Lainie

"Sand" for beach themed cake 5

Hi! I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have a beach themed cake coming up and I wanted to have one tier look like it was made out of sand. I was thinking of using crushed graham crackers, but i don’t know what to use to adhere it to...

Sand texture 5

I would like to apply a slight sand texture to a beach cake. I don’t want brown sugar or graham crumbs, I have seen somewhere cakes which look like sand on the tiers. My thinking was that they dabbed Royal icing on the tier to create this...

Sandra Smiley

Cake Decorator of the Week 101

I am thrilled and honored to be named Cake Decorator of the Week for this amazing site. It is an honor to be part of a group of so many incredible cake artists! Thank you so much, CakesDecor!! You’ve made my day! XOXO Sandra

Sandra Smiley

Cake Decorator of the Week! What an unexpected honor! 97

Hello dear cake friends! I was stunned, speechless really (believe it or not!), when I received the email announcing that I had been chosen Cake Decorator of the Week! I started decorating cakes a little over two years ago when I retired and...

Michal Bulla

Do you listen to music while decorating? If so, what kind? 33

I was wondering If you listen to music while decorating? I usually listen to soft and relaxing music while working in my office. It helps me to concentrate and relax at the same time. My favorite are Dido, Emeli Sande, Lana Del Rey, Pink Floyd....

Sandra Smiley

I will be MIA for a while! 31

My computer is out of commission and I will be unable to vIew and comment on your gorgeous works. I apologize, but I will try to catch up with everyone when I get it repaired. Hugs! Sandra

Sandra Smiley

Tornado in Nashville, Tennessee 29

Hello, dear friends! I wanted to let you know that we are safe with no damage from the devastating tornado which touched down near us a couple of nights ago. It first touched down about 25 miles east of us and continued on an eastward path. ...

Millie

Cake Central Members 29

Hey… following SandraSmiley’s suggestion, I did wander over and start an account… I figured I would also put a post up in the introduction area that we can respond to so as to find each other… Just in case anyone does wander over… Howdy all! ...

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...

Mira - Mirabella Desserts

Mira - Mirabella Desserts 20

Hi everyone, my name is Mira. I don’t know that I have an interesting story to tell about myself but here goes… My nationality is Egyptian but I was born in Canada after my parents immigrated here in the early 70’s and have lived in the...

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...

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...

Scrummy Mummy's Cakes

Naked wedding cake tips 10

I have been asked to make a 4 tier naked wedding cake and after hours of trolling through the internet I have not really managed to find very much info, just loads of lovely pics and forums about how quickly they dry out. Has anyone on here made...

Karen's Kakery

Where do you get your seasonal inspiration for Wedding cakes 10

Hi there, I’ve got quite a few Brides booked in for the next few months to discuss Wedding cakes for 2015/16 and although they generally come with an idea of what it is they would like, sometimes they really don’t have a clue. So I normally sit...

Inspiration by Carmen Urbano

How much to charge? 8

Hi every one, Im new on the cake bussines, but its getting better and better for me, the only thing Im dealing with is how much to charge on my cakes, some of my clients think Im too sheap and others too expensive, but I consider each cake as a...

Angelica

$2.50 ea sounds about right???? 7

Ive been asked to make 60 of these, bagged up and I think $2.50 ea is a reasonable price. I dont do allot of cookies, but when I have I charge $1.50 or $3.00 for character cookies. I’ve used the small dragees and sanding sugars but not for resale...

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:...

Three tier cake 4

Hi all, I am a hobby baker and about to make my grandsons 2nd birthday cake, my daughter wants a 3 tier !! I’ve just baked the bottom tier 10inch chocolate and it’s 2inch high I will cut it and fill it but was wondering do I need to make another...

Hello fellow cake makers 4

Hi . My name is Sandra from Ayrshire in Scotland . I am a hobby baker /cake decorator. What started as a cupcake class has grown into a full time addiction. I work full time as a nurse but seem to spend all my spare time baking and decorating...

Combe Cakes

Sparkle tier for wedding cake 3

Hi, I wonder if I could ask for some help please. Can anyone tell me the best way to do a sparkle tier on a wedding cake. I want it to look like white sparkling sugar rather than sequins. Do I just use sanding sugar adhered with piping gel? ...

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