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 I just want to point out the incredible display by Corrie76 (CorrieCakes) on today's most saved listings  Most of the saved favs are sheet cakes and ALL are incredible displays of creative talent!  Bravo Corrie76!  I have envied your talent for some time.  Wish I had a sheet cake to decorate now--with you to guide me! icon_biggrin.gif

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I, too, want to speak up for sheet cakes. I feel that they are just a blank canvas waiting for the artist's brush! How apt, a plain rectangle that can take on so many dimensions according to the artist's skill. Round, square, stacked or flat sheets...they all have their  place in the lexicon of cakes.

Yea for the (not so) humble sheet cake!

 

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http://cakecentral.com/g/s/recent/sort/trending_albums/window_time/day

 

WOW, carmijok:  that is the most awesome display of sheet cakes I've seen so far. Thanks for highlighting. I've purchased idea books on sheet cakes, cause people want them, they are handy to cut & serve, and they are like 'weeble' cakes -  weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

 

Do people really look down on them, or are they just another beautifuly delicious part of the cake world?

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I don't think it's so much that people look down on them, it's that some people hate decorating them, myself included.

I actually don't even offer them, I have seen some awesome ones, but my style of decorating just isn't 'sheet cake friendly'. They always turn out looking like poo.

(well not literally, but almost :P)

 

Quite often someone is ordering a sheet cake to cut down on costs as well, so that really limits what sort of decorating you can do.

But on the topic well executed ones, I really like this one. http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2243010/to-80th-birthday/

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http://cakecentral.com/g/s/recent/sort/trending_albums/window_time/day

 

WOW, carmijok:  that is the most awesome display of sheet cakes I've seen so far. Thanks for highlighting. I've purchased idea books on sheet cakes, cause people want them, they are handy to cut & serve, and they are like 'weeble' cakes -  weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

 

Do people really look down on them, or are they just another beautifuly delicious part of the cake world?

sometimes a luxury car, sometimes the family van, sometimes a dune buggy, ride a bike, or walk.  They will all get you where you're goin'.


Yes, I've read quite a few times on here certain decorators who make a point to say they refuse to do sheet cakes like it was somehow beneath their abilities.  Perhaps they didn't mean it that way, but it always sounds like that.  I just think Corrie76 shows that you can elevate the humble sheet cake into a work of art!

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post #6 of 20

Scrumdiddly cakes said it well.  I don't look down on them at all, I am just not adept at decorating them!  I find it far easier to decorate a 3-tier cake than a sheet cake  Also, they can be quite large and not fit in my oven.  I have seen some beauties on this website, though!

post #7 of 20

I am always in awe of her cakes and how perfect they are. Those shell borders are amazing. Now if only she would put out a dvd of how to make her creations, that would make my day.

post #8 of 20

Yes, all of her sheet cakes are beautiful. I will make a 3 tier cake anytime , if they are willing to pay for a 3 tier, but when a client wants a sheet cake, i decorate according to the price they want to pay for that. If they got the money , honey, i got the time and the talent!!! Many on c/c in the past have compared sheet cakes to walmart or any grocery store. I have never made one that i thought looked like a 25-30 walmart sheet cake. Keep sheet cakes alive. Sharon Zambito has a gread dvd on sheet cakes. She is one of the greatest decorators i have ever known.

post #9 of 20

Corrie76 is the best! 

 

I use to be embrassed to admit I did sheet cake based on the vile reaction to them sometimes on the forum. But people like them because they are easy to cut and transport and it is what they are familiar with. Corrie inspired me to step up my game, because after all if you are going to be in the business you need to be well rounded. My shell borders still need a lot of work.  

 

I will admit it is harder for me to do a sheet cake than a round or square. Something about the shorter sides makes it terribly hard to ice.  Corrie has been my favorite decorator since I joined cakecentral. I'm glad she's back to posting her pictures! Everytime I need an idea for a cake, I run over to her facebook page. I can't replicate her style--she's just that talented. I'd love to. Her cakes are like reading a storybook. A true genius and her cakes get better and better. Thanks for starting this thread.

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Wow those are beautiful cakes! I had to run over to Facebook and "like" her page right away.
post #11 of 20
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I don't think it's so much that people look down on them, it's that some people hate decorating them, myself included.

I actually don't even offer them, I have seen some awesome ones, but my style of decorating just isn't 'sheet cake friendly'. They always turn out looking like poo.

(well not literally, but almost :P)

 

Quite often someone is ordering a sheet cake to cut down on costs as well, so that really limits what sort of decorating you can do.

But on the topic well executed ones, I really like this one. http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2243010/to-80th-birthday/

I feel the same way. Why people have to assume that means it's beneath someone to make one is beyond me. I happen to love Corrie Cakes' work and chat with her every once in awhile on Facebook. 

post #12 of 20

OMG, her cakes are amazing!  I'd love to know her secrets!
 

post #13 of 20

Wow, I'm glad you mentioned her.....her work IS fabulous!! She attacks sheet cakes like fondant cakes instead of doing the same old stuff. What a great sense of design and color she has!!!

post #14 of 20

wow those sheet cakes are awesome!!!

post #15 of 20

Corrie has some mad talent with an exacto knife!

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