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122 views, 14 1 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Help please. I'd really like to try cake painting.

Hello my lovelies xx I really want to start painting cakes…….but don’t know how, or where to start. I know lots of you are fantastic artists and Calli I know is exceptional…….so I’m feeling a little intimidated about the prospect of showing...

30 views, 2 0 by Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson

Hi everyone

Hi there, I’m Julie Anderson and am new to all this. Think I’ll start by saying that I’m by no means even close to being a good a cake maker/decorator as many of u on here, I kinda started by accident just over 3yrs ago when a pal asked me if it...

334 views, 5 0 by The Little Cake Company

The Little Cake Company

just out of curiosity....

has anyone forgotten to put dowels or straws between the layers of a two tier cake? Ive had such a busy week……yesterday I was up at 6 am, still at it at 9! I was super stressed and super tired…..so, Id finished my last cake (an 8’ and 6’) ,...

131 views, 6 0 by Giraffe Cakes

Giraffe Cakes

Best UK Fondant

Ok, so I assume that this has been discussed many time before, but….. I would like to know people’s recommendations for good fondant. I, currently just use Tesco roll out. I’ve always liked it, it’s great for small areas on novelty cakes....

130 views, 6 0 by Tiffany

Tiffany

Just joined

My name is Tiffany. I’m a nurse but not sure how long I want to be a nurse. I get too attached to my patients. Anyway I have an associates degree in culinary arts. I’m a great cook. I desire to decorate cakes and sell and eventually open a...

226 views, 4 1 by Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress

Nuria Moragrega - Cake Mistress

Calling all Italians!@!!! and people in hot countries!

I’m being flown to Tuscany to make a wedding cake in June and i’m having a bit of a panic. I cant take everything in my suitcase and i need a plan b. Can anyone recommend me an Italian cake supplier, for boards/boxes/sugarpaste/ganache...

135 views, 2 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Liability Insurance for Home Bakers

Hello bakers, If you work out of your home in the U.S., do you carry any type of liability insurance to protect you against possible lawsuits? I have come across several articles on the subject, and they all suggest that bakers should protect...

176 views, 3 0 by Manju Nair

Manju Nair

Scratch cakes crumbling when sliced

HI all, I have a problem sometimes with my scratch baked cakes that when I slice them they tend to crumble a lot. Specially if the cakes been out at room temp. But this does not happen much when I use doctored cake mixes… I clean the knife...

476 views, 11 0 by Julie Cain

Julie Cain

Does anyone have any advice on cake structure? (update)

It`s my son`s 14th birthday coming up and he`s told me he`d like a surprise for his cake….but it can`t be anything embarrassing (he knows I really want to make a Cinderella cake!) So a Transformer cake it is, and since it`s for my son I can push...

366 views, 5 0 by Aakanksha

Aakanksha

standing heart cake

Hi all Have seen stunning standing heart cake..defying gravity. Could anyone Pls. Help me out on how to construct it. Thank u.

160 views, 1 0 by SweetByDesign

SweetByDesign

Reusable cake collars?

I just spent an hour cutting parchment collars for this week’s cakes, and I kept thinking there has to be an easier way (other than running out and buying deeper pans). Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a reusable cake collar, and if...

439 views, 12 1 by Gadget Cakes

Gadget Cakes

where am i going wrong :(

Hello every one! Im after some advice if possible please. Im losing confidence in my work and i keep pushing myself harder. I build all my own frames for my cakes and can do gravity cakes and i try to do some sculpting. ive put cakes up and...

157 views, 2 1 by Fiona

Fiona

A wing cake minion

A friend asked me if I could do a minion cake…I looked a pictures and thought yeah give it a go. I did this from my sons McDonalds toy he got in his happy meal…how I do not know but it was probably my first real 3D cake about 3 years ago now. ...

131 views, 5 0 by Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens

quality vanilla

Just wondering what you Canadian bakers are using as a good quality vanilla. I pose the question to Canadian bakers not to exclude everyone else but with the thought that if a recommendation is made I’d like to know I can find it. I get...

147 views, 5 0 by jersey080

working with gum paste

Can some one answer my question and how to fix it? Yesterday I was trying to make a topper with gum paste, I could seem to get it to roll with out splitting what was I doing wrong, was the gum paste bad? I’ve made an elephant for my grandbaby’s...

287 views, 11 0 by Fiona

Fiona

Hi

Hi. My name is Fiona and I started with cakes one year wanting to make my sons birthday cake. Every year from there he has challanged me more and more. I also make cakes for friends and family and have learned from the internet and as I go...

183 views, 7 0 by mamgi

Hi

Hi, I’m Sally. Stay at home mum to three boys and attempting to run a small cake business called Mamgi Cakes. I’ve made cakes since I was little, I was taught by my Gran, and about two and a half years ago decided to try and make a go of it as a...

107 views, 0 0 by dawn

dawn

Edible elegance

Hi I’m dawn and I have been in business for just under 3 years have been on hear for 2 years and yet I still have now followers strange I love all things baking and decorating I like a challenge

505 views, 15 1 by cookie gala

cookie gala

fondant covered cakes

Since I started my homemade cake business, I always feel my cakes come out dry,I usually make ginoise cakes,after coooling I add syrup to the cake layers then frost and ice with SWM buttercream. I am not satisfied with my ending results,it seems...

135 views, 3 0 by Ediblesins

Ediblesins

HI how are you!

HI, my name is Chantal..I am new on this forum . I live in Merrickville, Ontario..a little and quaint village on the Rideau Canal. I have been making cakes for just over three years..and I love it. I have seven children.. 2 grand babies..a third...