Cakes & Cake Decorating

Everything about cake decorating: questions, tips, tehcniques, how-tos, ideas and more ...

163 views, 18 4 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...

143 views, 7 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...

347 views, 6 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’) ,...

181 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...

479 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...

368 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.

444 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...

162 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. ...

152 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...

506 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...

328 views, 9 1 by The Buttercream Pantry

The Buttercream Pantry

Sports Car/Ferrari Cake Topper

Hi all! i’ve got a challenge and a half for quite a high-profile cake in just under two weeks time and after a little help and advice . . . I need to make a Ferrari topper (sports car and not F1) for a two tiered cake and although I have a...

858 views, 68 8 by Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Home after major surgery

I am back home after having a knee replacement and the worst thing about this is not being able to get on with any cake decorating. I am going to be out of action for some time, but looking at your beautiful work is keeping me going. This page...

553 views, 25 10 by Time for Tiffin

Time for Tiffin

Big apologies from me

I just wanted to pop on and say sorry i have not been very active on here for months now, i feel very guilty about it, as i used to be so active and i have honestly missed seeing all the fab cakes everyday, and of course all you brilliant...

901 views, 48 1 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Photo Disappointment

Hi CD friends. I want to check that this happens to other people too. This morning a took some photos of a gumpaste figure of a cat on a motorcycle helmet (yeah, wierd I know, but I like weird) :-D I was pleased with the model so I took some...

223 views, 3 0 by Bronecia (custom cakes)

Bronecia (custom cakes)

I need help with making figures

I would like to start making figures,,,and I need help with what to use..So If anybody can give me some advice I would appreciate the help. I’ve tryed to find tylose powder but could not fined any..

197 views, 0 0 by cookie gala

cookie gala

help!!!!!!!!oreo cake

Hi there, I’ve been asked to do oreo cakes lately that I never made or tried ,Can anyone help me in any tested oreo cake recipe with oreo frosting,, please tested ????

510 views, 32 5 by Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

So excited about Cake lace

Hi CD friends. A while ago we were in a chat about using Sugar veil for lace and Elli said she uses Cake Lace, (never heard of it). Well I got onto a bit of research about it and it sounded amazing, the best part about it is it does not dry out...

5,154 views, 5 0 by Maureen

Can ganache be frozen?

So after a long weekend of sweet sixteen cakes— ugh (Ill post those pics soon) I realized that I need to have extra ingredients/frostings/fillings/supplies- you name on hand. Can I make and freeze both chocolate and white ganache to use in the...

299 views, 9 0 by Lizzie Bizzie Cakes

Lizzie Bizzie Cakes

Fondant dog topper modelling

Hi everyone I’ve got to make 3 basset hound as toppers to go on a cake in a couple of weeks and haven’t really done much dog modelling. Has anyone got any tips or advice that they can offer, for example do you make the head and body all out if...

316 views, 2 1 by vstyres

I need help!! how to do this technique?

Any idea how to do this technique? I’ve been out of the cake decorating game for a little bit and need some info! Any help would be greatly appreciated!