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http://www.cakewhiz.com/cakewhiz/post/2011/07/18/Abstract-polka-dot-cake.aspx
http://www.cakestackers.com/how-to-make-upside-down-wedding-cake.html
how to make a tiered upside down vake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNnFNky91YI
You can tell I am on my summer break with nothing much to do lol but I have been searching and found these links for you that may help on construction of these cakes.
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oooh i had to share with you guys, i just finalized my logo and business card design, excited about printing them now!!
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Originally Posted by idontknow

oooh i had to share with you guys, i just finalized my logo and business card design, excited about printing them now!!



Well done! Did you create the logo yourself or hire someone to do it for you?
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i hired someone - a friend of a colleague who does freelance design on the side of her FT job. i had a very definite idea of what i wanted my logo to look like, i even scanned her a sketch! icon_biggrin.gif
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now i need to work on my site...i signed up to squarepace for a trial and it looks good but i don't have enough (any!) web design skills to customise it enough, but it will do for now until i can afford something better.
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I'm looking for someone to create one for me.....could you PM me with how much she charges etc.

Thanks a mil thumbs_up.gif
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thanks all for comments, also regarding sites and logos, the goverment will fund for web design etc, theres awebsite for it but ill have to get in touch with a friend, from whhat i know you use of the website free for 2 years and theyl host it free of charge, hope that helps
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try as I might my standard buttercream always ends up slightly gritty. No one has ever complained other than my best critic (my hubby). I have made the swiss meringue butter cream and that is beautiful, but not sure its stable enough for torting stacking cakes, also has a shorter shelf life once made so not ideal for big cakes. Has anyone got a foolproof uk buttercream recipe as all the ones I find on here have crisco and meringue powder etc in them.

thanks in anticipation
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i have a cookie cutter question - i'd like to make a wedding dress and groom's jacket set of cookies like this http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/519580/bride-and-groom-cookies and i can find plenty of wedding dress cuters, but have not found a jacket cutter - does anyone know where i can find one?
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I just looked in the book and she used kitchengifts.com for her coookie cutters its us site don't know if they post to UK but they have all sorts of cutters on there inc a tuxuedo.
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Originally Posted by idontknow

i have a cookie cutter question - i'd like to make a wedding dress and groom's jacket set of cookies like this http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/519580/bride-and-groom-cookies and i can find plenty of wedding dress cuters, but have not found a jacket cutter - does anyone know where i can find one?



Hi, I found this,

http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Jumper_-_Jacket_Cookie_Cutter.html

Also found this one, but very expencive,

http://www.splatcooking.net/on-line-store-2/featured-products/peggy-porschen-romantic-cakes/dinner-jacket-copper-cookie-cutter.html

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Someone mentioned a couple of pages back about classes.

I went to a great course yesterday run by 'April Delights' in Nottingham.

I learnt a lot about cupcake decorating and she does courses on other things too. Well worth the money.

  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2125963

Take a look at what she taught us
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Hi sorry I haven't been on in ages but I have a quickie question. People say they used BSG to get their public liability insurance, could someone send me a link to their address or something because no matter how I google it, nothing is coming up. Could anyone recommend a good company to cover for public liability that covers the product for food poisoning and all that stuff please? I'm going out of my mind trying to search!
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Originally Posted by frenchfancy

try as I might my standard buttercream always ends up slightly gritty. No one has ever complained other than my best critic (my hubby). I have made the swiss meringue butter cream and that is beautiful, but not sure its stable enough for torting stacking cakes, also has a shorter shelf life once made so not ideal for big cakes. Has anyone got a foolproof uk buttercream recipe as all the ones I find on here have crisco and meringue powder etc in them.

thanks in anticipation



I use IMBC in all my cakes. How long do you need it to sit out for? I've had IMBC at room temp for a week and it has been fine. I use it as the buttercream inside all my cakes. So long as you put a dam (I use ganache as my dam and outside coating) it won't squidge out the sides.

Instead of crisco you can use Trex or Cookeen and they sell meringue powder on The Cake Decorating Company's website.

Regarding the grit in your usually buttercream, how long do you whip the butter for before adding the icing sugar? and do you sift your icing sugar?
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Sam here is the link for BSG insurance http://www.bsguk.org/services.html#insurance icon_smile.gif
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