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|40 days ago||
Black & White Cakes - Quaterly awards - 18 replies
Am I the only one having trouble picking just five entries from all 187? Some are truly gorgeous and stunning and the choice is VERY hard… Just wanted to post this to say how wonderul these cakes are ans seeing all the B&W together is simply amazing :-) What a great idea!!
|131 days ago||
Ganache trick? - 12 replies
Hello all, (and thanks in advance for your help :-) Is there something I could do to make ganache look all uniform in color once it sets on a cake, if I want to leave it as is (a raw look)... When it dries, the color is no longer uniform, so you’ll have dark and light patches. What do I need to do to make it look all uniform and rather ...
|148 days ago||
What have I done wrong? - 13 replies
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. The only difference is that I beat the cream cheese/butter faster when I added the sugar on the...
|183 days ago||
Almost 10000... - 10 replies
As I am writing this, we are at 9988 cake decorators on this site :-)))))))I remember Michal asking us a while back to predict when we will reach 10000, we are almost there! And I predicted June 11, 2013 (well, it’s my son’s birthday)...
|203 days ago||
Are your purple cakes turning blue? - 12 replies
Hi all, Whenever I take pictures of a cake that has a purple hue to it, pictures turn out blue instead of the actual purple/mauve/lilac color. Any trick out there to make it look purple? Apparently, I am not the only one with this problem! I try to edit the pictures but the “real” color does not come through ! Any advice? Not o...
|258 days ago||
Help with big order - 8 replies
Hi all, I’ve been asked to get a display stand at a brunch to raise money for a Children’s Cancer Foundation with a Spring Blossoms theme on April 23. Three hundred prominent ladies are invited in the best hotel in town. I have until Monday to give them an answer if I would accept this offer or not. Of course part of the money I ...
|278 days ago||
Watermarking your pictures - 20 replies
Hi there, How many of you add a watermark to their pictures and which software do you use? I have seen many with their logos watermarked and I can see why… I can’t tell you how many pictures I have seen on some FB pages of cakes claimaing they are theirs :-( when they are not!
|284 days ago||
Help with a Tasmanian Devil character... - 7 replies
Hi all, I’ve been asked to make a cake hat has a Tasmanian Devil cartoon character. Googled it and did not find any tutorial for this. I have found a couple of pictures of cakes that I saved. If I can’t find any tutorial, I will attempt to reproduce it based on the cake picture I have. If I fail, will have to do something else :-(...
|288 days ago||
Baking cakes... - 6 replies
Hi there, How far in advance do you bake your cakes for them to remain fresh?? Do you bake in advance and freeze? How many days you deem the cake remains fresh if not in the freezer? I don’t bake way in advance but sometimes for decoration, you need time, which means the cake must be done few days earlier… Thanks,Dina
|289 days ago||
Calling in some ideas... please! - 7 replies
Hi all, I am asked to make a cake for a gentleman who is turning 60 and who is also a judge… No fondant cover, just chocolate ganache as the finish look. And since I am a novice at modelling with sugar, I don’t think I can do elaborate sugar figurines… So, I am running out of ideas about how to decorate this cake. And it is ...
|294 days ago||
Piping on cakes - 6 replies
Hello everyone,I am having trouble piping words or anything for that matter with my PME number 1 tip… The number two tip is too wide. The royal icing gets stuck while piping, and I do try to losen it, it will run a bit then gets stuck again. How runny should it be? Like “flood”runny when we flood cookies? Won’t that be to...
|360 days ago||
Won the Fiona Cairns Halloween Contest - 12 replies
Hi there, I am so excited!!! I won the Fiona Cairns Halloween Contest with my Creepy Witches Fingers posted around Halloween… Here’s the link to those “oh so creepy cookies”... http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/34284 Dina @ miettes
|361 days ago||
Perfectly iced cakes - 6 replies
Hi, I’ve watched many many video tutorials on how to make a perfectly iced cake so that the fondant that will cover it looks flawless. I see many pictures online about beautiful cakes with a perfect finish. Does anyone have a tip on how to make it look perfectly clean with sharp edges? or any YouTube suggestion? Thanks always,Dina @ miettes