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1,273 views, 0 by Lori Mahoney (Lori's Custom Cakes)

Lori Mahoney (Lori's Custom Cakes)

Questions concerning.. Entering a competition

Hello my lovely cake friends! I decided to enter my first competition. Eeeek! I have a question and am hoping for some advice. The categories are from amateur to professional of course. I chose intermediate – maybe to challenge myself a bit more...

1,240 views, 1 by Simmz

Simmz

Question about meringue buttercream

I usually use classic american buttercream on my cakes — lately I tried a couple of recipes of swiss meringue buttercream — i really liked the taste — but I also read its not safe to use because of uncooked eggwhite — I wanted to ask my fellow...

6,115 views, 0 by Xclusive

Xclusive

fondant rolling surface nagging question

Hi all, please help me out on this one – what is the best recommended and food safe surface on which to roll out fondant. Am conversant with formica, glass and marble surfaces but how hygienic are they?………………….

1,837 views, 1 by Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Airbrushing Question

A question for all you airbrushing pros…I made a deer antler wedding cake topper from gumpaste. Last night I airbrushed it brown and it turned out too dark. Does anyone have suggestions on how to lighten it up. I have Wilton ivory paste that I am...

1,381 views, 0 by Kianna

Kianna

dumb question about stacking a tiered cake.

Alright, so this may sound like a dumb question for some one who has been decorating for 7 years but a lot of my “cakes” have been on foam (then I just do the decorations on top) for contests. Or single tiered cakes. Not many people trust some...

811 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...

7,309 views, 0 by Latrell

Latrell

Question about Practicing Cake Decorating Techniques

I know that my question my sound strange, but what is the best way to learn cake techniques and did you all learn them in any particular order. How often do you practice and when practicing do you always use real cakes or foam cake dummies? ...

1,507 views, 0 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews - Post questions for The Baking Sheet

This month we’re going to do an interview with Loren-The Baking Sheet ( FB page ) and you have the opportunity to ask her questions. She will choose and answer 3 of them in our interview in the middle of February. Go ahead and be creative ;).

1,668 views, 0 by Sugar Plum Cake Co.

Conflict of interest question

Hi everyone, I’ve been asked to make a 6" bridal gown cake for my mother’s friend’s daughter’s bridal shower at the end of the month…I usually make this cake and sit it on top of a tiered cake or a tower of cupcakes. My mom’s friend only wants...

1,524 views, 0 by Mary Ciaramella (Sugar Love & Passion)

Mary Ciaramella (Sugar Love & Passion)

A question for you

Hello Cake decorators! I write because I need an honest opinion … you might take a look at these cakes and tell me what you think? Why I do every time I try to give my best and to improve my work, but I think it is underappreciated: (it’s a...

408 views, 1 by Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Gazette question

Isn’t there comming a may issue? I love to look in the gazette and miss it

1,009 views, 0 by You've Been Cupcaked (Sara)

You've Been Cupcaked (Sara)

Random question

Hey all! So this past week I made my boyfriend a super fun birthday cake. Usually when I make a topper for a customer I use rice krispie treats to make the base of the topper….weeelllll I did that this time and much to my dismay the topper came...

657 views, 0 by Meema cakes

Cake topper question: put them on a base together or keeping them separated?

I made bride and groom cake toppers and I have them separated, not together on a base. The bride stands sturdy because of her skirt, and the groom stands sturdy because of a dowel. I’d like to hear the pros and cons of putting them on a base...

1,834 views, 0 by Tasha

Tasha

Corset Cake Question

I have a corset cake coming up next week and I have a question is it the regular ball cake pan or the mini ball cake pan that is used for the breast. I went to Michaels yesterday and the regular one just looked awfully big. Can anyone help me...

978 views, 0 by Middymee

Yet another pricing question!

Any thoughts on what you would charge for this cake? Its an 8in chocolate sponge, filled & crumb coated with choc ganache. I only make cakes for family & friends as I’m a full time midwife ☺

8,510 views, 2 by frankiev

Another Shoe Question...

OK, So I’ve actually looked at EVERY single post on shoe templates, even good, and did Pintrest even instagramed and asked questions left and right, North and South and I can’t seem to get any REAL answers. So I turn to my trust Cakes Decor...

634 views, 0 by Sweet Confections by Karen

Sweet Confections by Karen

Need help! Question about a book cake.

I am making a book cake this weekend and I need some help. My inspiration is based on the children’s book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” I am going to bring the pigeon to life as he will be busting out the top of the book. Does anyone have...

769 views, 0 by Sweet Dreams by Heba Elalfy

Sweet Dreams by Heba Elalfy

Merry Christmas - question about collaborations

Seasons greetings to you all :) Is this a place where a collaboration can post and share? Thanks.

580 views, 0 by The Little Cake Company

The Little Cake Company

more buttercream questions...

so ive got a buttercream recipe that calls for meringue powder. does anyone know how long it lasts in the fridge? Ive got a batch I made last Thursday, can I use it for a cake for Saturday or should I make a new batch? (just over a week old!)...

1,394 views, 0 by Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks

Refrigeration Question

Hey, guys! I’ve got a lemon/blueberry cake with fresh (frozen) blueberries in both the cake and filling. The filling has a very high sugar content (ABC) and the cake will be coated in white chocolate ganache before being covered in fondant. My...