Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

616 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Help with Eeyore blue shade

Hi everyone xx I’ve been asked to make a 3d Eeyore cake and cupcakes along with his other friends. I’m ok with his friends, but not sure how to get that exact colour blue that he is…….. I’m thinking of mixing violet with powder blue…….but not...

282 views, 0 by MzCuteCupcakes

Interesting Customer requests

I just received a cake inquiry from a old school friend who would like to have a cake for her daughter’s 1st birthday, and wants to incorporate all of the following 3 designs: Mickey mouse and friends, Doc McStuffins, and Sophia the 1st I...

214 views, 0 by Victoria Forward

Victoria Forward

Debbie Brown Masterclass in Buckingham...

I hope this post is allowed! Places available on a 1 day Masterclass with Debbie Brown, based in Buckingham, UK. November 1st, £150 per person includes all equipment and ingredients. We are learning her Winter Princess....

253 views, 0 by Katie

Advice on Heat

Hi, I’ve been asked to create a display cake but have been told that it’s going to be in a hot place so it needs heat resistant icing. I’m going to use dummies but is sugar paste going to be ok? It’ll have a chance to dry before it goes and I...

361 views, 0 by Shut Your Cake Hole

Shut Your Cake Hole

Introduction

Hi, id like to introduce myself as I’m new to Cakes Decor! I’m relatively new to the cake decorating industry as I only just started my business earlier this year! Before then I was a pro singer for 24 years but retired from it when I had my...

1,114 views, 0 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

What would you do, If you don't need money for living?

I was just wondering what would you do If you don’t need money for living? What is your Dream Job? I’m pretty sure that there are many of you who would quit their daily jobs right away, but there are many of you who like what they are doing for...

813 views, 1 by Sharon

Sharon

Help with design

Hello everyone. I’m stumped on how to make this cake. I can’t seem to get the picture large enough with great detail. I can’t decide if it is a stencil, impression mat or just plain hand piped dots. Any suggestions??

812 views, 0 by MzCuteCupcakes

How to deal with Unhappy customers...

I recently did a cake for someone and she flat out told me she didnt like it. She told me she wanted a small 2 tier cake airbrushed gold, with roses. She emphasized that she didnt want a big cake because she would be going to dinner with her...

598 views, 0 by Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Wedding cake set up advice (eek!)

Hi everyone I have my very first wedding cake order coming up in the next few weeks and I’m hoping to get some advice on setting up at the venue. The cake will be a three-tier rustic-style buttercreamed cake (not nerve-wracking at all for a...

300 views, 0 by Paulanichols

Filling layers in the pan!

Hey y’all! Does anybody use this technique? Filling cakes in the pan they were baked in? I would live some advice….. Is it better to use a four in pan and torte to four layers? Doesn’t the filling run off the sides causing a problem of...

427 views, 0 by MissLOLeary

MissLOLeary

Need some urgent advice please!! Ref fondant icing and tiered cakes!

Hi everyone, this is my first time/post on this website so thank you for having me!! I have made a three tiered cake for a friends birthday… However the icing (rolled out fondant icing) has not gone to plan. It has a bunched at the bottom...

443 views, 0 by Middymee

Naked cakes

Am currently in the process of making sugar roses and daisies for a flower cascade for a naked (3 tier) wedding cake. Just had a moment of panic regarding attatching them to the cake! Normally I would use flower pics and/or royal icing. However,...

482 views, 0 by Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel

Red Velvet Chocolate Cake Recipe

Hi everyone INGREDIENTS Unsalted butter, for cake pans 2 1/2 cups cake flour, not self-rising 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups canola oil 2 large eggs 1/4 cup red food coloring 1...

306 views, 0 by LilianaVBakery

LilianaVBakery

royal blue flowers

I am making some blossoms flowers and they need to be royal blue. I got some petal dust but is not exactly the royal blue I need and it’s 2 late for me to order online. Can I paint the flowers with gel color? Thanks

2,555 views, 16 by Daantje

Daantje

Your first cake and your last cake :-)

I really don’t now of there is a topic about this! But i think it is fun too see your first ever maked cake and than see your last!! I go first! Hehe don’t laugh

688 views, 0 by Nijo

Nijo

Sticky fondant

When do I cover my cakes in fondant? I use whipped cream frosting for all most all my cakes. Not many people here like buttercream frosting. Normally I fill and crumb coat my cakes and chill them in the fridge for a couple of hours or over...

208 views, 0 by MzCuteCupcakes

Airbrushing a 2 tier cake

I’m working on a small 2 tier cake that’s going to be airbrushed one solid color. I’m a beginner with the airbrushing and have only airbrushed one tier cakes so far. My question is, do I airbrush them separately then stack them or stack them...

909 views, 4 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

Do you listen to music while decorating? If so, what kind?

I was wondering If you listen to music while decorating? I usually listen to soft and relaxing music while working in my office. It helps me to concentrate and relax at the same time. My favorite are Dido, Emeli Sande, Lana Del Rey, Pink Floyd....

4,143 views, 1 by MzCuteCupcakes

Large Minion Cake

Has anyone ever made a minion cake using cake pans larger than 6"? http://www.littlebcakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Minion-Cake.jpg I need to make one that will feed up to 50 people. I was thinking I can use 8" round cakes and half of...

779 views, 2 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

Cupcakes or cookies?

Which are better and/or easier to do – cupcakes or cookies ? Which one do you prefer to do more and why?