Please help, fruit cake !! 6

Hi does anyone have a really good fruit cake recipe please? . I need asap, I have been asked to make a wedding cake last minute for a couple who have been let down. They want the bottom tier as a 12 inch fruit cake. I have made fruit cake before...

Mardie Makes Cakes

Such a thing as Chocolate Fruit Cake?? Anyone? 2

Hello everyone! I am wanting to put a spin on the traditional Christmas cake this year… Just for the family… Something rich and chocolatey and fruit n nutty… With alcohol even… Non nom nom… Does such a cake exist ya think? and if so does anyone...

Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

Bumpy delivery 34

I have to share my story about delivering my wedding cake this weekend. The cake as you may of seen on my page is three tiers with dividers in-between with purple roses all around. For months even thinking about this cake has given me...

Mandy's Sugarcraft

Mandy's Sugarcraft 34

Hi, my name is Mandy and I love all things sugarcraft – fantastic mediums to be creative and artistic! To date my focus has all been around competition work however I’m currently going through a period of ‘sugar growth’ with an exciting...

CuriAUSSIEty  Cakes

CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 4.08 / August 2015 22

Welcome to the Issue 4.08 / August 2015 of the CakesDecor Gazette  Click here to view the CD Gazette archives ~ Click here to...

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Hello from Sawsen! :) 22

Hi all! I just joined yesterday… this is my story I’ve been making cakes for fun for years… nothing fancy, mainly cakes with mounds of whipped cream, fruit, chocolate sauce or custard all over them… not the sugar-coated art I see on your site...

Judy

Apple or Android? 19

Have I found the one thing likely to split our community?! I have loved all the comments that this simple little cake generated – and am still amazed at reaching the home page with it! I made it as a joke for my son-in-law’s birthday as he is...

Cakeicer (Shirley)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 11

An oldie but goody and apparently she won’t be coming to our dinner this year either. “Martha Stewart will not be dining with us this Thanksgiving. I’m telling you in advance, so don’t act surprised. Since Ms. Stewart won’t be coming, I’ve made...

Zoe

Making a wedding cake for the first time...as a favour! 10

Hi I’m totally new to all this, I’ve only ever baked cakes for home (basic cakes at that). My niece is having a low key wedding (thank goodness it is low key!) and has asked me to make her wedding cake. Bottom tier – Fruit, Middle & Top –...

Miriam

What Happenned To My Cake? 7

This is the first time baking this chocolate fruitcake (or any fruitcake for that matter). When I got them out of the tin/s this morning (left overnight to cool in the tins) and turned them upside down they both have large dents in the...

Laura Loukaides

Most common requests... 7

Hi everyone, I was just curious to know if their is a “favourite” cake people ask for all the time, what is your most common request for wedding and birthday cakes, what styles and colours do people like best? I wasn’t sure if their is a...

Shelf stable fillings and frosting. 6

Trying to get permit for cottage food law that just passed, Shelf stable cannot have cream. But ganache, smbc and then fruit fillings I think should be ok, anybody else with experience? Cannot be cream or custard based. Thanks.

Complete novice needing advice 6

Hi, I’m new in here and wanting to be inspired and get some advice from all you talented people as i’m making my mum’s 80th birthday cake at the weekend and have never done anything quite like this before. I’ve already made a 25inch square rich...

Karen

Scam orders 5

Just received this and wanted to share this with everyone. I immediately knew it was some sort of scam or joke but when I googled her email address it was confirmed. Elizabeth Kerr has sent you a message using your contact form at:...

Zoe

First time wedding cake :-/ 5

Hi I’m totally new to all this, I’ve only ever baked cakes for home (basic cakes at that). My niece is having a low key wedding (thank goodness it is low key!) and has asked me to make her wedding cake. Bottom tier – Fruit, Middle & Top –...

Using ganache on a Christmas cake 5

Hi, I live in South Africa so Christmas time is summer time. I am a very novice decorator – learning all the time – and am hoping to use ganache under the fondant on my traditional fruit Christmas cakes this year (instead of almond paste). Will...

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Bare/Naked wedding cake prices?? 5

Hello, I have been asked to quote for a 3 tier bare wedding cake with 3 layers of cake on each tier with jam and some kind of frosting filling decorated with fruit and flowers. I gave what I thought was a reasonable price including delivery and...

Zoe White

Cake stacking 5

Hi, has anyone stacked a fruit cake on top of a sponge cake before. just I have a wedding cake due in October and I’m just nervous that it might be to heavy even with support. any advice appreciated x

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Top tier wedding cake saved for a christening cake a dying tradition? 5

Has anyone ever iced a fruit cake saved from a wedding cake to then be made into a Christening cake for their first child? This used to be the tradition but not so many people have fruit cake these days so it maybe a dying one. I have...

HimaliPatel

Christmas Chocolate Cake Recipe 4

Christmas Chocolate Cake is supposed to be the best alternative for one who does not keen of fruit cake. It is as popular as and yummier than the traditional fruit cakes. Ingredients: 420 grams of very dark chocolate 220 grams of butter...

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