Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

826 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??

839 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...

618 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...

306 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...

431 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...

447 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,...

497 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...

314 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

2,571 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

717 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...

220 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...

919 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....

4,235 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...

789 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?

602 views, 0 by Daantje

Daantje

Hello :-)

Happy to be back here on CD Just came back from a great holiday in Spain :-) and have a lot to catch up. Sorry for not reply on the topics and beautiful cakes but my wifi there was horrible . xxx Daantje

1,759 views, 8 by c3heaven

c3heaven

How do I make this Fish bowl?

Hi, I have been asked to make a cat in the hat themed cake for the weekend and am kinda stuck on how to make the fishbowl for the cake. I am attaching a picture of the fishbowl i need to make. Please advice how to go about it. I have tried...

656 views, 0 by Prima Cakes Plus

Prima Cakes Plus

Need help attaching heavy flowers

I am trying to attach heavy lily of the valley gumpaste flowers to the side of a cake and failing miserably. I think what is making them so heavy is the wire and that they have about 4-6 flowers on each bunch. I tried using royal icing and it...

343 views, 1 by jencat21

wrapping tins in paper

Hi I am baking my own wedding cake using this recipe http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/drambuie-and-orange-christmas-cake If I am using anodized aluminium pans do I still need to wrap it in paper?

347 views, 1 by Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel

Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

This is cool, creamy, moist and delicious cake, which everyone will love to have. It is basically a orange flavored recipe along with pineapple frosting. Let us learn how to make this cake recipe in simple way. Ingredients Required for Making...

590 views, 0 by MzCuteCupcakes

How to get smooth cakes, covered with fondant

I’ve been making cakes for a while now, couple years, and I learn something new everyday. Can someone explain to me how can I get a cake this smooth, with no fondant “wrinkles” between layers, using BUTTERCREAM under the fondant: I know it...