Cake Disasters

Do you have a cake disaster story to share? Tell everyone how to avoid of doing the same mistakes.

214 views, 1 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:...

512 views, 7 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,...

129 views, 7 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..

169 views, 2 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?

475 views, 11 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...

378 views, 6 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...

611 views, 13 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...

468 views, 14 0 by eve

eve

creams and spongs problems

My cakes into the cake it is not so fluffy . Something doing rong.. After bake I wrap them and I put them into refrigerator to be cut easily. I pur also with sugar syrup but again it is little bit hard and absolutely not fluffy. The other is...

362 views, 1 0 by Lucy

Lucy

Painting modeling chocolate or fondant to get a matt finish

I’ve been mixing colour gels with vodka to paint fondant and modeling chocolate I can’t seem to work it in too the sculpter it doesn’t stick to the surface so I have to keep piling it on also it doesn’t dry we’ll it’s too shinny I want a matt...

522 views, 10 0 by Robin Meyers

Robin Meyers

oh my!!

Anyone else ever had this kind of luck? I took too many orders this weekend. Sweet 16 cake 4 doz cake balls, 4 doz custom decorated cookies, a birthday cake. The topped off one more last minute cake… here was the concept a 9×13 sheet cake...

633 views, 17 0 by Edible Art by Sawsen

Edible Art by Sawsen

The first time I hated making an order

Hi all, A close friend ordered a surprise birthday cake from me, which I agreed to and was happily flowing with inspiration and plans for it, until all the details of her request came through. She had provided a pic of someone else’s cake...

634 views, 20 0 by Sharon

Sharon

First time in 35 years....

Before I start my story, let me skip to the ending. I made it. Yesterday morning I started having pain shooting down my left leg. We have family day every Thursday, all four grandkids were here with their parents, as well as my mom. Advil...

425 views, 0 0 by Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel

How To Fix Cake Problems?

Hello everyone, here are some cake related problems and solutions. 1. My cake has peaked in the middle and is cracked. This happens when a/ there’s too much raising agent, b/ the cake tin’s too small or c/ the oven temperature is too high. ...

399 views, 6 0 by Sugarcrumbkitchen

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Silicone Onlays help

Hello Does anyone have any advise on onlays, was trying out my new mat and can’t remove the excess pieces. Not sure if I need to roll thine but I rolled as thin as I could. Advise please x

500 views, 7 0 by Creations

Sagging Fondant and Collapsing Cake

I made a three tier fondant cake for a baptism. .by the time I got to the venue the fondant was sagging and the cake was collapsing. The day was very humid and hot outside..what I can i use to deliver cake and keep it cool so it won’t happen...

522 views, 17 0 by Mandy

Mandy

One of "THOSE" days

Hi has anyone else had one of “those” days recently when the gods are against you. Let me know your stories, so that I am not the only one cursed every now and then. I’ve got 2 stories and here they are. Today I had to deliver the animal...

491 views, 0 0 by Angiescakes

Cake pop and fondant question/help

Wondering if anyone can help me out with this….I made some cake pop mini purses, about the size of 2 regular pops on a stick, iced them with buttercream icing put the fondant on and some of them the fondant started to get very soft almost...

470 views, 3 0 by Sugarcrumbkitchen

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Wonky cake

Hi Lately a few tired cakes have been wonky, I’ve not had this trouble in the past and I usual use a spirt level through out the process. Can anyone tell me A. Why it might be happening and B. Can you fix it once the cakes are stacked ? Thanks...

627 views, 21 0 by Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Anyone else have weeks like this?

Having a nightmare of a week regarding cakes this week. Catalogue of disasters; microwave broke, fixed yay, oven broke .. rushed around to my mum’s to bake two tier cake (she doesn’t even own anything as fangled as a spatula), tried to make cake...

452 views, 10 0 by Judy

Judy

Hobbies are supposed to be for fun and relaxation.....

So excited to be asked to make a Frozen themed cake for a little girl through Free Cakes For Kids. Not great covering a cake last night in this heat – and this morning a huge air bubble a crack. No time to re-cover so I guess we are in to damage...