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post #16 of 68
I'm speechless. icon_surprised.gif If Toba's little thing costs $15,000, yours must be at least $80,000! Ms. Shirley- you are brilliant (so is that teacher!). I am in awe. I can't say how stunned I am.

Just. . .wow. icon_eek.gif
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post #17 of 68
I'm sorry Nick, I didn't mean to highjack your thread. I just thought you might get a kick out of seeing this old photo. I was young and energetic then, don't know if I could put in that much work on a cake today.
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post #18 of 68
I'm impressed too, Shirleyw, that is an absolutely fantastic creation! So much work! Beautiful!
post #19 of 68
Thank you Janice. I can remember actually crying at the end of that class just from sheer exhaustion. We were all feeling the same way.
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post #20 of 68
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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

I'm sorry Nick, I didn't mean to highjack your thread. I just thought you might get a kick out of seeing this old photo. I was young and energetic then, don't know if I could put in that much work on a cake today.



Don't worry about anything; you bettered the thread by showing actual "footage", if you will. And it wasn't even my thread to begin with. icon_redface.gif
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post #21 of 68
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Originally Posted by southaustingirl

Does anybody use it technique? I would like to learn some tips.......looks really nice. But I don't see it used vry much I ws wondering if it was an outdated technique.

Anyone know of any good 'how-to' sites or books?? Bronwen Weber has an example on her site.

http://www.bronwenscakes.com/wedding.htm

The first wedding cake on the second row is an example of this technique.



Oh, it was your thread I highjacked, I was thinking it was Nick's, Anyway, sorry.
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post #22 of 68
Sugar-Fairy -

Hang onto that book! Have you priced it on eBay lately? They are getting a fortune for it! I have two copies, and both are in a safe deposit box, along with my Wilton Encyclopedias. I even have the supplement to the Lambeth book, and the pattern books for the encyclopedias!

So glad I bought them when I did. In the past two years, the Lambeth book has quintupled in average price, and I have not seen the pattern books for the encyclopedias since just after I won my last auction on them at eBay.

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post #23 of 68
bronwens link didnt work for me icon_cry.gif
post #24 of 68
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

Sugar-Fairy -

Hang onto that book! Have you priced it on eBay lately? They are getting a fortune for it! I have two copies, and both are in a safe deposit box, along with my Wilton Encyclopedias. I even have the supplement to the Lambeth book, and the pattern books for the encyclopedias!

So glad I bought them when I did. In the past two years, the Lambeth book has quintupled in average price, and I have not seen the pattern books for the encyclopedias since just after I won my last auction on them at eBay.

Theresa icon_smile.gif



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That must be where mine came from, one of my cake friends in England scanned Lambeth template, side and top designs of cakes from some book and burned them onto a DVD for me, or I guess it's a CD, I can watch it on my computer or DVD player. Does this look like a picture from that pattern book?
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post #25 of 68
Shirley,

My copies of the book are in the bank, so I will have to go and check. I see that it is plate number 3 on page 19, so I will start the reference from there, but to tell the truth, I recall the book starting with pastries, then working toward cake decorating at the back of the book.

I will let you know within a few days, but if I am right about how the book is arranged, I do not think it is from that book.

On the other hand, that type of decorating is from that era, so either way you have a goldmine CD there. It could be copied from a small number of very, very valuable cake decorating books that are unknown here because they are UK publications.

I saw a book last year on eBay that sold for almost $200 USD. The book was only 119 pages, and it was nothing but plates of cakes from that era. Gorgeous designs. I bid up to $100 on it, and did not come close.

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post #26 of 68
There was another British cake decorator who did designs very similar to Lambeth, he was called Nirvana and had 4 books out. I had all of them and sold them a few years ago. I can still see them, leather bound, smaller than Lambeths book, the covers were Brown, Maroon, Dark Green and Dark blue. Those designs templates could have come from one of those books..
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post #27 of 68
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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

Thank you very much.
You know at the time of my wedding we had a terrible photographer who didn't get any pictures of the cake. I have old snapshots that relatives took of the cake and of us cutting the cake but I'm not even sure where they are. If I come across them I will see if I can scan and post them.



I was given that book...

Lamberth Method of Cake Decoration and pracital pastries as a thank you for working for someone for about 2 years!

The book cost about 350 dollars over 7 years ago..that and the blue Baroque wilton molds are 2 of my most treasured possession..the Wilton Plastic sugar castle mold my 3rd. ( I could NEVER get that darn thing to work! lol)

The book is full of old techniques including how to make plaster of paris molds!
post #28 of 68
This is really cool stuff! I love learning about old techniques. I have heard of this before but never really knew what it was. Thanks for all of the interesting information, everyone!
Monika

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post #29 of 68
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Originally Posted by strawberry0121

This is really cool stuff! I love learning about old techniques. I have heard of this before but never really knew what it was. Thanks for all of the interesting information, everyone!



strawberry , if you can find yourself an old copy it may be worth the money.

I love reading where he refers to his clients as "MADAME"..lol

as in..

"if Madame places an order of petite fours...."
post #30 of 68
I would love to be referred to as "madame"...
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