CakeObserver

Milk and egg free cakes 5

Hi, I would like to bake a cake for my daughter’s birthday party but she has a milk protein and egg allergy. Does anyone have suggestions for milk and egg free cake ? Thanks in advance.

Becky Pendergraft

Tips On Achieving Crisp Edges with Fondant? 37

Hi, All! So hoping to get some advice on this :) I’ve been doing cakes for almost two years now and am pretty happy with my overall fondant covering skills – I can achieve a nice, overall clean look – HOWEVER – my cakes lack that extreme sharp,...

sasha

any ideas for a "bridge" cake - (card game) 3

Hi guys, I’ve got an upcoming order for a 90th birthday….the theme is the card game Bridge…..have google imaged it, but not been particularly inspired yet…..any suggestions?? Thanks so much x

Karen

Kitchen Aid Mixer or Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixers 17

I’m looking to get a bigger mixer. I have the Kitchen aid 5 qt and it’s the go to for mixers but checked out the cuisinart. The cuisinart is half the price. Does it matter? Could use your experience/opinions. Thank you.

Rita's Cakes

Cricut Cake 10

Does anyone use the cricut cake for the cakes or cookies they make?

metria

citric acid ... what do I do with this stuff? 0

I was in my local cake supply store today and noticed a bottle of citric acid. I bought some because I vaguely remembered some craft soap/bath fizzies recipes that I wanted to try called for it. But of course, I didn’t know for bath stuff you...

metria

how to search forums? 3

Is there a way to search forums for specific keywords? Do I just not see it? Is there a way to search the forum content for something, not just the tags? If I click on a tag in a previous forum post (e.g. “question”), it says: Cake...

SarahBeth3

How Did YOU Get Started? 16

If you don’t mind me asking, I’d love to hear how some of you became interested in cake/cupcake decorating and how you got started. As for me, I was in 4H for 1 year when I was probably about 14. That year I took a cake decorating class, which...

metria

anyone got leads on Black Friday/Christmas deals? 0

anyone got leads on Black Friday/Christmas deals for cake decorating toys? i was really hoping the KitchenAid pasta attachments would go on sale, but i didn’t see any evidence of it online.

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

"The Mat" from sweetwise? 16

Just wondering if any fellow cakers have used “the Mat” from sweetwise? And if so what you thought of it. I have just ordered one and I am really excited. Also if anyone that has used it has any advice feel free to pass it along! Thanks

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...

Tammy

PME Tips 4

I was wondering what everyone’s thoughts are about the PME tips. the PME tips are super expensive to order, but i do a lot of cookies (you can see my work on my page) with fine detail and the wilton and ateco just aren’t cutting it. the ateco...

artisticicingcake

How do you make Chocolate Characters/Pictures?... 2

Hello everyone :-) First post here… Love the website! Hopefully I can get an answer to my question :-) I’ve seen these on quite a few cakes. It looks like color flow, but with chocolate… Can someone please explain to me how this is...

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...

Sharon

Canadian Cohorts? 16

Any other Canadian cakers out there? Home based business or professionals…. Would love to connect!

Pazzles vs. Silhouette 4

Hello there! I’m planning to buy a cutter for my cake decorations, definitely the cricut cake is out of the picture because of the cartridges, but I found this 2 other options, the pazzles http://pazzles.net/store/ and the silhouette cameo...

Carrie Freeman

Pricing Help!! 10

I started my business 6 months ago and the one thing I have trouble with is pricing. I made 2 military cakes for a lady and I believe what I charged was fair, but the lady acted like it was too much. If you could go to my page and look at the 2...

Sandy

Ice cream cake 3

What is the best way to make a ice cream cake? What would be the best icing or buttercream or ganache???

Valley Kool Cakes (well half of it~Tara)

HELP!! Boiled icing 5

Hi all, I have a bride and groom that are requesting boiled icing (Italian meringue). I have never used this before. Can you put this under fondant and it is alright to be left out (not refrigeration)? And does it hold it’s shape? Could I use it...

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!!!