Cakes & Cake Decorating

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

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...

What cakes does cream cheese frosting pair with (besides carrot or red velvet)? 2

I was wondering, what do you think are good pairings for cream cheese frosting, besides carrot or red velvet? I personally like cream cheese frosting with strawberry cake. Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are kind of my go-to for...

Did you use the Christmas Icing Tips to decorating your cupcake? 2

The Christmas Festival is on the way, so I would like to know whether you will to use the Russian The Christmas Festival is on the way, I wonder you will use the Russian Christmas Icing Tips to decorating your cake or cupcake or not? For a...

Filling that can be frozen 1

This can be used as a frosting while warm or filling when cooled to room temperature and is excellent – freezes very well. Posted on CC yrs ago by “SquirleyCakes” Filling/Frosting 2 tbsp. butter 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 6...

How long does candy clay decorations last? 1

just wondering how long does candy clay last? planning to make it in advance and use them for christmas decorations on the dome cake I made candy clay roses last April and used them on a wedding cake last weekend. I stored them in a...

How to make a sheet cake 1/2 whote, 1/2 choco 1

Just a couple of ideas to try :) the most common is to just pour both batters in at the same time. Batter is thick. It won’t really mix. It may just barely where it comes together. Insert a piece of folded heavy duty foil where the line should...

Tips for making red buttercream icing 0

Start by making the icing at least one day before needing. Any and all coloring of icing needs T I M E to develop! Using about 1 Cup white icing tint it a vivid pink OR yellow OR orange depending on the shade of red you need. You can add...

Two flavors of cake in one pan 0

Just a couple of ideas to try :) the most common is to just pour both batters in at the same time. Batter is thick. It won’t really mix. It may just barely where it comes together. Insert a piece of folded heavy duty foil where the line should...

Sharp Crisp edges 0

I accomplish mine using a crusting buttercream, hot-knifing and then a cloth with a fondant smoother similar to the paper towel method. When you have a really good crusting buttercream it is very easy. It can be done without it, I’m just talking...