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FondarificI buy the buttercream flavor one.
I have used the flower nail as a heating core but hated it. I don't think it did anything. I bake at 325 degrees and my cakes are level every time. I have used the heating strips (Wilton, bought at Michael's) and they seemed to work fine. I quit using them though when I started lowering the temp from 350 to 325 because the cakes were level without them.
I take my dusting tool (unused panty hose with cornstarch in it) and dust the top of the tier before putting the next tier on top of it. I haven't had any problems with sticking.
Wilton was the only brand sold everywhere for a long time. So most people that have tried fondant ate Wilton's fondant. Now they assume they hate fondant. I hear it all the time at consultations "I want buttercream because fondant tastes bad". I always have a piece of the fondant I use for the couple to taste and they are always shocked that it tastes like buttercream. Yes, the texture is chewy but if rolled really thin I don't notice it on a bite of cake.
I had a similar conversation with a bride yesterday. I met with a couple the first week of April for their July 1, 2011 wedding. The couple wanted cupcakes because in my area cupcakes are usually a little cheaper than cake and there is no cutting fee from the venue. Bride proceeds to tell me that her future MIL is loaded but refuses to pay anything for the wedding so they are on a tight budget. I kept my mouth shut because to me, I don't think the parents of the bride...
1. A little over 4 years.2. 1 - 2 wedding cakes/weekend...4 - 8 wedding cakes/month.3. Too many to list.4. Sugar Shack buttercream.5. Agbay6. Fondarific7. Cornstarch8. If the filling needs refrigeration, then yes. I always refrigerate my buttercream cakes though.9. Bubble Tea Straws and 2 dowels offset through the entire cake.10. I can fit a stacked 3 tier cake in the trunk of my car. If the cake is more than 3 tiers, the rest of the tiers are stacked on site.
Did you have her sign a waiver when the cake was picked up stating "once the cake is picked up it is no longer my responsibility"? Did you take pictures of the cake before pick up?If you said "yes" to any of the above questions then I would not refund the money. Especially if she never sends you pictures of the cake falling apart; how do you know she is even telling the truth?
No matter what you decide show the dad the picture of the cake before you left the shop. Maybe the kid dropped the cake but no one was home to see that happen so she blamed you and said that is what the cake looked like when she picked it up. That could explain the hour wait for the phone call. Make sure you cover your butt.
Most saved cake:http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1826873Most saved cookies:http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1743027
I took at look at your website, I think it could use a lot of work. You posted that you would like to change gears and work more on high end cakes. If that is the case, you need a high end website. That doesn't mean an expensive website. Most of the cakes on your website are sheet cakes - that doesn't exactly say "pick me for your really expensive cake order". The pictures themselves could use some help. The bakery is in the background of most of them. I think you...
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