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Thank you so much for posting this. She needs 100 signatures and is at 79 right now.
Thanks Pam. Pass the info on to any other Illinois bakers/cooks or even friends that would be interested. This is so badly needed.
Knightsbridge-global in Aurora is a PME store. Meaning they only sell PME supplies. It's awesome. You can look at their items online and they also have classes. Very nice and helpful people working there. I went to CakeWalk Chicago and it's a very small store. I went with a list of things I wanted and they didn't have any of them. So call in advance. I haven't been to Delicious Creations....yet. I also buy high ratio shortening at Gordon Food Services (GFS). They don't...
A gal over at the Wilton site has put together a petition regarding updating/changing the Illinois Cottage Food Law. She needs your help in signing her petition. I think you have to be an Illinois resident, so if you are please read the petition below (it's only about 3 small paragraphs) and sign. It's actually not just for bakers. So Illinoisans please sign and pass it on to others to sign.   She says " I recently was contacted by a group that actually knows how to...
Try to not have the bottom row of cupcakes facing downward if you can, or they will get crushed even with a crusting type of icing. Maybe use some type of decoration between the cupcakes that are taller and will keep the plastic away from the cupcakes. I've used artificial baby's breath I picked up at a Michaels store. I don't know if you've made these before so I apologize if I say something you know already. I would also use a dark green tissue or even squares of green...
Yes, I put outlined items, on wax paper, on a small cookie sheet and then into the freezer. This way is lays flat and undisturbed. When ready, I peel off the wax paper and place onto the cake. I do this for some flowers sometimes too because it's easier for me to handle when they are frozen. Plus, it's easier to place them. I recommend you make a backup piece as well, in case one breaks while you are removing the wax paper. Good luck.
If you are going to use royal icing decorations on a buttercream cake, put it on as late as you possibly can otherwise it may soften up onto the cake. I don't like using royal that way. If I want to trace something I pipe onto wax paper using either melted chocolate or with buttercream (then I freeze it if it's buttercream). Good luck.
I bought a refurbished KA Professional 600 (6 qt) direct from kitchenaid about 8 years ago now and love it and have not had a single problem. I wanted a 6 qt mainly because of the size of the motor. It is a big mixer and has the lift bowl. Many times items are labeled "refurbished" when they really aren't. Some times the manufacturer made too many, or they are returned from a store that couldn't sell them all or they ordered too many, or various other reasons. In order for...
I know this is old but I love how this looks. I'm just wondering how do you eat them? Do you need a spoon or do you peel away the cup like you would a cupcake liner? Thanks.
Wilton has a good chart for figuring out how much you will need. I think the last column on right shows how much you need for various size pans.   www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm   Now the problem is figuring out how much frosting a recipe makes. I agree with others here to make more than needed. I freeze any leftovers and use for decorations, etc.
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