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post #31 of 50
$20,000 consultation fee?!?!??!?! You got to be kidding me. It's a trip how some of the bigger cake makers are willing to help and some aren't. I guess some remember what it was like when they started out (thank goodness) & some don't!
post #32 of 50
Just out of curiosity I did a search for Gail Watson's Cakes and was surprised to see that she sells kits for some of her cakes. One sells for $800. They send you the florals , fondant, etc, you'll need and step by step instructions for making the cake. I'd never seen anything like that before. When I think of cake kit I think Wilton stuff. I wonder how many she sells. I wonder what she charges for her custom cakes after seeing the kit rates. I just thought it was interesting.

I am always always always impressed when I hear about pros helping out the little guys/up and comings. It takes heart and class to give of themselves and not act as though everyone is a threat. I really do believe there are enough cake orders to go around. There are many of those people right here at CC and I appreciate them ever so much!!
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post #33 of 50
I tried contacting Colette Peters for this last cake I did, and got absolutely no response, guess she is way too busy!! Thank you Shirley for the great info, I will be waiting to see your beautiful creation!!!!
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by MissRobin

I tried contacting Colette Peters for this last cake I did, and got absolutely no response, guess she is way too busy!! Thank you Shirley for the great info, I will be waiting to see your beautiful creation!!!!



You know I took a class with her when I was first starting out at one of the cake shows. Man, she was really annoyed at those of us who were beginners. The class said "all levels". As one woman told me as she left early, I guess you shouldn't believe what you read. I left about 20 minutes later as I had a long drive home myself. Maybe she was having an off day that day too but Kim Morrison & Carrie Biggers are very patient and more than willing to answer any questions as well as the Two Sweet Sisters.
post #35 of 50
I have emailed Sharon Zambito several times with questions, and she always responds. Very promptly and sweetly. She's a doll to help us beginners and wannabe's. icon_biggrin.gif
post #36 of 50
I love this cake. Thank you for sharing the information. If anyone else makes it, I would love to see a picture.

Speaking of celebrities, I once sent an Email to Kerry Vincent asking where I could get a mold for a specific piece of fondant jewelry on one of her cakes. Within a few days, I received a note saying she had made it from a piece of her own personal jewelry. To my great surprise and delight, Kerry also made a mold for me and included it with the note. I just can't express how much I appreciated her kindness and generosity.
post #37 of 50
Wow Marina's blue cake is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! She was so nice to share all of the details as well!
post #38 of 50
Beautiful cake....and thank you for sharing the steps....lol
post #39 of 50
I love that blue cake,JanH showed it to me,thanks for sharing.
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post #40 of 50
Thanks for bumping this up -- I keep losing track of this thread! icon_rolleyes.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #41 of 50
that cake is beautiful!!!
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post #42 of 50
Yah, there are very nice people out there willing to share and then there are the people that are afraid that you might do better them or something. I once emailed someone on what lace molds she used and she emailed me a very nasty reply. Then I heard from a mutual friend of hers/mine that she gets annoyed when wanna be's email her asking questions.That they "should figure it out for themselves" or something rude like that. You get all kinds!
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by weirkd

Yah, there are very nice people out there willing to share and then there are the people that are afraid that you might do better them or something. I once emailed someone on what lace molds she used and she emailed me a very nasty reply. Then I heard from a mutual friend of hers/mine that she gets annoyed when wanna be's email her asking questions.That they "should figure it out for themselves" or something rude like that. You get all kinds!



I know, it's sad, some of these decorators have such class and some just haven't figured out that it's sugar, not a cure for cancer! icon_rolleyes.gificon_cool.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #44 of 50
I am so happy to find this conversation, it is so informative. It is also always heart warming to know there are people who are willing to share their experiences, but the ones who don't, I am sure they have good reasons for not doing it!
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post #45 of 50
OH WOW, I posted on this all the way back in '06 & I'm so happy that someone bumped it back up there, b/c I'm very interested in the choc spray technique icon_smile.gif I just wish I could see some pics of it.
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