Cake Disasters Forum

302 views, 0 by Susie211

Susie211

Swiss Buttercream Issue

Hi All, Swiss Buttercream* (SWBC)* taste delicious but because it made with butter I tend to frost my cake and then place it back in the fridge. Problem with this is when I take it out (2hrs before) to serve to guest. The SWBC solidified making...

378 views, 0 by chrissym

Sugar lace disasters

Sugar lace and myself are not geling! I keep applying to mould and putting in oven on temperature and time suggested but it is brittle I have turned temp down and lessened time kept door open and closed but it is still brittle, any advice on...

538 views, 0 by Sweet SugarCraft!

Sweet SugarCraft!

My 3" Deep Cakes Never Turn Out Right (argh)! Please help!

Hi all, Though I have made quite a few cake toppers, I haven’t really made many cakes yet, so am a little inexperienced on that front. Every time I bake in my 3" deep cake pans the cakes never turn out right. They are usually either: ...

600 views, 0 by Susie211

Susie211

Swiss buttercream disaster

Re: Swiss buttercream Can someone explain the ways of my errors. I made Swiss buttercream the night before and took them out to settle in room temperature to decorate my cupcake. It is now the consistency of cottage cheese. What is going on? ...

563 views, 0 by GGirl

GGirl

Runny frosting. HELP!

Hi people I am a new baker and have just made my first red velvet cake. I had a couple problems baking this. The first cake came out hard and the second I baked came out just right. I’m not sure why since I used the same batter? Maybe because...

305 views, 0 by GGirl

GGirl

Caramel drizzle!

Hey guys. So yesterday I attempted to make a vanilla drip cake with a drizzle of caramel on top. Has anyone got the perfect recipe for this as it can be tricky to make. When I made it, I didn’t get the consistency I wanted for it to actually...

1,166 views, 1 by Sarah's cakes

Sarah's cakes

Cracking/tearing fondant

Why oh why does my fondant crack? I spent ages mixing different colours to produce a camouflage effect cake only for it to crack and collapse as I applied to cake. Ended balling it up to re roll and got a marble effect with creases/wrinkly...

444 views, 0 by iwoolsey

Helping Buttercream Crust

Hi, Recently I made a chocolate cake that turned out very moist. It was quite delicious at least the scraps were after trimming it. I think I messed up by frosting the cake while it was still partially frozen like I typically do with my other...

735 views, 1 by DulcesSuenosConil

DulcesSuenosConil

Cake disaster emergency!

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone can answer my question? I’m making a watermelon cake for my friends birthday , I baked 1 deep 9 inch, it’s came out perfect. However, the spherical cake has collapsed! I went to redo it and realized I’m out of the...

1,343 views, 19 by Daniel Diéguez

Daniel Diéguez

Let's make Cake Love!

So after all I believe that some of us need to make more love and less war. Or said in a more simply way “have more fun, mess less”. I don’t need to demonstrate to anyone if I can make real cake or not, I just do the more reasonable thing for...

1,898 views, 0 by DulcesSuenosConil

DulcesSuenosConil

Help!!!! Painting black lines on fondant 😪

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could help me. I’m very new to cake decorating and I have my heart set on doing a hand painted Winnie the Pooh cake for my baby girls 1st birthday. I have drawn a template to use and I’ve managed to transfere it onto...

1,010 views, 0 by Charlievw

Tips for baking deep cake in ceramic bowl

I have to bake a doll dress shaped cake for my niece’s birthday this Saturday, but I don’t have a doll dress mold (and I live in a small town so won’t be able to get one in time) so I thought of baking it in a ceramic dish with the right shape. ...

1,463 views, 0 by Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Angel, The Cupcake Lady

I'm losing my mojo...

I have a few orders, but not enough, and most of the quotes I send out go unanswered. I know I am pretty competitively priced, and I am positive and excited when I speak to customers via email and on the phone. The fewer orders I get, the less...

885 views, 0 by karon

Sugar free cakes - HELP NEEDED

Please help, what is going on with my cakes? .. been trying to make sugar free cakes, have used gram flour, wholemeal flour and normal white flour and they all turn out the same, i replaced the fan in my oven as i thought this was the problem...

1,147 views, 0 by Dee Lewis

Dee Lewis

Fondant sliding off cake

I’ve done quite a few fondant cakes but had my first real disaster yesterday and I’d love to know if this is something the experts here can help me with. It has been unusually warm and humid for this time of year so I think that may have...

1,471 views, 0 by Kerry

Sinking Fondant cake!

I’m making a 2 tier cake with buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant. Had made the cakes and butter creamed them and froze them and last night took them out and thawed them a bit and then covered in fondant. Today, they have sunk and...

618 views, 0 by kim

kim

Help what am i doing wrong

Hi everyone I made my first sponge cake today a chocolate ganache cake I wanted it to be small because there is only two of us to eat it so I made it in a loaf tin it had a lot of ingredients in it after I had mixed all the ingredients and put it...

568 views, 0 by Sweet Things - Cakes by Rebecca

chocolate cake

Everytime I use chocolate cake in a wedding I have some kind of disaster, is it just me thinking its going to be a disaster or is it just not brilliant for stacked cakes.. Anyone got a good recipe. x

1,168 views, 1 by Julie Cain

Julie Cain

Does anyone have any advice for airbrushing black?

Hi All, super-quick question as this cake is due to be collected this evening! Excuse the photos (quick snaps on my phone!) I’ve made this cake….2 dogs, photo album, lots of personalised stuff ….and was just about to take photos when my...

1,154 views, 1 by Elisabeth Palatiello

Elisabeth Palatiello

Blow outs....Help!

Hello Cake Friends! This weekend I had three cakes develop big bubbles under the fondant, causing ugly cracks and lumps after delivery. Heartbreaking!! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I fill my cakes with French buttercream and dam and cover...