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post #31 of 38
Wow that link is great. I get it now. So trying this.
post #32 of 38
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Wow that link is great. I get it now. So trying this.

You should go back to the first page of this thread and check out the other links, too. Jeff Arnett devised this method, but a lot of other people created variations of it.

post #33 of 38

Mommy,

 

Crusting is usually sweeter because it requires a greater ratio of sugar to fat in order for the crusting to occur.  You can use either kind under fondant, just refrigerate the cake first to get the icing hard, then cover.  Crisco is not hi ratio.  Alpine and Sweetex are popular brands of hi ratio.

post #34 of 38
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Imaginethatnh:   'Acrylic Ganache Boards' are what is used in that spectacular tutorial. The are sold on websites in the AU & GB but not the US. 

 

I know. I couldn't find them here in the US .....................

imaginethatnh:  It's taken me a while, internet shopping and emails.  I found a website in the USA that sells,  and will laser cut acrylic.  I'll be making an order this next payday so I can try these methods listed in this post by people like Jeff Arnet.

 

they have rounds & squares in lots of sizes that may work perfectly.  crossing my fingers here.

 

Delvie’s Plastics Inc.

1/4" Crystal Clear Cell Cast Plexiglass Sheet
Cut to size

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post #35 of 38
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imaginethatnh:  It's taken me a while, internet shopping and emails.  I found a website in the USA that sells,  and will laser cut acrylic.  I'll be making an order this next payday so I can try these methods listed in this post by people like Jeff Arnet.

 

they have rounds & squares in lots of sizes that may work perfectly.  crossing my fingers here.

 

Delvie’s Plastics Inc.

1/4" Crystal Clear Cell Cast Plexiglass Sheet
Cut to size

 

Thank you, MBalaska. I think that's the same link Shanter posted on the other thread? Let me know how the ordering goes. I got so busy at work that I haven't had time to think about it. Good thing you're reminding me! I'll make a note of it. I had found a place that cut them to size, and I had a template drawn to see what I could get from a sheet but it was so expensive! These are cheap.

post #36 of 38
There is a great seller on EBay that you can order the clear acrylic rounds from. I can't recall the sellers name now but Mayen from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen orders from him and recommended him. I've ordered some circles and been very pleased. I'll look for the name.
post #37 of 38
Seller is inagebyroberts2 on eBay.

post #38 of 38

Have you all checked around locally to see if there is a company in your area that sells acrylic products?  If so, check with them on their prices for making what you want.  Our town of 85,000 has a company that makes anything custom in acrylic products, so you might have one around and don't know it.  They make things like table top holders for menus, napkin holders, all kinds of things, custom or they have a line of  products.  Cutting out custom rounds, squares or rectangles would be pretty simple for them.  Here is their website...I am not trying to get you to buy from them but to give you an idea of what you might look for in your area.  http://www. northernacrylics .com

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