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hi everyone,
I never write a post before thanking anyone since this forum is so helpful and one gets so many advice. I recently did a mad hatter topsy turvy, it was my first TT. It was a disaster. I had basically two issues:
1. I failed to cover the cake with fondant without wrinkles specially the larger one. It was 10 9 8 and it took me forever to remove wrinkles and then fondant started drying out. I make my own fondant and weather in Riyadh KSA is quite dry. Can anyone guide me on how to proceed, should i give one more try. i did watch you tube videos and flickr tutorials.

2. Second, how to cover a wonky cake with stripes? any tutorials, pointer? Luckily the design was such the wrinkles of first layer of fondant were covered by stripes but obviously its showing up badly. I didnt hear anything from client but i am unhappy that this happened for a real client.

3. Should i buy sugarshack videos on topsy turvy, any recommendations?

here is the link to my cake
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1584833

Please reply with any pointers you have,
thanks in advance,
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Buy Sugarschaks dvd. It's very helpful and she knows what she is doing.
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No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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Definitely get Sugarshack's DVD. Lindy Smith's is good too (available at GSA.) Here's an online tutorial for doing a madhatter cake http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=madhatter%20tutorial&w=31069548@N02 , but there's a better one out there - I just can't find the bookmark for it! icon_cry.gif I'll post it if I come across it.

Okay, I found it: http://tortentante.blogspot.com/2009/03/anleitung-streifentorte-mit-schleife.html
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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