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Gina
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone here take Clay modelling during your school days? Now i really thank God i did..! coffee

My aunt(Spice Girl's mom) also took some clay modelling classes many years ago. She uses white clay to model or make Toadstools, cute animal figurines, flowers,etc.

and my mom learnt how to make paper flowers too.

you know all these skills can be combined and with a little bit of improvision, you can make them into these sugar paste crafts too.

side track,...Linda

go to BIY and buy a small sugar paste figurine to eat. Its not super sweet..but sweet. I don't know how to explain the taste to you. Its not very expensive. Cheryl sells the lollypop ones(huge ones) for $1.50 only. Buy and try..if you like it, then can really venture out to make it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

Aiya ... why didn't I think of that. I was just at BIY earlier this evening to top up my supply of stuff for piping.

Was "salivating" at the Wilton stuff Cheryl has at her shop for cake decorating. Had to restrain myself from buying. Want to master my piping skills first before venturing into sugar paste.

For those interested, PH sells the complete Wilton kit for sugar paste at SGD38 (complete with the various cutters, modeling tools, etc).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I the begining I said to myself to use play-dough, then I got to think what if I like what I have done ... then what? Can't use it.
Have to make another one by sugar ... and what if it doesn't comes out right?

So ever since I found this recipe I am playing with it. So far so good.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:shock: :shock: wow wow wow !!! so beautiful !!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so beautiful. :shock:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi and Oxana, your work of art is simply too beautiful. It will be interesting to learn to do stuff like this. :lol: After I have master my piping skill, I think my next step should be to learn sugar craft.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oxana

For your lilies, what did you use to create the darker colours? I am confused because Wilton's book said to use chalk and the only chalk I know are those that our teachers use to write on the chalk board in school.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda,

Use the tip of the toothpick... with gel color, the one you put in the paste to color with... only this time use as it is.

But we also have food color crayons (edible color), much similar to the one children use at school.

This picture is a little unclear but you could make it out.

http://photo-origin.tickle.com/image/89/7/1/O/89717232O613538900.jpg

PS. Gina my Img don't register anymore. I could only post it as URL
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi

Thanks for clarifying. Will give it a try. Just bought the Wilton's sugar paste kit coffee . Will definitely try out all the flowers. Even bought a small "surgeons" bag for myself too Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi, I tried the sugarpaste and the verdict is, I think I will try to stick to my piping! Look at mine, so ugly. I don't have the patience for sugarcraft.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lee lee

I think the white rose is very good. You just learn cake piping. Should stick to one trick first. not try to do too many things at the same time.

cannot focus.. coffee otherwise, I still think you achieve quite alot with this batch you just made. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
lee lee

I think the white rose is very good.

LeeLee, I agree with Gina, the white rose is pretty coffee
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeeLee

The white rose is very pretty. Don't despair. You certainly have the patience and creativity. Just look at the works of art you did with piping. Just don't stress. Take it up and do it in your own time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeeLee,

Not just to make figurines, you could also cover cakes with the paste.
What if you make a wedding cake covered in fondant. At least you made the paste.

And there are so many ways to decorate the cace with this paste.

Look at this for example:


But for the first try ... you did well. I was worst than you in the begining.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi

good gracious..that cake is so pretty!

do you have any tricks for doing that on cakes?
i mean the basic fondant on a cake.
must the cake be completely cooled bfore you place fondant on?

I wanna try today..! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

Although I'm not an expert in this, but have been reading a lot from Wilton's website and have experimented with it on a small scale, so may I kp a bit Wink

Just as in icing the whole cake, the cake must be completely cool before placing the sugar paste or fondant.

Both of them will show any unevenness on the cake, so it is important not to have any crumbs on the cake. Therefore apply a crumb coat on the cake first. Crumb coat can be a thin layer of fruit preserve, butter cream or piping gel. As Vi advised, do not use whipped cream.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina ... here it goes.

1. Have ready the sugar paste, mixed with color if desired.
2. Make the cake, cool and fill with the desire filling.
3. Cool completely.
4. Brush any crumbs from the top and sides.
5. Mix some butter and powder sugar and apply a thin coat top and sides.
6. Roll the paste big enough to cover the top and sides.
7. Mold the paste around the cake with your hands, by gentle touch... the sugar will take the form of the cake with no difficutly
8. Trim any excess paste... at the base of the cake.
9. Apply decorations.
10. Fresh flowers may be used.

PS. Gina, I am having trouble posting pictures... do you know why?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ladies, you are all very encouraging. I was abt to give up on my sugar paste work bcos I thought I couldn't do a very good job on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi

problem on posting images..solved

you should click the IMG button instead of the URL button.

To check how I edit your post, click Edit on your own reply about the cake. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee Lee,

Your white flower is prettier than mine. I'm not good in craft either, but I enjoy myself with this figurine, it's so fun to play with. Must admit intially when I did it, it took me half a day to just come out with that few figurines that I posted earlier. Don't give up.... they are indeed very pretty for cake deco.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi or any one who has tried covering their cakes with sugar paste

Do you eat the cake together with the sugar paste covering/decorations? I'm asking this because I tasted the paste and it is really too sweet for me. But I absolutely enjoy the creativity/flexibility that sugar paste gives us in cake decorations.

I will have some birthday cakes to do soon and was wondering ... after singing the birthday song and blowing out the candles, can I remove the whole sugar paste covering and just cute and serve the "plain" cake?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina ... I did click on the IMG button only in place of the picture appeared the input in writing... not the picture itself.
That's why I place the link instead the picture. I tried many times only it didn't work. It's ok now. Thanks.

Linda, is everyone's choice to eat or not to eat the paste... but here the cake is cut as it is.
People leave the paste in the plate. Americans eat whatever you put in the plate no matter how sweet it is.

As I said before... these cakes are meant to be for professional look. If you are doing a cake for the family, either use what you think is edible... or for practicing for when you need to make a cake for someone's event, and use your family as testers.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi

Understand. Looks like I'll just stick to sugar paste figurines.

Thanks for your advice.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to Make a Fondant Loop Bow
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh Vi

more uses of the pasta machine! coffee Very Happy
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