Mandy

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New talent.

After not being on here for a week or so, I always go back to the last day that I logged on and look through every cake that has been posted. I used to just look at the ones I follow, but found that I missed a lot of amazing cakes because they...

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Mandy

Music to bake to!!!

Am in the process of making a wedding cake a a big birthday cake, and have the music blaring out. I seem to produce better cakes when I have music on, especially soul jazz funk or 80’s classics. Is there anything you have found puts you into...

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Mandy

Help needed. Vintage, birdcage, nautical Cake design

Help I have a client who wants me to combine vintage with a birdcage (easy enough) and then to add touches of nautical such as anchors etc. Anyone got any ideas how I can tie them in together without it looking like a “dogs dinner”

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Mandy

Parma violet colour

Hi there, has anyone managed to find a colour or combination that matches parma violet. The colour has got to be the strong colour, not like the sweets we get in the UK. I have got to make a wedding cake, with the colour getting stronger at the...

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Mandy

Cake design/ wedding exhibitions - tips needed.

Hi all, I have just decided to do a cook & cake salon in Toulouse in a few weeks time. This is an additional exhibition to a creative arts and crafts show which has been running for 13 years. This year they have added a complete salon...

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Mandy

Have you ever wanted to tell a client "oh no not that style again"

Have got back from a meeting with a lovely couple who wanted to talk about their wedding next year and get an idea of a cake. Great I thought, something different to get my teeth into, until she said she wanted a cascade of red and white roses...

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Mandy

Metre high cake.

Hi there has anyone had to make a wedding cake 1 metre high. I have just had a client ring up, who wants a cake for 100 people and I calculated and told her it would be about 50 to 60 cm tall. She then told me that she wants one taller but it is...

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Mandy

How to get crisp fondant edges on a square buttercream cake .

Has anyone got any tips on how to get really crisp edges on square cakes, when they only have buttercream, not a ganache, underneath the fondant. Here in France I am not allowed to produce a cake with ganache on it (because of the cream)...

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Mandy

One of "THOSE" days

Hi has anyone else had one of “those” days recently when the gods are against you. Let me know your stories, so that I am not the only one cursed every now and then. I’ve got 2 stories and here they are. Today I had to deliver the animal...

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Mandy

Good edible jewels and crystals

Can anyone point me in the direction of some good edible jewels and crystals. Have bought 2 lots (each from a different supplier) and have not been that pleased with them. The only ones I have found that I like are the Culpitt edible jems, but...

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Mandy

sticky fondant

Help!! I am having problems with covering my cakes with fondant as after I get the cover on and have smoothed it down, when I start to polish it, the polisher starts to stick. It is very hot here at the moment (28 to 32 degrees) and I am finding...

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Mandy

Picture Profile.

Hi there, has anyone,like me, wanted to put a profile picture on, but after having trawled through all the photos on the computer, decided they made me look either too old, too mumsy or just too scary. I am not a vain person but as I have got...

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Mandy

Handbag handles.

Yes it is that time for me to make my first handbag cake. Can anyone give me any tips on the best way of making standing handles.

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Mandy

Has anyone made gumpaste sails before.

Hi there I have got to make a sailing yacht with gumpaste sails and although I have made many freestanding models etc, I am not sure how to make the spinnaker sail at the front of the boat, as in real life thie is only attached to the mast in 2...