DVD Review and Giveaway

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Kathy at Teaching Good Things recently sent me her Cake Decorating DVD to review.  I was really glad to be able to review this DVD.  Cake decorating is not something I am good at.  I would much rather spend my time making a cake taste good than I would decorating it.  I usually just frost my cakes and forget the decorating part.

However, my girls have shown some interest in cake decorating. They thought it would be fun to be able to decorate cakes.  I don’t have the knowledge to teach them in this area, so I thought a DVD would be a great way to introduce them to it.

They loved this DVD. They have now watched it twice and are so excited to learn and practice cake decorating.  This DVD gave simple and easy to follow directions.  Kathy does a great job of explaining how to do things.  She covers everything from how to make the best frosting for decorating, to making leaves and roses, and she also gave tips for writing with frosting.  She tells you what tools work best for what, etc.  I even learned some tips for frosting a cake and getting the frosting smooth.

My girls were really excited to practice what they had learned.  Last Saturday I made up some frosting in pink and green and gave them several bags and tips to practice with.  I set out a couple of sheets of parchment paper and let them practice all they wanted.  They spent quite awhile having fun with the frosting.  They did not make any masterpieces, but they did great for their first time.  Especially considering they are only 9 and 11 and I did not help them.

Overall I really liked this DVD and think it would be a great intro into cake decorating. I think it is a perfect DVD for teens and young girls interested in this area.

Kathy not only sent me a DVD to review, she is offering one for me to giveaway.  Leave me a comment describing your cake decorating skills.  Are you like me and need this because you have no skills in this area?  Or do you have some talent and just want to learn more tips and ideas? Or do you think it would be a great way for your kids to learn how to decorate cakes?  The giveaway ends Friday Septmeber 4, 2009  at 8:00 PM.

Kathy is also offering my readers a discount on her Cake Decorating DVD .  She is offering it for only $18.97 and when you order you will receive a free e-book. She will offer this discount through September 13, 2009.  You can read the details and place your order here.

Kathy also has some other great DVDs and e-books on her site worth checking out.

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Comments

  1. Susan in KY says:

    It won’t take long to for me to describe my cake decorating skills……………………………………..OK, I’m done. That’s right, I know NOTHING about cake decorating but wanna learn. Love your webiste, check it everyday!

  2. Kimberly in NC says:

    I would love to get this DVD. I have attempted to decorate birthday cakes in the past for family members, but I need help. The most recent cakes have just received sprinkles and candles, that’s it!

  3. I usually just ice cakes – not great at decorating. But my daughter shows promise and just needs some instruction. She would LOVE this dvd to help her improve her cake decorating skills!! And I would love to reap the rewards (i.e. cake).

  4. I love baking cakes and cupcakes but am limited to just regular frosting and sprinkles… I would love to win this DVD and learn new techniques and advance my skills!!!! And it would be great to have my nieces learn along with me since they also love to help me bake!

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  5. One of my church friends did a Saturday workshop on cake decorating. It was a blast! I learned a lot but I also forgot most of it. Having a DVD would be fantastic to really learn how to decorate cakes well as well as looking at the flick of the wrist over and over again.

  6. I would love to learn more about cake decorating. I’ve made lots of special cakes in my time, but it has been all trial & error. Learning what I am supposed to do would be fabulous (& likely a lot easier than I make it).

  7. My friend Wendy and I just started looking into taking a cake decorating class. I love to bake, but I don’t have much skill with the decorating aspect. This would be awesome to be able to learn at home.

  8. I have no cake decorating skills – I would love to learn as I’ve always been fascinated by people who can. I’d love to be able to make my sister’s wedding cake!!

  9. I would love to have something like this to show me how to decorate, since I have very little creativity… I recently attempted to decorate my son’s 2-year birthday cake. It turned out okay, but I would definitely like to iimprove! Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. I have decorated some in the past but nothing too fancy. It would be fun to start again & learn some
    new techniques.

  11. My skills are about poor to none. I would love to learn though after seeing all these cool blogs with decorated cupcakes and cookies and cakes.

  12. My skills are very basic; trial and error. I have wanted to take a decorating class at Hobby Lobby for the past year but can never fit it into the schedule. I would love to win the DVD because I could do this at my own pace!
    By the way, I love your blog. You chocolate chip cookies are the best and the chocolate buttermilk muffins were a huge hit. Thanks for the daily inspiration.

  13. I experiment with my tip set, but don’t go much beyond borders. I’d love to learn more since my kids love fun birthday cakes.

  14. I can frost a cake, but that’s about it! I would LOVE to be able to learn. :)

    I found your site about three weeks ago and can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I tried my hand at the artisan bread last week. It didn’t look pretty but it tasted great!

  15. I have done a little bit of cake decorating. Not much at all, but I’d like to learn more. I just like making my food look pretty! I mostly frost my cakes and put fruit on them, though. Count me in on the giveaway! =)

  16. I would absolutely love this DVD. I actually do a lot of cakes, but I could use the extra help!

  17. I have a few self-taught skills but I would like to learn more. Here’s a cake I did for my friend’s shower http://thesweetestworkonearth.blogspot.com/2008/08/success.html
    And here’s my son’s first bday cake http://thesweetestworkonearth.blogspot.com/2008/07/party-and-bear.html
    Other than that I’m clueless. I could use some help.
    I just found your site tonight through thehappyhousewife on twitter… and I’m making that deep dish tomorrow night!!! Can’t wait. I’ve book marked you. Very excited.
    Thanks for the offer!

  18. I know absolutely NOTHING about cake decorating – sprinkles are decorating, right?

  19. Heather H. says:

    I have no cake decorating skills. I can make a cake taste yummy, but as soon as I slap on some icing, all of a sudden it does not taste so good!

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