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1,375 views, 0 by Sandra Monger

Sandra Monger

Americolor gel colours

Does anyone out there know if Americolor gel colours (the electric blue, pink etc.) are legal to use now in the UK? I saw somewhere (can’t remember where) that is is not legal in Europe due to the E numbers it uses? Is that right? I love this...

1,646 views, 0 by RBsCakes

Painting cake with food paste colours?

I cannot use vodka or any other form of alcohol in my cakes. Hence, painting a cake has become challenging for me. I tries water but the result was horrible. I considered using oil but was not sure if it would stay. I also need a liquid option to...

2,016 views, 0 by JoJo1625

1st Airbrush, what brand of colours do i get

Hi All im from the UK and bought my 1st airbrush, what brand of colour is the best to get? I have a dinky doodle airbrush. Also any tips and tricks would be great :D Cheers Jo

2,304 views, 10 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Help please. I'd really like to try cake painting.

Hello my lovelies xx I really want to start painting cakes…….but don’t know how, or where to start. I know lots of you are fantastic artists and Calli I know is exceptional…….so I’m feeling a little intimidated about the prospect of showing...

3,267 views, 2 by Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™

Just for Fun: Photos of Things (Other Than Another Cake) that Inspired A Design

Hi All, I just recently posted a cake that was inspired by a black & white ruffled dress by Valentino that popped up when I did a google search for something entirely unrelated, for another cake. After I made it, before I posted it here, I...

1,171 views, 21 by miettes

miettes

#CakeOscars #CakeMasters #SugarArt4Autism finalist

Sugar Art for Autism is a finalist in the Cake Masters Awards 2016 sponsored by Magic Colours! It’s been a true honor to have co-directed this collab with 2 lovely ladies, Suzy Khalaf and Samantha Emmerson. And to the whole group, none of this...

2,697 views, 3 by SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

SugarMagicCakes (Christine)

Airbrush/painting marzipan?

Hi cakey friends…….Im making my son his birthday cake, problem is, he will only have it covered with marzipan. Hes given me strict design insructions and wants a very colourful cake. Colourful stripes to be precise. Does anyone have any tips...

830 views, 1 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Advice please - where best to learn Hand modelling in chocolate

Hi cake friends. I’m feeling ready to learn a new skill and would love to learn how to model chocolate so I can offer another dimension to my cake decorating skills. (And who doesn’t like chocolate??!!) Do you have any advice on where best to...

1,693 views, 0 by Divine Specialty

Divine Specialty

Flesh tone colour

Hello, I need help mixing flesh tone colours out of fondant. I tried various mixing charts and the result is either to pink or to red. Any one have a tried a true mixing colour for flesh tone. Your help is greatly appreciated.

575 views, 0 by Sam9

Help - first time cake decorator now thinking I can't do what I want to do!

Hi there! A friend has had to let me down with making a cake for my friends 50th… she couldn’t help it and I understand and I thought I’d rise to the challenge! I came up with my basic idea, which was decorating my cake in psychedelic colours...

1,302 views, 1 by Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Help required (please don’t laugh)…

Well you can laugh a little – I certainly did… This is my very first attempt at a ball/spherical/temari cake (not quite sure what the correct terminology is). I had some left over vanilla cake and thought I would do something different with it,...

2,050 views, 0 by Laura Loukaides

Laura Loukaides

Most common requests...

Hi everyone, I was just curious to know if their is a “favourite” cake people ask for all the time, what is your most common request for wedding and birthday cakes, what styles and colours do people like best? I wasn’t sure if their is a...

470 views, 17 by The Cookie Lab - Bolachas Decoradas Artesanais

The Cookie Lab - Bolachas Decoradas Artesanais

How did I make the Background?

You can make a nice background for a cookie using just edible powder, either dry or wet. For this cookie I dusted it first with #magic_colours powder and for the leaves I used the same powders in a wet version (diluted with liquor with hight %...

613 views, 1 by The Rosebud Cake Company

The Rosebud Cake Company

Making BLUE sugarpaste

Hi everyone, does anyone else have any trouble making blue sugarpaste? I have sugarflair- ice blue, baby blue, navy, and Wilton sky blue and not any of them make what I would consider a plain nice blue, they all have a turquoise look about them,...

1,122 views, 1 by Sarah's cakes

Sarah's cakes

Cracking/tearing fondant

Why oh why does my fondant crack? I spent ages mixing different colours to produce a camouflage effect cake only for it to crack and collapse as I applied to cake. Ended balling it up to re roll and got a marble effect with creases/wrinkly...

1,166 views, 0 by Melanie Jane Sowa

Melanie Jane Sowa

Modelling chocolate

I was thinking of having a go at making modelling chocolate to make a figure but as I have never worked with it before I amnit sure how to colour it. I have seen some amazing work in modelling chocolate. Can you use your existing food colours?

735 views, 0 by Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Question on Edible Lace

Hey cake people! I was wondering if anyone had ever attempted to add tylose or CMC to the edible lace powder before mixing and moulding it? I normally let it dry in front of a fan rather than baking it, and I’ve had fantastic results with soft,...

1,163 views, 0 by rachel

first wedding cake help

Hi everyone, for years my husband and i have made all our own special occasion cakes and i have offered to make my brother his wedding cake in october, however i am now slightly worried as i realise how perfect it will have to be, i have never...

4,606 views, 0 by Kirstie's cakes

HELP! What's the best way to make the colour of whiskey?

Hi all I’m making my dad a whiskey “famous Grouse”shaped bottle cake for his birthday. I need help on the colour for the whiskey what would you suggest? I can cover it all in white icing and airbrush, paint with colour or use that coloured...

372 views, 0 by GGirl

GGirl

Mac cake

Hi guys This may be a bit ambitious as I haven’t made a cake with fondant yet. But I have bought the materials needed to design a mac cosmetics cake! I’m excited about this and have seen some really nice ones and hope for mine to be decent too....