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Which Gold and Silver Airbrush coloring cover best

Started Jul 3, 2013 0 Replies

I need a little help with selecting gold and silver for my airbrushing, purchased a small gold and silver by Duff from Michales, i didnt like the covering, to me the effect was more like a luster…Continue

altering a box cake into a pound cake for sculpting

Started this discussion. Last reply by monica murphy Jan 7, 2013. 12 Replies

HAPPY NEW YEARS everyone:  I hope u all enjoyed the holidays.  I searched but couldnt find help regarding this question on cwb:  I only make cakes from scratch, but when i study a project i like to…Continue

Update info on printers for edible inks

Started this discussion. Last reply by monica murphy Sep 23, 2012. 2 Replies

I have started to search for printers for cake decorating, here on CWB there is a discussion about this, however that was a year ago, and since then some printers mentioned are not available.  So, i…Continue

Lavendar Icing colors turning blue

Started this discussion. Last reply by monica murphy Aug 13, 2012. 6 Replies

does anyone know the best way to stop lavendar icing colors from turning blue.  I would tint my fondant with lavendar colo, i have used a few name brands, but after it sits 24hours it always turns…Continue


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chalk or petal dust for gumpaste flowers????

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 8:53pm 4 Comments

I was wondering if anyone  is purchasing petal dust to use on their gumpaste flowers, the price for the petal dust is so high and you get a very small amount.  I decided to purchase some non-toxic chalk from an online cake supplier, it was still very expensive, so my next great idea,lol, was to go to Michaels craft store and purchase Soft Artist chalk Pastels, they are non-toxic and for only $5.00 for a box of 36 plus coupon they are a steal. I used them to dust these flowers: I think the…


Gumpaste Gardenia tutorial Part 3

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments

cut three more petals from the larger size cutter add gum glue to the bottom have portion and adhere them to the flower, dont forget to soften the ends, u can curl up one end of one of the petals for a natural look, let dry.





Gumpaste Gardenia Tutorial part 1

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

 this is the gardenia taught in this tutorial


tools needed, needle nose pliers, celcakes,white floral wire,white floral tape,brush,gumpaste,gum glue,board,small roller and yellow petal dust.




Gumpaste Gardenia tutorial Part 2

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

next i cut three of the smaller petals from the wilton large rose cutter, use whatever  cutter you have that looks like this shape. there are over 250 different varities of gardenia, the shapes of the petals are endless so you can get away with using similar cutters if you dont have the gardenia cutters. Once the petals are cut u wanna use your ball tool and soften the…


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At 2:06pm on February 15, 2012, June Kowalczyk said…

You asked me about "bling" Monica. I realized, I never answered you. Haven't had a occasion to use it. Haven't had a customer who was a "bling" type.

At 4:09pm on February 14, 2012, June Kowalczyk said…

I finally got that sugar flowerbook Monica this past friday. It shows me how to use ALL the Jem cutters I have. Very detailed instructions.  Won't be doing too much practing for awhile. Had a wall removed & beam put in ceiling. I am slowly removing the popcorn sprayed stuff on the ceiling. Slow & painsating. There is dust everywhere. Andas soon as I finish the ceiling, I will be painting. So, decorating stuff is on hold.

At 10:37pm on February 8, 2012, June Kowalczyk said…
There is a a great tutorial on sugar teachers blogspot for a carnation. That's what I used.
At 6:06pm on December 22, 2011, Linda Wolff said…

WOW! Was it hard to do? It sure looks like it would be! Awesome!

At 1:26am on October 19, 2011, Quennie's Cakes said…
thanks too for accepting my friends request :)
At 9:19pm on July 5, 2011, June Kowalczyk said…

I will ck it out.  Funny, my family gave me a surprise 60th/retirement party this past Saturday. ( I'm a Canada day baby ).  Had a inkling, and when we got to the restaurant, I knew. They  headed me towards  the banquet room.  I thought in my head, I won't have a birthday cake, cause I'm the only one who does them in my family..Ha! Ha!  My daughter did make lovey & tasty cupcakes though.  My son gave me a cool teflon coated cupcake holder, small one to use for a simple presentation.  I'm so glad they didn't get me a Costco cake....yuk

At 7:48pm on July 5, 2011, June Kowalczyk said…
I have see your work/photos Monica, and you are no slouch.  You make a quality product.  Sometimes friends & family are the worst.  Since it is a "hobby" hard can it be.  I had a laugh about 6 mnths ago as my sis-in-law ( no it all, sorry, byt she is ), thought she could make fondant, roll it out make F roses for her grandaughters B-day cake.  Well I have to say, she ate crow.  Not like her to admit defeat, but she said she had no idea the talent, finesse & time it took.  It looked so easy.  So, I  must say, that was a feather in my cap.  Just wish I had her on "video".  Ha! Ha!
At 12:26pm on July 4, 2011, June Kowalczyk said…
Ya, I here you. I was pretty wiped out for a couple if days. My daughter's 4th A us coming up end of this mnth. I didn't do as much for the wedding as I would have liked as Sam is a control freak. Can't point a finger, cause she got it from me. I am also too much of a perfectionist, & sometimes that's good & bad. Kinda puts stress on doing a cake cause there really isn't a "perfect" cake. I don't do too many paying customers, mostly family events. Now that I am recently retired, I have more time, and since my friends & family know I do this, perhaps I may get business from word if mouth. A very dear friend who passed young from breast cancer got me started in caking years ago. She said, June, if you really, really, want to enjoy decorating, and avoid the stress, DON'T go into business. She did for about 10 yrs. & got fed up with the difficult clients. She went into homecare like me, & enjoyed doing her cakes on the side. I miss her, she was a sweetheart.
At 11:10pm on July 3, 2011, June Kowalczyk said…
By the way, your daughter is beautiful.
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