Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

619 posts, 43 followers and following 18
Jan 2012    Orange County, CA    Website

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Cake Designing/Sketching Software?

Does anyone know of a good cake designing software for pc’s for computer illiterate people like myself? Something easy to draw with? thank you!

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Your artistic vision vs. client's budget

As a cake artist and business owner, I’m often having to compromise my artistic vision for the sake of my client’s budget. Many times I feel like I’m delivering an “unfinished cake” because I’ve had to elliminate some details my client couldn’t...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wishy Washy Clients - Venting

For the last two weeks I’ve been back and forth with a corporate company about creating a fabulous cake for their company’s anniversary party. I provided them with a tasting (which they liked) and a sketch (which they loved) and they said they...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding Cake Disaster!

I nearly had a heart attack today and still feel like I am until I hear back from the bride. Today I delivered a wedding cake and when I opened the back of my car to take the cake out, I found the cake SLID OFF the fondant covered board!!!!!...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Lustre Dusting a Cake

Hi, I put my Lustre Dusted cake in the fridge overnight and of course it sweats a little when you take it out – the lustre dust looked slimy afterward. Should I not refrigerate after lustring? What is your experience with it? thanks!

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Piping Royal on Buttercream?

Hi All, more and more of my brides are requesting buttercream cakes instead of fondant. I am not as well versed in buttercream’s capabilities. I always use swiss meringue on my buttercream cakes – can you pipe royal icing on that? And will the...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Has anyone used Martellato Fondant?

Hi, My local bakery wholesaler is carrying Martellato fondant. It’s Italian. Has anyone ever used this and what are your reviews on it? I don’t think I’ve ever come across a baker that uses it? thanks!

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

How do I support this heavy topper?

Hi Everyone! My bride wants to place this ceramic heart on her cake. The top tier will be a 6" square buttercream cake. I would use the SPS system on top but it doesn’t come any smaller than a 6" square and I don’t want it covering the...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Baking in Sheet Pans?

Hi Everyone, just a curiosity question…. I don’t have any commercial equipment so I bake using my 6",8",9" etc… round or square cake pans and I was wondering if any of you bake in sheet pans and then use cake cutters to cut out the desired round...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

How to support a 5 tier cake?

Hi, up to now my cakes have been small enough that bubble tea straws have sufficed but I have a 5 tier wedding cake to do next month and I’m sure the straws just won’t cut it. Should I use wood dowels or poly dowels or would you suggest I use a...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Is SPS cake support system dishwasher safe?

Has anyone put their SPS in the dishwasher to sterilize it? Is is safe or will it warp the plastic? How would you recommend cleaning it? thanks!

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

How do you achieve this snowy cake look?

Hi, my bride wants one of her tiers to look like the attached photo- like a glittery snowy crystal looking texture- my guess is this is edible glitter but I’m not sure? But does anyone have any suggestions on how to acheive this look? thank...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

getting to the top 15

It looks like the top 15 are ranked by views and comments but some of my cakes have had more views and comments than the 15th spot cake but they never show up on the top 15 board… why is that? thanks!

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Duff's cake graffiti spray - have you tried it? I'm desperate...

Help! I made some gumpaste roses for a wedding this weekend and they look more pink than red and I was thinking of spraying them with duff’s graffiti red spray but I’ve never tried it and I don’t want to destroy the flowers I worked so hard to...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

My first professional wedding cake - help!

I have my first wedding cake coming up in two weeks – bride wants a fondant covered red velvet/cream cheese frosting cake with red gumpaste flowers cascading down the tiers (very traditional). I am going to finish the cake the night before...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding orders - deposits vs balance due

Hi! I’m starting to book weddings and I was wondering how you professionals out there confirm the orders with your couples? Do you have a contract (might there be a template on line I can use)? How much deposit do you request and when do you...

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Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Chocolate wholesale/bulk sites - who has the best price in the USA?

Hi All, I’ve been on the hunt recently to find the best website in the USA where I can purchase Imported Chocolate (like Callebaut or Valhrona). So far I am concluding the GYGI seems to have the best prices. Where do you buy your imported...