Baking On A Budget

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allkidzmom1 Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 11:12pm
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I am new to Cake Decorating and have taken my 1st class of Class 1. I am enjoying what I have learned so far and have gotten alot of ideas from this forum.

I went grocery shopping today to get a couple of things to practice decorating this weekend. Publix had their Betty Crocker cake mixes buy one get one free so I stocked up with 8. Just wanted to pass this along to those who use box mixes to bake with.

I look forward to getting to know you and enjoy looking at the cakes you have decorated and hope one day to be as good as you. icon_biggrin.gif

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tesso Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 11:24pm
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Hi. Welcome. This place is the bomb. I have never met such talented, wonderful people in any forum before. Everyone here is so helpful and supportive. you will love it.

welcome to the world of cake making and the total fear of dropping a cake. (okay that could just be me) icon_lol.gif

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allkidzmom1 Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 11:37pm
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Thank you for the warm welcome!!

I have loved this site so far (1 week) and I guess I can tell you this since you will understand, this forum is addictive!! I agree, everyone is so talented, I am amazed at the work that I see. I belong to several message boards and reading this one (daily) has by far the nicest people. I am very excited to be a part of this.

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sweetreasures Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 11:46pm
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betty crocker is on sale this week for .69cents at Safeway - my area anyway in Amador / San Joquin counties

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patticakesnc Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 12:19am
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Welcome allkidzmom1. I have been here for a few years now and it is still as addictive as the first watch out. But I have to tell you I am a self taught cake artist/baker and everything I learned about the artsy side was from here (not to mention so many great recipes to work with). There is a lot of great people here the support is just wonderful. You'll love it here.

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allkidzmom1 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:20am
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We do not have Safeway, but I sure wish we did!!

Thanks for the warm welcomes.

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Kitagrl Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:30am
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Safeway is also Genuardi's if you are in the Northeast, and the mixes are .69 here too.

Although I use Duncan Hines and/or scratch.

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tatorchip Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:31am
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welcome allkidzmom1, you already know how great CC is and that is how I feel also. happy baking and thanks for the heads up on the cake mix.

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mamawrobin Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:43am
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I just want to say welcome to cc.

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FlourPots Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 3:05am
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It IS very addicting...and it happens fast!! The first couple visits and BOOM you're done, icon_lol.gif !

(There are also alot of wonderful cake/cupcake/cookie blogs that you might be interested in, some from fellow CC members).

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allkidzmom1 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 3:58am
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I am in Georgia and just beginning my cake decorating journey. I baked a cake tonight to decorate tomorrow for my wonderful husband for Valentines Day.

Any tips will be greatly appreciated!!

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redheadfairy2003 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 4:07am
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Welcome to CC ....

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cakesrock Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:14pm
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Welcome! You will LOVE this site! Everyone is so great and helpful - all this expertise at your fingertips. I cannot tell you how many 11th hour bail-outs fellow CC'ers have extended me (e.g. gutted tank at 9:00 pm due the next day- couldn't get canon to stay in - SAVED! deflated volleyball - SAVED!- all thanks to CC'ers!) Addictive is an understatement! !

If you like using box mixes, as I do, you will LOVE the original WASC cake and the Amazing chocolate WASC - both in recipes. Also, use Marshmallow fondant (MMF) -lots of recipes here too. It tastes better than bought and will save you a ton of money. Go to Michael's Arts and Crafts in your area if you have one. They have 40% off coupons weekly (on line now - they can email you too). Buying new gadgets is very tempting, so you have to pace yourself. Often, buying on-line is much cheaper than some hobby stores. Also, many household items can be used in place of expensive gadgets- there was a really good thread on here for that a while back (e.g. used pastry cutter to get ridges in my potatoe chips). I use a lot of cookie cutters too. But whenever I am asked what I would like for a gift, I say cake decorating stuff. I certainly buy more of it now and less clothes than I used to...But I make cakes for co-workers and charge (a donation) for ingredients and supplies - that helps to support my hobby.

Have fun! icon_smile.gif

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allkidzmom1 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 5:39pm
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Well, I have not paced myself on buying supplies at all!! Made a trip yesterday and got 2 cake pans, bake even strips, cake boards, paper to cover cake boards, more cuplings, a cake leveler, and a cake caddy that I used the 40% off coupon at Michaels and saved $6.00 off the $14.99 price!!

I found the 28 piece tip set with the container on Ebay for $18.00, just waiting on that to arrive in the mail.

This is going to be a fun hobby for sure. I like instant gratification, so this is it!!

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, I do appreciate it.

Now off to look at images so I can get an idea of how I want to decorate the cake I made last night for my husband for Valentines Day!!

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