Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

306 views, 0 by Prima Cakes Plus

Prima Cakes Plus

Great American Cake Show

The great American cake show is in 2 weeks on October 18-19 and I was wondering if anyone here was going. I would love to meet my cake friends in person! Hope to see you there.

405 views, 0 by Zoe Robinson

Zoe Robinson

Cake stacking

Hi, has anyone stacked a fruit cake on top of a sponge cake before. just I have a wedding cake due in October and I’m just nervous that it might be to heavy even with support. any advice appreciated x

298 views, 0 by Sweetlilly

arty baby shower cake ideas

hi guys im looking for some ideas. Iv been asked to make a baby shower cake and for it to have an arty theme as well as a baby theme as the mum to be is very arty. Any ideas please? I can think of a few arty cakes but just dont know how to make...

648 views, 0 by The Snowdrop Cakery

The Snowdrop Cakery

Ganache yes or no?

Hi all, i have been using ganache for a while now however ive been told today that spores can form on ganache left at room temp and should always be refrigerated. Does anyone have any advise please, thank you! Ps this is uk based rules please x

415 views, 0 by Sugarcrumbkitchen

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Best fondant to use in uk ?

Just wondered what was the best fondant everyone uses ? X

1,297 views, 0 by Tinastreats

M and M, Gravity Defying, Cake

Looking for some advice on creating an M&M gravity defying cake. What do others use for the packet? I am considering using an actual packet and securing it with wire inside. Or is it better to print off picture of packet on to fondant? All...

257 views, 0 by Sarahs999

Sarahs999

Fondant tablecloth

Hello all, first post here! I am making a bridge cake (the card game) this week and am putting green fondant on a ganached cube to act as a tablecloth. I’m wondering how to drape and support the cloth while it dries so I get a nice realistic...

671 views, 1 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Grrrr!!!

Perhaps I have to just admit that I have turned into a grumpy old woman but I would be very reassured if anyone else out there shared this new peeve of mine. In my mind a birthday cake should be a surprise to the birthday boy or girl but it...

2,414 views, 0 by Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

Someone posted one of my cake pictures as their own!

I’m sure this has happened to many of you amazing bakers before, but this is the first time (that I know of) that this has happened to me. Lizzystreats sent me a message and link...

347 views, 0 by Dessert By Design (Krystle)

Dessert By Design (Krystle)

Natural Food Dyes

Does anyone have any experience with using natural food dyes (ie; reduced and strained raspberry puree/pure pomegranate juice) to color or paint on fondant? Just wondering if I would be able to obtain a good red color Thanks for any help or...

644 views, 1 by Marlene - CakeHeaven

Marlene - CakeHeaven

Painted Vintage Roses

Hi everyone, do you have or can indicate a simple tutorial for painting vintage roses? I have just finished my 23rd Wedding Anniversary cake and have painted some simple flowers on it and I really loved it (will be posting it soon, as I still...

595 views, 0 by Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Hello, what does everyone do when they are Ill and have a cake due?

Hi everyone I have been busy and Ill and I am really behind with cakes again so I will try my best to go through all the lovely cakes I have missed ASAP. I had the dreaded Norovirus and had a cake due but was so Ill and for health and safety...

634 views, 2 by The Little Cake Company

The Little Cake Company

buttercream with meringue

there is a theme to all my forum topics…. buttercream!! lol. So Im doing a cake for a friend who doesn’t like fondant (neither do I lol). the buttercream recipe I use has meringue powder in it. I was going to make ruffles and roses on the...

697 views, 1 by Sweet Foxylicious

Sweet Foxylicious

Sorry!

Hi all Sorry I haven’t been looking and commenting on your lovely cakes, I have been ill and had my daughters birthday, but I am back now and trying to sort through all your lovely creations xxx P.s I have changed my name to Sweet Foxylicious,...

653 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...

290 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...

225 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....

259 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...

372 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...

1,129 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...