Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

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Nov 2011    Delray Beach, FL    Working on it

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Lilly Pulitzer Painted Cake

Hi, I’ve been asked to make a Lilly Pulitzer inspired cake. I’ve been trying out different shades of pink to practice painting the iconic flowers on the fondant, but none of the colors seem right and the paint seems to take a long time to...

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BUTTERCREAM UNDERNEATH FONDANT - HELP!

Hi, I wonder if someone could shed some light into a problem I encounter whenever I use buttercream under the fondant. I always make sure my buttercream is stiff enough to be nice and smooth. I crumbcoat my cake and chill it for 15 minutes;...

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Vanilla Rum Cake

Hi, I’ve been asked to make a vanilla rum cake for a birthday, but the design is quite tall. My concern is that the recipe I have soaks the cake with a simply rum syrup and even though the vanilla cake is fairly sturdy, I’m afraid the wetness of...

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Fondant Disaster

Hello… I hope some of you can shed some light into an unexpected problem I ran into… I purchased a bucket of Carma Massa Ticino fondant for a wedding cake I was making. It had been highly recommended and had great review on line. It was...

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Heights of Wedding Cakes

When I see pictures of wedding cakes, the tiers look nice and tall. When I’ve asked how many layers were used, the consensus has been (2) 2" layers, or 4" – maybe 4 1/2 with the frosting… however, from the pictures, the tiers definitely look...

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Dairy free recipes

Hi, I’m in need of a good dairy free cake recipe and a dairy free ganache recipe. I’ve never baked dairy free and want to make a good cake for my client. I would appreciate any assistance from all of bakers. Regards,

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Strawberry Cake Recipe

Hi, Does anyone have a great tasting strawberry cake recipe they’d like to share? I have one that I’ve used in the past, but since I’m allergic to strawberries I can’t taste it :( and so I don’t know just how good it is. If you can send me a...

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Lava Flames on a Cake

Hi, I’ve been asked to do a Star Wars cake, but the client wants “realistic” looking lava around the cake and on top. I first thought of using melted sugar, but it may be too angular and hard – so then I thought about using colored fondant to...

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Adult Cakes

How do you all feel about making “adult” cakes for bachelorette/birthday parties? I’ve been asked to make one and I haven’t given an answer yet. I just don’t feel comfortable making it – especially when my 93 year old mom, who lives with us,...

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Liability Insurance for Home Bakers

Hello bakers, If you work out of your home in the U.S., do you carry any type of liability insurance to protect you against possible lawsuits? I have come across several articles on the subject, and they all suggest that bakers should protect...

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SOS - Need Key Lime Cake Recipe

Hi, I was just asked to make a two-tier graduation cake and the clients wants a key lime cake on the bottom tier. I’ve looked up some recipes on the internet and the reviews are very mixed. If anyone has a recipe for a good key lime cake, I...

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Bottom Tier on Cake bulging

Hi, I just finished a two-tier cake – the bottom was a 10" red velvet cake and the top a 6" vanilla. I definitely had enough support to ensure the top cake wouldn’t sink – also, the fondant on neither cake was too thick. However, after a couple...

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Baby blocks made of cake

Does anyone have a tutorial or experience in making baby blocks out of cake? I’ve been asked to do mini baby blocks out of cake as decorations and I’d like to learn the proper way. The ones I’ve seen in the Internet that look nice and neat are...

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Florida Gator Groom's Cake

Hi, bakers, I have been asked to do a Florida Gator Cake for a groom – they want it for 100 people, which would make this a very large alligator. I can figure out the body, but I need for this alligator to have his mouth open like the picture....

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Sparkling Sugar

Hi, Does anybody know if a cake covered in sparkling sugar can be refrigerated? I was told that when cake come to room temperature, condensation could potentially affect the sparkle in the sugar… Has anyone tried it before? Thanks!

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Sharp edges on a round cake

Hi, I really enjoy making & designing cakes, but what I have not been able to master is getting those crisp, sharp edges on round cakes – I LOVE, LOVE the way they look – it makes the finished product look very professional. Is there a...

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Sparkling Sugar on Buttercream

Hi, everybody, I’ve been asked to make a two-tier buttercream cake covered "entirely’ in sparkling sugar. Does anyone have an easy way (if there is such a thing) to do this without messing up the sides too much? The tiers will be too heavy...

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DJ - Fun Fiesta Cakes

Hi, everybody… my name is Dolores Jonusas and I am a self-taught baker/cake designer. I am married to a very awesome husband, have three children and three grandchildren ages 23, 5 and 7 months, which are my complete delight! My venture into...

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Cake Plate Separators

Hi, everybody… I’ve been asked to do a 4-tier cake for a baby shower and I want to make sure the stacking is secure since I will have to travel quite a distance to deliver the cake. I normally use dowels and cake boards in between tiers –...

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Using Sparkling Sugar on Buttercream Cake

Hi, I’ve been asked to do a 2-Tier Bridal Shower cake covered completely with sparkling sugar. I was thinking of putting the cake inside a large box and using my hand, cover the sides and top of the cake with the sugar. Do any of you have a...