Cake Disasters

Do you have a cake disaster story to share? Tell everyone how to avoid of doing the same mistakes.

Julie Cain

Does anyone have any advice for airbrushing black? 5

Hi All, super-quick question as this cake is due to be collected this evening! Excuse the photos (quick snaps on my phone!) I’ve made this cake….2 dogs, photo album, lots of personalised stuff ….and was just about to take photos when my...

Elisabeth Palatiello

Blow outs....Help! 4

Hello Cake Friends! This weekend I had three cakes develop big bubbles under the fondant, causing ugly cracks and lumps after delivery. Heartbreaking!! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I fill my cakes with French buttercream and dam and cover...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

hello again, it's been a while 24

Hello everyone, Just a note to give a bit of an explanation. I haven’t been very well for a fair while now and didn’t really have much energy to come online. I think this is the first time I logged on to CD in over a month. My fb page has...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Smbc in the heat 3

Hi all… Just wondering if anyone still uses smbc to fill or even frost when it’s hot out? Mines very soft now and I’m wondering if it’ll give blowouts or something, even under ganache? Thanks in advance, Sawsen

Fancy Fondant WA

Freaking out! Wedding cake peonies & roses 52

I am doing a wedding cake next week. Spent two weeks making heaps of peonies (my first) in purple and I hate them. I then made white ones with much thinner petals (better) but still not totally happy. Have made a few roses but still have more to...

Icing issues 6

Hi guys, I’m in need of some advice. The last few cakes I’ve made and iced have all had the same problem, as soon as I place the rolled out icing over the top of the cake it rips and tears along the edge of the cake and sometimes holes appear...

Lucy

Helicopter disaster! 6

Hi everyone Iv been trying to make firemansams helicopter out of rice crispy treats I can’t get the tail to stay up the helicopter it’s self looks like my 3 year old has done it! Any one got some advice I would really appreciate it!x

Mud cake troubleshooting! 1

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:...

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Help required (please don’t laugh)… 7

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,...

cookie gala

what to do with egg yolk? 7

Hi,I have been making ahuge amount of SMB, using lots of egg whites and Im confused what to do with egg yolks,does anyone have an idea what can I do,,please …I own a homebased bakery ,and I am new ,so please help…and thank you..

Veronica

Fondant 101 2

Hi all, I have a problem with fondant because it failed to make it very resilient to cover sculpted cakes, plus it always breaks me, someone I could spend a oalgo recipe that you can add?

Lisa Salerno

The cake that never was ! 11

Hi everyone I was recently asked to make a speedway cake ( essentially a mud track in a field with a spectator stand ) after six hours of decorating and much stomach churning I realised the cake was awful !! I took the step to contact my friend...

Melanie Mangrum

Calling All Cake Experts!!!! 6

I’ve been doing cakes for nearly 17 years. I’m having a problem that started about 4 months ago, and I’m completely stumped on how to correct it. I use high ratio shortening in my buttercream. I discovered that if I ever tried to ice a...

Kianna

dumb question about stacking a tiered cake. 13

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...

eve and butter

creams and spongs problems 14

My cakes into the cake it is not so fluffy . Something doing rong.. After bake I wrap them and I put them into refrigerator to be cut easily. I pur also with sugar syrup but again it is little bit hard and absolutely not fluffy. The other is...

Lucy

Painting modeling chocolate or fondant to get a matt finish 1

I’ve been mixing colour gels with vodka to paint fondant and modeling chocolate I can’t seem to work it in too the sculpter it doesn’t stick to the surface so I have to keep piling it on also it doesn’t dry we’ll it’s too shinny I want a matt...

Robin Meyers

oh my!! 10

Anyone else ever had this kind of luck? I took too many orders this weekend. Sweet 16 cake 4 doz cake balls, 4 doz custom decorated cookies, a birthday cake. The topped off one more last minute cake… here was the concept a 9×13 sheet cake...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

The first time I hated making an order 17

Hi all, A close friend ordered a surprise birthday cake from me, which I agreed to and was happily flowing with inspiration and plans for it, until all the details of her request came through. She had provided a pic of someone else’s cake...

Sharon

First time in 35 years.... 20

Before I start my story, let me skip to the ending. I made it. Yesterday morning I started having pain shooting down my left leg. We have family day every Thursday, all four grandkids were here with their parents, as well as my mom. Advil...

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Silicone Onlays help 6

Hello Does anyone have any advise on onlays, was trying out my new mat and can’t remove the excess pieces. Not sure if I need to roll thine but I rolled as thin as I could. Advise please x

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