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564 views, 0 by Sarah's cakes

Sarah's cakes

Template resources

Could any of our UK CD lovelies recommend which type of cardboard I could use to make a cake template? Needs to be strong enough to hold cake but easy enough to cut and shape as base guide for building cake upon. Once built the cake will sit on a...

862 views, 0 by cakefeed

cakefeed

Cake Resources Website

Hi I’ve been working on a new community focused website called www.cakefeed.co.uk. It’s just a test site at the moment but would like some feedback on this from the community. It’s purely community focused, 100% free and aim’s to promote...

5,348 views, 6 by Jessica

Jessica

Online Cake Supply Shops

Hi everyone! I wanted to see first of all if it was ok to start a list of places people like to buy cake supplies online and if anyone would use it as a resource. I do most of my cake supply shopping online and there are so many sites, I was...

1,036 views, 2 by Cakes by Janice

Cakes by Janice

Cakes by Janice says Hello to everyone!

Hello to all! My name is Janice from NJ, USA. I have been a CD member since 2011 but didn’t begin to become an active member til March of this year. Having 3 little kids now, I work part time in the healthcare field- which has also allowed me to...

4,514 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...

2,501 views, 0 by Michal Bulla

Michal Bulla

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to thank you all for helping to make this site a great resource of cake decorating inspiration and the place where we can chat with our friends. Seeing this site blossom has been the best Christmas present I could get! I hope in the...

753 views, 0 by Justine

Justine

Expanding my collection!

Hi everyone, my name is Justine and I’m new to the site. I’ve been doing cakes out of my house for about four years now and worked in as a cake decorator in a store for a couple years. I’m looking to expand my collection of tools and resources in...

875 views, 0 by Lainie

Lainie

Vegan baking

Hi fellow cakers! I’ve had a recent request to make vegan pastries. Can anyone point me to a good resource for vegan recipes please? thank you in advance!

360 views, 0 by Arte Cj

Arte Cj

Hello!!

Hello everyone! My name is Carla, I’m a manager of Human Resources and a self-taught cake decorator from Portugal. Last year I discovered the art of Cake Design and I am love it!! I invite you to check out my FB page to see more works:...

815 views, 0 by Shameless Sweets by Sarah

Shameless Sweets by Sarah

Recipes.. Write your own or use others?

Hi everyone! I am relatively new to cake decorating (I have been doing it for family and myself for a few years now but in the last few months I have actually started charging for cakes and getting orders yay!) This will probably be the first of...

753 views, 0 by Melioka

Mud cake troubleshooting!

Hi I’ve been trying to practise ganaching and covering cakes but unfortunately I can’t even seem to cook the mud cake! So frustrating! I have used this recipe before:...

1,661 views, 0 by Sheryl BITO

Sheryl BITO

An Interesting Read - Social Norms in the Cake Design Community

Hello everyone, I came across this article recently and I think it’s an interesting point of view by the author. It’s a lengthy one too. (Here’s the original link to the article) Social Norms in the Cake Design Community As part of my...

10,915 views, 5 by Elisa Colon

Elisa Colon

Share Your Facebook Page

Facebook’s recent changes have made it increasingly difficult for all of us to share our work. Even with those that have opted to view it. Do you have a Facebook page your would like to share with everyone?? Please provide a “Link.” ...

3,718 views, 1 by Slice of Sweet Art

Slice of Sweet Art

Cake Decorating Tasks you HATE to do . . .

taking a que from Calliicious in an earlier thread . . . What tasks do you HATE having to deal with when cake decorating? My list . . . 1. Covering the board; 2. Cutting letters (doesn’t matter if I’m using Clickstix or Tappits or...

7,054 views, 0 by Elisa Colon

Elisa Colon

Fondant Brands

Curious to see what fondant brands everyone uses… I am currently using three different brands. Massa Tuccino for wedding cakes. Fondx to cover cakes. Satin Ice for colors, figurines & sometimes to cover. Thanks for sharing!!

6,814 views, 1 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

How to get customers... and price your cakes right!

I know this may sound silly, but how do you get a cake business started from home? In Florida, they just passed the Cottage Food law, which allows bakers to create and sell cakes from home (with some restrictions). Other than word of mouth, or...

5,927 views, 0 by Karen

Karen

Kitchen Aid Mixer or Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixers

I’m looking to get a bigger mixer. I have the Kitchen aid 5 qt and it’s the go to for mixers but checked out the cuisinart. The cuisinart is half the price. Does it matter? Could use your experience/opinions. Thank you.

1,789 views, 0 by Mollie

Mollie

Who Does this for a living? And do you have any tips on how you got started?

I am interested in starting my own cake decorating business, but do not know how to get started. Is there grant money for this sort of business? How do I get the word out? And what are some marketing strategies? I am a teacher, but can not find a...

1,444 views, 1 by Sophisticated

Sophisticated

Cake Decorating Books

What are some of your favorite books or websites that you turn to for reference when it comes to cake baking and cake decorating?

1,552 views, 0 by Karen

Karen

Need Tiered Cakes boxes?

bakeabox.com just released a tiered cake box and it’s affordable. Check them out. They have all sorts of cake boxes for your business.