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post #121 of 603
I love the Play-doh fun factory for making tassles and hair out of fondant.
post #122 of 603
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Originally Posted by Tonja

My hubby and found some masonite board at Lowe's. The sheet that I bought was enough to make a 1/2, a 8" round, and a 12" round. I still have plenty to make a couple more... The board was less than 5 dollards and the are WONDERFUL.... I cover them with wrapping paper and just request them back.....If I dont get them, it is still cheap enough. Probably cheaper than the cardboard in the long run....



I love this Masonite board thing.... now just a question, how do you cut them perfectly round? Did they do if for you at lowe's or does your hubby have a super cool tool? Just wondering, would love to know!
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post #123 of 603
I tried the tips in the microwave thing and flooded my microwave! icon_redface.gif Since then, I just throw them in a saucepan with water and soap and turn the burner on high. Doesn't take long at all and I can control the boil-over a little easier! When I'm done, i just rinse the tips, then wipe out and rinse the pot and I'm done!! icon_biggrin.gif

All you guys probably do this already, but, I HATE COVERING BOARDS!!! I used to put my double sticky tape along the bottom of the board then fold up the foil or whatever. I always had the tape in the wrong spot icon_mad.gif . It was either too close to the edge and I had all this sloppy stuff hanging all over, or too far in and never touched the tape at all. So, my solution, I tape around the edge of the foil, then cut my slits if it's round, then fold it up over the board. icon_wink.gif Works every time!

Oh, and I LOVE Melvira's tip about the sponge paint roller. Smoothes out the icing beautifully with no effort. Now that's my kind of tip! icon_wink.gif
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post #124 of 603
Thanks for the awesome tips!
post #125 of 603
I keep rolls of contact paper (self-stick) for covering the boards. Wipes clean easily!
post #126 of 603
I wonder if a garlic press (New, not stinky and used icon_biggrin.gif ) would work for hair and grass. Hmmm, might have to try that for a luau cake. Love all the tips, especially about putting the icing in bags or Saran Wrap. Have a wedding cake to do on Thanksgiving day. I might try that.
post #127 of 603
My husband has made several cakeboards for me out of plywood. I just cover them with the extra long and heavy foil and they are good to go.
post #128 of 603
Do you know the Grip Liner that you can get to line your drawers with...its non-skid. I use that and cut to fit under my cake board when transporting in my car. IT WILL NOT MOVE!!!!
post #129 of 603
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Originally Posted by beesting

just a couple of Q, crisco, what is it? im in australia and cant for the life of me find it, we do have a solidified vege oil called copha, its coconut oil solid, is this the same thing???



Copha is very similar but not exactly the same. I'm *almost* certain it can be used in place of Crisco without problem.

A some alternatives to Crisco:

*Use butter: 1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter

OR

*Margarine: 1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons margarine

*Lard: 1 cup shortening = 1 cup - 2 tablespoons lard

(Sorry about the measurements, I don't have US to Oz conversions handy.)
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post #130 of 603
When I am using my rose nail to make flowers, instead of putting frosting on it to hold my parchment, I use the yellow tacky puddy that you get to hang posters on the wall and put a little spot on it to hold them in place. It also works on cake boards to keep them from sliding and putting on the bottam of cupcake papers when making a cupcake cake. Less mess and a package is $2 and last forever.
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post #131 of 603
This goes along with spraying Pam or oil in your measuring cups before measuring Crisco, honey, etc - if your recipe calls for eggs, I put my egg in my measuring cup (before measuring sticky stuff) and swirl it around coating all sides of your measuring cup and then pour egg into bowl and then measure your Crisco etc and it pops out of your measuring cup like a charm! thumbs_up.gif
post #132 of 603
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Originally Posted by Tonja

My hubby and found some masonite board at Lowe's. The sheet that I bought was enough to make a 1/2, a 8" round, and a 12" round. I still have plenty to make a couple more... The board was less than 5 dollards and the are WONDERFUL.... I cover them with wrapping paper and just request them back.....If I dont get them, it is still cheap enough. Probably cheaper than the cardboard in the long run....



what does Masonite board look like?
post #133 of 603
i use scrapbook paper covered with contact paper for my boards, you can get it in practically any pattern, and i'll buy it when it's on sale for like .20 cents a sheet. one sheet covers up to a 12" board (i do a lot of smaller cakes)
post #134 of 603
I love this Masonite board thing.... now just a question, how do you cut them perfectly round? Did they do if for you at lowe's or does your hubby have a super cool tool? Just wondering, would love to know![/quote]

I know Home Depot will cut boards and stuff for you if you buy the material there and give them the specifications.
post #135 of 603
Great tips!!! I have another one re: torting

Before torting your cake, cut a small vertical notch on the side of your cake, (top to bottom). Then after you do your filling, you just line up the notches, slide your top layer back on and it will be even!
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