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post #31 of 73
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Originally Posted by Mindy1975

It was me I guess who gave the impression that I didn't like Duff. I never said that. I just get tired sometimes of seeing more plastic than cake sometimes in a project that's all. But I understand that sometimes looks are far more important to a client than actual eating purposes. And I got raked over the coals for just joking around about the fun loving people on the Wilton forum for going crazy over the new Duff products. That's where the "dislike for Duff" sprouted from" I guess. No hatred towards anyone from here, Or Duff, honestly. I honestly was just stating a fact that I wasn't impressed really with his new products, just like all of you are right now. I mean, really, if I want to succeed in my business, am I really going to stock up on $8 cake mixes for a wedding cake??



Please stop this. All I said was, "Not cool." That's not raking you over the coals.
post #32 of 73
Hey Irish..thanks for the info on making the fondant in the KA mixer. I'd hate to lose mine! I might need to start mixing it by hand too then.
post #33 of 73
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Originally Posted by cattycornercakes

Hey Irish..thanks for the info on making the fondant in the KA mixer. I'd hate to lose mine! I might need to start mixing it by hand too then.



I do mine in my mixer, however JUST the beginning. Just until it's thick, but still somewhat liquidy. I find I get less PS bits in there when I use my mixer for some reason, plus the really messy part is in the mixer, not on my counter and stuck to my hands. Honestly, my mixer struggles more with royal icing. lol. If you only do it partway in your mixer, you will probably be fine.

Oh, and common guys. This is a lighthearted thread. Can we leave it that way? icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif No one meant anyone any offense, so we can move on. icon_wink.gif
post #34 of 73
Cheatize, I'm just explaining things. Nothing aimed at you. I just didn't want people to think a certain way about me, and I wanted to clear the air. It's bad enough that we have enough regulations in this country, and It just pisses me off that we can't even say anything anymore without someone always waiting in the wings ready to come down on everything you say. ANd for the second time now, you are chastizing me once again for my post.
post #35 of 73
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Originally Posted by wrightway777

chefjulie - what does the fondant taste like? And when you mention hard to work with...is that b/c of the elasticity? What fondant do you normally work with? Why didnt you like the offset spatula?

goodiegoddess - interesting! Wilton - I bet thats why chefjulie doesnt like the fondant its probably just a glorified wilton fondant and we all know that EVERYBODY just LOVES wilton fondant (I think I just ralphed a little writing that).

I'm looking for a small rubber spatula- whats your favorite? By the way if you all are ever tempted to by the blue ones from wilton....DONT....I have a habit of tapping it on the side of the KA bowl...well in less than a year the neck is splintering plastic! I have an ultra cheap one (regular size) that still looks like the day that I bought it.



It's DEFINITELY NOT like Wilton fondant... in fact, it's the total opposite!! It tastes phenomenal and is AWFUL to work with. I absolutely LOVE Wilton's nasty fondant for making figures because it's sooo easy to work with and no one is going to eat it icon_smile.gif The Duff fondant was REALLY hard for me to transfer from the mat to the cake (kept tearing and sticking).

I didnt like the spatula because it was too thin for me. I think I'm just used to my wider Pampered Chef one (I bought the Duff one because I just moved and couldnt find my normal one icon_smile.gif), so working with the Duff one was a PITA.
post #36 of 73
Oh, and using a fondant smoother on the Duff fondant was a JOKE!! It was so sticky that I had to dust the cake and my smoother with cornstarch just to keep the smoother from pulling the fondant.
post #37 of 73
I guess you could say then that it is a definite "NO" then on using it on our Cricut Cake Machines?? lol
post #38 of 73
Oh, definitely would NOT recommend using it with the Cricut!! I havent tried it, so someone else may be able to give you a definite "yes" or "no", but I can't imagine that it would be good!
post #39 of 73
I have a very strict "anti-celebrity-endorsed/produced product" policy. I don't buy Martha Stewart/Rachel Ray/Bobby Flay/Paula Deen/Duff/ etc., ANYTHING. I know it's weird, but I cannot justify giving MY money to those who need it the least. They have such an advantage in the advertising department, given the exposure they get from their shows. (Not that Wilton doesn't have the market cornered at Michael's and Joann's!) I watch their shows (some, anyway), but don't buy their products, which I think are way over-priced.
post #40 of 73
Mindy - I don't mind if you like Duff or not, each to his own. However, what's with calling us regular Wilton's forum posters "wackos"? As I said, I am a regular forum member there and the people on there are no where near the "wackos" as you called us. Cheatzie was just saying "not cool" to that, and I agree with her, it was not cool.

As for the fondant, I can get my Satin Ice a bit cheaper. However, I will buy the black and red since with the coupons it's cheaper than ordering it online. I bought his impression mats and the wires. They were very reasonably priced especially
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post #41 of 73
I just meant wacko over his new stuff! That's all! Crazy over his new products! Look, I post stuff over there all the time! I love that forum! I have already apologized for this! It was totally taken the wrong way, and I am sorry! I don't know what else I can do! What do you want me to do about it? Goodness!
post #42 of 73
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Originally Posted by Mindy1975

I just meant wacko over his new stuff! That's all! Crazy over his new products! Look, I post stuff over there all the time! I love that forum! I have already apologized for this! It was totally taken the wrong way, and I am sorry! I don't know what else I can do! What do you want me to do about it? Goodness!



Well, then if that is what you meantm it didn't come out like that. Apology is enough. Happy caking icon_smile.gif
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post #43 of 73
Please believe me when I say, I have the best time with those people. I have never had a class in decorating, and I would not be where I'm at if it wasn't for the kind people on that forum. I remember when you couldn't post anything on the weekends, or after midnight and if I was in a pinch, there was no one to help me. There is no way in heck I would insult the likes of Cakes 06, Jeanne, Di'sCakes, or the rest of them. You learn so much and I would never ruin that bond or connection. icon_smile.gif
post #44 of 73
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Originally Posted by Mindy1975

Please believe me when I say, I have the best time with those people. I have never had a class in decorating, and I would not be where I'm at if it wasn't for the kind people on that forum. I remember when you couldn't post anything on the weekends, or after midnight and if I was in a pinch, there was no one to help me. There is no way in heck I would insult the likes of Cakes 06, Jeanne, Di'sCakes, or the rest of them. You learn so much and I would never ruin that bond or connection. icon_smile.gif



I understand. It's easy to become really good friends with all of them. It was the first forum I ever joined and love it there. So one can get a little defensive about them. So all is good. I know now what you meant and no hard feelings. Are you Mindy on there as well? I'm N8sMom96 on Wiltons. I look forward to posting with you on both forums. icon_smile.gif
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post #45 of 73
Well, Mindy is my real name. lol But I'm actually Carpentergirl on there, So you might recognize that one. lol
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