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post #1 of 29
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This is my first post and I'm not even sure if this should go here but anywho...I am going to attempt to make my first cake =)

I went the the Charm City Cakes web page to email and ask for a good fondant recipe, and I stopped to look if maybe they had a link for one...instead I found a response in the FAQ that they do not answer email questions about recipes and a link to this forum, sooooo I came here and found one with a good review. I also found a good recipe for Red Velvet cake, so I am set to try my first non-box cake HAH!!

Wish me luck, and I'll post a picture of ShAmE later tonight...good or bad im making a cake darnit!!

Lauren.

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post #2 of 29
Welcome to CC this site is Great! and you can find lots of ideas and recipes... and everyone is always willing to help and answer questions... a good easy fondant recipe is MMF and you can find the recipe on the recipe tab good luck happy baking
post #3 of 29
"caketarded" that is the best word ever!!! With your permission of course, I'd like to use that from now on!
post #4 of 29
Welcome! I found cake central the same way you did, this site is wonderful and all the people I have come across are very helpful. I have to agree with DnEKakez, the MMF recipe on here is very easy and tastes awesome. I hope to see your finished cake soon. icon_biggrin.gif

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OK, well let me tell you I REFUSE to post a pic of the MESS i made HAH. my first mistake was letting the hubby help me and it didnt get any better from there...I'll try again another day.

and sure you can use **caketarded** LOL, i dont mind.

Lauren.
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post #6 of 29
Charm City Cakes uses Satin Ice brand fondant. I recognized the label on one of the buckets on one of the Ace of Cake episodes.
post #7 of 29
I love your word!!!! i have to agree that is one of the best words I have heard in a long time!!!
Welcome and best of luck , soon you will be a true cake addict!! like the rest of us!!!!
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post #8 of 29
Well, all I can say is that you came to the right place. Just be sure to take the little warning label in the upper left-hand corner of the page seriously. I'm having trouble getting out of here and getting back to the job that actually pays the rent. Hopefully, some day that will be cake decorating, and then I won't have to leave here except to execute some of the wonderful ideas I'm finding.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Charm City Cakes uses brand fondant. I recognized the label on one of the buckets on one of the Ace of Cake episodes.



do you use that??
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post #10 of 29
Welome... you find great recipes and tips on this site. My baking and decorating depends on it...
Everyone here is so helpful and belived me, there is no question that goes unanswered...
Happy caking.... thumbs_up.gif
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by ranbel

Welome... you find great recipes and tips on this site. My baking and decorating depends on it...
Everyone here is so helpful and belived me, there is no question that goes unanswered...
Happy caking.... thumbs_up.gif




how do i find classes in my area, ive tried google but just get ac moore ads, and the store in my area doesnt have the course on their calender...im a sahm and am trying this as a "mommy outlet" with a semi dream of doing it part time eventually, we'll see.
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post #12 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prterrell

Charm City Cakes uses brand fondant. I recognized the label on one of the buckets on one of the Ace of Cake episodes.



do you use that??



I've used Satin Ice and I love it for the true colors like black and red. I can't get my MMF dark enough so I use Satin Ice and I love it!
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post #13 of 29
Michael's is always starting cake classes, if you have one in your area you could give them a call. HTH
post #14 of 29
Welcome Lauren and welcome to your new addiction!

When I was looking for cake classes recently (which I never took of course)
I basically googled cake decorating in Anchorage and a few places popped up I didnt even know existed, and I have lived in the Anchorage/Wasilla area for 11 years. Try that first, then try a Michaels. Honestly though, you dont need them to start! There is plenty of help here, and there are always DVD's from Sugarshack.

Good luck, and post pics!
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post #15 of 29
Welcome to CC, I like you stumbled upon CC about a year and a half ago and am now doing cakes I never thought that I would be doing. I took a class from Michael's got nothing from it. What has helped me the most is the people here on CC . Someone from CC directed me to www.youtube.com you can search for icing, fondant , royal icing making gumpaste flowers whatever and it shows you many videos on how to. I'm a visual person. I hope this helps you also and it's all free!!!!!! Happy baking. Hey I've even searched for cupcakes and candy and it has something for everyone. thumbs_up.gif

I wanted to add take the Michael's 40% off coupon and get the Wilton fondant for 12.00 instead of 20.00 and make some dummiecakes. I won't eat the Wiltons but I love the texture for practicing with. Good luck to you.
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