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post #46 of 51
I tried to make roses tonite for a disney princess cake tonite, after not making any for the past several months. I didn't even come close to what you did! Your roses are perfect! The entire cake is beautiful. You dressed the table elegantly, btw. String work is very difficult, don't feel intimidated at all. I am also very critical of my string work, but everyone always raves about it.
A little trick I learned from my Wilton instructor to avoid the little dots when doing string work:
Go to the sewing section of any store. There is this little metal ruler with a sliding notch on it. Use your cake divider mat to mark where you want to space your swags. Then, go half way between each two marks and measure up from the bottom of the cake where you want the lowest point of your swag to fall. That is what the little notch on the slide is for. Then you will only have one little mark on your cake, and if you take your time with your strings, they should just fall evenly as you pipe. I don't know how else to explain this method, but its not as confusing as I make it sound. If anyone else knows what I'm talking about, perhaps you can explain it in more simple terms.
Other than that, I think your cakes turned out wonderful.
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post #47 of 51
I think the little metal ruler you are talking about is called a "hem ruler", I have one! I also use it to cut my dowels for the stacked cakes. You can insert it into the cake to measure for length, and use the metal marker to mark all dowels to precisely the same length! When you're done just throw it in the dishwasher to clean!
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I have more cake photos at PhotoBucket.com:
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j45/gmcakes/
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post #48 of 51
I'm not sure, but I think it has to do with settling. One of the more experienced cake decorators, I think Delores from sugarcraft put out an article explaining all of that. I don't know, it works. It's like a miracle because for 10 years I did it the other way and always had a bulge, sometimes larger than others. It was so frustrating. Once I tried the tops down method, all bulges dissappeared and have been doing so ever since. Try it.
Vicky
post #49 of 51
Thank you for the advice . . . I will definitely try the tops down method. If fixing bulges on cakes is that simple, i can't imagine any reason to do it any other way!
post #50 of 51
The cakes turned out beautiful! I always stack my cakes with the "bottoms" together - it does help. Another use for the Hem marker tool is to mark the sides of a cake for the basketweave pattern.
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Knowledge is a candle that when shared, doubles the light, but the insecure person believes knowledge is a candle that is diminished when it is split between two wicks.
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post #51 of 51
What a great idea to use the hem ruler! I guess I need to use some of my sewing tools in the kitchen since I don't really sew! LOL icon_lol.gif
Elizabeth
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