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924 views, 2 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Which gel paste do I use to get 'Quality street' purple?

Hi Guys, I need some help please………I want to colour my own sugarpaste that beautiful rich purple like the wrappers on Quality street purple chocolates (see photo for colour). I’ve got Wilton violet and Sugarflair deep purple but neither are...

1,073 views, 1 by Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Watercolouring

Hi everyone! I have seen so many beautiful cakes that have been done with water colour techniques and am so curious about it. Are people using gel paste mixed with water to dilute it? Or is using airbrush colouring better for watercolouring?...

1,223 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,...

1,018 views, 1 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Red gumpaste - a sticky situation......

What I need is for someone lovely to put my mind at rest about my gumpaste. I needed to make a Spiderman model yesterday (which, by the way I had been dreading) and I had to use quite a lot of colour paste to get it a nice shade of red. It...

668 views, 1 by Purlytwurly

tappits

hi could anyone please tell me what i need to do regarding tappits/ or any other writing sets . i have got all my letters cut out i used a coloured paste , this is where i get stuck do i dust and steam them before i put onto the cake when dried ,...

930 views, 0 by Gleibis

Gleibis

Sugarflare paste colors??? Where can I find them in US.

I’ve been looking for these colors and I can’t find them in US. Does anyone know where I can get them? Thanks.

4,509 views, 0 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews #4 - The Baking Sheet

Before discovering her passion for cake and cookie decorating, Loren worked for 15 years in sales and marketing at a large technology company. Currently, as a wife and stay-at-home mom to her 5 1/2 year old son Ryan, she now has much more...

97 views, 0 by cakemodel

primer

hello all, i was wondering if any of you could please recommend on a good (preferebly white)primer to use on sugar paste or pondant so when im coloring it the color wouldn’t get inside the coverage? i hope im being clear enough… would really...

1,291 views, 0 by SugarPearls

SugarPearls

Coloring gum paste

Hi everyone,! I’m trying to color gum paste to get this deep pink/fuchsia without any luck. I have used Wilton rose and Americolor electric pink but didn’t get the color I was after. Any advice would be very much appreciated :) Pam from Sugar...

1,588 views, 4 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Sugarflair Pastes Gripe - Update.....drumroll please.....

Today I emailed Sugarflair to ask them to put colour name labels on the tops of the lids. Surely I am not the only one who has to pick up at least five little pots until I get the one I want. It drives me crazy! I have made my own labels in the...

12,607 views, 2 by Raewyn Read Cake Design

Raewyn Read Cake Design

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...

1,844 views, 0 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Cakes with water effects

Help please my lovely cakey friends…..I’ve been asked to make a Wedding cake with a waterslide all the way around it. I’m not worried about making the slide, but I’d like the water to look as realistic as possible. I know you can use gel for...

5,613 views, 7 by CuriAUSSIEty Cakes

CuriAUSSIEty  Cakes

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 4.09 / September 2015

I hope you all love this months gazette as much as I did putting it together! So many wonderful collaborations to share along with some of the best top 5 cakes you could imagine. Oh and did you see the cake decorators of the week this month, OMG...

2,741 views, 0 by ExpertAmateur

Fondant Recipe That Doesn't Crack

Hi everyone! I have been lurking around the community for a while and I think you are all amazing. I was hoping I could get some advice from you all and maybe an alternative recipe. Right now I use marshmallow fondant, mostly just because it...

610 views, 0 by Alicia's CB

Alicia's CB

Pretty Rainbows not Murky

This is my first time using the forum … i have a dilema after the weekend cake baking … I made a ‘Frozen’ cake at the weekend and the client wanted a rainbow cake or rather an ombre in pastel blues and lilacs …. I made my usual cake mix as I know...

684 views, 0 by snixsnaxshax

new to decorating

Hello, I have been baking since I have been 16. I am now 45. Just in the last few months I have been trying to open up a home based bakery. Making cupcakes, and cakes for family and friends. I recently took a Wilton class to learn how to make...

1,138 views, 0 by Charis

Charis

Anyone have a Ghirardelli melting wafers modeling chocolate recipe?

Has anyone had any success in making modeling chocolate with the ghirardelli melting wafers? I buy the big bag (they have white and dark) at Sam’s Club meant for dipping/coating things. They remind me of the Wilton candy melts but taste SO much...

2,760 views, 0 by Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks

Royal Blue Fondant

I have a cake due on Friday in which the 10" base tier needs to be royal blue in color. Since this was a last-minute order I don’t have the time to have colored fondant shipped. What’s the best way to get a true royal blue color – kneading in...

931 views, 2 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Gluten free flours

Hi Guys, I’ve been asked to make a Gluten free/dairy free carrot cake for a birthday. Does anyone have a really light and moist carrot cake recipe they’re willing to share please? Also, on the subject of GF flours, what do you find is the...