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!!!!!...

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...

Priscilla

Cake Disasters!! Delivery mishaps, melting what's yours!! 7

Mine was traveling 35 mins from my place with 2 small cakes & they fell apart when later I realized NOT to put heavy toppings on any cake until you are at the location where it’s suppose to be dropped off I KNOW THAT NOW…. Add last touches on...

DulcesSuenosConil

Cake disaster emergency! 6

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone can answer my question? I’m making a watermelon cake for my friends birthday , I baked 1 deep 9 inch, it’s came out perfect. However, the spherical cake has collapsed! I went to redo it and realized I’m out of the...

Julie Cain

Does anyone have any advice on cake structure? (update) 11

It`s my son`s 14th birthday coming up and he`s told me he`d like a surprise for his cake….but it can`t be anything embarrassing (he knows I really want to make a Cinderella cake!) So a Transformer cake it is, and since it`s for my son I can push...

Ann-Marie Youngblood

Encouraging blog post! 8

This is a great article for those of us who have met with a cake disaster and need some encouragement and know the right way to handle it. Check it and share it! We all need to know we are not a lone and that things will be Ok again! ...

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...

CakeyCake

Ring of DOOM 7

Gah! We’ve all been there, haven’t we? You put so much effort into your cakes, trying to ensuring they are flawless and then an hour or so after covering, one side of the sugarpaste/fondant starts to balloon out… yes, it’s the dreaded ring of...

Sophisticated

Negative feedback 6

Has any of you ever received a negative feedback about your work? If so how did it make you feel, and how did you handle it? I just got one and I feel very bad about. It makes me want to dig a hole and hide. I made a cake for someone the past...

TarasTreats

Rude & Demanding clients 3

Hi all! I am new to the business of making cakes for other people as my own business and not at a bakery. Up to this point (two years into it) I have never had an unhappy client. A woman got a quote from me for a 3 tiered wedding cake. She didn’t...

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...

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...

Sugar&Spice by NA

glue issue 9

Hi I have a big problem with gluing on fondant, Like for instance, today i had to deliver a Barney cake, all the borders were made out of small fondant balls, i glued them on the cake with royal icing, the disaster came when i reached the place...

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...

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...

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Please help Fondant disaster 17

I have been decorating for a while so you would think I have the basics sorted but I don’t often cover tall massive cakes. I usually use tesco icing but I am doing a large cake and ordered in bulk renshaw. Just rolled it out and is a nightmare...

Style me Sweet CAKES

Cake dummies size 12

Hi I would like to get some help here if posible :))) A few months ago I started drawing some cake designs and ever since was dieing to go ahead and try them out at the same time try new techniques so went ahead and bought cake dummies...

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...

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fondant Disaster 9

Hello… I hope some of you can shed some light into an unexpected problem I ran into… I purchased a bucket of Carma Massa Ticino fondant for a wedding cake I was making. It had been highly recommended and had great review on line. It was...

BellaCakes & Confections

Can one Cake have to many themes? 8

Hi everyone looking for some advice one an upcoming cake design. I have been asked by a sweet 5 year old to make a cake with My Little Pony’s, Ariel, Hot Pink, Zebra stripes and Cheetah Print. I have drawn up 3 or 4 cake designs and its just so...

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