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1,139 views, 1 by Sharon

Sharon

Help with design

Hello everyone. I’m stumped on how to make this cake. I can’t seem to get the picture large enough with great detail. I can’t decide if it is a stencil, impression mat or just plain hand piped dots. Any suggestions??

959 views, 0 by Stephy

Help!! What the little icing beads are made from / how they are made?

Hi all, I am new to this forum and wondering if you lovely lot could help me :) I’ve been asked to make a version of the cake below but I can’t work out what the little icing beads are made from / how they are made? I’ve had a look around and...

637 views, 0 by Nadiaa

Nadiaa

Please help - any idea how to achieve this effect?

I’ve had an enquiry about doing a cake with this effect on it. It’s a buttercream cake and while I’m totally comfortable tackling this cake, I’m wondering whether the BC has been piped, and if so, which tip? It doesn’t look like the rustic bc...

1,528 views, 0 by Brabbersbabe

Keeping buttercream roses on the cake?

Hi, can anyone help? I recently made a cake and piped buttercream roses all over, which looked beautiful. However, in the warmth of the room they started slipping down. When they were cold they stayed put. I have since had an order for one...

1,163 views, 1 by Scrummy Mummy's Cakes

Scrummy Mummy's Cakes

Help with butterflies

Hi everyone, I would like to be able to make these butterflies. I think they are made from petal paste (possibly pastillage) and then piped with a boarder of royal icing and flood iced which is dragged to create the pattern. I would...

448 views, 0 by SweetTooth77

SweetTooth77

Icing keeps melting

Hi there. I’m new to the world of cake decorating. I’ve been starting to practice piping techniques but I’ve found that my icing keeps melting while I’m trying to pipe. I’m wondering if my hands are just getting too hot for the icing. I’ve...

816 views, 0 by Icing to Slicing

Icing to Slicing

Stacking a 6 tier tall wedding cake.

I never worry usually when stacking and transporting a cake, but this one does have a little stressed to say the least :( The bottom tier is a 12inch round 6inch depth maderia cake so quite firm, second tier is 10 inch round 3 inch depth, the ...

10,146 views, 0 by Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Piping Royal on Buttercream?

Hi All, more and more of my brides are requesting buttercream cakes instead of fondant. I am not as well versed in buttercream’s capabilities. I always use swiss meringue on my buttercream cakes – can you pipe royal icing on that? And will the...

3,892 views, 0 by Kendra

Design Dilemma on Mehndi Pattern

Hey, guys. I have a design dilemma and I would appreciate your advice. A bride has contacted me requesting a wedding cake with a design similar to this one by Jen’s Cakes. Here’s my dilemma: I’m NOT a great piper and I definitely know...

599 views, 1 by kim

kim

piping chocolate

Hi everyone I am new here and a begginer to the world of cake decorating I am making a chocolate cake covered with chocolate and wanting to pipe a shell border around the top and bottom of the cake like you can with royal icing i have tried...

3,806 views, 0 by Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

HELP!! Boiled icing

Hi all, I have a bride and groom that are requesting boiled icing (Italian meringue). I have never used this before. Can you put this under fondant and it is alright to be left out (not refrigeration)? And does it hold it’s shape? Could I use it...

589 views, 1 by Misssbond

Piping lettering

Hi all, I’m after some advice on how to pipe lettering on to the side of a cake. I recently had to resort to cutting out letters from fondant. It was a tall cake so I couldn’t tilt it much for fear of it toppling! Any tutorials or advice would...

754 views, 0 by mammamarycakes

Fondant layering (not sure what to call it)

I am making a cake with two tiers. Each tier is covered with two different colors of fondant that is like scalloped with a piped string of fondant separating the two colors. Not sure how to accomplish this without just wrapping the bottom...

1,157 views, 0 by Kwirkie

Kwirkie

Piping over gold leaf

I have a customer that wants a gold leaf cake for her wedding cake. She also wants royal icing piped lace over top the leafing. I have never done this and I’m wondering will the royal icing stick to the leafing? Thanks

929 views, 0 by bathcakecompany

bathcakecompany

Vacancy - Cake Decorator at Bath Cake Company

Bath Cake Company is looking to appoint an experienced cake baker and cake decorator to join our rapidly growing cake business and be part of the small bakery team. The job is part time based over two days, Tuesday and Friday, with extra hours...

488 views, 3 by Jo Finlayson (Jo Takes the Cake)

Jo Finlayson (Jo Takes the Cake)

Hello!

Hello everyone , I apologize in adavnce for the # of pics I will be posting over the next couple days. I had a crazy year, moving house, working part time and on top of that my hubby wiped out my entire hard drive with all my pics …so i haven’t...

968 views, 0 by coffeewoman

Help on Marvel Quicksilver cake

My nephew wants a Captain America, Quick Silver & Wolverine cake for his 13th Birthday. I plan to have Wolverine’s Claw coming out the top of the cake (similar to the Hulk’s fist I have seen busting out on Avenger cakes) and 1 tier being...

8,334 views, 0 by Nikki Belleperche

Nikki Belleperche

Carpel Tunnel and piping.

I have the beginning stages of carpel tunnel, and have before I ever even started decorating. To any other bakers with this problem, or ones similar, do you have any advice on how to improve your piping while dealing with it? How to pipe longer?...

547 views, 0 by M_604

Which tip to pipe these ruffles?

Hi! Can anyone tell me how these ruffles are done?  Could it be a wilton 86 tip? I’ve been searching online but the only techniques I can find use a petal tip in  zig zag up and down motion rather than the single sweeping motion in this...

1,966 views, 0 by Sarah's cakes

Sarah's cakes

Wedding cake Help!

I have been asked by my cousin to do her wedding cake. Oh cripes! No pressure, having NEVER done such an important cake. The cake itself is fairly simple however it does require some pipe work. I usually only use royal icing as ‘glue’ to secure...