Cakes & Cake Decorating Forum

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Fun Fiesta Cakes

Sharp edges on a round cake

Hi, I really enjoy making & designing cakes, but what I have not been able to master is getting those crisp, sharp edges on round cakes – I LOVE, LOVE the way they look – it makes the finished product look very professional. Is there a...

663 views, 1 by Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Watercolouring

Hi everyone! I have seen so many beautiful cakes that have been done with water colour techniques and am so curious about it. Are people using gel paste mixed with water to dilute it? Or is using airbrush colouring better for watercolouring?...

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Lets's share our gravity defying cakes

After reading the latest issue of CAKE magazine, I was just blown away at some of the cakes that were featured in the Gravity Defying Cakes section. The featured cake decorators had taken novelty cakes to a whole new level and I am in awe of...

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Fun Fiesta Cakes

Sparkling Sugar on Buttercream

Hi, everybody, I’ve been asked to make a two-tier buttercream cake covered "entirely’ in sparkling sugar. Does anyone have an easy way (if there is such a thing) to do this without messing up the sides too much? The tiers will be too heavy...

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George's Bakes

Cake in can! Really?

I found this in the daily mail online and wondered if this is the cake version of pot noodle vs fresh egg noodles cooked with fresh ingredients! What do we think? Would you eat cake from a SPRAY CAN? New microwaveable batter invented by Harvard...

479 views, 0 by janetbakes

Using onlay moulds

Have seen some gorgeous cakes using silicon onlay moulds and would appreciate feedback on using these before investing in some. I know they are 2 pi r long so wrap evenly on even sized cakes eg 4 times to wrap an 8 inch cake . However my...

342 views, 0 by Silvia Caballero

Silvia Caballero

classes in NY

Hi! I´m a cake decorator from Argentina and I would like to know if anybody could tell me where can I take an interesting fondant decorating class in NY. I´ll be there just for a week in mid september. I´ll appreciate your comments! Thanks a lot!

436 views, 1 by SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Modelling chocolate help!?

Ive just made a batch of modelling choc, left it overnight and when ive chopped a piece off to work with today its very crumbly and wont stick together. I just about got it to stick together when I kneaded it, but it wont roll out without...

345 views, 0 by Angela - A Slice of Happiness

Angela - A Slice of Happiness

Making boat sails?

Hi I am thinking of trying to make my father in law a model of his favourite yacht to go on top of his birthday cake next month. I have googled fondant boats etc for ideas all the boats have wafer paper sails, which I didn’t want to use, as he...

499 views, 1 by Sweet Foxylicious

Sweet Foxylicious

3 most unusual facts about you!

As we are on a roll with finding out more about each other. This one can be fun…. State 3 unusual facts about yourself: - Here I go… 1. I used to love watching horror movies but cant watch them now???!…(big wuss!) 2. Im left-handed but can...

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Nivo

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Fondant decorations cracking/falling apart

Hi all I’ve been making cakes for friends and family, I normally make my decorations a few days before using ready roll fondant, either supermarket bought or have tried renshaws too and even done a mixture of them both, I leave them in the open...

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Need help w/ Rasberry Mousse & Strawberry Mousse filling

Hi there! I hope you are well. I would like to know if anyone has simple and yummy raspberry and strawberry mousse fillings? I am looking for one that can be used under fondant, so for it to be stable. Thank you so much!

332 views, 0 by LilianaVBakery

LilianaVBakery

Orange cake

My next project will be orange cake with chocolate filling.. any tasty recipes?

365 views, 0 by Lindt15

Caramel toffee and fondant

Hi all!! I am making a caramel mudcake with caramel toffee that sets and then marshmallow fondant over that. Can I cover the cake with fondant 2 days before the party and leave the cake out at room temperature?

501 views, 0 by Lindt15

Ganache

Hi! I have just joined this group and had a question about ganache. I am making a two tiered cake, bottom level is chocolate mud and top layer is caramel mud. I want to frost it with ganache and then cover with marshmallow fondant. I would also...

1,151 views, 1 by Emsspecialtydesserts

Emsspecialtydesserts

Help! Dusty fondant

Hi there! I’ve only been decorating cakes for a couple of months, and one problem I keep coming up with is having dusty fondant. I use shortening and some powdered sugar when rolling out my fondant, and it works fine, but when I’m finished making...

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Mandy

Handbag handles.

Yes it is that time for me to make my first handbag cake. Can anyone give me any tips on the best way of making standing handles.

767 views, 2 by SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

best white choc u.k?

Hi everyone, im hoping to make a white choc ganache tier on a cake and wondered if anyone knows the best brand of white chocolate to make it with, here in england. I want the whitest one I can find, as ive always used chocolate that is quite...