Cake Disasters Forum

373 views, 0 by Angel

Angel

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...

260 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...

106 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...

350 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...

221 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...

261 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

412 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...

604 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...

807 views, 2 by Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

hello again, it's been a while

Hello everyone, Just a note to give a bit of an explanation. I haven’t been very well for a fair while now and didn’t really have much energy to come online. I think this is the first time I logged on to CD in over a month. My fb page has...

456 views, 0 by Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Smbc in the heat

Hi all… Just wondering if anyone still uses smbc to fill or even frost when it’s hot out? Mines very soft now and I’m wondering if it’ll give blowouts or something, even under ganache? Thanks in advance, Sawsen

1,521 views, 0 by Fancy Fondant WA

Fancy Fondant WA

Freaking out! Wedding cake peonies & roses

I am doing a wedding cake next week. Spent two weeks making heaps of peonies (my first) in purple and I hate them. I then made white ones with much thinner petals (better) but still not totally happy. Have made a few roses but still have more to...

639 views, 0 by Princessflange

Icing issues

Hi guys, I’m in need of some advice. The last few cakes I’ve made and iced have all had the same problem, as soon as I place the rolled out icing over the top of the cake it rips and tears along the edge of the cake and sometimes holes appear...

517 views, 0 by Lucy

Lucy

Helicopter disaster!

Hi everyone Iv been trying to make firemansams helicopter out of rice crispy treats I can’t get the tail to stay up the helicopter it’s self looks like my 3 year old has done it! Any one got some advice I would really appreciate it!x

391 views, 0 by Melioka

Mud cake troubleshooting!

Hi I’ve been trying to practise ganaching and covering cakes but unfortunately I can’t even seem to cook the mud cake! So frustrating! I have used this recipe before:...

829 views, 1 by Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Help required (please don’t laugh)…

Well you can laugh a little – I certainly did… This is my very first attempt at a ball/spherical/temari cake (not quite sure what the correct terminology is). I had some left over vanilla cake and thought I would do something different with it,...

322 views, 0 by cookie gala

cookie gala

what to do with egg yolk?

Hi,I have been making ahuge amount of SMB, using lots of egg whites and Im confused what to do with egg yolks,does anyone have an idea what can I do,,please …I own a homebased bakery ,and I am new ,so please help…and thank you..

356 views, 0 by Veronica

Fondant 101

Hi all, I have a problem with fondant because it failed to make it very resilient to cover sculpted cakes, plus it always breaks me, someone I could spend a oalgo recipe that you can add?

709 views, 1 by Lisa Salerno

Lisa Salerno

The cake that never was !

Hi everyone I was recently asked to make a speedway cake ( essentially a mud track in a field with a spectator stand ) after six hours of decorating and much stomach churning I realised the cake was awful !! I took the step to contact my friend...

597 views, 0 by Melanie Mangrum

Melanie Mangrum

Calling All Cake Experts!!!!

I’ve been doing cakes for nearly 17 years. I’m having a problem that started about 4 months ago, and I’m completely stumped on how to correct it. I use high ratio shortening in my buttercream. I discovered that if I ever tried to ice a...

929 views, 0 by Kianna

Kianna

dumb question about stacking a tiered cake.

Alright, so this may sound like a dumb question for some one who has been decorating for 7 years but a lot of my “cakes” have been on foam (then I just do the decorations on top) for contests. Or single tiered cakes. Not many people trust some...