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post #106 of 136
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Originally Posted by Relznik

Here's a video step-by-step by a brilliant cake-maker called Elaine Thomas

http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page11.htm )



Relznik, thanks for posting that link to Elaine Thomas icon_biggrin.gif I watched her video and tried that method out tonight for a Valentine/Birthday Cake I am making for a client. It was so easy to do!! I am posting photos of my first attempt in my photos (because I can't get a photo to attach to my post... icon_rolleyes.gif )

Thanks,
Pam
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post #107 of 136
I think I may have figured out how to do the billowing technique, or my version of it at least. I cant post pics yet because I used the technique on one of my cakes that will be in a cake show/competition this weekend. I'll post after this weekend. Wish me luck!
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post #108 of 136
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ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!
post #109 of 136
I take classes with Andrea and I've met Susan at one of the classes. Both fabulous ladies with tons of talent. I've been waiting so patiently to see the new issue of Cake Central magazine with Susans technique. It's stunning and well deserved of winning awards! Andrea is a fabulous teacher and I think it's very nice of her to save the technique she was taught by Susan for Susan to share herself.

**The cake that was stolen was not recovered btw for those of you asking.

For me part of the fun is trying to figure out how to do certain techniques, I LOVE that part of caking. I don't think it's a waste of time but perhaps I see it differently in that I appreciate each individuals creativity and find it fun/challenging to try and figure out on my own before the "secret" is revealed. It's sort of like opening that one present at Christmas that you've been guessing what it is...and most of the fun was the guessing until the final reveal.

I have to take a moment and say to those of you with the nasty comments or criticisms please think carefully before you type out a snarky comment. icon_sad.gif Seriously, why is it that you cannot just appreciate the beauty of someones talent without picking it apart and making such comments as "the next overdone trend"? Maybe you've been in the business too long and you're jaded? Jealousy? Burnt out and want to tear others down? I don't care if people think Topsy Turvy is overdone, it still wows people, it's still neat IMO!

I think the billowing technique is beautiful and I don't really think many brides are going to be so picky as to worry what it would look like when it's cut. Also, Susan didn't copyright billowing, she trademarked the term for the technique...if she did a copyright she wouldn't be in an international cake magazine teaching a tutorial on it for others to use as they wish!

Gah... icon_mad.gif /end rant
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post #110 of 136
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Originally Posted by bakencake

ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!



Thanks icon_biggrin.gif I really enjoyed doing it. As for videos, I'd be in line to buy them too icon_wink.gif
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post #111 of 136
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Originally Posted by cakenovice2010

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I have to take a moment and say to those of you with the nasty comments or criticisms please think carefully before you type out a snarky comment. icon_sad.gif Seriously, why is it that you cannot just appreciate the beauty of someones talent without picking it apart and making such comments as "the next overdone trend"? Maybe you've been in the business too long and you're jaded? Jealousy? Burnt out and want to tear others down? I don't care if people think Topsy Turvy is overdone, it still wows people, it's still neat IMO!

....Also, Susan didn't copyright billowing, she trademarked the term for the technique...if she did a copyright she wouldn't be in an international cake magazine teaching a tutorial on it for others to use as they wish!

Gah... icon_mad.gif /end rant



Since you partially quoted my comment and I don't see any posts in the thread that are "nasty comments and criticisms" or "picking it apart" I'll assume you are directing your rant at me.

My comment was not in the least snarky. If you read all of my posts in this thread, you will see that I happen to love and be amazed by this billowing technique, as I do the topsy turvy.

My post was implying that the billowing technique was so fabulous that, once they found out how, everyone would be doing it soon, just like what happened with topsy turvy. It was a compliment/joke. Please show me where I commented negatively on anyone's talent or the merit of a technique. In fact I did just the opposite. The only negativity that could be pulled from my post was my opinion that there is the tendency for things that are good to be turned into trends that every bride wants. There is no "Tearing others down" here.

Perhaps it is you who is burnt out and jaded. Or maybe it was just an oversensitive misinterpretation on your part because you know the people involved.

And if you read the whole thread, you can see where I posted the same clarification about copyright/trademark.
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post #112 of 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptanyer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Relznik

Here's a video step-by-step by a brilliant cake-maker called Elaine Thomas

http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page11.htm )



Relznik, thanks for posting that link to Elaine Thomas icon_biggrin.gif I watched her video and tried that method out tonight for a Valentine/Birthday Cake I am making for a client. It was so easy to do!! I am posting photos of my first attempt in my photos (because I can't get a photo to attach to my post... icon_rolleyes.gif )

Thanks,
Pam



That's brilliant! I'll let her know!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #113 of 136
Wow, that technique is amazing!!! My brain is also trying to figure out how it was done. icon_biggrin.gif

I'm thinking that if you wanted a former to try this out with, an upside-down egg carton might work. It'd be uniform, about the right size, I think, and you can let them dry and set on top.

But that's just MY thought on it. icon_wink.gif

I'll patiently wait for the Jan/Feb issue to come out before making any attempts, though. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #114 of 136
I cant wait to see how this is done!
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post #115 of 136
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

I cant wait to see how this is done!



Me either icon_biggrin.gif
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post #116 of 136
Has anyone received their CC mag issue to find out how it's done??
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post #117 of 136
I know here it seems to take a bit for it to arrive at the cake shops to buy. Probably a few more weeks? I was able to get the last issue about a month ago?
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post #118 of 136
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Originally Posted by tlreetz

Has anyone received their CC mag issue to find out how it's done??



We just received the Oct/Nov issue, so the Jan/Feb issue that is mentioned here will not be out quite yet. I'm not sure when it will be released, as the Dec issue still hasn't been sent (if there will be a Dec issue).
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post #119 of 136
There is no Dec. issue.

See the schedule here. Volume 2 is the 2011 issues.

http://shop.cakecentral.com/Cake-Central-Magazine-p/cakemag12.htm

Looks like it's not printed yet because there's no image for the cover.
post #120 of 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakencake

ptanyer, your heart looks great!!!!

I wish the caketress would sell videos. I would super buy them- hint hint!



No worries. I'm working on something special that should be out by the fall.
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