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It was great fun to share with you some of the techniques I have developed using the electrnic cutters for cake decorating. Thank you for the questions that were submitted and I hope I answered them adequately. There was so much I wanted to show you, but time was a real issue!

I had a bit of a computer glitch at the end of the demo an it interfered with my designs for the Halloween cake. It took a second to reopen the designs and I was able to cut the designs out of an icing sheet and apply them to the cake in about 5 minutes. Sorry I didn't get to show this, but that's the way it is when filming live! Here is the cake:

I would like to thank Icing Images for the product they generously donated for tonights give away. Their icing sheets are amazing to work with, and I know the people who won the iiprints and designer icing sheets will really enjoy them.

I love my Agbay leveler and was delighted to be able to give one of the new Agbay Jr. I use my leveler everytime I make a cake. The technique of leveling the frosting with it is great.

Jeff did an amazing job getting everything ready to broadcast. THANKS JEFF!!

As time permits I hope to be able to show more techniques. I will be more specific with the subject matter so I can devote more time to each technique.

Thanks again for watching, and if you have any questions, let me know. 

 

 

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Thank you for the great demonstration with all of your tips and tricks.  I am going to try them to see if I can get my silhouette to cut some of the more intricate designs from your CD.   I loved the looped bow technique, I always have a hard time getting mine to look even when I put it together with royal icing.  I look forward to seeing another demo in the future. 

Thanks for this Linda. I was unable to watch live but I viewed it this AM you make it look as easy as pie! I am going to try the silhouette maybe tomorrow because Icing Images forgot to include the edible ink in my shipment with the icing sheets; their going to ship it overnight so I should have it tomorrow. I just cant wait to try this machine out. My only issue is I do not have a bread hook nor a pasta sheet attachment with my kitchen aid and in your video you use them as tools in making the gum paste. I did try using the flat paddle to mix it and it tends to get caught in between the paddle ( grrr ) and because of this I had to add the color by hand which was like exercise.  How will I ever be able to get the gum paste flat enough ( demonstrated in your video ) for using with the Silhouette?  Any suggestions? 

 

Also thank you for the tips on where to find problem free images for scanning into the printer...GENIUS!!!

Wouldn't you know it, I missed the presentation due to an unscheduled (very unscheduled) outpatient surgery.  I even posted a question!  I even said I was going to attend.  I'm so sorry I missed it.  I'm okay, now.  I need to search our site to see if the presentation is posted.

The cake is beautiful.  Now to learn your technique!

OK so I was browsing around in Micheals and found this gadget called "Craft Clay Machine" by AMACO in the kids craft section and do you know that it has 9 thickness settings which would work perfectly for conditioning the fondant ( See Linda McClures DVD ) I have not tried it as yet but when I do I will post again and let you know about it.  The cost was under $30 WOW! with a savings of about $30-$200 ( if you buy Kitchen Aid mixer pasta kit).  I do encourage ALL to dig deeper into Lindas technique because you would save a TON of money by making your OWN fondant & paste.

 

Stampinsher:  I agree now its time to perfect the technique :)

I am going to watch for your review on this "Craft Clay Machine".  I looked it up and read the reviews so it will be very useful to find out how it works with gumpaste and fondant.  I don't have Linda's DVD.  Did she use it?  I don't make pasta and but I thought I would look at the KA since I love mine KA mixture.  Anything to save money to make and do the lessons I've learned would be great.  I thank you in advance, Tala!


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Tala Panton said:

OK so I was browsing around in Micheals and found this gadget called "Craft Clay Machine" by AMACO in the kids craft section and do you know that it has 9 thickness settings which would work perfectly for conditioning the fondant ( See Linda McClures DVD ) I have not tried it as yet but when I do I will post again and let you know about it.  The cost was under $30 WOW! with a savings of about $30-$200 ( if you buy Kitchen Aid mixer pasta kit).  I do encourage ALL to dig deeper into Lindas technique because you would save a TON of money by making your OWN fondant & paste.

 

Stampinsher:  I agree now its time to perfect the technique :)

If you already have a kitchenaid mixer the best thing to do is to get the pasta attachment. The Kitchen Aid mixer has a very strong motor and will do a great jon rolling out gum paste. You can look on Amazon. You only need the single pasta attachment. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&f... It looks like you can get one for about $60.00.
OMG, Thank you!  Yes!  That would work.  I didn't know that is all I would need.  Thank you so much for sharing!  I was afraid about the CCM without the motor after I read the reviews.

Linda McClure said:
If you already have a kitchenaid mixer the best thing to do is to get the pasta attachment. The Kitchen Aid mixer has a very strong motor and will do a great jon rolling out gum paste. You can look on Amazon. You only need the single pasta attachment. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&f... It looks like you can get one for about $60.00.
You are welcome! I have been using my KA pasta attachment for years. It is one of the best cake investments I have made.

Linda,

I bought it and there was no shipping costs.  I check it out too with my local stores and no one out here sells the attachment by itself.  I went on ebay also it was more!  This was the best place for me to get it.  Now it will come and I have no excuses for not playing with it.

Linda McClure said:

You are welcome! I have been using my KA pasta attachment for years. It is one of the best cake investments I have made.

Ahhh Ebay...go figure...still haven't tried that darn thing...originally I was looking for the 1 attachment on kitchen aid website (they are so expensive) and local retailers didn't carry it.  Perhaps I will return it and shop ebay instead which is what I wanted in the first place.  Don't forget if you can in the future to check Lindas website for her DVD's their sooo awesome.  Happy caking!

Tala

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