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I am curious to know how may "Garden Staters" are CC members. Sign in and tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Ginny, I live in Bayonne and have been baking/decorating cakes for about 27 years (YIKES! icon_surprised.gif ) I have been working for the last six months at a cake decorating/candy making supply store in Cranford. Its been a lot of fun to be in on new trends and new supplies and I can let my imagination run wild with all the great stuff we sell.

So come on NJ.. join the fun.. I will be looking forward to "meeting" you all!! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
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Hey Ginny! I'm always eager to find out where the Jersey girls are...and where there are supply stores in our state besides Somerville! There ain't squat by me but A.C. Moore and that doesn't really count!

My name is Bernadette, I live in Warren County near the PA Pocono Mountains. I have always loved baking and have wanted to take decorating classes for years. I finally had the chance to go in January and am trying to hone my decorating. It's something I really enjoy and would love to be able to share with others.

I met a fellow CC'er cindww in June at a Colette Peters' workshop and she has become a very good friend and baking cohort!
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Hey gals! My name is Cindy and I am a stay at home mom with 3 sons under 7. I'm in Nutley, New Jersey. I had wanted to take cake decorating classes for a long time and finally got the opportunity to take Course 1 and 2 in the fall of '05. I was lucky enough to attend Colette's Cake Sculpture class in June where I got to meet Zamode (yeah, Bern!!)
I'm really enjoying my cake decorating and have been able to sell a few cakes but have realized that I don't want it to take over my life as a business...at least not while my boys are so young!
Ginny, I'd love to know what your store is called so I can take a drive out there..I don't think its too far from me icon_smile.gif

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"bumping" yooo hooo where are all the jersey folks??
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Hey jersey girls! My name is Becky and I live in Berlin (about 45 minutes from Atlantic City). I am just starting to *learning* how to decorate cookies. I am a stay-at-home mom and just want to do something to supplement our income. I don't want to become a millionaire, just make enough to see some more Bonjovi concerts! icon_rolleyes.gif
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I know there are more than the four of us!
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Hi!
I am a brand new cake decorator, I am currently taking the Wilton 2 class and I am hooked. I live in Union NJ and would love to know where the cake decorating store is in Cranford, please let me know!

I have been searching a long time for a hobby and I have finally found it, because I dream about cake!

I work full time, except in the summer so its been a great time to begin cake decorating. I would like to pursue it as a hobby and side gig, not full time.

Also, I'm addicted to CC, and have learned a lot already!

Von
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post #8 of 122
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The cake decorating store in Cranford is called Sweet & Fancy. It is located at 17 North Ave. West.. If you are familiar with Cranford.. it is on the same block as the movie theater. It is off of exit 137 of the parkway.
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Hi Everyone,

Another Jersey Girl here. My name is Ellen. I started taking cake decorating classes with some friends at Michaels. I found I had a knack for it and enjoy seeing what I can make. I wanted to learn so I could make some cakes for my Kids. Needless to say, they are now spoiled and think I can make anything out of cake!

I live in Somerset, soon to be moving to a new house in Hillsborough. I am close enough to go to Candyland Crafts in Somerville on my lunch break if I need to. I swear that store has anything you can think of!

Anyway, I had hopes of starting a licensed home bakery, but as you all know, that seems impossible in NJ. So I make some cakes for work folks, and some of my kids' classmates parties. Not enough for my likeing though.

Nice to meet you all!

I know there are a few more Jersey Girls out there! Steffla and MomLittr at least!
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I am close enough to go to Candyland Crafts in Somerville on my lunch break if I need to. I swear that store has anything you can think of!



Cindy--road trip! icon_lol.gif

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Anyway, I had hopes of starting a licensed home bakery, but as you all know, that seems impossible in NJ. !



That bad, Ellen? thumbsdown.gif
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I look forward to visiting Sweet n Fancy very soon, so far I have been getting what I need at Michaels and Walmart, but I'm a newbie and still not sure of everything that I need.

Does everyone here use box cake mixes? If so what are your preferences for brands and flavors?
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Hi guys! I'm from South Jersey, Atlantic City area. Not too far from Becky. I went to the Culinary Institute at Atlantic County Community College and completed the pastry program but I really enjoy cake decorating (puff pastry from scratch? Nah, just buy it frozen).

I currently sell cakes, at cost, to friends and referrals and average 1 or 2 a month. I'm looking forward to going to the American Bakery Expo in Oct.

Anyone else from South Jersey?

Mary Ann
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post #13 of 122
Mary-ann, KHalstead is from So. Jersey, not sure if she will be joining us here.

vww, I do both but mostly boxed mixes right now as I learn. I like Pillbusy the best, especially the dark chocolate but I also use Duncan Hines.
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Debbie here from beautiful Barnegat (mainland, not the island). I started decorating the beginning of this year by taking Wilton classes my kids got me for Christmas.....now am hooked! Just what I needed, another hobby to be obsessive over (also sew and garden). I love this site and am glad this thread was started so I can see what other Jersey Girls are here!

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Seems I'm the only one out in the sticks! dunce.gifcowboy.gif

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