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Self Taught Decorators Club


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

Discussion Forum

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

Comment Wall

Comment by sandra lewis on June 14, 2010 at 8:38pm
I have never taken a class. I watched my mother when I was a young child. She used to make all of my birthday cakes. I picked up cake making about 9 months ago, and get better by the day. Gumpaste is my thing I am working on now, trying to perfect flowers and so on....
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 8:44pm
Sandra as time goes on you get better and your confidence will grow. Six months from now you'll look at the past work and see how much you skills have increased. So you make sure you take plenty of pictures, even the one that aren't you favorite. Keep us posted on your progress and feel free to ask questions. This is a platform so we can learn from each other :).
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 8:47pm
Ok Sandra..I took at your pictures and...I may have to ask you for some tips LOL! You are really good :).
Comment by Faith Gealey-Brown on June 14, 2010 at 9:07pm
I've been doing dessert baking for years, but have only recently taken on cake decorating as of January this year. I've been learning from books and the internet. I still have a lot to learn, but am always glad to get the opportunity to practice my skills!
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 14, 2010 at 9:28pm
That's Awesome Faith! I hope you'll share some recipe's the Caymans :)
Comment by Faith Gealey-Brown on June 15, 2010 at 11:24pm
I'll be more than happy to! Our traditional desserts are very dense, and usually involve a lot of starch ingredients - not really the type of cakes/desserts you'd decorate or that icing would taste good on, but they are delicious and have really unique textures!
Comment by Charmaine on June 16, 2010 at 5:41am
Daisy...thank you, went and had a look at the video.
It does look pretty easy...will give it a go, when I get a chance..
Comment by Jennifer Ponder on June 16, 2010 at 7:17am
90% of what I know about BC I taught myself as a young teenager. I did learn about the FBCT couple months ago, from a lady on here, I have come to love that technique. I can't wait till I take the time to sit down & play with gumpaste & start learning to make flowers.
Comment by Jennifer Ponder on June 16, 2010 at 8:30am
Sorry about that, BC is buttercream & FBCT is frozen buttercream transfer
Comment by Daisy Brown on June 16, 2010 at 10:10am
Denise I was about to say the same thing and Denise thank you for clearing that up lol! That's why I created this club so we can have helpful and fun dialog with those who learn outside the box.


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