Cakes & Cake Decorating

Everything about cake decorating: questions, tips, tehcniques, how-tos, ideas and more ...

Swiss meringue buttercream help please! 1

Hi guys, So it was my first time making a SMBC. It tasted good but a little bit buttery. My problem is that it was too soft despite being smooth. I placed the bowl in the fridge for 20mins but still the same. It holds its shape fairly well but...

Shell at Spotty Cake Tin

Global Isolation Group 0

Hey Everyone We have a fantastic global isolation group on facebook to keep our cake artists safe and entertained during lockdown from Covid. Come along and Join our group. If you are an artist who loves to demonstrate and teach, this is...


Cake Decorator of the week. 21

I received an email on Sunday that I read only today and at first thought it was a scam. Am I the cake decorator of the week? It can only be a misunderstanding or a mistake. Even now, I have a hard time believing, I had to read four times to...

Course 4

Any on can help me for any online courses to teach me professional cake design

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Cake Designing/Sketching Software? 11

Does anyone know of a good cake designing software for pc’s for computer illiterate people like myself? Something easy to draw with? thank you!

Urvi Zaveri

Cake decorator of the Week 11

Thank you so much for the honour . This is the most amazing thing happened. Thank you Cakes decor 🤗


Strawberry Reduction 1

Quick question, I’m making a strawberry cake in 2 days but bought the strawberries today, if I make a strawberry reduction now can I refrigerate it and use it on Thursday?

Penny Sue

Art Deco 4

Hi all can anyone tell me how I can find art deco fan to make out of modeling fondant one big one smaller, for a wedding cake, the cake is four tiers I’m looking for a cutter, or template, the one I can find in the uk is tiny. Thank you 😊

Help recreating this cake?? How to stick sprinkles to fondant?? 3

So I am a relatively new cake decorator. I’ve been baking for about six years but only since this year have I began to get into actually decorating, especially with fondant. I’m self taught so there is still a lot for me to learn. This week I am...

Placing a head on cake toppers 2

Hi everyone! ? My heads always go to the front side making the neck invisible or to the backside making a figurine as if it looks up in the sky. Does anyone have tips how to correctly place a head on a fondant topper or what to do generally, so...

Cakeicer (Shirley)

Cake Decorating Styles 8

Over the years I have seen so many interesting cake styles, from basic round cakes to tilted or wonky, mirror glazed, gravity defying, sculpted, Geodes and on and on. Each time I think I have learned everything there is to know about design some...

The Garden Baker

Not so new cakes appearing at top of page 1 2

At least 2 cakes that I commented on yesterday (and would normally appear on page 2 at least) now appear as if they have just been posted, at the top of page 1. At first I thought that the cake decorators / designers just put them up again, but...

The Garden Baker

A new look to the cake page? 40

Maybe it’s just my computer, but there seems to be a new look to the cake page. At first I couldn’t even figure out where /how to upload a comment. The “new” button seems to be gone. Then I found the “+” button. Changes make me uncomfortable...

Cake decoration help! 3

Hi, I would like to make the cake pictured. Any idea how I can achieve this blue, and any idea how I could make the gold decorations? Many thanks

The Garden Baker

no new uploads?? 10

I’m just wondering if there is a problem with the site. There seem to be no new uploads of cake pics in over 24 hours. That has never before happened in the 2 and a half years since I’ve been a member. Does anyone know what’s going on???

Complete novice needing advice 6

Hi, I’m new in here and wanting to be inspired and get some advice from all you talented people as i’m making my mum’s 80th birthday cake at the weekend and have never done anything quite like this before. I’ve already made a 25inch square rich...

Konstantina - K & D's Sweet Creations

Feathers wedding cake 10

Hi everyone, I’ve been asked to make a feathers wedding cake (fully covered with waffer paper). It’s my first time. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to assemble it. I’ve been reading somewhere that royal icing is the best way to attach the...

Cakeicer (Shirley)

After 60 years of doing this, check this out! 10

I finally decide to give up doing cakes and I happened to see this on Pinterest this evening. You may want to check out this person’s website because she used not only my cake design, but MY cake with her company name scrolled across the picture....

Cakeicer (Shirley)

Giving Up Cake Art 29

I had set a time limit for myself on when I would give up doing cakes, and that was at age 80. I turned 80 in April so haven’t spent much time lately on cakesdecor. I just came by this evening to catch up. All of you are doing such lovely work...

Oh Crumbs

Trusted chocolate cake recipe 4

Hi, I would love to ask for some trusted advice on a chocolate cake recipe that is not to sweet, has a lovely moist texture but capable of being covered in sugarpaste and decorated. I have tried many recipes and I just cannot find one that I am...