Kendra Hicks

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Kendra Hicks

Advice Needed on Cake Replica of a Building

Recently, I’ve been presented with the biggest and most challenging opportunity of my career. In less the one month, I’ve been commissioned to create a cake replica of a local hotel and casino for its one year anniversary party. My dilemma is...

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Kendra Hicks

Refrigeration Question

Hey, guys! I’ve got a lemon/blueberry cake with fresh (frozen) blueberries in both the cake and filling. The filling has a very high sugar content (ABC) and the cake will be coated in white chocolate ganache before being covered in fondant. My...

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Kendra Hicks

BLOW OUT

Lately, I’ve been experiencing blow outs on my fondant-covered cakes. Here’s my process: I fill my cakes and let them sit on the counter overnight to settle. I refrigerate them until they’re solid and then I ganache them. I let them sit in...

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Kendra Hicks

Design Dilemma on Mehndi Pattern

Hey, guys. I have a design dilemma and I would appreciate your advice. A bride has contacted me requesting a wedding cake with a design similar to this one by Jen’s Cakes. Here’s my dilemma: I’m NOT a great piper and I definitely know...

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Kendra Hicks

8-Petal Cake Pans??

I’m looking to purchase two 10" 8-petal cake pans but all I can seem to find is the Wilton set of four pans in different sizes. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I can find them? The Fat Daddio’s 5-petal pans aren’t the look we’re going...

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Kendra Hicks

Fondant Smash Cake?

My client is having a Dr. Seuss-themed party for her son’s first birthday and she requested a smash cake to look like the hat from “The Cat in the Hat.” I don’t want to use buttercream because I know it’ll look sloppy with that specific design,...

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Kendra Hicks

Is the Caketrick worth the $?

To those of you who have used the Caketrick Fondant Roller… is it worth the $140? I’m currently using a lightweight roller and it’s killing my arms and back, plus it leaves streaks so I have to go over it with a heavier granite pin to even it...

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Kendra Hicks

What technique is used here?

I’ve just received an email from a bride who wants a cake similar to this for her October wedding. I’m wondering if anyone has any info on what technique is used to get this texture. Is it an impression mat? Sugarveil? Piping? Royal...

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Kendra Hicks

Classic Car Cake Pricing??

I’ve been commissioned to build a cake replica of a classic car for a man’s 80th birthday. I’ve underpriced myself many times before because I wasn’t sure how the end result would turn out. I’m finally confident enough that I know it will be...

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Kendra Hicks

Satin Ice - Free Shipping!

I just wanted to share the fact I found Jester’s Cake Supply’s eBay store has 4-5 lb. buckets of Satin Ice for $79.95 with free shipping. It’s the cheapest I’ve found factoring in shipping charges which are ridiculous everywhere. I usually use...

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Kendra Hicks

Royal Blue Fondant

I have a cake due on Friday in which the 10" base tier needs to be royal blue in color. Since this was a last-minute order I don’t have the time to have colored fondant shipped. What’s the best way to get a true royal blue color – kneading in...

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Kendra Hicks

Barn Wedding. June. Buttercream. HELP

I have a wedding coming up in June that will take place outdoors in a barn. The theme is rustic elegance and the bride likes the look of the “messy-iced” cakes that are becoming popular in part, because of Pinterest. I’ve attached a picture to...