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|302 days ago||
Cake Software needed - 4 replies
Hi guys, I am in desperate need of finding a software that works to help me pricing my cakes and cupcakes. I’ve read bad reviews about “Cakeboss” and had high hopes on the “CakeWhizz” but that one disappeared. Do you guys have any suggestions by any chance please? I am using a Mac.
|375 days ago||
Wedding cake setup - 4 replies
Hi everyone! I’m back looking from some advice. I have a 4 tiers buttercream wedding cake due this Thursday. I am also a guest at the wedding. I am trying to figure out the best way possible to go about it. Should I assemble everything at home (is that even safe to do) and deliver? Or should bring the tiers separate and assemble at the ...
|382 days ago||
Sheet Cake pans, Help! - 4 replies
Hi guys, I’ve been looking at sheet cake pans and there is so much information out there on the sizes and the amount of people they feed. It creates a confusion for me. Based on your experience, what are the most common sizes of sheet cake pans out there and what do they yield please?
|415 days ago||
Cakes platters/stands - 2 replies
Guys where do you get your beautiful cake platters from, the golden and silver extravagant looking ones? I’m looking for some inexpensive ones. Can I get some links please?
|448 days ago||
Substituting Oil for butter - 3 replies
I would like to find out when substituting oil for butter do you use the same amount? Example if the cake calls for 2 cups of butter and you want to use oil instead do you simply replace the 2 cups of butter by 2 cups of oil, or is there another way to do it? One more thing everyone talks about vegetable oil, what about canola oil, does that mak...
|458 days ago||
Wedding Cupcakes in lieu of cake - 2 replies
Hey fellow cake decorators, I was wondering when a bride choses to serve cupcakes instead of cake at her wedding how many cupcakes per person is the right amount. Is it 1, 2,3????Please shed some light. Thank you!
|473 days ago||
Gladiolus Flower - 3 replies
Has anyone made a Gladiolus flower yet, or know of some tutorial on how to make it. I have a client asking me to make a cake for her and top it off with the Gladiolus. The cake is due next week. Hoping to get some help from you guys. Thanks in advance.
|473 days ago||
Paypal - 9 replies
Does anyone use Paypal or any other type of online payment system? If so do you charge your customer a fee for that service since you get charged anyway? Please help, I’m a little confused as to charging or not charging my customers when I use this service.Thanks!
|499 days ago||
Cake Displays/boards - 0 replies
Where do you guys buy beautiful cake displays and boards for special events at an affordable price? I am in South Florida area.
|500 days ago||
Wedding cake - 9 replies
I’ve been asked to make a wedding cake. After consulting with the bride, she decided she could not afford the price, so she asked if I could make a smaller cake for display and have a sheet cake in the back to serve the guests. I am wondering: “Would it be tacky to have the main cake made out of fondant and the sheet cake buttercr...
|500 days ago||
Help with pricing this carved cake - 2 replies
I’ve been contacted to make a groom’s cake, and the person sent me a picture of what she’d like.She wants the cake to be shaped this way with little airplanes around it. She requested fondant. I have no idea how I would make this cake, worse, don’t really know how I would charge for it if I were to make it. Please, any...
|518 days ago||
Negative feedback - 6 replies
Has any of you ever received a negative feedback about your work? If so how did it make you feel, and how did you handle it? I just got one and I feel very bad about. It makes me want to dig a hole and hide. I made a cake for someone the past week end. When I asked her how she liked it, she answered: “It was good, but we couldn’t rea...
|519 days ago||
Cake Decorating Books - 11 replies
What are some of your favorite books or websites that you turn to for reference when it comes to cake baking and cake decorating?
|524 days ago||
Need some help mixing colors - 4 replies
Hi, have any of you ever worked with this color called coral reef? I am trying to make it because I can’t find anything similar to it in stores or online. Can anyone help please. Here is a link where you can get a visual: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Shop-By-Color__pageSize-all?colorName=Coral%20ReefHopefully...
|531 days ago||
How to make gumpaste puppy figurines - 1 reply
Does anyone know how to make doggy (and anything dog related) figurines out of gumpaste? Or can anyone refer me to a tutorial where I can learn how to make those please? I would like to learn how to make those figurines for cupcakes toppers. Please help. I would really appreciate that. Thank you!
|533 days ago||
Pistachio cupcakes recipe anyone? - 0 replies
I’m looking for a great pistachio cupcakes or cake recipe. Does anyone have one they can share please, pretty please?
|545 days ago||
Doing outdoor events - 1 reply
I was wondering if there is anyone here who’s done an outdoor event yet? Like a having a booth or table at a fair or something similar? If so, how do you plan and organize everything? What do you chose to display and sell? What quantity do you bring with you?
|548 days ago||
Keeping your cake moist - 19 replies
What are some of the things you guys do to bake moist cakes and keep them moist? Hope you guys don’t mind sharing your tricks.
|562 days ago||
Buttercream Recipe - 3 replies
Anyone has a good recipe for buttercream that doesn’t taste so much like shortening. Please share. I use the wilton recipe, and I’m hoping to find one that taste better but still does a great job on the cake.
|568 days ago||
Cake Serving guide - 7 replies
Hey everyone, as I’m preparing to do my first wedding cake, I’m wondering which guide is the best to work with. After researching, I see a lot of people saying that the wilton guide is wrong. Are there any other guides that you’ve tried that is on point? If so, please share. I really need to get my servings right. Thank you!