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There are plenty of tutorials, both here and on youtube, that will show you how to get the super smooth finish to your cakes.   But regarding your question about crumb coating: What you do is apply a thin layer of frosting all over your cake first - this is just to trap the crumbs so they don't interfere with your next layer or your fondant. Refridgerate your cake for a while, then go back and apply more icing - this is the layer where you have to take care to get...
  For a second there I thought that sounds mighty interesting - I read "my hubby TIES me up mid session"... No wonder you love baking!
I always wondered - does the ratio have to go by weight? Meaning I have to weigh out the cream too? I'd normally measure chocolate by grams and cream by mililiters...
I used quite a dense chocolate cake for mine, baked in 10" square tins. Cut squares to size from that, and built and carved the ramp. I had no need for any doweling. I put the fondant on in panels, I would definitely recommend you do too.   Best of luck with it - do post a photo of your result! :-)
Here's the one I made, just to give you an idea (you'll probably be able to make one without that huge air bubble in front, unlike me )  
How about making a skateboard ramp cake instead? Then you could put a little skateboard on top of that, perhaps even with the rider on it. There are quite a few ramp cakes on CC, I have one in my gallery and it wasn't hell to make. Never tried making the actual skateboard, but I know many have - google it and I'm sure you'll get some idea.  
That's weird - when you go to the school's facebook page it looks like the school has been closed. Their website is down, and all sorts of people seem to be out of pocket a great deal! akrainis - you say you're a student there now? So is the school not closed afterall?  
To be fair - they do have the option to pay through PayPal, and that's perfectly safe. Hadn't thought of that because I've never used it, but that's certainly an option! Use PayPal when ordering, and do use GSA - it's a wonderful resource for us cakers  
Nope, I'm VERY weary of going back to GSA after having had 3 of my CCs compromised from shopping there over the past few months. Although in fairness - I hadn't thought of the paypal option. Might try that, because I so love that store!  
GSA used to be my absolute favorite website, they have "everything"! I've ordered loads of times from them in the past, and been very happy doing so. Unfortunately at the end of last year they had massive security problems, resulting in heaps of people having their credit information stolen from the website and consequently ended up with fraudulent use of their creditcards - I was one of them, I had THREE credit cards "stolen" and money went missing on all of them. I...
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