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1,378 views, 1 by Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

What skills would you like to improve?

I am often overwhelmed by the range of expertise on CD. There are so many who have honed their skills to such a high level. I have decided to focus on improving my figure modelling, flower making and building up my royal icing piping skills. I...

390 views, 3 by Cakeicer (Shirley)

Cakeicer (Shirley)

Gumpaste Faberge Egg

Made as a topper for a cake entry, Russian royal Romanov family. Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra. The egg itself is gumpaste, covered in fondant when dry. Royal icing piping painted with gold luster dust. Edible images of Nicholas and...

378 views, 17 by Sweet Dreams by Heba Elalfy

Sweet Dreams by Heba Elalfy

Dolce Sentire Classes in Central Florida!!!

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! I am so happy and honored to tell you that I shall be hosting the AMAZING super star cookier, Aixa Zunino, of Dolce Sentire, next month in Saint Cloud, Florida!! This will be her FIRST TIME TO THE USA. Check out the two...

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...

3,678 views, 0 by Kendra

What technique is used here?

I’ve just received an email from a bride who wants a cake similar to this for her October wedding. I’m wondering if anyone has any info on what technique is used to get this texture. Is it an impression mat? Sugarveil? Piping? Royal...

4,571 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...

1,245 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,...

1,290 views, 0 by miettes

miettes

Piping on cakes

Hello everyone, I am having trouble piping words or anything for that matter with my PME number 1 tip… The number two tip is too wide. The royal icing gets stuck while piping, and I do try to losen it, it will run a bit then gets stuck again....

1,819 views, 0 by crissy90

Royal Icing Panels help

Hi! I’m asking for help since i will be getting mareied soon and i dream of making my own cake. For starters i thought of covering the cakes with 2 or 3 layers of milk chocolate ganache until i get a nice coverage. After i want to cover the sides...

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...

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...

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

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...