Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

840 views, 1 by Melanie Mangrum

Melanie Mangrum

Impossible customer requests

I’m sure I’m not the only one here that has had some interesting requests from customers. I work really hard to appease as many as I can. Today though, I think I received a request that takes the cake!! This customer sent me this pic that I’ve...

374 views, 0 by Bev Murray ( Cupcakes and Daisies )

Bev Murray ( Cupcakes and Daisies )

Sorry for neglecting your work!

Sorry to those of you that I follow who have posted cakes this last week and I’ve missed it! I’ve started to look through the back log but not sure if I’ll ever catch up!! I went in hospital on Tuesday to have foot surgery and had a bad reaction...

443 views, 2 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Which gel paste do I use to get 'Quality street' purple?

Hi Guys, I need some help please………I want to colour my own sugarpaste that beautiful rich purple like the wrappers on Quality street purple chocolates (see photo for colour). I’ve got Wilton violet and Sugarflair deep purple but neither are...

395 views, 11 by Hokus Pokus Cakes

Hokus Pokus Cakes

I'm so proud of myself

I’m so proud of myself I made this cake.I wonder what you think about it 😁

628 views, 0 by Sugar8Spice

New & Looking for Advice

Hello everyone! I’m Flavia and am quite new to the site. I’ve always had a passion for baking, but it was never anything serious for me. I saw a cake online that had lace all over it and I’m obsessed!! I must try and make it myself. I looked...

466 views, 9 by Renay Zamora

Renay Zamora

The Baking Dead Cake Collaboration

The Baking Dead is a collaboration consisting of 40+ cake & sugar artists celebrating the hit AMC series The Walking Dead and helping to spread the word about Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness. These sugar artists come from all...

391 views, 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Bottom Tier on Cake bulging

Hi, I just finished a two-tier cake – the bottom was a 10" red velvet cake and the top a 6" vanilla. I definitely had enough support to ensure the top cake wouldn’t sink – also, the fondant on neither cake was too thick. However, after a couple...

335 views, 0 by emmah

Advice on pricing dummy cakes

I have been asked by a friend to make a 3 tier, 2 tier and 1 tier cake and 24 cupcakes for displaying on her furniture at a craft fair. She wants them decorated quite simply and in a vintage theme as the furniture is the item on sale not the...

324 views, 4 by Renay Zamora

Renay Zamora

Time-Lapse Video of Angels of Death Cake

For anyone who’s interested, here’s a time-lapse video (it’s only a little over two minutes) of the making of my “Angels of Death Reunite” cake for The Baking Dead Cake Collaboration. Thanks for looking! ...

190 views, 0 by Adams Specialties Bakery

55 chevy chevelle ss

I’ve been asked to do a 55 chevy chevelle ss groom’s cake I know I’ll have to carve it due to no cake pan already the shape so I need some information on how to go about this task

313 views, 0 by Style me Sweet CAKES

Style me Sweet CAKES

baking with berries

Hello. I’m gong to make a white chocolate mud cake with raspberris for a friend’s girls birthday. I usually bake my cakes Wednesday night if I need it for Saturday. How well cake holds baked with fresh berries? I also want to do raspberry...

368 views, 0 by Manju Nair

Manju Nair

Cake tier sizes for 150 guests

Hi dear CD members, I have to make a 1st birthday cake for 150 guests. I have the following cake pan sizes: 11", 10", 9", 8", 6" Rounds. I know I can look at wilton’s charts etc to find serving sizes but in many cases I have seen those servings...

293 views, 2 by Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Stanley Cup Wedding Cake - Need some advice :)

Hello All! I have an exciting wedding cake in the works and was wondering if any of you brilliant, talented cake masters had any advice for the cup part of the cake, and how I can achieve this flawlessly. It doesn’t need to be cake, or even...

3,953 views, 0 by Paula

Shelf stable fillings and frosting.

Trying to get permit for cottage food law that just passed, Shelf stable cannot have cream. But ganache, smbc and then fruit fillings I think should be ok, anybody else with experience? Cannot be cream or custard based. Thanks.

303 views, 0 by Angela - A Slice of Happiness

Angela - A Slice of Happiness

Cake International - London - March 2015 - Is anyone going? Advice for a first timer!

Hi Is anyone going to Cake International in London this weekend? I am going on the Saturday (all being well) with my poor husband for the very first time. I am looking forward to going….although worried/nervous (I hate crowds lol) in case it is...

191 views, 1 by MariaDelleTorte

MariaDelleTorte

My first post Cakes Decor

My first post in Cakes Decor! I would be happy to know if you like

354 views, 0 by Cutiful Cakes

Cutiful Cakes

Free Fabriliquid samples at Cake International London 2015

Giveaway***** Attention to all of you Beautiful members of the baking & decorating world!!!!! Cutiful Cakes would like to present to you – Fabriliquid (vanilla flavour). Fabriliquid is a new and improved potion that will enable you to...

1,040 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Cakes with water effects

Help please my lovely cakey friends…..I’ve been asked to make a Wedding cake with a waterslide all the way around it. I’m not worried about making the slide, but I’d like the water to look as realistic as possible. I know you can use gel for...

188 views, 0 by Enrique

Enrique

Any Tips/Suggestions on Wedding Fayres?

I am planning to exhibit in a couple of Wedding Fayres and as I am a novice at it, do not know what to expect out of it or even worse what to take with me , apart from Wedding Cakes Mock ups. Is anyone out here with some valuable advise? Are they...