Cakes For Fun

489 posts, 40 followers and following 8
Nov 2014    Tyler, Texas    Www.cakes-for-fun.com

Hi fellow cake decorators - my name is Becky and I'm so happy to have found this site!!

I have done very basic cake decorating with buttercream since my kids were little. I always made their birthday cakes and holiday cakes. I did a few cakes for people here and there but was working a full time job and eventually it got to be too much plus was also getting bored with buttercream so I stopped doing cakes for anyone other than my kids.

About a year and a half ago, I decided to try using fondant. I had never heard of fondant before but had recently seen a tutorial on YouTube, posted by one of the many generous artists that share their talent for free, showing how to make marshmallow fondant and decided to give it a go. First batch I didn't do so well. Tried it again and yahooooo it worked. I LOVE using fondant. There are so many things you can do with it. So many awesome tools and molds. An excellent creative outlet. Fondant gave me the desire to do cakes again.

I live in a very rural area and do not readily have access to classes so I have had to learn everything from online tutorials. YouTube is awesome! I started my cake business a little over a year ago and have done more than I ever would have thought. I thank God everyday for blessing me with the ability and the resources to do this!! Cakes have brought a lot of Joy and fulfillment to my life. My aspiration is to gain knowledge from all of you. Learning new techniques, developing my skills and expanding my thinking to "outside the box".

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8 Comments

Tynka ...

Welcome to cd Becky! You have very nice cakes! Will follow you now ;-)

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Hey Becky…..you came on over…..welcome to CD….. 😉

Judy ...

Fabulous cakes – new follower to see what’s next!

Shell at Spotty Cake Tin ...

hey becky – lovely work – a new follower from me xxxxx

Kosmic Custom Cakes ...

Fellow TEXAS follower!!! Love your cakes and look forward to many more :)

Nanna Lyn Cakes ...

Look forward to new cakes from you, they are awesome! New follow from me in England

BettyB ...

Nice to see you here Becky. I’m one of your biggest fan. Love your work.

Sandra Smiley ...

Oh Becky, what a mess! I didn’t have cocoa butter but wanted to get more of an oil effect on the color instead of the water color consistency achieved when using alcohol, so being the genius that I am, I thought Crisco (being solid) would work equally well. So, I melted the Crisco over warm water and mixed it with petal dusts and it was fabulous, smooth and a perfect consistency. It was only later that I discovered that the stuff never dries. It is still not dry to this day and I completed the piece over a month ago. In the process of trying to mount it on the cake, I smeared it out of recognition half a dozen times. I got so tired of repainting it and each time, it lost a bit of clarity. It looked a lot better when I finished painting it the first time. Needless to say, I WILL order cocoa butter for the next painting!