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post #151 of 260
Well, I will either be going to Golda's or to Create-a-Cake next week. I won't know which until Thursday morning. icon_biggrin.gif

My daughter has been in Europe all summer and is coming home on Thursday. Even though we are in London (mid-point between Detroit and Toronto), it was several hundred $$ cheaper for us to drive her to Detroit so she could fly to Toronto to catch her flight to Europe, than it was to just catch the same flight in Toronto. Stupid airlines. So, she's going to try to get her bags checked just to Toronto and then not take the last segment. If that works, I'll be going to Golda's and also to McCalls. If not, I'll swing by the Port Huron shop on the way to Detroit airport later in the day. Either way, it's all good!

I am anxious to know how the Golda's brand of fondant is. I should try it, as it's much cheaper that the Satin Ice. The one thing that they have at McCalls that I want is edible gold flake. I got a container of it years ago and just ran out. Just a little sprinkling on cupcakes or a cake or brownies really is pretty.

For those in the London area, I noticed that Bulk Barrel (not Bulk Barn) in Westmount carries McCalls fondant. I haven't tried it though. I just wonder how long things like that sit there on the shelf, as that mall is pretty dead these days. I guess it would be dated though. They carry several different colours.
post #152 of 260
I used the Bulk Barn Virgin Ice at first, now I use The McCalls fondant...I am in Kanata so I stock up when in GTA. McCall's is better than the Virgin
Ice...myself and another instructor did a taste test once.
post #153 of 260
I've used the Virgin Ice too as the Bulk Barn is one of the few food shops in my small town. I found it not too horrible taste-wise (better than Wilton!), but I found it very goopy. It was very "wet", and I found it hard to handle, hard to work with. I made a bow out of it, and what a mess! It didn't hold a shape and didn't dry well at all. I ended up mixing it with gumpaste to make the bow. So while I would prefer it for taste over Wilton, I didn't care for how it worked up.
Mommy to Colette (b. Oct. 4, 2006) and to my four-legged "baby" Otto (b. July 7, 2004)
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post #154 of 260
So if you drove to Golda's from Lindsay how far would you say the drive was??? I know that when I went to the place where I got the Choco Pan it seemed a little off the beaten trail, and I am not very good when driving in unfamiliar places!! But if you say that Golda's is an easy find off the hwy than I may have to take a little drive.

Where in Brooklin do your parents live?
post #155 of 260
Hi..Golda's in Mississauga is South of the 401. Once you get off the hwy I think its the first light past the 401. You make a left on Argentia and its just past the hotel on the left hand side. Keep an eye out for it because its in kind of an industrial strip mall..Across the street is Home Depot.

HTH.. icon_smile.gif
post #156 of 260
Yes, Golda's is right off the 401. I think the exit we took was Winston Churchill, and it was almost right there. Detailed directions are available on the website. It took us just over an hour and a half to get there in good traffic. It takes us about 40-45 minutes to get to Brooklin, so you'd shave that off your drive. We had no trouble finding it following their directions from the site.

It's actually my brother and sister-in-law who live in Brooklin. I've only ever been to their house directly from Lindsay, so I have no idea, in relation to the rest of Brooklin, where they actually are. There is a Catholic elementary school just down the road and a rather large, new daycare centre just a block or two away from the school. I can't even remember the name of the school! Sorry I can't remember more. They live in one of those somewhat newer labrinth type subdivisions that you need a GPS to get into and back out of. I don't know if I could find the house without my husband driving.
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post #157 of 260
Oh, tracey1970 we share a similar "baby" mine is Geilo born June 2001.
post #158 of 260
Is Geilo a Weimaraner too?! You must see more of them in a big city like Ottawa than we see in tiny little Lindsay - ? Otto is something of a town "celebrity" because it's so rare to see a Weim here. He's a 'princess' because of all the attention he gets, and he loves every minute of it. He's the most mild-mannered dog, and we love him so much. Is your a male or a female?
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post #159 of 260
Hi everyone!

I just got back from a week of holidays at my friend's in Oshawa. It was a rough week of lounging poolside and and only stress was decicing on the next blender cocktail! icon_razz.gif
On the way back to London,we stopped at Golda's and did some shoppin'. I got the Wilton 2009 book, 2lb. of "Golda's" white fondant ($7.50), Satin Ice black fondant 2lb.($15.50),nut cups and some other odds and ends.
Nice store, but I think I still like the prices of Scoops and Cakes in St. Thomas and Create a Cake in Port Huron. Not that I will never go back to Golda's just what I prefer,so far!

Glad to see this post has still being kept going!
Nancy
post #160 of 260
Those are the three things on my list for Thursday - the new book, black and white fondant. I am sure a few other things will hop into my basket though. icon_biggrin.gif I won't know until Thursday morning whether it's east to Golda's or west to Create a Cake. Either way, it's all good! icon_smile.gif
post #161 of 260
Hello Ladies! Welcome back Nancy, nice to hear you had a good vacation.

I have a strange question for everyone; what paper towel do you use for the "viva" technique of getting your buttercream smooth? I cannot find any non patterned paper towels!!! I have been using the Costco ones and then just smoothing it with my hand to get the pattern out.

Thanks thumbs_up.gif

Happy shopping Martha!! Create a Cake is awesome!!! icon_eek.gif
post #162 of 260
Eileen, I use a clean page of computer printer paper (thanks to Sharon Sugarshack). Obviously, it has no pattern on it. Also, I use the Melvira roller method. Canadian Tire sells high density foam rollers.

Boy, Martha, that sounds like quite a dilemma to have! I wish I lived close enough to either place that I had to make such a decision - have fun!
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post #163 of 260
I bought Viva's in Port Huron at the Meijer's. I bought the largest package of 8-12 and use them sparingly. Love using them! It makes it sooo easy!
They seem about the same as the blue shop towels. Which I did try but found it left left some blue fluffies icon_cry.gif.

I have also found the small density foam rollers at Dollarama,after I had paid more than a buck icon_cry.gif at the hardware store.

Nancy
post #164 of 260
Thanks Tracey and Nancy.

I have tried the computer paper and found it stuck to the BC but maybe I just did not wait long enough before smoothing...I will try it again.

I am going to PH this Friday and will pick up some Viva...along with other fun stuff!!!

PS...has anyone seen a coupon for Michaels this week?
post #165 of 260
No coupon yet ...
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