant and roll it out.
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