New To Decorating And Trying To Learn---Suggestions?

Decorating By ganesha Updated 18 Oct 2008 , 2:10am by JanH

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ganesha Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:15am
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I'm brand new to this website and to cake decorating, too.

I'm the Head Cook at a local bistro and I've recently been "thrown into" the role of baker as well. I am producing almost all of the baked goods for the bistro.

So, I'm trying to learn some cake decorating that I can use for cakes as well as to make some pretty cupcakes.

But, I'm sort of on my own, as there isn't a Wilton class for me to attend.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can learn decorating techniques on my own? Websites? Instructional DVDs? Good books? Anything else?

There's probably a lot of information on this website, but I haven't had time to look through it and feel kind of overwhelmed, sorting through all the information.

I did pick up one Wilton cake decorating book---but I seem to have trouble learning from the instructions in the book.

I guess I need really explicit instructions or lots of photos or better yet, something more visual, like a DVD.

Well, thank you all in advance for any and all responses! I look forward to being part of the CC community!



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sayhellojana Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:54am
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Check youtube. Lots of good videos there for free.
I'm new to decorating as well, but not baking, so though my cakes aren't perfect they taste great. I'm still learning, but this website (articles section) and the wilton website (they have step - by -step instructions for many techniques) are a huge help, so I strongly suggest you take the time to look at those.

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JanH Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 2:10am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, ganesha. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you need to know to make your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:

Everything you ever wanted to know about the meringue b/c's and other frostings:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:

Chocolate 101:

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