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post #46 of 53
I do think it would be very helpful to beginners for there to be a sort of compilation of the basics posted on here somewhere. I was thinking maybe just a sticky in the How-To forum, with links to past threads that contain common beginner questions and answers.

I'd start with links to threads on the differences in types of icings, how to stack cakes, leveling and filling cakes, etc.

This way beginners would have a convenient starting point to jump off from, and those who are already past that point will be able to move more quickly through the forums to learn new stuff.
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by Motta

In fact, maybe the Mods can make a Cake Basics section and put articles or posts together to make it easy for newbies to get their answers.



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post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by JanelleH

I do think it would be very helpful to beginners for there to be a sort of compilation of the basics posted on here somewhere. I was thinking maybe just a sticky in the How-To forum, with links to past threads that contain common beginner questions and answers.

I'd start with links to threads on the differences in types of icings, how to stack cakes, leveling and filling cakes, etc.

This way beginners would have a convenient starting point to jump off from, and those who are already past that point will be able to move more quickly through the forums to learn new stuff.



Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

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post #49 of 53
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

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Yes, but how many beginners, especially new to this site, are going to be able to find that easily? The title has to do with wedding cakes, after all.
post #50 of 53
It's called the 'articles' tab.
Then you put a term in the 'Search Articles' box.
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post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by JanelleH

Yes, but how many beginners, especially new to this site, are going to be able to find that easily? The title has to do with wedding cakes, after all.



The beginners don't have to find it, I actively try to find them... icon_smile.gif

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post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by coldtropics

I think this topic has been brought up before... so, i have to assume theres been some resistance to the creation of a forum for more advanced cakers or business owners. Cake central is great but i'm alittle past the how do i make buttercream question? Someone posted in one of the fourums the other day about the misleading tag lines that lead you into a post that is either off topic, mis leading or something you wouldnt have been interested in reading had the subject/tagline been more descriptive. I didnt get into the whole discussion because it started going "left" so to speak. Anyone have thoughts on this?



I understand exactly where you're coming from. People need to chill out and realize that folks of all levels enjoy this site. Those who are not "advanced" or "professional" cake decorators will just plain not understand the complicated techniques until they have more experience under their belt. Not an insult, just a fact. We all started somewhere. Personally, I "PM" those who I think I can really help to prevent confusion for the newer decorators. I guess we could indicate somehow that we are experienced decorators and want a more advanced explanations(?) Not a sermon...just a thought...
post #53 of 53
There's no need for a Basics section, either. Just refer the OP to the Wilton website, tell them to click on Decorating in the left margin, and they will end up at the homepage of the section that has explanations and step-by-step pics for all their techniques.

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