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I too have a degree in Nutrition. Ok, this will tell a little about my age, I took the Wilton home lessons, read their books, magazines and looked at their videos. I have to admit I've learned so much more from here on CC, youtube, internet websites - bloggers and other books. Long story, short, I'm a visual learner too and self taught.
This is a cake I did for a 30th birthday and mom was expecting. This Mommy-to-be wanted her cake in black, purple and white. She loves shoes, I guess wine and stars? It is what she asked for, this is what I put on her cake (LOL)! She really has a great personality!http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1992469/30th-birthday-for-laque
Depending on the type of whipped cream frosting you are using, sure you can pipe with it like BC frosting. So far I've only used Bettercreme. With this you have to be careful how you whip it, if it is over whipped it thickens up and look curdled, this can easily be fixed by adding more. However, there are some good forums on Bettercreme with how to prepare and decorate with it here on CC. There are others whipped cream frostings that can do the same thing. I've was able to...
Wilton Fondant mixed with Wilton Gumtex (look up the amts for this here on CC)otherwise, mix Wilton premade gumpaste with Wilton fondant, 50-50 ratio! HTH.
Can one tier be a 6" styrofoam circle or a cake dummy? The other tiers: top a 4", bottom tier a 8". Just a thought!
Thank you anamado, I too used your tutorial for the man's shoe. I wished my shoe came out like yours did. My shoe look like a red and black "motor boat", it was suppose to be a loafer (LOL)! I was too afraid to carve more cake off giving it more of shape. Well, it was my first shoe, I will have to retry this again. Your tutorials are Great!
Wow Happy Cake those hydrangeas are beautiful! So far I haven't had a problem with using the Wilton cutters. I use to hand cut the petals out, then I made my own metal cutter for the larger petals. The larger petals I hang upside down to dry. Here are my Wilton hydrangeas:http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2176365/2176371/anniversary-cakesHere are the larger metal cutter hydrangeas:http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2027411/give-mom-her-flowers-while-she-can-eat-them
It is best to use BC on BC to stencil on your cake. RI works best on fondant cakes. Here are two wedding cakes I stenciled in BC. HTHhttp://cakecentral.com/gallery/1743669/laques-wedding-dayhttp://cakecentral.com/gallery/1829787/carmellas-rose-wedding-cake
Hi this is one type of nordic ware castle pan that I have. I'm not sure this is the one you are looking for:  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1417117/a-tropical-island-cakeIt is decorated with an icing glaze, luster dust and royal icing.
Have you tried dipping your ball tool in a mixture of cornstarch and powder sugar, shake off the excess powder to roll, really it is a light drag of the tool on the edge of the petals?
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