Sweet Compositions

Policies on desserts by other bakers 4

I have a bride that is trying to cut costs when it comes to her wedding cake. She has requested a small, 2 tiered wedding cake to be placed at the top of a cupcake tower but want to cut costs by having a family member do the cupcakes for the...

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

Dummy cakes 5

I have a customer that is interested in the piped rosette style cake but wants two tiers to be fake. Just wondering if anyone out there has ever done frosting like that on a dummy cake. I have used fondant but never just icing. I am wondering if...

Bridget

How to make a 3 tier wedding cake?! 9

I have never made a wedding cake, does anyone have a how to video / recipe for the cake, aNy help or suggestions greatly appreciated!!!

Bride and groom topper? 5

I am making 60 cupcakes and an 8" cake for a weddin and they have just asked me if I can make a bride and groom topper to look like them for the cake, I just wondered if anyone had any idea how much you would charge for something like this as I...

Becky Pendergraft

Chocolate Espresso Cupcake Recipe 11

In honor of Valentine’s Day, thought I’d share what is my ABSOLUTE favorite chocolate cupcake recipe – my super-moist chocolate espresso! I have paired this delectable cupcake with so many different flavors of frostings – peppermint white...

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

Anyone have a really good Vanilla bean cake recipe? 2

Hi, I am doing a wedding in June and I am looking for a really good Vanilla bean cake recipe. I have to make a 6inch round and 150-175 cupcakes. Also a really good butter cream for piping rosettes would be great. Thanks!

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

grease proof cupcake liners 2

hi all can anyone help me, I am looking for some really nice colorful or even peacock themed cupcake liners that are grease proof for a wedding I am doing this summer. If anyone has a place they order them from that the could recommend that would...

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...

Slice of Sweet Art

Help! Chocolate & Nut Allergies!!!! 5

I have a few cake orders coming up with known nut allergies and they want chocolate cake and/or chocolate butter cream, however, all the chocolate I’ve worked with have a disclaimer on their packaging that states the product is processed on...

Sophisticated

Party cakes vs. Wedding cakes 9

Do you guys charge different for party cakes and wedding cakes? Or do you use a base price?

Sophisticated

Cake Serving guide 7

Hey everyone, as I’m preparing to do my first wedding cake, I’m wondering which guide is the best to work with. After researching, I see a lot of people saying that the wilton guide is wrong. Are there any other guides that you’ve tried that is...

Bakermama

Alcohol in cakes?? 3

I have a wedding cake due in a couple of weeks~ the couple wants one of the tiers to be a margarita cake with strawberry margarita filling (which they’ve asked me to create a recipe using a jar of their homemade strawberry margarita jam, their...

Sophisticated

Need some help mixing colors 4

Hi, have any of you ever worked with this color called coral reef? I am trying to make it because I can’t find anything similar to it in stores or online. Can anyone help please. Here is a link where you can get a visual:...

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...

Sophisticated

Help with pricing this carved cake 2

I’ve been contacted to make a groom’s cake, and the person sent me a picture of what she’d like. She wants the cake to be shaped this way with little airplanes around it. She requested fondant. I have no idea how I would make this cake, worse,...

Sophisticated

Wedding cake 9

I’ve been asked to make a wedding cake. After consulting with the bride, she decided she could not afford the price, so she asked if I could make a smaller cake for display and have a sheet cake in the back to serve the guests. I am wondering:...

Sophisticated

Cake Displays/boards 0

Where do you guys buy beautiful cake displays and boards for special events at an affordable price? I am in South Florida area.

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding orders - deposits vs balance due 4

Hi! I’m starting to book weddings and I was wondering how you professionals out there confirm the orders with your couples? Do you have a contract (might there be a template on line I can use)? How much deposit do you request and when do you...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

My first professional wedding cake - help! 7

I have my first wedding cake coming up in two weeks – bride wants a fondant covered red velvet/cream cheese frosting cake with red gumpaste flowers cascading down the tiers (very traditional). I am going to finish the cake the night before...

Sophisticated

Wedding Cupcakes in lieu of cake 2

Hey fellow cake decorators, I was wondering when a bride choses to serve cupcakes instead of cake at her wedding how many cupcakes per person is the right amount. Is it 1, 2,3???? Please shed some light. Thank you!

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