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Yes it's true and they are found by the baking isles. I don't think you'll cause a major upset over the Royal cake, just look at mine and Lindseyj's answers. It's the first time I've seen it in close up and I'm still in shock. Fiona what's her name is making a mint after having done this and it's a disgrace. I know that it wasn't all done by her, she employed minions to help but she did oversee it all. Strangely enough my Grandson's Fiancee would make a great lookalike for Kate, she's the image of her. Did you catch the Vitoria Sponge?

Sandra

Yes, and Thank you!  I copied the recipe and instructions into a file.  I will be giving it a go in the near future.  My Mother-in-Law loves sponge cake and I will surprise her with it.  She is the recipients of many of my experiments.  I love the fact she is very honest with me about the results. 

 

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post #47 of 59

Don't forget to go the whole hog with thin sliced cucumber sandwiches cut into 4 triangles and crusts removed, not forgetting the pot of tea for two and of course a doily placed on the plate and the cake on top of it. Oh and pastry forks and china tea cups with saucers lol. Mum really would think that you'd lost the plot. Still it would be a good laugh, you going all Victorian I'd love to see your Mum's face.

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Don't forget to go the whole hog with thin sliced cucumber sandwiches cut into 4 triangles and crusts removed, not forgetting the pot of tea for two and of course a doily placed on the plate and the cake on top of it. Oh and pastry forks and china tea cups with saucers lol. Mum really would think that you'd lost the plot. Still it would be a good laugh, you going all Victorian I'd love to see your Mum's face.

What a great idea!  As Earl Grey tea is her favorite this will all come together nicely.  We try do have a day together at least once a month.  No husbands or friends.  Just two old ladies having a good time.

 

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post #49 of 59

Good on you girl, go for it.

post #50 of 59

Whilst some people will see the rounded edges on the fondant wedding cake as poor execution this is not necessarily so.  When I first learnt to decorate 23(?) years ago rounded edges were extremely common in Australia.  Sharp edges were also done but many people like the look of the rounded ones.

post #51 of 59

With me it's not so much the round edges but the lumps and bumps. Like Lindseyj I'm still in shock that it's sugar paste and not Royal Icing.

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Whilst some people will see the rounded edges on the fondant wedding cake as poor execution this is not necessarily so.  When I first learnt to decorate 23(?) years ago rounded edges were extremely common in Australia.  Sharp edges were also done but many people like the look of the rounded ones.

 

You're right, of course.  I really am looking at it from my limited experience - Rounded edges certainly have their place in a design.  As you can tell from my cakes, I practice sharp edges. 

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post #53 of 59

Good Grief - it after 3 AM - Time for sleep.  Good night/morning :)

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post #54 of 59
Clearly you don't think your words were insulting so I'm wasting my time here. You can justify it as being taken out of context all you want.

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but when it involves insulting another person's craft the polite thing to do is keep it to yourself.
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post #55 of 59

You clearly have a problem with paranoia. I repeat I haven't insulted anyone's skills and don't you think it odd that no-one else feels insulted. You have taken everything out of context. You are one of the newer businesses that has never gone through the skills and apprenticeships that the old bakers used to go through. Therefore you haven't worked with Royal Icing in that way. I'm not going back over old ground again but I will repeat that you haven't read all of my posts because if you had you wouldn't be up in arms like you are. The only insults are coming from your end. Take a look at Lindseyj's fondant iced cakes, especially the out of the ordinary ones, they are brilliant but like me she uses it on ordinary cakes such as sponges, kids birthday cakes etc. and reserves Royal Icing for the rich fruit cakes. When you have done the things that you do with sugar paste using all the tools available in Royal Icing where you have just tubes, nails and nozzles to use, and when you've flat iced a cake with Royal Icing, come back and tell me then that it isn't more difficult and doesn't take more skill. Until then try seeing both sides of the discussion.

post #56 of 59

Hey Jeanne don't forget to let me know how your high tea with Mum goes, can't wait to hear. I beat you I was up until 6am because it's so peaceful decorating overnight. You can concentrate far easier without the male half of the relationship barging in and out willy nilly, asking for things that he can't be bothered to look for, even though he's put them there. One day, I swear, that big bowl of icing will go over his head, hmmm that's a thought, another use for Royal Icing lol.

Love speaking to you Jeanne

Sandra

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I understood what you meant and wasn't insulted. I can see why it may have been taken that way though.
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post #58 of 59
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Hey Jeanne don't forget to let me know how your high tea with Mum goes, can't wait to hear. I beat you I was up until 6am because it's so peaceful decorating overnight. You can concentrate far easier without the male half of the relationship barging in and out willy nilly, asking for things that he can't be bothered to look for, even though he's put them there. One day, I swear, that big bowl of icing will go over his head, hmmm that's a thought, another use for Royal Icing lol.

Love speaking to you Jeanne

Sandra

 

Sandra,

I certainly will!  I may not get to do this until Oct, but I have your recipe, and know how to contact you :)  I spoke to my husband last night (he's away on business) and told him the plan.  He is as excited as I am and said she's going to love it.  A question about the cucumber sandwiches - Do the sandwiches have anything else on the bread?  I want to do this proper.

 

I am very much a night owl, especially when trying to do detailed decorations for the same reasons as you.  I have said to my husband on many occasions "You've lived here just as long as me - are you sure you can't find it?"   it's a polite code for - Get it yourself!  If you have that feeling of using the icing as an exclamation point, be sure it's your leftovers - LOL

I've had too many 3am nights this past week- I over slept this morning.  I suspect you are going to have many sleepless nights until your Grandson's wedding.

 

So enjoying our conversations!

 

Jeanne

 

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post #59 of 59

Hi,

Thank you. I suppose it works the same with most anything once you say "It's the fashion" people instantly must have it and miss the fact that it's a time saving, money saving, money making ploy that at some time in our lives we all fall for. I can remember paying the same price for, what could only be described as a belt, as I had previously paid for a ballerina length dress. Same thing different article. Those wily old, and yes lazy bakers in their rush to cover cakes in one hit and mould instead of pipe have very nearly killed off the art of Royal Icing and unfortunately leave it to the well off amongst us who buy from the big West End of London Stores, like Fortnums or from the big hotels. There are still a few old fashioned bakers around but they are very hard to find. It's such a shame to see the old arts die and at the end of the day, although more time consuming, there is no decorating done that can't be done in Royal Icing but the same doesn't apply vice versa as you couldn't do the really delicate stuff in paste. Just as a foot note I'm exactly the same with other crafts like knitting and crochet, which, thank God, seem to be coming back and broomstick and hairpin lace. I make things from patterns dating back to 1837 and do talks on them. America is great for keeping arts and crafts alive and most of our old books seem to have emigrated to there, Still it's been an interesting thread with some nice people and a few shocks (the Royal cake) but there really was never any intention to insult anyone.

Until the next big debate

Best wishes to all and hope to speak to you again soon

Sandra

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