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Originally Posted by chezzabelle View Post

Awww thanks your stuff looks great too icon_smile.gif what cake are you doing? I done a 50th cake for my mother in law earlier this yr i done a two tiered one icon_smile.gif

 

A Madeira cake, covered in Jade Green fondant with some decs on but I'm not 100% sure yet how to arrange it. Stressful! LOL Just doing a single tier :)

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I done mine teal and brown it looked great as i am sure yours will do too icon_biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by chezzabelle View Post

Can i be thick and ask whats a dam?
I only use jam in middle of my cakes cos if i use buttercream and jam i find the top part slides off :-S

 

Hi chezzabelle,

 

So sorry for the late reply, a dam is a just a butter cream piping around the edge of each layer. Just use the piping bag and the couplers and pipe and then fill with the filling. I torte the cake twice and do a butter cream layer and then the jam. So, its like " cake - butter cream - cake - jam - cake". 

 

And I love Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting! icon_biggrin.gif But I don't sell it with that frosting as it needs to go in the fridge. So instead I offer Italian Meringue Butter cream or white choc IMBC. icon_biggrin.gif

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Thats ok thanks for replying, so on your jam layers do you use buttercream for the dam or do you use jam?
Always wondered how other people got a thick layer of filling in their cakes and why i couldnt and it slid lol
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Use butter cream dam for any flavour except for chocolate. But make sure you don't put the filling right to the top as it may overflow. icon_biggrin.gif

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Mmmmm gonna give it a go next time (shame i didnt read this earlier as i just made a cake for my mum and dad to cheer them up lol) icon_smile.gif
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I always take the chance to try out new things when I do cakes for my family!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Thats what i did earlier had a go at rolled roses (dont think they look too bad lol) still gotta put some piping or something round the bottom cos my 2 children were nicking the fondant so packed it away incase they tried to poke their fingers in the cake lol
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That looks really good. The roses are sooo beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif Well Done! 

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Originally Posted by bashini View Post

That looks really good. The roses are sooo beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif
 Well Done! 

Thank you my mum and dad loved it icon_biggrin.gif even got my 6yr old son making roses with me too lol
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it looks really nice!

well done!!!

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Thank you icon_smile.gif
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Evening all :) well after a week Ive finally managed to read all 211 pages icon_eek.gif

 

I've been baking as a hobby and general distressing solution for years and finally after having 1 to many people tell me I should sell my creations have decided to take the plunge and start up my own business icon_biggrin.gif

 

Now it's all early days at the moment just perfecting recipes etc and doing research into the local area, photos for my portfolio as well as trying to find out as much as I can about setting up the business from home :) And Ive just enrolled on a patisserie course at the local college :)

 

I have a few questions and no doubt will have many more lol but for now any help would be greatly received....

 

1) Does anyone know if you have to have 2 doors between the kitchen and the bathroom?

2) Do you need 2 sinks in the kitchen or as the bathroom is next door can I get away with that as my hand sink?

3) Is it alright to have cats bowl and food in the kitchen except when I'm cooking/decorating etc? At the moment I remove these and give the kitchen a good clean down before baking but am thinking may have to have a rearrange with these if need be and less hassle lol

4) If you rent do you need to tell the landlord?

 

Sorry I know these may have been answered earlier on but after 211 pages and being a bit silly and not making notes of all the bits I've had to ask lol

 

x

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Originally Posted by madmuppet View Post


1) Does anyone know if you have to have 2 doors between the kitchen and the bathroom?

Not sure if the rules about this have changed...  they may have and you may be OK.  Give your EHO a call and ask.  They're not as scary as you think!!

 

2) Do you need 2 sinks in the kitchen or as the bathroom is next door can I get away with that as my hand sink?

I think you might be OK.  But, again (sorry, not much help, LOL) your EHO will tell you. 

 

3) Is it alright to have cats bowl and food in the kitchen except when I'm cooking/decorating etc? At the moment I remove these and give the kitchen a good clean down before baking but am thinking may have to have a rearrange with these if need be and less hassle lol

I don't know the answer to this one, sorry!

 

4) If you rent do you need to tell the landlord?

YES!  And you need to tell your household insurance.  And if you're ever likely to deliver a cake, your car insurance.  And you MUST register with your local authority (so, for you, Ess-ex County Council, I imagine...  where in Ess-ex are you? (had to hyphenate due to flippin' censoring!)  And even if you're not making much on your cakes at all, you must register with HMRC.

 

Suzanne x

 

 

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Hi Suzanne

 

Thanks for the reply icon_smile.gif Im going to get in touch with my council (I live just outside of Col chester so come under tendring) as soon as the kids get back to school Ive finally found their info after much searching though their website and I will need the extra door lucky that I have the space for it just another thing to add to my growing list of needs icon_biggrin.gif

Getting hold of my landlord is going to be a right pain! fingers crossed she isn't going to be my blocking point in all this. As for my car insurance until I get up and running properly people can collect from me.

 

Ive sort of got it in my head that by Christmas everything will be in place and I can crack on and be at the Christmas fair evening with a stall icon_biggrin.gif

 

Theres just so many little things that people don't realise you have to get done my list so far of important things are ...

 

1) food safety certificate

2) contact council

3) contact landlord (what fun)

4) contact HMRC

5) install another door, wonder if I can get away with a folding one?

 

And just keep believing in my dreams icon_biggrin.gif

 

Here's a cake Ive just finished for my cousin's little boy.

 

 

 

 

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