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post #16 of 23
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I'd need circles though. Do you think Home Depot would do circles for me?
post #17 of 23
Hey, girl!

This really sucks! So sorry that it happened. I haven't had to do such a large cake (yet) but am both dreading and looking forward to doing one. My DD originally wanted the castle for her b'day in a couple of weeks, but luckily she's changed it to Princess Peach (Wonder Mold!).

If you need some nice, thick cake drums, try McCalls (www.mccalls-cakes.com). They're in Mississauga/Toronto - not far! I've used their hexagon ones for a show cake, and they're nice and sturdy. If you go to the show at CSG on Sunday, you'll see my B/W cake with them.

{HUGS} and don't you dare give up! If we all quit after one catastrophe, there'd be no cake in the world ... and THAT would be a sin!

I'll PM you as well.
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post #18 of 23
Don't give up caking - your cakes are beautiful. I have never used it but I know there's a huge post on the Wilton forum where one person was so angry about the castle kit she asked all the people on the forum for their opinion on it and to email Wilton on any criticism on it. I think most of the people who responded also said the castle kit totally sucked - it isn't you it's the castle kiticon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
post #19 of 23
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Thanks! You've all made me feel so much better, especially lovesmysmoother. I'm glad I'm not the only one that's had trouble with this kit! I'll keep cakin' but I'm going to "jack up my prices" as someone here said, because right now I'm not making anything on these party cakes!
post #20 of 23
Sorry about your diasater, I dropped a grooms cake I made back in August. The groom wanted a stacked book and an open book cake with a picture of him and his bride. Very large and heavy cakes, Well on my way to deliver the cakes as I picked it up off my counter and turned to walk out of my kitchen they just dropped, went up in the air flipped, and then came crashing down on my floor in a big buttercream mess. I was sick. Nothing I could do and since I was playing the piano in the wedding I did not have time to go to a grocery store to by a sheet cake as a replacement. Luckily the groom was cool about it and was not a jerk like your co-worker seems to be. Hang in there. I just had my second disaster today and I totally feel like saying forget all this cake crap, But I wont(smile)
post #21 of 23
No Home Depot or no where else that I know does cut circles, that's my delima also. I just use the squares for all my shapes. I do have a large circle someone cut for me so when they insist on a round I use the styrofoam and put my board underneath then slide it off at the venue.
post #22 of 23
I have used that same kit with success but i took all the towers and drilled holes in the bottom so that I could insert a dowel in it. That way you have the support from that. I transported from my house to the local swimming pool with no problems but it definately needed those dowels for support. But dont' give up and dont let one mean person ruin your hobby. icon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 23
Use 1/2" foam core - you can cut it into any shape you want with an exacto knife - works like a charm, and they are extremely sturdy.
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