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post #31 of 52
Hey, pretty sure I've seen them at the Homestore - think they are the Chicago Metallic brand. Good luck. icon_cool.gif
post #32 of 52
hey just wondering if any kwis can recommend a good recipe suitable for stacking to make a topsy turvy cake with local supplies. I have been trying out different recipes and making modifications for what i can get my hands on, but so far no real joy. Any pointers would be appreciated icon_smile.gif
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post #33 of 52
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Hi ladies!

decoratethecake.com are having a sale this weekend, 40% off everything, and their prices are already pretty sharp as they pour their own molds as you order them, so you're buying direct from the manufacturer (their goods are on other websites for a lot more).

Also if you spend $100 or more, it's free shipping, and that includes international. So I am going to place an order at some stage this weekend, and I thought I'd see if anyone wants to join me. If you're keen, send me a PM with what you want to order. I'm happy to pay for it all on my credit card and you can re-imburse me afterwards.

When I get the goods I'll send them off in those NZ post pre-paid bags. They're $4 and $5, I imagine most things will fit into those no worries.

It finishes this weekend, so be quick if you're keen icon_smile.gif
post #34 of 52
Thanks will check out the site.
post #35 of 52
wow they got lots of stuff. Great if you are pumping out a lot of cakes and can justify getting the moulds....I love the cameos and the lace.
post #36 of 52
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They do have lots of good stuff, right?

I got this, for little flowers on cupcakes:
http://decoratethecake.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=135

And a wood grain texture mat. I've had two cakes I would have used that on so far, so figured I would again as I love novelty cakes. US$6, not too bad!
post #37 of 52
Ok I will pm you tonight - like the idea of the woodgrain I think it would make neat picture frames. A brick impression mat would have certainly made the last cake - in my gallery - a lot quicker than individually cutting out the bricks !!!!
post #38 of 52
I have been trying to glaze some gumpaste using 50/50 glucose and rose spirits but its still tacky - I think it might just be nz's humidity but thought maybe you might know of a better option. ps vodka or rose spirits or steaming hasn't achieve the desired sheen either. Thanks in advance, Vanessa.
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post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by avasmummy

I have been trying to glaze some gumpaste using 50/50 glucose and rose spirits but its still tacky - I think it might just be nz's humidity but thought maybe you might know of a better option. ps vodka or rose spirits or steaming hasn't achieve the desired sheen either. Thanks in advance, Vanessa.



Hi Vanessa, it might help if we know what effect you are going for - what are you making with the gumpaste? I've never found a way of actually 'glazing' gumpaste, without it going sticky or soft, but there are other ways to get a similar effect.
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post #40 of 52
sorry duh me lol

I am making teacups and saucers and want it to look ceramic-ish. These ones are already ruined but still useable for tomorrow. But i definitely want to make more of these in the future.

The only way these are staying in shape is because i have kept them in my oven with the light and the fan on which does dry the glaze i used but after an hour of them being out they are all gooey again

Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif
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post #41 of 52
I really must learn to stop clicking 'submit' icon_lol.gif
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post #42 of 52
Oops posted the same thing twice and can't seem to find delete !
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post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by avasmummy

sorry duh me lol

I am making teacups and saucers and want it to look ceramic-ish. These ones are already ruined but still useable for tomorrow. But i definitely want to make more of these in the future.

The only way these are staying in shape is because i have kept them in my oven with the light and the fan on which does dry the glaze i used but after an hour of them being out they are all gooey again

Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif



Sounds like a job for pearl lustre, one of my secret weapons icon_wink.gif

I would love to see some pics, I have always wanted to make those!
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post #44 of 52
The humidity at the moment is driving me nuts! All of my cakes have this tacky look which I hate. I had a fire engine cake today (luckily for a friend) that had ladders on the top - when I went to bed last night they were perfectly straight and when I woke up they were droopy - I made them with fondant/gumtrac and they were in the hot water cupboard for days ... aaargh!
post #45 of 52
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Sounds like a job for pearl lustre, one of my secret weapons icon_wink.gif

I would love to see some pics, I have always wanted to make those![/quote]

Gosh i wish I had used pearl lustre!!! I am still very new to all this so i guess its one way to learn lol.

I will post pics tomorrow once i make the teapot cake
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