Cakes & Cake Decorating Forum

395 views, 0 by Miranda


Freshness timeline

I haven’t made cakes that a client is unsure of the party date. She is wanting it for Tuesday morning so was thinking baking Sunday, ice cover Monday. How long would a cake last not refrigerated for in days. It’s a chocolate cake, chocolate...

269 views, 0 by SimplyIcedCC

How to make a swirl like this?

Hey all :) How can I make a swirl like this? What tip do I need to use? Any help is appreciated! Thamks! :)

269 views, 0 by Memoirficent

Fuzzy lines

I’ve noticed a lot of my sugar craft flowers seem to have like “fuzzy” lines theyre not straight. I was wondering how to make the lines smooth and not so… fuzzy? I use plastic cutters but I don’t think that would be the problem? What could I be...

588 views, 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

First Communion Open Book Cake

Hi, I have a client who just ordered an Open Book First Communion Cake – I have a pan that I can use in the shape of an open book, which would keep me from having to do any carving. However, I was wondering if anyone has tried to fill this...

3,420 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Why did my grey fondant turn green???

Well I’m totally confused……..yesterday I made my second Millennium Falcon cake. I used extra black to create the shades of grey, but instead of “shades of grey” if you’ll pardon the pun. As the paste dried out I watched it change to shades of...

494 views, 0 by Cheeky Munch Cakes

Cheeky Munch Cakes

Air Brush Effect without Air Brush

Hello lovely cakes, Can anyone advice me on how to achieve this kind of two-toned colour in fondant without airbrush? Any tutorials you can direct me into? Thanks very much!

1,338 views, 0 by Valory


Whisk or Paddle attachment?

Hiya! I’ve got a Kenwood major mixer which has both the paddle and whisk attachment. Which one is better for creaming the butter and sugar and consequently, the other ingredients? It says the paddle attachment in the manual but I think it...

712 views, 0 by atouchoficing

covering wires with fondant

Hello has any one covered wires with fondant, so that I then can curl them in either spirals or curls for a wedding cake, any thoughts or suggestions.

586 views, 0 by mrsdietrich

Need advice for character cake

I’m going to try to make this cake. I don’t know where to start. Should I make a rectangle cake and carve it from that? Should I carve the head, body, tail separately and put them together after? I’m looking for the easiest method as I’m just...

1,716 views, 1 by Perfect Party Cakes (Sharon Ward)

Perfect Party Cakes (Sharon Ward)

Airbrushing to make a black cake

Hi everyone I’m in need of some help please. I have to cover a large 11" cake black. To keep the cost down (and ensure it tastes nice) I was going to cover the cake in grey fondant and then spray it black with my airbrush. I just wondered if...

571 views, 0 by Miranda


Cake design etiquette

Hi everyone, I have a friend that wants a cake to look exactly or as close to possible as a design she found online. What is the etiquette with that. The original cake artist did reference another cake tutorial but I am assuming most is...

424 views, 0 by Tracyf1


Wedding, Cake

Hi i am a new baker and was wondering if anyone has a good fruit cake recipe and a good sponge recipe, as i am going to try and make my own wedding cake. As i cannot afford to buy one they are so expensive. Any advice would be much appreciated.

297 views, 0 by Philip Stallone

Philip Stallone

Can anyone tell me how to make lemon pie

I am looking for a recipe of a perfect lemon pie. Please suggest me that. .

694 views, 0 by mrsdietrich

help please! numtum cake

I’m looking to make a numtum cake for my son’s 3rd birthday. I’m looking for some tips on how to make this cake. I’ve never carved a cake and have only used fondant once. I love a challenge! I just don’t know where to start. How many cakes to...

1,020 views, 0 by jan14grands


Can you refridgerate a cake with fondant on it?

I think you can but want to be sure if I do, that when I take it out of the refrigerator, it won’t get wet or something. I just want the cake to be firm when I transport it. Please any help?

552 views, 0 by Samantha Corey

Samantha Corey

Competitions cakes?

So I have never been to or seen a cake competition before. has anyone one here done one? Want to know what to expect form one. from tutorials and videos i have seen it seems like the cakes are dummy cakes..? How far in advance have you started on...

2,149 views, 2 by Violet - The Violet Cake Shop

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop

Just for Fun: Photos of Things (Other Than Another Cake) that Inspired A Design

Hi All, I just recently posted a cake that was inspired by a black & white ruffled dress by Valentino that popped up when I did a google search for something entirely unrelated, for another cake. After I made it, before I posted it here, I...

499 views, 0 by bathcakecompany


Vacancy - Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft Teacher at Bath Cake Company

Bath Cake Company is looking to employ a part time casual Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft Teacher. Classes are usually held in the evening and at weekends. They include cupcake decorating, cake covering, making models and wired flowers. There are...

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Vacancy - Cake Decorator at Bath Cake Company

Bath Cake Company is looking to appoint an experienced cake baker and cake decorator to join our rapidly growing cake business and be part of the small bakery team. The job is part time based over two days, Tuesday and Friday, with extra hours...

744 views, 0 by Baby cakes by amber

Baby cakes by amber

How to make buttercream glittery or shimmer

I’m doing a finding nemo cake and was wondering how I can make the blue buttercream sparkly or shimmery I don’t own a air brush machine an have no knowledge of how to use one I have seen buttercream cAkes very glittery in the past plz help me...