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Thanks a million Edna.
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that is absolutely spectacular!! i can't believe how easy you make it (atcually, it eases my fears a bit), how forgiveable (i definately have to test out that papertowel method too) i was concerned about having to stack a wedding cake at the venue and this makes me much more excited to know that i can deliver it stacked-thanks again (and i'll be on the prowel for those cardboard dowels) icon_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by michellesArt

that is absolutely spectacular!! i can't believe how easy you make it (atcually, it eases my fears a bit), how forgiveable (i definately have to test out that papertowel method too) i was concerned about having to stack a wedding cake at the venue and this makes me much more excited to know that i can deliver it stacked-thanks again (and i'll be on the prowel for those cardboard dowels) icon_smile.gif




Keep in mind that cakes that are stacked are heavy, so you might need help moving. For bigger cakes, you can add a second dowel and leave some of the dowel out so you can hold the cake while someone is driving. Then at the venue you can hammer the dowel in and cover the hole.
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Edna, you are so kind...Thank you. I subscribe to you on youtube.
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post #50 of 87
Edna,

Thank you so much! You are so precious to share your teqniques and ideas.

I have a couple of questions. Do the cardboard dowels ever get soggy? I usually use the bubble tea straws and was wondering if you like the carboard dowels better.

I also use a butter/shortening recipe for my icing. I don't think my icing crusts as much as yours. Does that mean I should add less shortening to sugar ratio?

Also, I use the Viva method to smooth but sometimes get fuzz in my icing from it. Have you ever experienced it? If so, what do you do about that?

Thanks so much!!!

Amy
post #51 of 87
Edna

The big long dowl that you put in at the last (holds all the cakes) is that wood or cardboard?

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post #52 of 87
Thanks sooo much for the awesome tutorial. You always make it look so easy. They are all so helpful.

I took a look at your competition cake...WOW!!! Perfection!

One question....when you hammer the center dowel down through the cake...aren't you worried that you will hit one of the support cardboard dowels? Has this ever happened..and what did you do?

Suzanne
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Edna,

Thank you so much! You are so precious to share your teqniques and ideas.

I have a couple of questions. Do the cardboard dowels ever get soggy? I usually use the bubble tea straws and was wondering if you like the carboard dowels better.

I also use a butter/shortening recipe for my icing. I don't think my icing crusts as much as yours. Does that mean I should add less shortening to sugar ratio?

Also, I use the Viva method to smooth but sometimes get fuzz in my icing from it. Have you ever experienced it? If so, what do you do about that?

Thanks so much!!!

Amy



The cardboard can get soggy if left for too many days. If you use simple syrup and the cake is going to be stacked for a few days is best to use plastic dowels or wood dowels.


Your icing might be too soft, maybe you need less liquid in it. I use half ratio of butter to shortening. Make sure is butter not margarine. If you want you can add less butter more shortening. But even like that if you have too much liquids it still will take too long to crust.
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

Thanks sooo much for the awesome tutorial. You always make it look so easy. They are all so helpful.

I took a look at your competition cake...WOW!!! Perfection!

One question....when you hammer the center dowel down through the cake...aren't you worried that you will hit one of the support cardboard dowels? Has this ever happened..and what did you do?
Suzanne




Thats why I never put my dowels on the center of the cake. If you notice I go to the side of the cake.
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post #55 of 87
Edna, again you have made another great tutorial! It was two weeks too late for me when I did my first wedding cake, but I am happy to say that I did it the way you show us in your video, yippee! I made sure that it had a lot of dowels and it was very stable, tiers were 14", 12", 10" and 6". May I ask you why you wear gloves?
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Edna, again you have made another great tutorial! It was two weeks too late for me when I did my first wedding cake, but I am happy to say that I did it the way you show us in your video, yippee! I made sure that it had a lot of dowels and it was very stable, tiers were 14", 12", 10" and 6". May I ask you why you wear gloves?



In the store you are supposed to wear gloves and have your hair up. For the video I let my hair down a little, but I dont even like to work like that.
The gloves..I am so used to work with them that I feel strange to work without them.
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post #57 of 87
Edna,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your talent with everyone.! I have finally started my own business and having your tutorials to watch are so helpful ! See [b]your[/b]Calla lillies on the front page of my website. I can't wait to see more of them...keep em coming!

Thanks again,
Carol
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Wouldn't it be great if Edna could do an on-line class! We could sign up, get a supply list and work LIVE with EDNA.
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Wouldn't it be great if Edna could do an on-line class! We could sign up, get a supply list and work LIVE with EDNA.




If I knew how to do this I would!
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post #60 of 87
Thank you!! I've used the straws before but I am so afraid of the long wooden dowel at the end. I have seen it done before and I am afraid of destroying the whole cake with it. Where do you get your wooden dowels? What thickness? and how do you sharpen it?
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