Cake Disasters Forum

147 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...

111 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...

290 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...

766 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...

580 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...

191 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. ...

743 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...

486 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...

269 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...

538 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...

300 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...

321 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

573 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...

751 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...

888 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...

506 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

1,653 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...

717 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...

580 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

480 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:...