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Posted: 29 May 2008 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone, there was recently some talk somewhere on here about heavy duty turntables (can’t remember where)... anyway, I was at Michael’s craft store today and I was given a 50% off coupon at the register (good towards the purchase of one regularly priced item from June 1-8).  The heavy duty, cast iron turntables they sell are normally $70… might be a good opportunity for those who have been wanted to get one (or whatever).

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Posted: 29 May 2008 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Here’s the link if anyone is interested in the discussion.

http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/index_ee.php/forums/viewthread/398/

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Posted: 29 May 2008 09:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Rozanne!
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Posted: 29 May 2008 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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We don’t have Michael’s but have Ben Franklin’s and it is a 40% coupon.  I will sure to use them!

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Posted: 30 May 2008 03:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Patrincia ~ That was me! I truly do need a turntable because after the cake I made this weekend ~ which drove my fiance to pick up the TV so I could use the turtable underneath it!! ~ I am ready to make things a little easier on myself for decorating.
I will definitely go to Michaels.

The cake you can see in my http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachelino/2535061571/ was terribly uneven coming out of the oven and so I really could have used the turntable because the frosting needed to even it out!

I also need to have someone come out and look at my overn and have it recalibrated and possibly replaced. It is running too hot and unevenly. It is my grandmothers old oven and is probably 30 years’ old. Sigh.

But THANKS for the tip of Michael’s! I am definitely going in!

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Posted: 30 May 2008 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Rachel - I think you cake looks super yummy!  I hope you can get one of those turntables…. they are a dream to work with.
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Posted: 30 May 2008 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Loved the pictures, Rachel—especially the darling cupcakes with edible flowers! I must try that sometime…

By the way, is there any sort of on-line guide to which flowers are edible? I know some already (although I don’t think I’ll be putting any chive blossoms on my cupcakes wink ) but I’d like to learn more and I sure don’t want to make a mistake!

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Posted: 31 May 2008 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Try this link Barbara:
http://www.cakecentral.com/article18-List-of-Non-Toxic-Flowers-for-Garnishing-your-Cake.html

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Posted: 31 May 2008 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks, Patrincia for that link!

I often rely on the small packs of edible flowers sold at the grocery and specialty stores ~ you can also get them at the farmer’s markets sometimes here in the bay area and I am sure elsewhere too.

Besides, what you buy in the store, nasturtiums (which you can find growing wild many places) are brightly colored and edible. Just be careful to rinse them off if they are near a road. They have a peppery flavor.

Other than that http://www.gardenguides.com/plants/info/flowers/annuals/pansy.asp are beautiful and easy to grow yourself if you want to create your own supply. A friend did a wedding cake with pansies from her own yard. She picked and crystallized them as they bloomed over a couple months and had a beautiful cake, with panies all around and trailing down the side.  (It’s also great for beautifully covering any flaws in the frosting you are concerned about!!)
The pansies in the pictures on my flickr page were given too heavy of a coat of egg white wash so the sugar is a bit uneven. If you don’t plan on saving them and can use them the same day, you can just put the edible flowers on “naked” which I thought was prettier in the case of some of the flowers there.

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Posted: 31 May 2008 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thanks, both of you!

I don’t grow pansies, but we have violets and violas. I haven’t grown nasturtiums for several years—will have to do that again! I remember that peppery taste they have - great in salads. Oh, and Gem (tagetes) marigolds—I must make a trip to the one of the local plant nurseries soon.

Earlier this year I was eyeing the beautiful blossoms on our ornamental crab-apple tree and wondering if they were edible. The apple and sour cherry trees were beautiful, too, but I wanted those blossoms to turn into fruit!

The server at cakecentral.com seems to be down for maintenance; as soon as I can I’ll check out that link.

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Posted: 09 June 2008 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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So you know, I’ve been delivering quite a few wedding cakes recently and arranging fresh flowers normally provided by the wedding florist.  Each time I feel a tingling sensation on my fingers, must be all the pesticides/fungicides/wax-preservatives on the flowers.  And the standard is to just stick these flowers right on the frosting/cake, it is “safe” but I think not a good idea to do often!

Regarding the craft store coupons, I just used mines and got my Wilton 10 inch angel food pan.

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Posted: 15 September 2008 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Has anyone used the Tilting Cake Turntable that Michael’s carries? 
Michael’s has another 50% off coupon this week and I didn’t know which turntable to get… the tilting one or the professional one.  The tilting one is plastic so I’m not sure if it’s one that will last… and it’s 15 dollars more than the professional.

Here’s the link to the 50% off coupon.  I’ve printed off several because the small print states you can use it all week…but only one per day per customer.  http://www.michaels.com/coupons/1000thstore/coupon.html

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Posted: 15 September 2008 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I read a thread on another cake site about those turntables… actually the thread was devoted to cake decorating items that people were sorry they purchased.  Probably 80% of the responses mentioned that tilting turntable.  In all fairness to the thing, I’ve never tried it.

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Posted: 15 September 2008 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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That’s what I was afraid of… it doesn’t look very sturdy.  I’ll get the professional one.  Thanks for letting me know.

Should I start a new post for the Michael’s coupon? ... it doesn’t look like these post are showing up on the radar.

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Posted: 16 September 2008 12:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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tbartley2007 - 16 September 2008 01:21 AM

That’s what I was afraid of… it doesn’t look very sturdy.  I’ll get the professional one.  Thanks for letting me know.

Should I start a new post for the Michael’s coupon? ... it doesn’t look like these post are showing up on the radar.

I promise, you will not be disappointed with the heavy duty turntable - they are fabulous!

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Posted: 16 September 2008 12:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Oh, thanks for the coupon link - I can always stock up on items there smile.

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