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post #3031 of 12740

Sorry, found LV one in The Cake Decorating Company.

 

http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5811

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post #3032 of 12740

Thank you very much!! Bashini! Those are the exact LV sheets are was referring to. Needed them last month for a bday cake. Searched all over the place but just could not find them. Now I know where to buy them. I wish they also had the white LV design and the Gucci one. Just trying to prepare myself for when I'll need them for a cake.

 

Thanks again for your help.:-)

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I have only ever seen the colourful design type ones you mention. I can see how designer ones would be really good for bags but I'm not sure of their legallity? Unless they are made/authorised by the brand wouldn't they be 'fake' and breaking copyright laws? If they are being produced above board the companies themselves should know where to get them so contacting them directly might be a way forward?

I've actually seen a US website with the designer sugar sheets. The delivery cost was to the UK was even more expensive than the product itself lol!  I'm just guessing here, but for a cake decorating company to be selling it on their website then, they must be authorised to right? 

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I've actually seen a US website with the designer sugar sheets. The delivery cost was to the UK was even more expensive than the product itself lol!  I'm just guessing here, but for a cake decorating company to be selling it on their website then, they must be authorised to right? 

You would like to think a company like The Cake Decorating Company wouldn't be selling things that didn't have a license from the trademark holder (if it was coming direct from China I'd be less inclined to think that!) but an email/letter from them saying it is ok to use on a cake for sale (assuming that's what you plan to do) might be good to get to be on the safe side?

 

I have no legal experience but should there ever be a problem that should help you show you did try and make sure it was legal to use... what do you think?

post #3035 of 12740

Hi Claire and Cake Chaos, my name is Anita and I make cakes under the name of Tinkerbell cakes.  I am based in Doncaster, so maybe Yorkshire is going to take over the cake baking world lol.

 

Its so cool that we finally have a UK thread on here, I find that most of the recipes are in American weights (cups ect), just doesnt make any sense lol.  Any way just wanted to say hi and here come the Yorkshire cake lasses mmmwwwaaaahhhhhhh xxxx

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Hi! Another new member here :) I don't have a business (yet) - I'm purely a hobby baker although I'd love to have my own business someday, just trying to learn as much as I can and build up a portfolio etc. I'm sure this thread will come in incredibly handy, a lot of the American recipes confuse the life out of me!

 

Sorry if this is a rehash of previous questions (I haven't had time to read through the last 200 pages yet!) but what kind of buttercream do you all use? I have only ever had one cupcake in the UK which wasn't a icing sugar/butter buttercream, I think it was Italian meringue buttercream and it was lovely but I've yet to try to make any of the meringue buttercreams myself. Do any of you use what the American recipes call 'shortening' in your buttercreams? I hear it helps with crusting and stability but I'm worried it would impair the flavour when compared with an all butter buttercream. I sometimes struggle to get my buttercream as stiff as I'd like for piping purposes without using a ridiculous amount of sugar, and nobody likes a grainy buttercream!

 

Wow, that was a long first post! :) Looking forward to learning from you all!

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Hi, welcome to the thread. I normaly use whipped buttercream and its a meringue based one. It is really nice and not too sweet. Recently I made Italian Meringue Butter Cream. And it was lovely too. I was putting it off making it for a long time and it was really easy to make it.
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Sorry, forgot to mention that you need to register on the BSG forum to get the whipped butter cream recipe.
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I haven't made carrot cake before (can you believe it!) And I want to try it for my bf's nan's 70th b'day on Saturday. Does anyone have either a tried or tested recipe or a recipe they can recommend? I have lots of books but don't want to waste ingredients if it's not very good! 

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What Lisa!?!! I love this one from bbc good food, not a lot of rise so might want to scale it up by an egg. Never covered it in fondant but it should be okay: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4425/carrot-cake
 

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I love this one in BBC Good Food. Done it many times.http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3229/yummy-scrummy-carrot-cake It is very easy.

I use a normal cream cheese, orange juice and icing sugar topping.

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Hi Lisa, my favourite is Mitch Turners carrot cake. It so moist and you don't need any filling!!!
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I tried Mitch's as I've got her book, I was in a hurry and forgot the zests in the cake so I made a simple syrup with light brown sugar and vanilla flavouring. Going to use SMBC in between the layers and white chocolate ganache. Smells good so will let you know what the family think! 

post #3044 of 12740

Hello!

 

My name is Helena and I've recently joined the forum! I manage Cupcake Boxes, Cases and Kits and Borthwick Hill Bakery here in the UK. I'm based in Newcastle upon Tyne and have really only been baking for a couple of years but have now well and truly got the bug!

 

My husband and I launched Cupcake Boxes, Cases and Kits in response to what we feel were overpriced cupcake supplies, particularly cupcake boxes, baking kits, edible icing toppers and cake pop supplies here in the UK. It's been a huge success and is now taking up way more of my time than the bakery does! 

 

I'm looking forward to chatting to you all!

 

Helena 

 

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Hi Helen!!!

Welcome to the thread!!icon_smile.gif
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