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Where to buy supplies? Tacoma, WA area?

post #1 of 27
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I'd like to venture outside of Michael's and JoAnn's, no offense to those stores icon_surprised.gif), but Im wondering where else I can buy supplies, like Satin Ice, Americolors, and all of the other stuff outside the world of Michaels? icon_surprised.gif)
post #2 of 27
Hi There!

I live in Auburn, right up the road from you icon_smile.gif

I really can't advise you as to where to purchase the actual decorating supplies, as I am just a hobby baker.

BUT as far as the baking supplies go, have you checked out Cash and Carry? You can save a ton of money at that store, if you are willing to buy in large quantities. I get my eggs, flour, butter, sleeve fillings, puddings, HR shortening, Bettercreme, as well as a multitude of other goodies we bakers need.

I go to the one in Federal Way....I am sure that they have locations in Tacoma as well. The prices are as good as Costco, but with NO membership fees.

HTH!
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post #3 of 27
They have HR shortening at Cash n Carry???? I didn't know that. I hope my local one carries it. I live out on the Wash coast.
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Yep, I bought 50 lbs of Sweetex for around $50.00 if I remember correctly....they also have my beloved Bettercreme. I'm just a hobby baker, but I have 2 chest freezers so it really saves money to buy in bulk. I get my 10x sugar, sleeve fillings, puddings, torani syrups, and a multitude of other goodies there. The first time I went in there, I felt like a kid in a candy store!

Even if you have to make the drive to this area, you'll save oodles of money in the long run....but I'll bet that even if your C&C doesn't stock Sweetex, that they can get it from their distributor for you.

Good luck and happy baking icon_smile.gif

ps...you are sooo fortunate to live on the coast icon_smile.gif
I love to go out there this time of year and go beach combing after a Pacific storm....you never know what you'll find..
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post #5 of 27
They have 10x sugar too!! Geez, I am really out of the loop on that one and to know its right next to Costco and I go there all the time! If not, I do go up to your area a lot and to Portland a lot so I am sure I could get it.

I live in Long Beach, the storms down here are crazy sometimes but it does bring a lot up on the beach. I was born and raised here so I hardly ever go beach combing (its more of a tourist thing) but I really should. I love all the stuff people find.
post #6 of 27
Heyyyyy neighborssss!!! I live in Kent, WA icon_smile.gif and if you didn't know Jackie and Heath(CC founders) also leave in Kent----this is a small world huh?

If you want especial stuff try Home Cake Decorating in the Northgate mall area and also Dawns Candy and Cake in Kirkland WA. ---however, their stuff is not cheap is just that they have all the goodies that Michaels or Joannes does not carry. Plus, the owners are very friendly and give you personal customer service thumbs_up.gif

Thank you Diamonds-and-rust for the tip on the high ratio at Cash and Carry...can you tell what brand is it? I've been there several times and never seen it icon_confused.gif
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post #7 of 27
Hi Neighbors!!

Rosie, my Cash and Carry carries Sweetex. Thanks for the info on the deco shops, I go up to Bellevue all the time so I'll have to check out the Kirkland store next time I'm up there....

Longbeach is one of my favorite places in the world...soooo much nicer than Ocean Shores....gotta LUV those little oysters, too (Quilicenes, I think?)....and those clams? I forgot the name of those (NOT the Geoduck) I love them too icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 27
Razor clams - Just went digging for them night before last. It was a gorgeous clear night and the stars were shining bright and all you could see up and down the beach were reflections of hundreds of lanterns on the beach.
post #9 of 27
Its a small world, Im going to go clamming on the 31st. Hopefull the weather will be good. I just wanted to let you know that I just opened a cake and candy supply store in McKenna WA. I am still oredering stuff in so if their is something you want PM and I can order in for you. I am getting new stuff in every week. If you are up north Dawns and Home cake are great too. icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 27
Congratulations on your business venture! Can you please post your website? Or if CC has a problem with that can you PM it to me? I'd much rather support a small locally-owned business than a huge corporation on the other side of the country. Where is McKenna? It rings a bell but I can't quite place it...
thank you!
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post #11 of 27
Smallfrye,
Glad to hear your coming to clamdig. The more the merrier! Where is McKenna WA? I would love to get a good relationship going with someone semi local for my orders. Obviously, I have no supply stores near me so I have to order or stock up when I am in the area. I do call a supply store in Portland and when they ups it to me its here the next day which is nice. I called them last week and they didnt have some basic things (black food coloring & they had never heard of an extruder) which was really annoying so I had to pay a ton for faster shipping thru Global Sugar Art. Anyway, just wondering how far you are away and if you are going to be doing shipping at all and do you have a website?
post #12 of 27
Thank you guys. I will PM you the info. OP cash & carry is great too if you can buy in bulk. icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 27
Ahhh glad to hear from you ladies in the St of WA icon_smile.gif and yes please pm me your website or the address of your business. Those 2 places I mentioned are the only ones where I buy my especial stuff. Michaels and Joannes only carry Wilton and I don't really like Wilton icon_sad.gif

Diamonds, what is the brand of the high ratio you found at Cash & Carry?
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post #14 of 27
Sweetex
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

Sweetex

Thank you !!! you said you live in Auburn?? we're close neighbors!! I'm a few minutes from your area icon_smile.gif so, there is a Cash & Carry in Auburn? there're 2 close to me. One in Kent and the other one in Tukwila and I haven't seen Sweetex in any of them...I'm going after work to check again icon_biggrin.gif

Thank youuuu!!!
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