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1,950 views, 0 by Karen's Kakery

Karen's Kakery

Icing a Damask pattern

Hello my lovely cake friends xx I’ve been asked to make a Black on Ivory Damask cake. I’ve been let down with black fondant changing colour, and don’t want the same problem with icing. This will be my first attempt at using a cake template, so...

937 views, 1 by Happenalong

Fondant --icing question

First, let me say that I am very very new to the Cake Decorating world (which I have become obsessed with..lol) and I’m getting a bit confused in regards to using fondant, hence question. Do you cover your cake with icing (buttercream ie), put...

8,875 views, 0 by Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Icing a tall cake ..urgent help needed :(

Hi all, I very stupidly said I would make a wedding cake for a friends wedding (which is tomorrow) I’m just trying to ice the bottom tier which is 6 inches tall ( I realsie I should have practiced before telling her I could do it!) I’m...

2,708 views, 0 by Sharon Young

Sharon Young

Royal Icing or Fondant

I have been making cakes for over 30 years.. and way back then it was very unusual to see cakes decorated in anything other than Royal Icing or Buttercream… I took a little break from making cakes, as my children thought it was un cool to have...

1,007 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...

7,218 views, 0 by Loren Ebert

Loren Ebert

How to achieve a "cranberry" colored icing?

Help! How do I achieve a cranberry/hot pink color? I’m trying to match this ribbon….. Thank you!!

31,339 views, 0 by Cup & Cakes

Cup & Cakes

Icing sugar on fondant! How to remove?

Hi All, I have made quite a few cakes now and only a few have cracked a bit. I recently made a cake and when I covered the cake with the fondant it made little cracks on the sides of the cake. Because of the powdered icing used to roll it out...

1,006 views, 0 by Princessflange

Icing issues

Hi guys, I’m in need of some advice. The last few cakes I’ve made and iced have all had the same problem, as soon as I place the rolled out icing over the top of the cake it rips and tears along the edge of the cake and sometimes holes appear...

1,354 views, 1 by Lucymaybakes

Beginner (uk) : Fondant modelling/icing advice please

Hi all, I’ve been baking and decorating as a hobby for the last year, I recently made some small cupcakes for a friend with buttercream swirl and a butterfly I’d cut and shaped out of supermarkets own roll out icing. When I gave them to her the...

762 views, 0 by Katy Pearce

Best roll out icing?

Hi, I’m looking to bulk buy my roll out icing. Can anyone recommend any good brand that gives a great finish on your cakes? Thanks Katy X

3,929 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...

2,145 views, 0 by Joyce Nimmo

Joyce Nimmo

Can I fill my cake with butter cream icing, carve it and then freeze for later?

I’m preparing a cake and want to fill it with butter cream, carve it and freeze if for later decorating with fondant. I have more time now, however when the cake is due I will be very short on time so I’m trying to work smart. The cake will only...

876 views, 0 by MissLOLeary

MissLOLeary

Need some urgent advice please!! Ref fondant icing and tiered cakes!

Hi everyone, this is my first time/post on this website so thank you for having me!! I have made a three tiered cake for a friends birthday… However the icing (rolled out fondant icing) has not gone to plan. It has a bunched at the bottom...

682 views, 0 by Angiescakes

Royal icing raised/3d look

https://www.facebook.com/Mezesmanna/photos/a.127710847427121.1073741826.127706977427508/569216146609920/?type=3&theater Hello all. Want to do cookies for my Grandson’s first Birthday…not the one in the link above not that good ;-)...

521 views, 0 by Purlytwurly

royal icing

hi could anyone tell me how to make royal icing for brush embroidery please i dont seem to get it right , many thanks

443 views, 0 by baherrick

icing sheets/sugar sheets

Has anyone had any success using icing sheets? I have ideas but never used them before.

1,860 views, 0 by Jessica

Jessica

Cream cheese frosting on upside down icing technique?

Hello! for those of you that ice your cakes upside down, has anyone done a cream cheese icing under the fondant? I know ones with a crisco base dont work but was wondering if anyone tried cream cheese.

1,874 views, 0 by twilight1

Buttercream icing

Hi Everyone, I live in South Africa and use Woodenspoon (like a veg fat) and icing sugar to make my buttercream with a bit of milk. The icing sugar always tastes too sweet. Any ideas on what I can do to help “unsweeten” my buttercream. I have...

1,898 views, 0 by Rosa

Rosa

Black Royal Icing

Hi everyone….I have seen many cakes with black stenciling on them, my question is: How do you get black royal icing? Because mine never looks BLACK, it looks more like dark grey. Do you use regular black food coloring gels? I need to stencil a...

2,808 views, 0 by Tammy

Tammy

need a quick pour icing recipe

hi everyone! has anyone tried/have a quick pour icing recipe. i would be using it to ice cookies and need it to dry to a hard finish like royal icing. thanks so much for the help!