Sarah's cakes

Sarah's cakes

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Mar 2015    York, North Yorkshire, England

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Buttercream help please

I’d like to attempt a buttercream finished cake with some buttercream piping. Looking for advice on best UK friendly recipe. I only ever use buttercream for going under fondant/sugar paste. Can I use SBC to cover and pipe? Thinking this would...

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Wedding cake Help!

I have been asked by my cousin to do her wedding cake. Oh cripes! No pressure, having NEVER done such an important cake. The cake itself is fairly simple however it does require some pipe work. I usually only use royal icing as ‘glue’ to secure...

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Cracking/tearing fondant

Why oh why does my fondant crack? I spent ages mixing different colours to produce a camouflage effect cake only for it to crack and collapse as I applied to cake. Ended balling it up to re roll and got a marble effect with creases/wrinkly...

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Concept/large cake construction

Hi fellow CD’s. I am after some advise please. I shall be hitting the big 40 next year and would like to attempt a concept/large/themed cake. This will be my biggest challenge to date so am already thinking way ahead of time ;0) Would really...

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Template resources

Could any of our UK CD lovelies recommend which type of cardboard I could use to make a cake template? Needs to be strong enough to hold cake but easy enough to cut and shape as base guide for building cake upon. Once built the cake will sit on a...

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Wire work

Hi fellow CD’s Hoping for some help. I have been kindly given an Alan Dunn sugar flower book. Please could someone enlighten me on the wires he refers to. I’m used to seeing the word ‘gauge’ however Alan just uses mm. How do I work out which...

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Advise please - big hotel cake project

Hi fellow CD’s I have been asked to recreate a local hotel in cake!!!! I’m a home baker and only make 5-6 novelty cakes a year, so completely out of my depth! Looking for any advise to help me, I have 3 weeks to plan, bake, sculpt, ice,...

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Can anyone identify this?

Hi fellow CD’s looking for some help please. My mum picked up a box of various cake decorating items for me, isn’t she lovely :0) in amongst the bits and bobs were these Unfortunately in my un-cake-master experience I have no idea what they’re...

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Make my own flower paste/gumpaste or buy ready made white and colour myself?

Hello fellow cake lovers! I am still learning the self taught art of cake decorating. For my next project I am looking to work on my sugar flowers, eek! Please advise whether it is worth making my own flower paste/gumpaste or just buy ready...

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Help Please!

I have been asked by a friend to make a 2 tiered birthday cake. She has requested dark chocolate cake covered in white fondant. I’m worried that a vanilla butter cream might not be enough to cover the darkness of cake, so am contemplating using...

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Advice needed pls! How to price this cake?

I have been asked by a neighbour to make her 40th bday cake next month. Have now idea how to price it. I have one of those apps on my phone that can calculate quantities etc so happy with working out basic cake cost. However, have no idea how...