Cake Disasters

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

Sagging Fondant and Collapsing Cake 7

I made a three tier fondant cake for a baptism. .by the time I got to the venue the fondant was sagging and the cake was collapsing. The day was very humid and hot outside..what I can i use to deliver cake and keep it cool so it won’t happen...

Mandy

One of "THOSE" days 17

Hi has anyone else had one of “those” days recently when the gods are against you. Let me know your stories, so that I am not the only one cursed every now and then. I’ve got 2 stories and here they are. Today I had to deliver the animal...

Cake pop and fondant question/help 0

Wondering if anyone can help me out with this….I made some cake pop mini purses, about the size of 2 regular pops on a stick, iced them with buttercream icing put the fondant on and some of them the fondant started to get very soft almost...

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Wonky cake 3

Hi Lately a few tired cakes have been wonky, I’ve not had this trouble in the past and I usual use a spirt level through out the process. Can anyone tell me A. Why it might be happening and B. Can you fix it once the cakes are stacked ? Thanks...

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Anyone else have weeks like this? 21

Having a nightmare of a week regarding cakes this week. Catalogue of disasters; microwave broke, fixed yay, oven broke .. rushed around to my mum’s to bake two tier cake (she doesn’t even own anything as fangled as a spatula), tried to make cake...

Judy

Hobbies are supposed to be for fun and relaxation..... 10

So excited to be asked to make a Frozen themed cake for a little girl through Free Cakes For Kids. Not great covering a cake last night in this heat – and this morning a huge air bubble a crack. No time to re-cover so I guess we are in to damage...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Moan :( 11

So I woke up at 7am today and feeling all industrious, I decided to bake some cupcakes… I made 2 batches to bake at once, trying two different methods for beating the batter to see what difference it makes, and these new no cake pan required...

cakealicious77

Frozen cakes 5

So I decided to bake a couple of cakes one day and freeze them- needed them for a birthday cake. I baked a zebra cake and a red velvet and both came out fine, so I thought I’d stick them in the freezer because I didn’t need to ice and fill them...

Crys

Buttercream Meltdown 6

I am still green when it comes to making big cakes. I had an order for a 3 tier cake this past weekend. It was a 16" a 12" and 8" squares stacked. I worked very hard to get crisp sharp edges, and make the quilting perfect! I prepped my SUV with...

Babes

Cracking 8

When I am making my cake toppers I am still getting cracking on them I am using 50 50 flower paste and 50 gum paste,, I have tried useing just gum paste but still I am having problems. I leave them to dry at room tempriture they start of ok...

Deborah

Cracked Cake 16

Hi I was wondering if this had happened to anyone else, or if you can tell me why this happened. I have just made a birthday cake for a little girl which mum collected, later that day she contacted me and sent photos and there was a split from...

genzLoveACake

ganache using buttermilk 2

Hello fellow cake hobbiest here in cakes decor, I really need your expert answer on this matter, pls. Help needed immidiately, lol! I accidentally used buttermilk instead of whipped cream while making ganache, does anybody here experienced same...

Samantha Corey

is anyone out there other then me, have a computer covered in powder sugar? lol 21

I just was noticing after a few days of decorating that my computer is starting to become a cake. haha. Anyone have this problem other them me. I like to watch movies and tutorials while i decorate so my computer is now paying the price.

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Wet cake 3

I won’t say I had an actual disaster but the cake didn’t turn out as expected. I made a cake for my son & daughter in law’s baby shower — it was a vanilla cake with a Nutella buttercream filling – cake was fondant covered. I did use a...

Raewyn Read Cake Design

Oh humidity...why do you hate me so? 14

Here is the full Editorial from this months Cakes Decor Gazette, I got a little carried away and had to trim ALOT of it…sorry Michal haha! Full March Editorial Well good riddance February! I won’t miss your horrible humidity that storms our...

BLOW OUT 7

Lately, I’ve been experiencing blow outs on my fondant-covered cakes. Here’s my process: I fill my cakes and let them sit on the counter overnight to settle. I refrigerate them until they’re solid and then I ganache them. I let them sit in...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding Cake Disaster! 20

I nearly had a heart attack today and still feel like I am until I hear back from the bride. Today I delivered a wedding cake and when I opened the back of my car to take the cake out, I found the cake SLID OFF the fondant covered board!!!!!...

Teresa Cunha

Cream Cheese Buttercream.......HELP! 6

I have the most difficult time with cream cheese buttercream. I’ve tried several recipes and never get a stiff enough consitency for frosting or piping. Does anyone have a recipe they swear by and wouldn’t mind sharing? I would so greatly...

Crys

Indydebi's buttercream 4

So I decided to try out Indydebi’s buttercream since I’ve read so many wonderful things about it. I loved the taste, but the texture came out grainy. Ive used high ratio shortening, and the second time I used store brand for Crisco since the...

anneportia

travelling a cake at 1,456 kilometer distance 2

Hi Cake decorators, I have some problem that i’m trying to resolve right now, pls help me with some advice. I’m gonna make my first wedding cake for my brother in law on december. I’ts a 5 tier square wedding cake, my problem now is that the...

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