Pamela Jane

OSSAS Grand National Wedding Cake Competition 24

I’m so excited (and probably even more nervous) about entering my first cake show competition ever! Just wondering if anyone has any tips, advice, warnings, etc. they’d be willing to share with me? I have my design concept, but it requires gold...

Emily Herrington

How is the gold so GOLD and the silver so SILVER? 21

I keep seeing cakes with Gold and Silver on them and I’m wondering what that is? I have gold luster dust, but I can’t ever make it look like that. Is it a different product, and is it edible?

Cakeicer (Shirley)

Gumpaste Rock Candy Geode 16

I made this today with marbled gray gumpaste dried in crumpled aluminum foil. Glued in the grape flavored string rock candy with clear Isomalt cooked to 320 degrees. A few small white rock candy around the sides and painted the edges with gold...

Cakeicer (Shirley)

Gumpaste Faberge Egg 9

Made as a topper for a cake entry, Russian royal Romanov family. Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra. The egg itself is gumpaste, covered in fondant when dry. Royal icing piping painted with gold luster dust. Edible images of Nicholas and...

Sweet Confections by Karen

Help! Which edible gold do I need? 5

I am a little confused as to which kind of edible gold to use on my cakes and flowers to give it a beautiful shimmer and shine. I got the Wilton airbrush gold color to spray a bow I made but, I was highly disappointed with the color. Can...

Sweet Confections by Karen

HELP!! Edible gold glitter 4

Hi all, I need some help. I have a client who want a all out glitter cake. ( like the one in the picture below) I am so confused. What kind of edible glitter do I need to achieve this look? I read that the disco glitter is not safe to eat. I...

Bistra Dean

I need a nice , realistic gold color... 3

Hi ladies , I hope any of you can help me with advice on a nice gold color. I found a few but they all have that unpleasant oringy , dark gold effect . I am looking for a color like the gold color used in this cookies and will be very...

Graham Cook

Silver & Gold 2

Can anyone advise me on how to get a bright sparkly gold and silver colour on gumpaste items. Have tried several different dusts and edible paints but the silvers looks rather grey and the golds. just not as bright as I would like.

Making gum paste glossy? 6

Hi, I have some ombre 3D gum paste flames to put on a cake. They look great, but they’d look even better if I could make them shinier. Not sure if there’s an easy at-home way to do this. I was debating misting with sugar water (but suspect...

Help recreating this cake?? How to stick sprinkles to fondant?? 3

So I am a relatively new cake decorator. I’ve been baking for about six years but only since this year have I began to get into actually decorating, especially with fondant. I’m self taught so there is still a lot for me to learn. This week I am...

Using alcohol for baby shower cake 2

Hello all! I am making several cakes for a baby shower and each one has several gold details. I typically do this with a bit of vodka mixed with luster dust to add the metalic look, but im a bit concerned about using alcohol in the decorating...

c3heaven

Petal Dust suggestions 4

Hello. I have recently started to work on sugar flowers and was looking at buying some good petal dusts. I am an ardent follower of Alan dunn and while he suggests sugar flair as the best petal dusts to work with, it does kinda seem a lil too...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Duff's cake graffiti spray - have you tried it? I'm desperate... 6

Help! I made some gumpaste roses for a wedding this weekend and they look more pink than red and I was thinking of spraying them with duff’s graffiti red spray but I’ve never tried it and I don’t want to destroy the flowers I worked so hard to...

Jess B

Keeping Display cakes clean 5

For those of you that have display cakes I need some help. I end up having to dust mine all the time to make sure they are perfectly clean. How do you keep yours looking good. I’ve been told to use an air can to blow the lint etc away. Any other...

Painting cake with food paste colours? 4

I cannot use vodka or any other form of alcohol in my cakes. Hence, painting a cake has become challenging for me. I tries water but the result was horrible. I considered using oil but was not sure if it would stay. I also need a liquid option to...

Serdar Yener | Yeners Way - Cake Art Tutorials

Video Tutorial: The Making of a 6 Tier Wedding Cake 4

We had to do a big wedding cake for one of our regular customers at Yeners Way recently so we decided to film the entire process from conception to attending the actual wedding. It was an especially unique project because the cake was made on the...

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...

Painting Premade Gumpaste Roses 2

I need to darken some red rose sprays to a deep dark red and I’m not quite sure what to use. I’ve tried brushing with petal dust and the color never comes out deep enough. I’ve used Super red and chocolate brown and that didn’t look good either....

help. decorating in hot weather 10

I will be staying in a Spanish villa in august and have no problem making my daughters wedding cake , but what to ice it with!! It wont be stacked , just 4 cakes of different sizes , standing on lit stands of different heights ( rich...

How to use Gumpaste Like fondant? 5

I’ve posted here previously about if Gumpaste or fondant would work for a clam shell cake I’m going to be making. Now I know some people said I can use gumpaste. This is my plan. I bought 2 lbs worth of gumpaste from Hobby Lobby yesterday, I hope...

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