Kelly Stevens

To ombre or not to ombre? 3

Hi everyone :-) Looking for your thoughts on my upcoming cake. A friend has asked me to do a simple 8" cake with buttercream icing and maybe a few flowers. My thought was a single statement flower or a couple grouped together; a fully opened...

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews #3 - Michal Bulla 28

As I promised, here are the answers to your questions: 1. What was your inspiration behind making cakesdecor.com? There are lot of great cake decorators all over the world and only a few good community websites where they can meet and share...

How much to charge for gelatin flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. 3

I have made gelatin butterflies in the past for a wedding cake and they turned out really well. I just included some money in the price. But I just got an order for some gelatin dragonflies and butterflies for a bakery to use on different cakes....

lucycoogancakes

Heart shaped board doesn't fit heart shaped cake??!!! Help! 1

Hi Everyone, I baked a 12" fruit cake 3 months ago for a wedding which is next Saturday. I baked it in a invicta bakeware heart shaped tin. I have just put a layer of marzipan on it and have placed it on the cake drum/board only to discover...

does anyone make their own modelling chocolate? 7

Would you recommend making it or buying ready made? I’m fairly new to fondant modelling, but hav been interested in the models shaped with chocolate on tv shows. I am in the uk and the recipes i have seen are US. What os corn oil, any particular...

Kianna

Would you buy this?... 3

I have been talking with my dad about creating a heavy duty electric cake wheel with adjustable speeds. The already have a few out there for cakes but they are slow for lace work etc…. We are thinking about making one that can turn up to 100 rpm...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Green eyed monster 38

Hi all, A few things have happened this week, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you on them. I’m not going to recount the details because I don’t think it would be helpful… But maybe the following would be. Real creativity comes...

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews #1 - Peggy Does Cake 33

As she said, she is a self-taught hobbyist and has no clue what she is doing most of the time. She is obsessed with cakes and has a love/hate relationship with them. When she is not making cakes or playing around on her FB fan page, she is...

Antonia Lazarova

Thank you! <3 30

Wow !!! … My first cake in EDITOR’S CHOICE – May 26,2017! I really did not expect this honor. Thank you so much CakesDecor! I would like to thank everyone who supported me! It really means alot to me. &lt;3 You are all great at what you do!...

Jessica

Online Cake Supply Shops 24

Hi everyone! I wanted to see first of all if it was ok to start a list of places people like to buy cake supplies online and if anyone would use it as a resource. I do most of my cake supply shopping online and there are so many sites, I was...

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews #2 - Aldoska 21

Aldoska is a mother of 3 kids, lives with her husband and her two sons in a small village in Czech Republic, Europe. She is happily married and the family is always on the first place in her life. She works as a teacher in special class for...

Karen's Kakery

Gluten free flours 19

Hi Guys, I’ve been asked to make a Gluten free/dairy free carrot cake for a birthday. Does anyone have a really light and moist carrot cake recipe they’re willing to share please? Also, on the subject of GF flours, what do you find is the...

Michal Bulla

CakesDecor Interviews #4 - The Baking Sheet 14

Before discovering her passion for cake and cookie decorating, Loren worked for 15 years in sales and marketing at a large technology company. Currently, as a wife and stay-at-home mom to her 5 1/2 year old son Ryan, she now has much more...

Hair in fondant 10

I know this may be a silly and an embarrassing question? But, I think we all may have experienced this at least once! I have been working w/ fondant for a while now and as much as I clean surface areas where I work w/ the fondant, I seem to...

Marketing a Home Bakery 9

I am beginning a home baking business. If you have a home baking business, please advise what your marketing techniques were and how you acquired new customers. I feel that I need help in marketing my business since it does have a store front....

Lori Goodwin (Goodwin Girls Cakery)

Need classes in US😃 7

Hi fellow cakey people! My name is Lori and I’ve been part of this site for about 4 years but you are just now meeting me because I’m anti-computer 🤣 and I just recently started posting some of my cakes…but I have been admiring all of yours for...

Jenniffer White

Dealing with overbearing MOBs during consultations 7

I really hate it when I meet with a bride and the mother thinks she’s the main focus of the wedding. I had a consult earlier today and I could tell from the get-go that the mother was trying her best to recreate “her” wedding day. I can handle...

Cup & Cakes

Icing sugar on fondant! How to remove? 6

Hi All, I have made quite a few cakes now and only a few have cracked a bit. I recently made a cake and when I covered the cake with the fondant it made little cracks on the sides of the cake. Because of the powdered icing used to roll it out...

EmzCakes

Looking for some advice/opinions please :) 6

Hello :) Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas! Just looking for a bit of advice really. I run a café and bakery and until this point, I have had my front of house café team who look after all our customers. Then just myself who does the...

Stolen cake photos 5

I’ve recently encountered another cake decorator in my area that not only under cuts everyone’s prices so bad that when baking from scratch you can’t even buy the ingredients for that price. I think if she can make a cake for that price then...