Cakes & Cake Decorating Forum

1,099 views, 0 by Princessflange

First wedding cake!

Hello! I’ve been asked to make my first wedding cake for September 2015 and wondered if anyone had any hints/tips they wouldn’t mind sharing. It’s a 3-tier cake – bottom tier fruit and the top two sponges. I’m slightly nervous as its my first...

1,004 views, 0 by Nina

Nina

Modelling advice ☺️

Hi I’m wondering if someone can offer some advice please…. What do you find is the best way to attach heads on your models ? I usually just use a cocktail stick and a bit of royal icing. This time because my model is a little larger I have used...

6,450 views, 0 by Han Dougan

Need help for 3 tiers cakes with stairs,pls ?

Hi, there ~! I have a question …Does anyone know any tutorial how to make stairs for 3 tiers cakes ? I have someone would like to have 3 tiers cakes with stairs from bottom tier to top tier. I’m not sure,,how to make it. ,,I guess i will cut...

966 views, 0 by Ishak

How much ingredients for this cake?

Hello everyone, I am extremely new to the cake business and I have my first order of my own daughters 1st birthday. I am looking to create a 6 tier multi layer rainbow cake for everyone. We have about 45 guest invited to the birthday party. Now...

1,069 views, 16 by Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

Editors choice, ME!!!

How very chuffed am I. I have just been given the editors choice badge on my vintage teacup cake, NO WAY!!! Little old me in my little cakery and I have been well and truly honoured. I often see people comment about not making home page or top...

781 views, 0 by kmac

Guidance on making this wedding cake

A bride-to-be wants to have this cake done for her wedding in June. The sizes of the cakes are 12", 8" and 6" The bottom tier is in chocolate and the other two tiers will be dummies. She wants the flowers and vines in purple instead of blue. In...

989 views, 1 by Cupcake-Heaven

Cupcake-Heaven

Copy writing your photos

Hello to all you amazing cake decorators, I need some help regarding putting my logo on my cake photos, I don’t currently do this at all even on my website, Its that bad?, so i was wondering how you guys do it? do i need to by software ? Any...

708 views, 0 by Marilo Flores

Marilo Flores

Competition Cakes

Competition cakes Pasteles de ensueño Magazine https://basicfront.easypromosapp.com/voteme/193309/630965737

638 views, 0 by Rebocalucy

Please help !

Can anyone tell me what the edible bits are around the cake, I thought it may be chocolate but not sure I need to make this soon ! Thanks in advance

651 views, 0 by Cupcake-Heaven

Cupcake-Heaven

Buttercream finish on a cake when to cover

Hello my cakey friends, just a little question as I’m unsure what to do for the best I’ve been asked to make a 2 tier buttercream finished cake for collection Saturday morning about 12 do I decorate the cake the night before on the Friday so I’m...

779 views, 0 by Zoe

Zoe

First time wedding cake :-/

Hi I’m totally new to all this, I’ve only ever baked cakes for home (basic cakes at that). My niece is having a low key wedding (thank goodness it is low key!) and has asked me to make her wedding cake. Bottom tier – Fruit, Middle & Top –...

932 views, 0 by Onetier

Onetier

Hot weather sweets

Does anyone have nice alternatives for hot weather treats instead of having a cake? A client is having a birthday party in a park in the middle of summer and I want to offer her something that won’t melt in the heat. Any ideas would be greatly...

2,856 views, 0 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Worried about textured buttercream melting on Wedding day.......

Hi everyone xx I know many of you lovelies live in warmer countries, so wondered if you might help me to find a good crusting recipe for buttercream please? I’ve been asked to make a rustic finish buttercream Wedding cake for a June wedding....

427 views, 0 by gertrudecamilleri

Dry decorations

Hi all! I had an order for cupcakes covered with fondant decorations scheduled for the coming weekend, which has been cancelled today. I had already prepared the decorations and they dried already. Is there a way how i can make the fondant used...

1,580 views, 0 by The Little Cake Company

The Little Cake Company

just out of curiosity....

has anyone forgotten to put dowels or straws between the layers of a two tier cake? Ive had such a busy week……yesterday I was up at 6 am, still at it at 9! I was super stressed and super tired…..so, Id finished my last cake (an 8’ and 6’) ,...

525 views, 0 by CakesbyEuni

silver dots on a wedding cake

I need to make silver dots on a wedding cake. Does anyone have some suggestions for me? The dots are small. Eunice

554 views, 0 by Bache1

Old monk rum bottle cake

I need to make the old monk bottle cake and I am wondering how to achieve the mosaic texture and color.. If anyone has done a similar cake request you to please share. Thanks

673 views, 0 by Adriana D'Albora

help!! waffer or rice paper decorations

Hi everyone, I was asked to do the attached cake, but I don’t know if waffer/rice paper is used and how it is done. Can somebody help me out? …. Thanks so much and I will be eagerly waiting for somebody reply. Adriana

792 views, 0 by Manju Nair

Manju Nair

Scratch cakes crumbling when sliced

HI all, I have a problem sometimes with my scratch baked cakes that when I slice them they tend to crumble a lot. Specially if the cakes been out at room temp. But this does not happen much when I use doctored cake mixes… I clean the knife...

507 views, 0 by Purlytwurly

cake drum sizes

Hi , thankyou for letting me join the forum . i only make cakes for family /friends , i am doing a wedding cake 3 tiers 6.8.10 to be put onto a swan type of cake stand , i am not sure what size drums i need should i use 12, 10. 8 inch or should...