Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

502 views, 0 by nehabakes

Tall cake...Pls help

I am making a cat in a hat themed cake for my son. It will be two-tiered. With the top tier fashioned as a top hat. I am thinking for baking four 2" by 6" cakes, and torting and filling them thinly with buttercream (thus having a total of eight...

437 views, 0 by SBMC

Need cake design idea...drawing a blank :(

Hi everyone, I thought I would reach out to you all for ideas…I have a request for a 1 yr old girl and 31 year old birthday boy cake. The colour scheme is: zebra (black and white) and teal. The lady would like one cake, but incorporate both...

652 views, 0 by You've Been Cupcaked (Sara)

You've Been Cupcaked (Sara)

Random question

Hey all! So this past week I made my boyfriend a super fun birthday cake. Usually when I make a topper for a customer I use rice krispie treats to make the base of the topper….weeelllll I did that this time and much to my dismay the topper came...

370 views, 0 by joe duff

joe duff

hi all

Stumbled across this site last night amazed by some of the talent on here safe to say you all delayed my already over due bed time by 3 hours. feel ill be on here a fair bit so better say hi lol

698 views, 0 by Baby cakes by amber

Baby cakes by amber

in search of cake recipes

So I jus currently started mak8ng.my cakes from scratch and I’m looking for different cake recipes that can be used for tiers also different flavors I want to test the different recipe.and throw a party where everyone can try the recipes and...

761 views, 0 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Made a cake while I felt ill - now worrying .....

Hello again caker friends. I have a new worry. I spent a lot of today decorating a cake whilst feeling a bit ill. I was mainly aching in my joints and had an itchy nose and throat but not too sneezy or anything. Of course I washed my hands...

360 views, 0 by joe duff

joe duff

isomalt

Hi all I have just recieved some isomalt to have a play with and wondered if anyone has any good tutorials or tips for working with it

405 views, 0 by Baby cakes by amber

Baby cakes by amber

in search of different buttercream recipes

I have been using the recipe in the meringue container and I’m not thrilled with it at all I don’t think it gets fluffy enough ND I Thing Is Bulges Out Of My Cakes…Any Recipes Will Be Used And Testing So Please help

406 views, 0 by Love From The First Cake

Love From The First Cake

Cake decorating class in NYC

Hi I am traveling to NYC for a week (Nov14-Nov20) and would love to take a 2-4 hours cake decorating class during my short visit. Can anyone recommend a good place for this? preferably in Manhattan. Thanks so much! Liron

308 views, 1 by Lindt15

Sponge cakes

I need to make chocolate sponge tiered cakes. Would my cake collapse because it’s soft? It’s a 6 inch and 9 inch tiered cake. I have always made tiered cakes with mudcakes so that’s why I’m worried.

326 views, 1 by Sweetcakes

Sweetcakes

Cake design classes in SPAIN

Hi everybody i am a cake designer from morocco and i have made almost 900 cakes in just year and half i always look for new ideas to create something new. my cakes are famous now all over my country and i give classes people come from all cities...

290 views, 0 by Lindt15

Gumpaste on cream cheese icing

Hi! I’m planning of making a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. Will I be able to stick my gumpaste figurines/dancing silhouette on the cream cheese icing? Also can I colour cream cheese icing black/ orange? Thanx

332 views, 0 by dandancakes

cake made like a cake pop gone wrong

Hi peeps I need your advice, I made a cake via a mould like a cake pop but with icing… its now stuck in the mould and I was wondering if there was any little trick in getting it out without ruining it? It’s a plastic jelly mould I covered the...

1,183 views, 0 by Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

On the hunt for a vanilla cake for keeps :)

Hi all Can I please ask a bit of a boring question (sorry!!)? I’m trying to get my basic go-to recipes pinned down as I’m trying to start a small business up at the moment and I feel like I really struggle with a reliable vanilla cake. All...

411 views, 0 by nehabakes

Do I need a central dowel????

Hello all, I am a newbie, like in reality and in all seriousness :) (not like, oh am just a humble newcomer but my cakes look awesome and impossible!). I haven’t made a cake higher than a tier in my life. So, my son’s 3rd birthday is coming and...

388 views, 0 by Domnaki's

Domnaki's

Dutch-processed cocoa powder Spain

Hi all, Could someone from Spain (I am currently in Barcelona) tell me how I can find dutch-processed cocoa powder? Does it have a different name here, other than proceso holandés? I read somewhere that the majority of cocoa powder brands in...

297 views, 0 by Sato Seran

Sato Seran

Been missing all the lovely cakes, taking a break.

Hi to all, just to say that i had injured my back recently and had to take bed rest for the past month, i have missed seeing all the beautifull cakes, now that i can move around a bit i will keep myself up todate on the cakes posted here..did not...

411 views, 0 by Sweetlilly

Ganache to Cover ONLY

Hi everyone, Im wondering how much ganache i need (in grams) to cover a 7 inch cake? I do not need it to fill the cake just cover it. Anything I can find is for filling and covering? Thank you all very much in advance

1,745 views, 39 by Callicious Cakes

Callicious Cakes

Around the World in 40 Cakes

40 Cake Artists around the world were chosen to feature in Cake Masters Magazine, with each fabulous creation depicting somewhere in the world. There are a few of our Cakes Decor Members featured in the Magazine . For more details please visit...

613 views, 0 by Beverly Brown

Best recipes to use for large tiers.

I will be doing a wedding cake which will have an 18" base. I have an 18" 1/2 round pan but am concerned about using a proper recipe for such a large cake. Any suggestions as to what will bake properly/hold up to fondant and still taste good?