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5,770 views, 0 by Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Icing a tall cake ..urgent help needed :(

Hi all, I very stupidly said I would make a wedding cake for a friends wedding (which is tomorrow) I’m just trying to ice the bottom tier which is 6 inches tall ( I realsie I should have practiced before telling her I could do it!) I’m...

952 views, 0 by Michelle

Michelle

Watermarks!

Please, Please, Please put watermarks on your photos. Let people know who made that cake! In todays digital age people will copy and use your cake photos.

3,499 views, 0 by Koek Krummels

Koek Krummels

DRAGON WEDDING CAKE

Hello my fellow cake decorating friends! I have a huge problem that I created for myself. I sais yes to a cake I dont know how to make. If anyone can give me some advise on how to. I will appreciate it. It is a Dragon wedding cake. ...

782 views, 0 by Bee Siang

Bee Siang

How to handle humidity to get perfectly dry petals

Hi everyone, I need some advices on how to get perfectly dry petals for sugar flowers. I’ve already added cmc and cornstarch, even store the petals in an air-con room. None works well. Is there any tool/machine to get rid of the humidity?...

999 views, 0 by cakesofdesire

cakesofdesire

Delivery charges

Generally I don’t charge for delivery , but this one is over 40 miles and it is a very large cake to set up , so any ideas on how much I should charge please .

1,606 views, 0 by cosybakes

cosybakes

Balancing Figures

Hello cake decorators! I’ve been having the urge to make balancing figurines (on top of each other, on a ball, etc.) but don’t know where to start. Are the figures supported by thick wires or sticks? Any tips would be appreciated! :)

707 views, 0 by sft

purse and sagging

Hey all. Why when I make a purse cake does the fondant I cover it with droop at the very bottom? It continues sliding for a while too. I usually decorate it right after I cover it because I am usually stamping letters etc on it. Any answers would...

1,899 views, 0 by nelle

HELP! weight cake

Hi everyone! I’m an 18 year old self taught cake decorator and I’ve been asked to make 2 round black weights for someone who loves to work out. The cake is for 20 people. Only issue is i don’t know where to start, i can’t find any cake examples...

2,091 views, 0 by Raewyn Read Cake Design

Raewyn Read Cake Design

Cake, Bake & Sugar Art Show - Sydney Australia

Woohoo!! Sydney is hosting the inaugural Cake, Bake & Sugar Art Show at the end of this month. I’ll be heading there, hope you can join me :) When – 27th – 28th July 2013 Where – Wests Leagues Club, 16 Old Leumeah Rd, Leumeah, NSW, 2560 ...

11,238 views, 0 by Slice of Sweet Art

Slice of Sweet Art

refrigerating fondant covered cakes?

I have 4 cakes due this weekend and am trying to do as much advance work as possible and was wondering . . . can I cover my cakes in fondant (mix of Satin Ice & Chocopan) & toss them in the fridge for a couple days? I’ve read that many...

1,766 views, 0 by Mel_SugarandSpiceCakes

Mel_SugarandSpiceCakes

Preggy Belly, Baby Rump, Pets....how do you feel about eating your own...?

Baby Bump cakes, baby rumps, babies, pets….I can’t imagine cutting into a cake that looked like my pet cat, or a preggy belly torso? I have to say I would feel iffy to cut a cake that looked like my own tummy (worse with a baby poking out!!!) For...

4,235 views, 0 by Emily Herrington

Emily Herrington

How is the gold so GOLD and the silver so SILVER?

I keep seeing cakes with Gold and Silver on them and I’m wondering what that is? I have gold luster dust, but I can’t ever make it look like that. Is it a different product, and is it edible?

6,627 views, 0 by Sarah

Sarah

Stacked Pillow Cake - Level of difficulty?

Hello all! I received my first order for a carved, stacked pillow cake for a little girl’s birthday, and I’m already starting to stress out over it. I’ve only been making/decorating cakes for a little over a year now and I’ve never done a carved...

965 views, 0 by Karen

Karen

Black fondant and diamonte

Hello my lovely’s, can anyone just help me out a bit?? I am doing a black ruffle rose cake next week and I am A little worried as to how to get the icing sugar off the fondant so It looks clean?? Someone mentioned trex.. Next is I have seen...

4,057 views, 0 by Beata Khoo

Beata Khoo

How to make this Amazing Dragon Cake?

Can anyone help please, i need to make this cake attached pictures, any idea the best way to make it? Please, please help! Thank you. Beata I was thinking to use wire and gumpaste and RKT. Can anyone help Please….

1,047 views, 0 by luvbaking

Neater fondant edges?

Hi everyone. I am self-taught in fondant and have a very basic question. How do I make cleaner corners on a rectangular or square shaped cake? My corners always looked like a wrapped present where I wind up overlapping th corners (see...

8,111 views, 2 by CakesBySejal

Nude Pearlised Effect

Hi All, We are doing a cake similar to the one attached below which is by the amazing Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes from Australia, and im wondering if anyone has any ideas how to get the nude looking pearlised color of the 2 tier from the top. ...

2,628 views, 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Cake Filling - how much to use?

I just got an order for a 3-tier cake (10", 8" & 4") – the client wants different flavors for each tier, but is insisting on getting a thick layer of frosting in between layers. I usually don’t make it thick – especially on multi-tier cakes...

1,153 views, 0 by twilight1

Buttercream icing

Hi Everyone, I live in South Africa and use Woodenspoon (like a veg fat) and icing sugar to make my buttercream with a bit of milk. The icing sugar always tastes too sweet. Any ideas on what I can do to help “unsweeten” my buttercream. I have...

1,018 views, 0 by Jolirose Cake Shop

Jolirose Cake Shop

How to handle clients who don't adhere to your payment policy...

I’m looking for advice on how to politely tell my clients that the policy is 50% deposit and the balance is due one week before the event date. I make sure to explain this several times throughout the design and quoting process and I still get...