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Here's a cake that I did for a dancer....http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2111103I wanted to do something to capture her on the stage but....? So I settled on cutting out a fondant/gumpaste silhouette and using a wooden stick covered with chocolate on the back of the cutout to position her vertically on a "stage." What started out as a challenging request turned out to be quite easy to do. Maybe you can come up with something conceptual rather than totally realistic to...
I have the Ateco fondant mat - white with blue border and measurement markings. It's fiber reinforced. Others commented that the fiber reinforcement embedded in the mat would transfer a pattern to the fondant.... but I've had no problems with this. It merely stabilizes the mat and keeps it from distorting and/or stretching during the rolling process. I also use a very large aluminum rolling pin with my mat. I don't know what I'd do without either of these favorites.
I've had lots of questions about where I got this one that sounds similar to what you described:http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1774205I have a number of these in various sizes and colors. They all came from Marshall's or Home Goods. I still see them in some stores.Good luck!
Using her Facebook message, I'd reply to her that I'm very sorry about the confusion and that she was disappointed. I'd explain that this was the message that you reacted to and that you do wish that you'd called to confirm the change that she requested.This way, you're apologizing, not blaming... yet it does make it clear that there was a very legitimate reason (initiated by her!) for your change.These things happen. Put the facts on the table, and then let it go. She got...
I made a very large sculpted bulldog cake leaning heavily on a youtube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Tz0ay_snMI know you're only looking for a small, fondant only bulldog, but the larger photos and the steps that they (Pink Cake Box) go through might help you with relative scale, etc.Here's a photo of my cake.... it was SO much fun http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2078166For a smaller one, I'd shape a relatively thin body from fondant. Add separate fondant legs....
The molds work pretty well. I've used the buttons and the paisley ones so far. They're kind of stiff.... not as flexible as the nice blue silicon ones, but are okay. I found that they release maybe too well... i.e. the fondant would rather stick to my finger packing it into the mold than to the mold. So my solution has been to rub shortening on my pusher finger periodically.The molds have very nice finished ends on the ribbon strips, so I haven't worried about trying to...
Indy Debbie's recipe is my summer-time crusting American Buttercream. Her all shortening recipe is very stable in the heat and humidity. If the cake is going to be in an air-conditioned environment, I substitute butter for about 1/3 to 1/2 of the shortening, because I like the taste of real butter. If I'm going to cover the cake with fondant, I use a non-crusting buttercream and chill it for 10 minutes or so to make it easy to smooth it before I lay on the fondant - no...
I was sort of afraid to try SMBC and IMBC because there are so many posts about people having trouble. But I decided to try a batch of SMBC (because it seemed like the easier of the the two.) It worked fine for me, but I wasn't crazy about the taste. Then I made a lemon SMBC that used whole eggs - that was amazing! Then I made an SMBC with a couple whole eggs and the rest egg whites, plus extra vanilla. Again, amazing. Then I made a raspberry SMBC, using fresh raspberry...
I love the Durable Chocolate Cake recipe on this website. Many members of my family complain when I use another chocolate recipe of any sort, no matter what the cake design. It's definitely one of my favorite recipes.... and the ONLY one that I use for carved cakes and for heavy decorations or 3 plus tiers.
The butterfly is a popular recovery symbol. Here is a link to the Hazeldon bookstore page that features medallions (typically given to or carried by those in recovery as they progress through the 12-step program.)On the left hand side of the page is a list of various medallions, the inscription, and what they symbolize.http://www.hazelden.org/OA_HTML/hazCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10364&sitex=10020:22372:USI'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful!
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