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post #76 of 83
I've found that when filling and icing round cakes with buttercream, it's easier and you get a better finish if you put the filling on the bottom layer and also ice the bottom layer before you put the top layer on. No worries about hiding the join in the middle. icon_smile.gif
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post #77 of 83
Well, here is a cost saving tip, especially if you are taking classes.

Whenever, I am unsure if a products is still good (i.e., eggs, milk), I will use those to create my class cake and/or create dummy cakes. It saves you from wasting your good supplies when you just want to practice. You HAVE to make sure that you throw the cake away once you are finished.

I am a stickler about dates/contamination so I'm afraid to use anything after the printed date.
post #78 of 83
WOW, what an awesome idea for a post! I am learning so much....I want to keep this one going! Well, being new to decorating (about a year or two), I have to say I have learned almost everything from this site! I heard someone say they use a hot knife....is this just the traditional running hot water over a knife or putting it in some boiling water, or is there actually a tool that you can buy (like a knife you turn on and stays hot for you)??? Sorry if its a dumb question, but there should be something like that if there isn't already!! haha icon_lol.gif
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post #79 of 83
One of my fave tips is for making black icing, and I got it from CC. I keep a tub of store brand chocolate fudge icing in the house, and then when I need black icing, I use it and just add a small amount of black color to it. Works great and is lots easier than making it from scratch!
post #80 of 83
great tip!
post #81 of 83
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Originally Posted by ccsweetness View Post

WOW, what an awesome idea for a post! I am learning so much....I want to keep this one going! Well, being new to decorating (about a year or two), I have to say I have learned almost everything from this site! I heard someone say they use a hot knife....is this just the traditional running hot water over a knife or putting it in some boiling water, or is there actually a tool that you can buy (like a knife you turn on and stays hot for you)??? Sorry if its a dumb question, but there should be something like that if there isn't already!! haha icon_lol.gif


That's an awesome idea! Why don't you invent it and sell it? Seriously! I hate having to constantly reheat the knife.

post #82 of 83
I am new as well and I just want to stay I have learned so much in last few days just reading. I'm excited to continue to read and learn from all of you willing to help us newbie's. Thank you very much icon_smile.gif
post #83 of 83

OMG ... this thread ended???? I was learning soooo much .. .can we get it going again or is there a similar thread? ;) Thanks ladies, I am new to cakes/decorating and every tip is pure genius. 

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