Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Sale Info For This Week

Craftsy's sales start today with some kits and materials on sale before Black Friday. Click on this link to see those deals:  Pre-Black Friday Sale: Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & Kits  (these are affiliate links)

On Black Friday itself, all classes will be 19.99 or less, so that's when to get them. Click here: All Classes $19.99 or less!

Pretty Witty Cakes is having a 40% off sale with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY  through Dec. 1 click here to see those details: PW cakes sale

Amazon has its flash sales and Black Friday deals going here: amazon sales

For Thanksgiving day, you can either go to the store and fight the crowds at Michael's, or shop online from 4pm to 12am using coupon code THANKSGIVING to get 30% off your entire purchase including sale items. Go to the Michael's website for full details since they always have exclusions.

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA and is a Craftsy affiliate and a bargain shopper.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Amazon Sale Deals This Week

I don't know about you, but you couldn't pay me to go shopping in a store on Black Friday. However, I do a lot of online shopping since the deals get better in the days after Black Friday, and you don't have to fight the crowds to do your shopping online.

Click here to see the limited-time deals from Amazon this deals. (These are affiliate links)

They'll be running their usual Black Friday sales all week, with flash deals available for short periods of time each day. The deals change all the time, so check back through the 28th.

Craftsy is also have a Black Friday sale, so go put the classes that you want in your shopping cart then wait to see how the prices are when they drop on Thursday.

Shutterfly will also be having a sale, but you can already get 50 free prints by clicking here, or 30% off your order by clicking here: 30 % off.

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond, VA. The links included in this post are affiliate links.

Ten Things About Making Cakes I Learned The Hard Way.

1. Never walk away from your cream while it's whipping or you'll end up with butter.

2. Never walk away from your sugar while it's cooking or you'll end up with charcoal.

3. Solid-colored shirts are magnets for grease and batter. Wear prints when you bake, they disguise marks better.

4. Don't stick a spoon under running water to rinse it if it's bowl side up.

5. The Agbay cake leveler is very sharp and cuts human flesh as well as it does cakes.

6. Cooked sugar is really, really hot and burny. Also, blisters can form below the skin and take a couple of weeks to go away.

7. Don't leave out the sugar, the recipe won't work if you do.

8. Always buy more eggs than you think you need. If you don't have extras, that will be the day that you need to rebake something.

9. Don't pour anything red into a running mixer if it's turned on high and you don't have a pour shield on the bowl.

10. Don't airbrush near the intake of your home's heating and cooling system unless you enjoy cleaning food coloring off of the floor in every room.

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pink Ruffle Wedding Cake

This wedding cake was based on the bride's dress, which was covered in ruffles that had a slightly pink tinge to them. I did white chocolate fondant ruffles that cascaded down the tiers and opened in the front to show the piped lace that was on the bodice of the dress. The ruffles were brushed lightly with pink petal dust to make the bottom darker than the top.

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Adding Color To Colored Gumpaste

Using colored gumpaste might seem like a fast way to get to the final product without having to dust color onto it. But solid colored gumpaste can look flat, so dusting it helps to give it some depth.

It's a subtle difference, but here are some acorns with some green dusted on the green nut part:

See how the ones on the left look a little more dimensional?

And here are some pumpkins with a little green dusted onto the orange:

The green deepens the orange a little without being dramatic. It's subtle, but it makes a difference.

So try dusting a little even if the object is a color to start. It helps add a little realism to the item.

Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, custom wedding cakes in Richmond VA