Cakes & Cake Decorating Forum

605 views, 0 by Ellie1985


HELP!! My grandson has requested a Army Chinnock Helicopter cake!

Hello Cake Friends! My grandson has requested a Army Chinnock helicopter cake for his birthday and I’m kind of nervous about doing this! I have never done a carved cake and would appreciate any suggestions and helpful hints on how to pull this...

1,105 views, 2 by SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Wired Roses help!

Hi everyone! Ive recently been making some gumpaste roses to go on a 3 tier cake. So, I thought I better do them wired, to be able to push them into the higher tiers. I hooked over the end of some 22 gauge wires, dipped in sugar glue then...

570 views, 1 by Julie Cain

Julie Cain

Is it ok to cover modelling choc with fondant?

I`m in the middle of making a horse cake and I`ve used modelling choc to cover and shape the legs. I had every intention of covering the whole cake with modelling choc but just realised I haven`t made enough! So I`m going to cover with fondant...

656 views, 1 by Sweetlilly

Guitar Cake

Iv been asked for a guitar cake, something similar to this to serve approx 60 people.(NOT MY CAKE) What size tin(s) should I use to carve from and how many layers? I have a 12" 10" and 8" square tins and a 14×10″ and 11×8″ Also what would u...

843 views, 1 by mycakes09

Draping sari

I would really appreciate any advice on how it would be best to assemble a cake like this. Can I stack the cake tiers at the venue, and attach the draped sari? If I make the sari drape with fondant, will it dry while traveling to the venue, and...

819 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...

773 views, 0 by 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...

1,607 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...

664 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...

807 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...

535 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...

709 views, 1 by 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...

507 views, 0 by Marilo Flores

Marilo Flores

Competition Cakes

Competition cakes Pasteles de ensueño Magazine

486 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

465 views, 0 by 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...

610 views, 0 by 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 –...

533 views, 0 by 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...

847 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....

270 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...

747 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…, Id finished my last cake (an 8’ and 6’) ,...