Cake Disasters Forum

757 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...

623 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...

993 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...

722 views, 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...

622 views, 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...

748 views, 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...

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

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (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...

884 views, 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...

589 views, 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

1,009 views, 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...

731 views, 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...

615 views, 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...

608 views, 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...

869 views, 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...

609 views, 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...

643 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...

1,530 views, 1 by cakealicious77

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...

1,804 views, 0 by Crys

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...

1,384 views, 0 by Babes

Babes

Cracking

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...

1,205 views, 0 by Deborah

Deborah

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...