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I think my icing is pretty sweet, but I have had customers say they like it because it's not overly sweet... go figure. icon_confused.gif The magic to the taste of my icing is that flavoring mix I get locally, it is divine..... I have no advice on adding chocolate ( never tried). icon_razz.gif

the roses at the base of the tiara cake are bc ribbon roses done with a tip 104 on a rose nail over hershey kisses. i add corn syrup to stiff Bc icing, and pipe them a few days ahead. they firm up enough to transfer them, but still soft enough to eat.

Didi I dont know what bond paper is... just use paper, any kind of paper... it will work fine! thumbs_up.gif

Sharon Zambito

SugarEd Productions Online Sugar Art School 
www.sugaredproductions.com

 

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post #17 of 575
Wow, thanks for the tips!!! I've actually had your website saved into my favs for awhile now!! You're cakes are absolutely beautiful!! Was excited when I realized you started posting on here!!!

I just did two cakes that were inspired by one of yours....the initial cake from your website. Hopefully, I'll be able to get them uploaded soon...my little sis has my camera!!! icon_confused.gif

Thanks again for the tips, Can't wait to give it a try!!

Christine
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Sharon I just wanted to welcome you to CC! When I saw your username, I was hoping you were the Sharon from Sharon's Sugar Shack. I've visited your site many times in the past to marvel at your cakes. The things you've done with edible images were a real inspiration to me. Thanks and warmest welcome icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 575
Thanks for the paper tip - I am going to try it on my next cake!! thumbs_up.gif
post #20 of 575
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Thank you all for the overwhelmingly warm welcome!!!!! You make me feel like a king.gif


Please post feedback of the results you guys get as you try some of these things; I hope they are helpful.

Sharon Zambito

SugarEd Productions Online Sugar Art School 
www.sugaredproductions.com

 

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post #21 of 575
Sugarshack,
Thanks for sharing your recipe and hints with us! I had a look in the gallery and your cakes are magnificent!
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post #22 of 575
Thanks for the info on the roses. They are so pretty & im definately going to try them out. You are truly great to share your tips with us. Thanks again.
post #23 of 575
Smooth Icing Tips! icon_smile.gif Thanks Sharon!
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post #24 of 575
Oh my goodness!!!! Oh my goodness!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I just tried smoothing the frosting using the viva paper towel method and then the paper and all I can say is UNBELIEVABLE!! I didn't think I could get my frosting any smoother (I use the viva method) but this is even so much smoother. It looks EXACTLY like fondant. I used my regular crusting buttercream recipe. You're just not going to believe how much difference the paper makes. I am soooooooo glad that I found this thread and so grateful that these tips were shared with all of us. You've got to give this a try!!!!!
Margie
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post #25 of 575
Oh my goodness - the computer paper is definitely the magic touch - I tried it last night and it's unbelievable - thanks so much - I will add it to my collection of tips - I liked it so much that I didn't want to write on the top of it - LOL I know the picture is a little dark and blurry - but it's so nice and smooth - I did wind up doing the top but took a piture of the real "master piece" before I finished it up. Who knew paper and icing could make me so happy!! LOL
LL
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post #26 of 575
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So glad it is working for you guys!!!!!

I did not think it up; another decorator told me about it too. cake looks great!!!!!

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Sharon Zambito

SugarEd Productions Online Sugar Art School 
www.sugaredproductions.com

 

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post #27 of 575
Hey Sugar Shack,

First of all Welcome Welcome Welcome.

Thanks for shearing the great tips. I did not plan on baking this weekend, but I can't wait to try your tips out. I use the viva method and it works o.k. for me but I am just thinking about the followup with the computer paper that will be awesome. I can see it now. WOW


Thanks again.
Happy Baking,

Twin Dees

"Good cakes aren't cheap,
Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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Happy Baking,

Twin Dees

"Good cakes aren't cheap,
Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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post #28 of 575
Thank You ,Thank you ,Thank you. I always have trouble with smoothness. Your cakes look fantastic! I also need to try your quilting, (on another post) i wasnt even aware of being able to do it on BC> Thank you for sharing.
Aunte Mame
"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death."
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post #29 of 575
Welcome from a fellow Louisiana. You said you got your flavoreing locally where in LA do you get it I might be able to get some I live on the North Shore. Your icing sounds great I will be giving it a try.
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post #30 of 575
quilting? Can someone guide me to that post? THanks so much!!
Margie
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