Cake Disasters Forum

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Moan :(

So I woke up at 7am today and feeling all industrious, I decided to bake some cupcakes… I made 2 batches to bake at once, trying two different methods for beating the batter to see what difference it makes, and these new no cake pan required...

1,393 views, 1 by cakealicious77


Frozen cakes

So I decided to bake a couple of cakes one day and freeze them- needed them for a birthday cake. I baked a zebra cake and a red velvet and both came out fine, so I thought I’d stick them in the freezer because I didn’t need to ice and fill them...

1,629 views, 0 by Crys


Buttercream Meltdown

I am still green when it comes to making big cakes. I had an order for a 3 tier cake this past weekend. It was a 16" a 12" and 8" squares stacked. I worked very hard to get crisp sharp edges, and make the quilting perfect! I prepped my SUV with...

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When I am making my cake toppers I am still getting cracking on them I am using 50 50 flower paste and 50 gum paste,, I have tried useing just gum paste but still I am having problems. I leave them to dry at room tempriture they start of ok...

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Cracked Cake

Hi I was wondering if this had happened to anyone else, or if you can tell me why this happened. I have just made a birthday cake for a little girl which mum collected, later that day she contacted me and sent photos and there was a split from...

618 views, 0 by genzLoveACake


ganache using buttermilk

Hello fellow cake hobbiest here in cakes decor, I really need your expert answer on this matter, pls. Help needed immidiately, lol! I accidentally used buttermilk instead of whipped cream while making ganache, does anybody here experienced same...

902 views, 0 by Samantha Corey

Samantha Corey

is anyone out there other then me, have a computer covered in powder sugar? lol

I just was noticing after a few days of decorating that my computer is starting to become a cake. haha. Anyone have this problem other them me. I like to watch movies and tutorials while i decorate so my computer is now paying the price.

1,552 views, 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Wet cake

I won’t say I had an actual disaster but the cake didn’t turn out as expected. I made a cake for my son & daughter in law’s baby shower — it was a vanilla cake with a Nutella buttercream filling – cake was fondant covered. I did use a...

8,426 views, 2 by Raewyn Read Cake Design

Raewyn Read Cake Design

Oh humidity...why do you hate me so?

Here is the full Editorial from this months Cakes Decor Gazette, I got a little carried away and had to trim ALOT of it…sorry Michal haha! Full March Editorial Well good riddance February! I won’t miss your horrible humidity that storms our...

1,745 views, 1 by Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks


Lately, I’ve been experiencing blow outs on my fondant-covered cakes. Here’s my process: I fill my cakes and let them sit on the counter overnight to settle. I refrigerate them until they’re solid and then I ganache them. I let them sit in...

4,148 views, 1 by Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding Cake Disaster!

I nearly had a heart attack today and still feel like I am until I hear back from the bride. Today I delivered a wedding cake and when I opened the back of my car to take the cake out, I found the cake SLID OFF the fondant covered board!!!!!...

5,595 views, 0 by Teresa Cunha

Teresa Cunha

Cream Cheese Buttercream.......HELP!

I have the most difficult time with cream cheese buttercream. I’ve tried several recipes and never get a stiff enough consitency for frosting or piping. Does anyone have a recipe they swear by and wouldn’t mind sharing? I would so greatly...

4,837 views, 1 by Crys


Indydebi's buttercream

So I decided to try out Indydebi’s buttercream since I’ve read so many wonderful things about it. I loved the taste, but the texture came out grainy. Ive used high ratio shortening, and the second time I used store brand for Crisco since the...