Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

623 views, 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’) ,...

262 views, 0 by CakesbyEuni

silver dots on a wedding cake

I need to make silver dots on a wedding cake. Does anyone have some suggestions for me? The dots are small. Eunice

177 views, 0 by Bache1

Old monk rum bottle cake

I need to make the old monk bottle cake and I am wondering how to achieve the mosaic texture and color.. If anyone has done a similar cake request you to please share. Thanks

234 views, 0 by Adriana D'Albora

help!! waffer or rice paper decorations

Hi everyone, I was asked to do the attached cake, but I don’t know if waffer/rice paper is used and how it is done. Can somebody help me out? …. Thanks so much and I will be eagerly waiting for somebody reply. Adriana

368 views, 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...

196 views, 0 by Purlytwurly

cake drum sizes

Hi , thankyou for letting me join the forum . i only make cakes for family /friends , i am doing a wedding cake 3 tiers 6.8.10 to be put onto a swan type of cake stand , i am not sure what size drums i need should i use 12, 10. 8 inch or should...

653 views, 10 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...

706 views, 11 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...

398 views, 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..

206 views, 0 by Sweetlilly

Freeze Dried Raspberries

How do i use freeze dried raspberries in a white choc and raspberry cake? In the batter? in The white choc buttercream filling or both? How much do i use coz I assume i would have to use less than fresh raspberries? (8"cake). These are NOT frozen...

224 views, 0 by jersey080

cake batter

Can someone tell how much cake batter I need to put into the following size pan’s…8" and 12"… Thank you

758 views, 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...

326 views, 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...

558 views, 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...

600 views, 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.

545 views, 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...

277 views, 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. ...

234 views, 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...

442 views, 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...

941 views, 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...