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Cake decorators

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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Hey there! I have been wanting to learn to decorate cakes and was going to take a class, but then I got laid off. So I looked at some videos online and found some instructions on how to do it. I did last night and It came out pretty good, the only thing was that when I made the roses the icing was very schmelty and some of the practice ones I made wound up being a big blob more than a rose... so my question is- how do I fix that? Is it better to use one icing type over the other? Any advice would be appreciated.

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firstbaby10
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:09 PM

i use royal icing for making flowers it hardens fast and dries nicely ( i am a pastry chef part time at a resturaunt near green bay WI)

iluvmommyhood58
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:13 PM
royal icing. If you want to use buttercream, make sure your cake is very cool. (you could refrigerate it for a while) You could also chill the frosting (but not too much) to firm it up a little.
peanutsmommy1
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:20 PM

 check your local craft store (joannes or michaels) A friend of mine took the Wiltons' cake classes there and learned how to make AMAZING cakes

 

PandTsmomjuly
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM

My mom makes her own but it can be a pain in the butt. I can dig out the recipe she uses if you'd like. 

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