Cakes & Cake Decorating Forum

530 views, 0 by Zedders

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 –...

472 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...

610 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

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....

251 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...

664 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’) ,...

284 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

217 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

261 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

409 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...

206 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...

697 views, 10 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Help please. I'd really like to try cake painting.

Hello my lovelies xx I really want to start painting cakes…….but don’t know how, or where to start. I know lots of you are fantastic artists and Calli I know is exceptional…….so I’m feeling a little intimidated about the prospect of showing...

734 views, 11 by Time for Tiffin

Time for Tiffin

Big apologies from me

I just wanted to pop on and say sorry i have not been very active on here for months now, i feel very guilty about it, as i used to be so active and i have honestly missed seeing all the fab cakes everyday, and of course all you brilliant...

430 views, 0 by Bronecia (custom cakes)

Bronecia (custom cakes)

I need help with making figures

I would like to start making figures,,,and I need help with what to use..So If anybody can give me some advice I would appreciate the help. I’ve tryed to find tylose powder but could not fined any..

237 views, 0 by Sweetlilly

Freeze Dried Raspberries

How do i use freeze dried raspberries in a white choc and raspberry cake? In the batter? in The white choc buttercream filling or both? How much do i use coz I assume i would have to use less than fresh raspberries? (8"cake). These are NOT frozen...

264 views, 0 by jersey080

cake batter

Can someone tell how much cake batter I need to put into the following size pan’s…8" and 12"… Thank you

800 views, 1 by cookie gala

cookie gala

fondant covered cakes

Since I started my homemade cake business, I always feel my cakes come out dry,I usually make ginoise cakes,after coooling I add syrup to the cake layers then frost and ice with SWM buttercream. I am not satisfied with my ending results,it seems...

343 views, 0 by Kelly Stevens

Kelly Stevens

quality vanilla

Just wondering what you Canadian bakers are using as a good quality vanilla. I pose the question to Canadian bakers not to exclude everyone else but with the thought that if a recommendation is made I’d like to know I can find it. I get...

599 views, 0 by Julie Cain

Julie Cain

Does anyone have any advice on cake structure? (update)

It`s my son`s 14th birthday coming up and he`s told me he`d like a surprise for his cake….but it can`t be anything embarrassing (he knows I really want to make a Cinderella cake!) So a Transformer cake it is, and since it`s for my son I can push...

715 views, 0 by Aakanksha

Aakanksha

standing heart cake

Hi all Have seen stunning standing heart cake..defying gravity. Could anyone Pls. Help me out on how to construct it. Thank u.

573 views, 1 by Gadget Cakes

Gadget Cakes

where am i going wrong :(

Hello every one! Im after some advice if possible please. Im losing confidence in my work and i keep pushing myself harder. I build all my own frames for my cakes and can do gravity cakes and i try to do some sculpting. ive put cakes up and...