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Am newbie with full covered fondant cake ive only done detail work with fondant any advice i need before starting this new adventure. Thanks
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My two main tips:

 

* Make sure you put a thin layer of buttercream or apricot jam on the cake before you cover it with the fondant icing.

* Make sure the fondant is smoothed down properly.

 

Goldi

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post #3 of 7

Juana...I had an email invitation from craftsy.com for a free fondant for beginners class.

Are you familiar with them?

It is a totally above board site that gathers and sells (you only pay for what you want and most classes are around 35-50 dollars) tutorials made up by gifted professionals in the different crafts.

I am learning to weave a rug with a class I bought for 35 dollars and having a great time learning something new.

Anyway I am not plugging them or anything but check them out for that free fondant class if you want!

 

mimi

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Juana...I had an email invitation from craftsy.com for a free fondant for beginners class.

Are you familiar with them?

It is a totally above board site that gathers and sells (you only pay for what you want and most classes are around 35-50 dollars) tutorials made up by gifted professionals in the different crafts.

I am learning to weave a rug with a class I bought for 35 dollars and having a great time learning something new.

Anyway I am not plugging them or anything but check them out for that free fondant class if you want!

 

mimi

I've never heard of them mimi but just took a look. I'm very tempted to sign up for the sugar roses class.

Thanks very much for posting that :)

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post #5 of 7
Anytime G !

mimi
post #6 of 7
Mimi and Goldi ,

Have you ever heard of Alan Dunn ?

He is in the UK and has written almost 20 some odd books on cake decorating and flower art by the use of many sugar mediums.

I started playing around with cold porcelain first so that I could get the feel of moulding flowers by hand.
Once I finished that phase I then moved on to gumpaste.

Alan has a book out you might like called , " Sugar Flower Skills: The cake Decorators Step-by-Step Guide to making exquisite Lifelike Flowers " .

He gives courses all over.

Just a thought.

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post #7 of 7
I have heard his name but had never seen his work.
So googled his name and then chose images.
All I can say is......wow.
I have made my share of roses and callas (plus many many "fantasy flowers" lol) and am always humbled when I am able to enjoy the work of a true sugar artist.
Perfect form, spot on colors and shading.....not one leaf out of place.
Thanks for reminding me to take a peek.

mimi
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