Cake Decorating Tips and Bags 7

Hi – my parents own a bakery and for my final class in business school I am writing a business plan for creating better cake decorating tips and pastry bags. Specifically I am interested in exploring creating better quality cake decorating tips...

Latrell

Tier Sizes 6

What would be a good cake size for two tier cake? I was thinking a 9 inch bottom and 6 inch top. What do you all think. Help needed. Thank you in advance.

Kelly Stevens

Lego Batman's cape 3

I have been asked to do a Lego Batman cake, which after having made a Lego Hulk last Feb, I know I can do it without too much difficulty (hope I didn’t just jinx myself….) My only concern is with his cape & what I should make it out of so...

Freelance Cake Artist 1

Hi everyone! I’m new to this forum and so excited to have found it, everyone seems so talented and gracious! I have a quick question and would greatly appreciate your insight……I am in the wedding industry and have many clients who struggle with...

Jayden348

Special Cakes...not so special budgets! 13

Guys, I really need your help…hearing from a lot of different decorators would be seriously appreciated! I won’t be able to get into all of the gory details but I really need to get some “real world” counseling from trusted source. Please...

CuriAUSSIEty  Cakes

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 4.09 / September 2015 9

I hope you all love this months gazette as much as I did putting it together! So many wonderful collaborations to share along with some of the best top 5 cakes you could imagine. Oh and did you see the cake decorators of the week this month, OMG...

Would you like to be able to post buttercream cupcakes to friends, family and customers 6

Hi Everyone Brand new to this great site and thought we would ask you what you think. Would you like to be able to send your cupcakes via courier/or mail to your nearest and dearest or customers? In the UK we have been asked by our...

Sharon

Thoughts on Dummy Cakes... 2

What are your thoughts on dummy cakes? For example, when someone wants a four (or more) tier cake but, only needs servings for much less than a four tier would serve. Do you do it? How do you charge? I’ve come across this several times in my...

Please help! Complex decoration on cake 1

Hi everybody I would really appreciate your advice on how you would do the quilting on the top-tier and the embroidery/decorations on the middle tier. What material/tools/ingredients do I need? I only have a date order or it will be too late if...

Michal Bulla

Cookies Pop-up 10

Hey all, I’m sorry I didn’t explain it to you already, but I thought you have had an experience with this on other sites already. I would like to explain you what are cookies, who use them, why use them and why there is such kind of pop-up...

Hot Mama's Cakes

I'm really considering opening a store front 7

Can anyone give me and input or feedback regarding running an actual store front? is there any reading material that you would recommend? What are the most common mistakes in running a store front? and what do you think is the average cost and...

Karen's Kakery

Where do you get your seasonal inspiration for Wedding cakes 10

Hi there, I’ve got quite a few Brides booked in for the next few months to discuss Wedding cakes for 2015/16 and although they generally come with an idea of what it is they would like, sometimes they really don’t have a clue. So I normally sit...

Galina

Cake disaster!!!!! 15

Have you ever had your cake colapse or any other disaster, after it was done and/or delivered? I had to make a babyshower cake and it went wrong on sooo many levels. Top tier got lapsided because of the waight of the Stork and craidle on top...

CuriAUSSIEty  Cakes

Cakesdecor Gazette: Issue 4.07 / July 2015 14

This is a great gazette for anyone wanting to take their cakes to a new level and start competing. A few helpful hints and lots of encouragement. Check out the fabulous interview with the ever so gorgeous Melanie Byrne of the enchanting merchant...

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Hello, what does everyone do when they are Ill and have a cake due? 8

Hi everyone I have been busy and Ill and I am really behind with cakes again so I will try my best to go through all the lovely cakes I have missed ASAP. I had the dreaded Norovirus and had a cake due but was so Ill and for health and safety...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wishy Washy Clients - Venting 6

For the last two weeks I’ve been back and forth with a corporate company about creating a fabulous cake for their company’s anniversary party. I provided them with a tasting (which they liked) and a sketch (which they loved) and they said they...

Ganache For Butter Cake 5

Good morning all….hope everyone had a great weekend (well for those of us already into Monday Morning that is)…Just looking for some advice re which is the better ganache for a Butter Cake? I usually make mud, but this is for a person who has...

Natasha Thomas

On the hunt for a vanilla cake for keeps :) 1

Hi all Can I please ask a bit of a boring question (sorry!!)? I’m trying to get my basic go-to recipes pinned down as I’m trying to start a small business up at the moment and I feel like I really struggle with a reliable vanilla cake. All...

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Some Advice would be greatly appreciated please for first 3D carved project 5

This week I am about to embark on my first 3D cake of a cat, I have carved a flat horse head but never done anything carved 3D. It has to travel from Dorset to Yorkshire (a long way). Do I need to support it with a pole inside or anything if so...

Latrell

Polo Logo 3

I want to do a Polo Shirt Cake for Father’s Day, and was wondering what would be the best way to do the Polo Logo? Thank you all for any suggestions.