Cake Disasters Forum

673 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...

483 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...

461 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...

1,292 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...

1,490 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...

1,183 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...

957 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...

579 views, 0 by genzLoveACake

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...

828 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.

1,429 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...

7,286 views, 2 by Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn

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...

1,519 views, 1 by Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks

BLOW OUT

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...

3,799 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!!!!!...

5,246 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...

4,254 views, 1 by Crys

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...

1,590 views, 0 by anneportia

anneportia

travelling a cake at 1,456 kilometer distance

Hi Cake decorators, I have some problem that i’m trying to resolve right now, pls help me with some advice. I’m gonna make my first wedding cake for my brother in law on december. I’ts a 5 tier square wedding cake, my problem now is that the...

2,791 views, 0 by miettes

miettes

What have I done wrong?

Exactly the same cream cheese frosting recipe on both, one grainy, one perfectly smooth. Of course, the grainy one was the first one and I had to redo it and the second one was perfect. I don’t know what I have done wrong with the first one....

930 views, 0 by gizangel

gizangel

Leaning Cake!!

Hi everyone, I have been making cakes for 1.5 yrs now. I recently had an order for a 5 tier cake with each tier 5-6" tall. cake was 6"8"10"12"14" . first 3 tiers was stacked and was fine overnight. We stacked top 2 tiers on site. it looked...

715 views, 0 by Niska

Choc mud cake

Hi guys! I have this choc mud cake That is thé best! Only thing is have to cook it 1 hr 30. On lowest rack at 160. But! Only thing is cracks slightly and dry on top about 3/4 of an inch i have to cut off! How can i avoid this! Any ideas thanks

1,570 views, 0 by Kizzy's Cakes

Kizzy's Cakes

Can an entire cake be frozen?

I just finished a cake this evening for a friend’s wife’s birthday. I was told when the order was taken that the date of the birthday was the 21st of March (it’s in the email he sent me) but when I told him it was finished this evening he...