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I agree w/Dayti.  I think that is a white cake.  You can make it any shade of off white you want by using just a *tiny!* dot of color added to white icing.  If you want something more on the candlelight/ecru/ivory side, use butter (even 1/2 butter/1/2Crisco) and regular brown vanilla.  Since that color looks grey to me (& Dayti) I suggest a toothpick lightly dipped into black paste color added to a rather large batch of what.  Remember - you can always darken icing color...
........Can I just use the Wilton gum paste mix, and add it to my fondant when I am making it?..........   Maybenot said:.......A 50/50 mix, rollable gum paste kneaded together with rollable fondant, is often used for bows or other decos that need to set up firm.........   From the way I read your ? you are wanting to make decorations/figures etc.  That is when you use a 50/50 mix. Just take equal parts of gum paste and fondant and knead them together well. If you...
........did a practice cake and used a regular cake circle and that obviously wasn't sturdy enough as the icing on the sides slid.............  Not sure exactly what you experienced; did the icing slide off the cake or the cake circle bend where no support was under it? I suggest the results you experienced had nothing to do w/the cake circle you used.   I have made dozens of cakes w/a smaller styrofoam separator and *never* did the icing sides slide. 
.............  I feel like I'm somehow breaking an unspoken rule, copying someone's cake.  Do the pros on CC mind being copied?  Is this a silly question?.........   Ill answer your last ? here 1st:)        No ? is silly or dumb when you don't know the answer.  How would anyone learn if ?s were not asked?   My opinion is if anyone - pro or novice alike - did not want their design/cake copied they would not post it in a public forum like this. Asking permission of the...
http://www.cakecentral.com/a/2-icing This is a great one - especially if you use only 2 cup Crisco and 1/2 C butter. 
Besides needing better base support your icing recipe could be contributing to the problem. Without know you recipe I suggest you add some more fat (be it shortening, butter or other) and make the icing a bit more creamy.    Try this one:  2 of everything icing 2C butter, softened to room temp 2 C shortening (I always used Crisco) 2 pounds powder sugar 2 Tablespoons flavoring - see note at end Mix together shortening and butter for 5 minutes; add about 1/3 of the sugar...
I'm wondering if it could be sculpted from an 8" sq.  The cut away cake could be used to build up the abs etc.
Many of the choice4s were really not what I like best.  I don't see how they come up the results that I'm a sports fanatic!?!?!   ........First over the line, slamming the dunk (or is it dunking the slam?), sticking your flag in the summit... ........ No, I said I'd be *last* in line - or at least near the back of it. .........you love to get outside and get active. You're just as happy playing on a team or heading off into the wilderness by yourself for a trek. And if...
Thanks everyone for your help.  I'm leaning towards $30 p/hr plus the gas - these days that is about $25-30 per trip.
Thanks for your insight. ........What was an average hourly wage for you when you were working?....... Hey, it's been some 15-20 yrs since I worked! .........teaching very basic skills or something specific, detailed, and custom? Are you teaching them on the finished product they need to have done........ It will be specific, detailed and done to finish a cake she wants to give to a friend for b'day. .........you a good teacher, is it something you...
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