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Welcome Terry
I like that adjective......Cyber cake world. Now I feel like I can call myself " The Cake Nerd", like the science nerds on The Bing Theory, Ha!, Ha! Since I have been just recently retired, if I start a conversation with my husband, he says....."Is this about cake"?
Hello :) my name is, Heather. I'm 24 years old and Happily Married. I'm a Housewife and I bake and decorate Cakes on the side. I joined CWB on Sept. 4th Highly recommened from a Fellow Baker/Friend, Tracy Deadman, She's amazing :D. I started doing cakes for Friends and Family about 2 years ago. It took me about a year to come to terms that my Mother (who suffered a stroke 3 years ago and is unable to decorate cakes now after 31 years of decorating) would no longer be by my side coaching me. I still invite her over to give me a helping hand every now and then and I call her constantly for tips. I miss the smile she had on her face when decorating cakes. I use to be her little helper, making Icings and coloring them for her. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't of known the love and attention that goes into something so special as Baking and Decorating a Cake and seeing the clients face light up when they see your work. I still have a lot to learn myself. I'm always open to tips and advice. Constructive Criticism, I can handle that too! Please feel free to add me as a friend.
Hello everyone, I'm Teresa Watkins just joined a couple of days ago I'm so excited about this forum I bake cakes as a hobby and hopefully a successful business everyone on here seems to be so helpful and positive I'm glad I found you guys. Wooooooohoooooo!!!!!!I.   I reside in Memphis,Tenn.
Hi Cindy, I notice you just bought a celboard from sweetwise in Nashville, have you taken any classes from them?? I will be taking a fondant class with them in November I'm traveling from Memphis which it's not far , wondering are their classes good??

Cindy Zoesch said:

Brandy, good for you for making cakes for your residents!    I am a retired RN and hobby caker, and thinking of offering to do just that for our local nursing home. I just joined a week ago,  took a class 35 years ago in Normal, Illinois, buttercream.  After making a few cakes with the  buttercream roses drooping into puddles, I kind of gave up.  Fast forward to a year ago when I discovered GUMPASTE!!  I am self taught, love to make orchids, roses, little animals.  Just got a peonie cutter and plan to practice this week.

As far as having lots of equipment, I agree with JJ.  I was lucky I already had a Kitchen Aid mixer, my hubby bought it years ago at Good Will or somewhere.  It is old but works great.  I use my coupon at Joann's to get the glucose and gum tex and make my own gumpaste.  I make my own marshellow fondant too, and everyone loves it!  YouTube is a godsend, the Food Court videos are amazing.  Of course the professionals need a lot more to do their work efficiently, but if you are just getting started you would be amazed at what you already have around the house or things you can get at the dollar store to use as flower formers.  I just did break down and buy a celboard yesterday at sweetwise here in nashville to help with the peonies, but that is my present for my upcoming birthday July 4.
 
Brandy Beard said:

Hi everyone, just joined a few days ago.  Started taking the Wilton courses a few months ago so that I could make cakes for my daughters.  It has grown a little, and I now make cakes for friends and family.  I also work in a Nursing Home, and I bake cakes for my residents.  Their reactions are awesome! 

Looking forward to networking with people who are interested in the same thing as I am, hoping to pick up a few tricks and techniques!!

I just joined tonight and my name is Julie Payne.
I am not sure how this thing works yet, but I have been decorating cakes for about 35 years, but it has only been in the last 8 years or so that I have been able to take classes and improve much. I used to decorate my kids birthday cakes and did not do bad, but I have fun at it.
Always love learning more and I am too open to constructive and helpful suggestions as to how I might change something. Looking forward to learning some new things here.
Welcome Jennifer even though you are a mother of four sometimes you do need adult conversation and we are glad to have you on the site with us I myself  usually get on here at night and have questions from time to time and everyone has been so helpful to me and I have learned alot from everyone else.  So goodluck and have fun and enjoy your free time and make some extra money for those foour kiddies or yourself.  You will enjoy talking with other on here I have not met one person who is rude or ugly or misgiving in information. 

Jennifer Hect Tinker said:
Thank you,  well with business being slow and the kids back in school, I'm finding myself with a lot of free time.   I'm sure I will have a lot of questions for you guys! 

June Kowalczyk said:

Welcome Jennifer

Like your'e not busy enough with 4 kiddies!!!!  Happily married "most of the time".....yes a challange with work, kids & a job.  Make sure you take time to breathe.

And yes, Linda is right, this is a great site to learn.

hi iv got my first birthday cake to make for a friends 7 year old in a week im a single mum of boys and love baking so i thought id give it a go wud love to do my own edable dec for the top any suggestions


denise wills said:
hi iv got my first birthday cake to make for a friends 7 year old in a week im a single mum of boys and love baking so i thought id give it a go wud love to do my own edable dec for the top any suggestions
Yes, you can make rice crispy treat and cover it in fondant. Rice crispy treats are easy to sculp with and very tasty.
my name is gail !been here for a few wks now . love it every 1 is so nice !un like some other site ! i just started doing cakes back in march 2011 . learning on my own , with so help of a friend i meet on CC , deidre cousin, she duz realy awesome work with her buttercream , i am not so good with that . but trying , working rite now on 2 wedding cake orders one for oct 27 pick up ,  corpes bride .  and 1 for nov pic up 17th harley .  , this will be the first cakes i sold , wish i would have started earlyer in life . i am in my 60 's now . but i did have my own florist til my x messed that up . very happy now and loveing cakeing . enjoy looking at all the beautiful work from all you cakers . thanks for sharing your works of art .love them all diffrant styles are so beautiful / KEEP CAKEING ; )
Gail, You could have fooled me!!! You don't look like you are in your 60s! lol Of course, I shouldn't talk, because my picture of me has to be at least 13 years old. And, while I may look like I was in my 60s even back then when I was in my late 40s, let me tell you! I look ancient now! haha! But I am quick to let people know that I am old.

gail dalessio said:
my name is gail !been here for a few wks now . love it every 1 is so nice !un like some other site ! i just started doing cakes back in march 2011 . learning on my own , with so help of a friend i meet on CC , deidre cousin, she duz realy awesome work with her buttercream , i am not so good with that . but trying , working rite now on 2 wedding cake orders one for oct 27 pick up ,  corpes bride .  and 1 for nov pic up 17th harley .  , this will be the first cakes i sold , wish i would have started earlyer in life . i am in my 60 's now . but i did have my own florist til my x messed that up . very happy now and loveing cakeing . enjoy looking at all the beautiful work from all you cakers . thanks for sharing your works of art .love them all diffrant styles are so beautiful / KEEP CAKEING ; )

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