Barn Wedding. June. Buttercream. HELP 10

I have a wedding coming up in June that will take place outdoors in a barn. The theme is rustic elegance and the bride likes the look of the “messy-iced” cakes that are becoming popular in part, because of Pinterest. I’ve attached a picture to...

Angel Rushing

Setting up a big outdoor summer wedding cake 8

I know it’s still winter but I was contacted about making a 6 tier wedding cake this summer and the reception will be outside. Im worried about the cake getting too hot or melting. Is there anyway to rig a huge box around it with ice or...

Sharon

First time in 35 years.... 20

Before I start my story, let me skip to the ending. I made it. Yesterday morning I started having pain shooting down my left leg. We have family day every Thursday, all four grandkids were here with their parents, as well as my mom. Advil...

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...

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...

Sagging Fondant and Collapsing Cake 7

I made a three tier fondant cake for a baptism. .by the time I got to the venue the fondant was sagging and the cake was collapsing. The day was very humid and hot outside..what I can i use to deliver cake and keep it cool so it won’t happen...

HELP! 4

Hi there I am making and decorating 230 cupcakes for my best friends wedding however I was going to use a boiled icing but am now hearing it can’t be made the day before!!?? Buttercream is way to expensive for me to make and I really dont want...

Torte Titiioo

I introduce myself... 4

My second daughter, Alice, has just over a year and still does not know to speak well … here she starts to say “titiioo, titiioo …” looking desserts that would bite. She would say “me too”… From here, the choice of calling “Titiioo Cakes” … My...

Melanie Mangrum

Painting on SMBC, need advice 0

I’m a semi-retired Baker/decorator. Things change fast in the decorator world! I’ve been seeing lots of flowers painted on bc cakes. They look beautiful and I’m confident in my ability to do it, but what I’m wondering, if I paint beautiful...

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....

Upside Down Three Tier wedding cake. 3

Hi Guys, I have been asked to do an upside down three tier wedding cake next year. After googling it I have discovered a really neat cake stand to do the job but its in America! and with shipping cost it will cost me over £120.00. My question...

Fifi's Cakes

Suicide. The Reality 46

I am compelled and saddened to share this with you. It is a long script, please read to the end if you can? Please do NOT share this anywhere outside of CakesDecor, most specifically Facebook. This is the desperately sad story of a victim...

Charlotte

Thank you 9

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who viewed/❤️d/commented on my “baby it’s cold outside” cake, and helped it get to #4 on the daily top 15. After one of the worst, most disappointing and heartbreaking weeks I’ve ever had to go...

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...

Dee Lewis

Fondant sliding off cake 1

I’ve done quite a few fondant cakes but had my first real disaster yesterday and I’d love to know if this is something the experts here can help me with. It has been unusually warm and humid for this time of year so I think that may have...

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...