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post #16 of 35
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OMG did you tell anyone the dog got a bite? haha.. too funny! icon_lol.gif I got all the stuff to make another cake tomorrow for thanksgiving so hopefully it will turn out okay. I am going simple that way I wont have so much to mess up.
post #17 of 35
My dogs have helped themselves to their share of my cakes (mostly frosting, which they absolutely love!) They have even gotten ahold of parchment bags with frosting in them and chewed several tips absolutely flat!!! EVERYONE Loves Cake! LOL

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post #18 of 35
The dog just licked the frosting before I added the fondant and since it was my first cake I didnt realize it would take so long to make a cake I was late for the party. I just scraped off that area of frosting and put some back. I didnt tell anyone until after they ate it lol. It was just family anyway. I know they've had worse.
post #19 of 35
I have been doing cakes for the last 6 years and Ill tell you my first cakes looked like for 4 year old did them. There so scary the pictures are tucked in a box under the bed far from anyone to see. I remember that I made a winnie the pooh cake for my daughter. Poor pooh looked like an orange pig. At the time I thought it was great but wow looking back it was horrible. LOL it gets better with time and practise. I took all the Wilton classes and I have learned even more then that right here on CC. There is so much free information out there. Keep going you will get it. My only suggestion is get good practice time in before you start to sell cake. Don't promise anything to a client until you have done a few of what ever it is such as fondant covered or stacked cakes. I had to learn that the hard way. I promised a fondant covered wedding cake when I had only done it once in my life at the time. Wow that was a complete nightmare. The bride ended up with a butter cream base icing and fondant decor because I just could pull it off at the time. And a free cake!!. When you get to the point of people asking you to make cakes and sell and they will proceed with great caution. LOL keep learning and keep going you will get better! icon_biggrin.gif
post #20 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I'd strongly suggest buying a Wilton 2010 Yearbook, Wilton Celebrate With Fondant, and/or some of the Wilton Course 1,2,3,4 books. Most, if not all, of these can be found online or at JoAnn or Michael's.

Better yet, take some Wilton classes at one of the craft stores.

You'll waste a lot of time and product--and have more failures than successes--unless you learn the proper procedures.

You can read thousands of threads here, too, but step-by-step pictures, hands on practice of the right way, and/or demos will get you going in the right direction a lot faster.

You can also search youtube.com for cake decorating clips.

Good luck
Rae



Unless you plan to become a pro - I have to disagree here - I've never taken a cake class or had any lessons other than what I've learnt myself, here & Youtube.

All I can say, is, if it truly interests you, you WILL get round the probs, patience & perserveriance is the key. You are definitely in the right place here on CC as there are loads of lovely cakesters ready to help. If you need help, just be as detailed as poss in your posts and the cakesters will guide you.

Check out Youtube on baking/frosting/stacking - everything! You will be proud you've 'taught' yourself!

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif
post #21 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meg147

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I'd strongly suggest buying a Wilton 2010 Yearbook, Wilton Celebrate With Fondant, and/or some of the Wilton Course 1,2,3,4 books. Most, if not all, of these can be found online or at JoAnn or Michael's.

Better yet, take some Wilton classes at one of the craft stores.

You'll waste a lot of time and product--and have more failures than successes--unless you learn the proper procedures.

You can read thousands of threads here, too, but step-by-step pictures, hands on practice of the right way, and/or demos will get you going in the right direction a lot faster.

You can also search youtube.com for cake decorating clips.

Good luck
Rae



Unless you plan to become a pro - I have to disagree here - I've never taken a cake class or had any lessons other than what I've learnt myself, here & Youtube.

All I can say, is, if it truly interests you, you WILL get round the probs, patience & perserveriance is the key. You are definitely in the right place here on CC as there are loads of lovely cakesters ready to help. If you need help, just be as detailed as poss in your posts and the cakesters will guide you.

Check out Youtube on baking/frosting/stacking - everything! You will be proud you've 'taught' yourself!

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif



I gotta say to this, this will change from person to person. I am a teacher and there are 2 kind of people, ones like you, that they can learn by watching Youtubes and reading, and the ones that need someone beside them to help. Some people learn faster than others, Some might need the help of a teacher and watching a youtube tutorial a lot of times before they succeed.

That's the reason I posted my Youtube videos, so the students that had a hard time, could go and watch them over and over again. Some people have the hands for it, others need to practice more. At the end of the day all can be learned with practice.

I say, if you are having trouble, a basic course wouldn't harm you. It might make your life a bit easier.
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post #22 of 35
Oh my gosh, Edna, I love it that you posted your first cake! Although I will point out to your adoring fans that your buttercream top actually ALREADY looked pretty darn smooth! icon_wink.gif
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by emiyeric

Oh my gosh, Edna, I love it that you posted your first cake! Although I will point out to your adoring fans that your buttercream top actually ALREADY looked pretty darn smooth! icon_wink.gif



icon_lol.gif The top was ok..the sides icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gif ... icon_lol.gif Why you think I did all that piping! icon_lol.gif
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Blog: http://designmeacake.wordpress.com/
Check my Gumpaste  and recipe Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my store with DVD's and materials that I love
http://designmeacake.biz/DVD...


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post #24 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonedna

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meg147

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

I'd strongly suggest buying a Wilton 2010 Yearbook, Wilton Celebrate With Fondant, and/or some of the Wilton Course 1,2,3,4 books. Most, if not all, of these can be found online or at JoAnn or Michael's.

Better yet, take some Wilton classes at one of the craft stores.

You'll waste a lot of time and product--and have more failures than successes--unless you learn the proper procedures.

You can read thousands of threads here, too, but step-by-step pictures, hands on practice of the right way, and/or demos will get you going in the right direction a lot faster.

You can also search youtube.com for cake decorating clips.

Good luck
Rae



Unless you plan to become a pro - I have to disagree here - I've never taken a cake class or had any lessons other than what I've learnt myself, here & Youtube.

All I can say, is, if it truly interests you, you WILL get round the probs, patience & perserveriance is the key. You are definitely in the right place here on CC as there are loads of lovely cakesters ready to help. If you need help, just be as detailed as poss in your posts and the cakesters will guide you.

Check out Youtube on baking/frosting/stacking - everything! You will be proud you've 'taught' yourself!

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif



I gotta say to this, this will change from person to person. I am a teacher and there are 2 kind of people, ones like you, that they can learn by watching Youtubes and reading, and the ones that need someone beside them to help. Some people learn faster than others, Some might need the help of a teacher and watching a youtube tutorial a lot of times before they succeed.

That's the reason I posted my Youtube videos, so the students that had a hard time, could go and watch them over and over again. Some people have the hands for it, others need to practice more. At the end of the day all can be learned with practice.

I say, if you are having trouble, a basic course wouldn't harm you. It might make your life a bit easier.
Edna icon_smile.gif



Sorry for keep quoting! I will not argue with the goddess of cake! Edna, like you say each is different - that's just my way. But can I add, a lot of what I've learnt is by watching you on YouTube!! So thank you so much for your great tutorials, your knowledge is passed farther than you think and I'm sure there are an awful lot of people who owe some great cakes/designs to you! thumbs_up.gif
post #25 of 35
Keep plugging away.....

My very best wishes -

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post #26 of 35
Junebugbaby - You have got to look at my pics in my album! I have my 1st cakes as well. Look at my little mermaid cake and just laugh out loud. It will make you feel so much better. Oh, Spidey is pretty bad too. It will get better w/ every cake you make.
post #27 of 35
It just takes more and more practice. I am still horrified some days at what my cakes end up looking like!! Fortunately, my friends are willing to eat some pretty ugly cake.
I haven't taken any courses (none available where I live) but I just keep trying new stuff. Don't give up!
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post #28 of 35
JuneBug! I'm still with you in the infancy stages, but I will say that it is really rewarding just to see the improvement from cake to cake. Good Luck!

CC is an amazing resource...so much talent all in one place and all so willing to help...use it!!
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by mmgiles

I did it on my own with some cakecentral help I'm sure. This cake was even licked by the dog right before the party. I've come a long way too.



Did the dog like it? icon_eek.gificon_razz.gif

I can't stop laughing! icon_cry.gif
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post #30 of 35
My first cake looked like this so I know it had to look better than this.
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