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Cake Software needed

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...

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Wedding cake setup

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...

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Cake Decorating Books

What are some of your favorite books or websites that you turn to for reference when it comes to cake baking and cake decorating?

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Sheet Cake pans, Help!

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...

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Cakes platters/stands

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?

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Paypal

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...

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Substituting Oil for butter

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...

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Keeping your cake moist

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.

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Wedding Cupcakes in lieu of cake

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!

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Wedding cake

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:...

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Help with pricing this carved cake

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,...

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Gladiolus Flower

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...

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Cake Displays/boards

Where do you guys buy beautiful cake displays and boards for special events at an affordable price? I am in South Florida area.

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Cake mix vs. Cake from scratch

I realized that a lot of people use cake mixes versus making the cake from scratch. I’m wondering what is your preference here on Cakesdecor.com and why?

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Negative feedback

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...

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Need some help mixing colors

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:...

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How to make gumpaste puppy figurines

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....

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Pistachio cupcakes recipe anyone?

I’m looking for a great pistachio cupcakes or cake recipe. Does anyone have one they can share please, pretty please?

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Party cakes vs. Wedding cakes

Do you guys charge different for party cakes and wedding cakes? Or do you use a base price?

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Doing outdoor events

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...