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Self Taught Decorators Club

For the free spirit cake decorators who had no formal training. Share you journey and what new things your still learning. What resources do you use to gain knowledge?

Members: 675
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2016

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Introcuding Myself-Laura

Started by Laura Guynup. Last reply by Laura Guynup Aug 23, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello my name is, Laura.  I am a stay at home mom with two sons ages 10 and 13. One grown daughter age, 34 and one grand daughter age 8. I have been learning about baking and decorating cakes for…Continue

Carving Problems

Started by Lydia Beier. Last reply by Laura Guynup Aug 21, 2016. 15 Replies

I am so glad I am doing a practice run of my purse cake.  I am following a video tutorial (using my own pattern), and that doesn't seem to be the problem.  I used my chocolate cake recipe and have…Continue

Victorian plastic cake stand??

Started by Melanie. Last reply by Melanie Nov 19, 2013. 5 Replies

Ok Ladies! I need some help! Anyone know where I can find this stand or a stand like it? I tried to search eBay, but didn't know what to type in to search it? Check out attached photo! Thanks!!

Favorite fondant

Started by Deborah Martin. Last reply by Ricardo Cancino Nov 18, 2013. 13 Replies

I want everybody's thoughts on what their favorite fondant is and why.  I have done Satin Ice, Duff, and I recently saw a video on utube which adds Wilton to MMF.  Just want to hear some opinions. …Continue

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Comment by Jo Ann Neves on June 18, 2010 at 10:48pm
Hello all, I got started baking just 4months ago. I started baking for bake sales in my son school.Someone at work saw my cake and asked if i could make a cake
for her grandson and the rest is history... all my work is self taught.
Comment by Diana Viera on June 19, 2010 at 6:19pm
Hello Bakers ~ I've been baking since 13 and when I first became a mom, I did my own cake decorating by looking at magazines. Some photos I still have and hopefully will make a scrapbook of them. I started taking Wilton classes but for the most part, I do things by sight, videos, magazines, books, books, and more books. I guess we all can look at the same picture but come up with our own ideas and ways of making it.
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 19, 2010 at 6:32pm
Good point Diana! Now heres a question for everyone....What technique/skill are you dying to learn or maybe perfect? I'm ok maybe pretty good with fondant flowers but still struggle with butter cream roses.
Comment by Diana Viera on June 19, 2010 at 6:44pm
I would love to learn figure molding and carving cakes. Those are on the top of my list, with more gum paste flowers. I'm just starting out with the gum paste flowers and love making them. Like anything else, it takes practice.
Comment by Jennifer Carter on June 20, 2010 at 9:30pm
I have virtually no experience with fondant and gumpaste. I'd like to learn the basics, as well as molding characters and perfect my cake carving skills. In a nutshell, I want it ALL, lol
Comment by SeriousCakes on June 20, 2010 at 10:42pm
I started caking about 3 years ago but I had been trying (and failing!) to make pretty cakes for years before that. I was hooked fairly quickly and saw right away that buttercream was my niche. Everything I learned was from books, tv, and cake forums. I started making videos 2 years ago because I wanted to show what could be done with buttercream, to encourage others to give it a try :D
Comment by Diana Viera on June 20, 2010 at 10:50pm
Serious Cakes ~ I've seen some of your videos and I like that you show all, including your mistakes. You explain things the way we all can understand and you are a joy to watch. Keep them coming!
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 21, 2010 at 11:15am
I'am so excited that you joined Serious Cakes. I feel the same way Diana, it's the fact that she shows you how to do a technique but allows us to see mistakes. Then show's us how we can fix and throw in sense of humor what a great way to learn :).
Comment by SeriousCakes on June 21, 2010 at 11:22am
Thanks ladies! Folks like you make it definitely worth it :D
Comment by Kathy Armstrong on June 22, 2010 at 9:46am
hi all i am an ammature cake maker and me and my partner enjoy decorating cakes together!!!!!! i think some of the cakes are fantastic ive seen!!!

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