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Linda Wolff
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  • Council Bluffs, IA
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Flavorings/recipe blends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katy Nott Oct 26, 2012. 32 Replies

Hi guys, I went to purchase a flavoring on line that was priced out at about $13.00 for a 16 oz. bottle, and by the time the shipping was added onto it, it was going to be $26.00 just for that one…Continue

Entries for the Fall Cake Contest are ended. Voting can begin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Wolff Oct 9, 2012. 1 Reply

There will be no more entries added to the Fall Cake Contest, and you all may begin voting by clicking 'FAVORITE' under the cakes that you would like to vote for.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly R Barnes May 2, 2012. 7 Replies

All entries are officially closed. The last one was eligible at midnight Eastern time on the 28th. The voting can now begin.Continue

Multiple posts coming in E-mails

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katy Nott Apr 28, 2012. 1 Reply

I don't know if anyone else is realizing that multiple posts are coming though, some dated back to March, but the moderators have taken note and we have contacted Terri Happe (the owner of this site)…Continue


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My history in cakes

I started cake decorating when I was 25 years old. I am self taught, and my first cakes were pretty disastrous. But perseverance pays off and eventually, I have been able to come up with a few good cakes. I had to take a break from decorating due to carpel tunnel, so between the ages of 45 and 55, I quit all together, sold all of my pans, and figured I was done. A few years back, I decided to give fondant a try, something I had never ventured into before, but loved the look. My wrists didn't hurt using fondant, so I decided to give cake decorating a try again, and am in the learning stages of fondant, modeling chocolate, gum paste, and attempting to teach myself some Lambeth method cakes using butter cream. I have not attempted any sculpting as of yet. I also found that if I thin down my butter cream and use a little more Crisco, my wrist can tolerate the pressure of the piping bags better, along with putting a wrist strap on immediately after I am done.

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At 1:02pm on August 6, 2018, Becky said…

You are so right! I know it's been years since we last communicated but now being a Decorator in a professional environment I totally understand now what you were telling me back then! I hope you are well!

At 2:32am on July 26, 2014, Timothy Jansen said…

Hey Linda... haven't heard from you in forever... I hope your worlds good...!

At 10:05am on August 30, 2013, Betty said…
Thanks Linda, I appreciate the encouragement and nice comments.
At 5:47am on June 6, 2013, Katy Nott said…

Hey Linda - guess what?  Mick and I started to watch a new series to UK TV last night, called Hell on Wheels.  If you don't know it, it's roughly based on post American Civil War and the building of the railroads.  But the first scene was based on Council Bluffs, IA in 1865!  That felt really weird, knowing that you live there.  Was it a coincidence or is there some historical significance to Council Bluffs?

At 4:04pm on November 27, 2012, Anne M said…

Love your picture Linda.

At 9:00am on November 26, 2012, June Kowalczyk said…

Oh yes, I do remember now you telling me about your cataract surgery.  I had my eyes lasered 5 yrs ago. Doc tried to talk me into leaving one eye for seeing close up. Explained the "brain" thing, which does work, know some who had it done that way. I chose not to. I only use reading glasses when, well reading, or on computer. If the light is really good, don't need the glasses. Don't need them for driving. Don't miss my glasses at all.

At 8:11am on November 26, 2012, June Kowalczyk said…

Wow...... a new and profile pic.....  You look wonderful. What happened to your glasses?Looking skinny, skinny......  :o)

At 6:52pm on November 20, 2012, Konee Rosas said…

Thanks so much Linda for your help. I still need to learn a lot about being a member of this community. I highly appreciate your kindness.

At 6:10pm on October 30, 2012, Jose Rodriguez said…
Ur stuff is amazing as well lol right now I'm working on a filler rose ill post pics in a bit I took pics in stages I can email them to u if ur interested
At 3:48pm on October 27, 2012, iris rezoagli said…
Hi Linda,I bought the kit in Sugar Delites (high heel shoe kit 5 inches #2) .In two weeks I will give a shoe tutorial.:-)

Linda Wolff's Blog

Homemade Marzipan Recipe

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 5:00pm 24 Comments

Homemade marzipan might cost a little to make, but with this recipe, you will get a huge amount of dough to work with for filling candies, covering a cake, or making figures. My family loves marzipan so much that I notice that the batch just keeps getting smaller and smaller because there are little sneaky hands taking lumps out of my batch before I can even make it into…


Sour Cream Caramel Spice Pound Cake

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 6:03pm 7 Comments

It's that time of year when you just want to smell everything spice! This is a recipe that I adapted from my Triple Chocolate, Sour Cream, Cappuccino, Pound cake recipe, and I could not have done it without Katy Nott (member here) and her idea of using caramel milk.…


Icings and filling recipes for Triple Chocolate Cappuccino Sour Cream Cake

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:16am 6 Comments

I had to put this picture of my sister-in-law Sigrid. It is so darn funny! Not the best decorated cappuccino cake I've ever made, but she makes it look priceless! lol

Filling and top of cake (and down the sides if you have enough left):

1 cup of milk mixed with 4-5 tbs. flour (I shake it up in a…


Triple Chocolate Cappuccino Sour Cream Pound Cake

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 8:08am 11 Comments

Sift together and set aside:

3 cups of cake flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup good quality dry cocoa (I used Hershey's)

Bring to room temperature:

6 eggs that have been separated

1 cup sour cream

1 cup real sweet cream butter

Other ingredients:

1/3 cup of Cappuccino French Vanilla mix (I used Sam's Club brand). Place the dry mix into…


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