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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?

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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 Melanie on August 18, 2014 at 12:23pm
If it was all real cake, I would definitely do some of the stacking at the venue. Most of my brides have been doing fake cakes with the top two being real cakes. (One to cut into, the other to serve). Then I make sheet cakes to make up the servings. This makes it way more convenient for me. Super easy to transport stacked fake cakes. I just either put royal icing between the layers for them to stick, or I will use a sharpened dowel rod and hammer it down the center. If I'm not going far and the cake isn't as high, I'll transport it with the two real cakes on top. Otherwise I put it on at the venue. :)

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