Martina Kelly

The best fondant/sugarpaste??? 17

Hi guys I am living in Ireland, and was just wondering on peoples opinion about different fondants? I have been using renshaws regalice but find it way to sticky.

Tiers Of Happiness

Advice needed - sugar paste/gum paste for modelling figures and detailed faces 12

Hello fellow cake decorators! Could you please give me a tip for your favourite sugar paste brand and type that works for you for modelling figures and face details? Currently I use the Squires Kitchen one which is not too bad but doesn’t work...

Natasha Thomas

Sugar flowers and sugarpaste models - advice to customers 6

Hi all I’m very new to cakes and this site so please forgive me if this has been answered before or is an odd question!!! Could I ask what advice you give to your clients about any sugar models and sugar flowers that you create in terms of them...

Making hops with sugarpaste 6

I’m designing my daughter’s wedding cake, and as part of the decoration, she’d like hops (her fiance is seriously into brewing). I’ve found hop leaf veiners, but not sure if making the hops themselves out of sugarpaste will be possible. Any...

The Rosebud Cake Company

Making BLUE sugarpaste 6

Hi everyone, does anyone else have any trouble making blue sugarpaste? I have sugarflair- ice blue, baby blue, navy, and Wilton sky blue and not any of them make what I would consider a plain nice blue, they all have a turquoise look about them,...

Everything's Cake

Ridges in my sugarpaste! 6

Hello. I ask (shyly) for some help and advice! I’m reasonably experienced caker having been doing cakes for a year or so but last night’s cake adventures have challenged me! It’s a sponge cake that’s about 5" high and for some reason after...

classinacake (ina)

Air bubbles in sugarpaste 5

Hi has anybody any hints or tips on air bubbles? I knead my sugarpaste and roll it out but as soon as it’s on the cake the air bubbles appear it’s driving me mad 😡I use white choc ganache and damp it slightly for the sugar paste to stick to it ....

KTCakes

Sugar paste - which one is the best? 3

Hi there Im new to the group and been cake decorating for a few years now. I have been trying various sugar pastes but wondering what others are using

GGirl

Fondant or sugarpaste?? 3

Hey.. I have been solely making plain spongecakes but want to start experimenting with decorating toppers and fondant icing. I’m so anxious to start and would like some advice on wether to use fondant or sugarpaste for my decorations… also,...

alli

sugarpaste figures 2

Hi everybody, can someone give me some advice on how to support sugarpaste figures when standing up! Mine always end up slowly leaning to one side! I’m new on this forum and am slowly learning how to use it! I live in the UK but advice from...

sugarpaste figure tutorial 0

Any one know of a tutorial for a sugarpaste model of a footballer or tennis player ?

Shirley Jones

Nut free Sugar paste ? 0

Hi, I’ve been asked to do a cake for a young boy who has a bad nut allergy he cannot eat products that have been made in a factory that uses nuts so im having real bother sourcing some sugar paste for his muppet’s cake. apart from making my own...

Perfect Party Cakes (Sharon Ward)

Sugarpaste cracking? 0

Hi everyone. I’ve made a lovely Cadburys purple color icing but I’m worried it might crack when I cover the cake as I’ve obviously added a lot of colour. I think I’ve read somewhere about adding glycerine? Has anybody got any recommendations?...

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Home after major surgery 64

I am back home after having a knee replacement and the worst thing about this is not being able to get on with any cake decorating. I am going to be out of action for some time, but looking at your beautiful work is keeping me going. This page...

Sarah's cakes

Make my own flower paste/gumpaste or buy ready made white and colour myself? 19

Hello fellow cake lovers! I am still learning the self taught art of cake decorating. For my next project I am looking to work on my sugar flowers, eek! Please advise whether it is worth making my own flower paste/gumpaste or just buy ready...

Karen's Kakery

Which gel paste do I use to get 'Quality street' purple? 19

Hi Guys, I need some help please………I want to colour my own sugarpaste that beautiful rich purple like the wrappers on Quality street purple chocolates (see photo for colour). I’ve got Wilton violet and Sugarflair deep purple but neither are...

Karen's Kakery

What is Dyocell powder? 15

Hi there…….help please cakie friends xx I’ve just watched a tutorial on a site that was making a bride and groom model for the top of a cake. The guest tutor said to add Dyocell powder to sugarpaste, but I can’t find it on any UK sites….is it not...

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Sourcing a bright, royal blue 14

I have been asked to make a wedding cake in royal blue. I am trying to source pre coloured sugar paste, but find many seem to be a fairly dull, almost navy blue. I am looking for a bright, rich blue as per the photo. (I am not doing this design,...

eve and butter

creams and spongs problems 14

My cakes into the cake it is not so fluffy . Something doing rong.. After bake I wrap them and I put them into refrigerator to be cut easily. I pur also with sugar syrup but again it is little bit hard and absolutely not fluffy. The other is...

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