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How much fondant would I need to cover a Normal sized star cake? 
I want to make a star cake, and cover it with yellow fondant, the fondant I'm looking at is sold at 2lbs 5lbs or 10lbs and I have no clue which to buy! …

Stacking a Single Tier Very High 
I am making a cake that is quite tall but in a single size, basically the shape is a tall box, how can I stack/support the layers so that the cake will …

Nonalcoholic Cake Finish  
How do you make a non - alcoholic glossy cake finish ?

Can I put sugarpaste on top of chocolate ganache? 
I am making my son's wedding cake, it will be a three tier chocolate cake I would like to cut the cakes, fill them with chocolate ganache and then put …

Stacking Cakes 
When making a three level cake, how do you keep the layers from sliding off? I made a red velvet cake with three layers, cream cheese icing between the …

Butter Cream Question 
i made a 2 layer chocolate cake tonight, and it has a layer of buttercream seperating the two layers and it is also iced and decorated with buttercream. …

Cupcake Tips 
I was looking for a tip on how to keep my cupcakes fresh after baking and frosting. I made 250 cupcakes the day before the wedding but the day of the wedding …

Buttercream Storage 
I believed it was okay to keep a cake covered in buttercream out of the fridge for several days, but having read something recently I'm now confused! …

Barbie Doll Cake Baked Very Uneven 
Hello, Can you advise me please? I bought a baking tin for my barbie cake...when I got it out of the oven..it was cooked in places..burnt in places and …

How do I stop grease from going through my cupcake liners? 
I recently attempted to make cupcakes for my daughters first birthday. I purchased expensive cupcake patties and was really disappointed when I noticed …

How do I make a thick cupcake icing?  
What is the recipe for a thick cupcake icing? I have tried several times however my icing always seems to be quite light. I am wanting to achieve the …

Rice Krispie Elmo 
I'm making a 3D Rice Krispie Elmo to sit on top of my son's 1st birthday cake. I'd like to make Elmo a week ahead of time. Would this be OK? I don't plan …

How do you bake a sports ball cake evenly? 
I am baking a cake using Wilton's soccer ball pan. I have read a lot of reviews from people saying that it doesn't cook completely in the middle and the …

Sugarpaste maybe too thick? 
Hi There, I have only recently started to make cakes and am following instructions to the t re covering with sugarpaste etc. Most people seem fine with …

storing cut out fondant 
I'm making a jordan shoe cake. Can I cut out my design from fondant and store them ahead of time?

How to stack a wedding cake using clear perspex boxes  
Hi my daughter would like a 3 tier wedding cake, each tier seperated by a clear perspex box. I have managed to purchase the perspex boxes but have no …

Fondant Cutouts 
How long before event should you prepare fondant cutouts that need to stand up right? Like butterflies and flowers for example.

Hard Topped Cupcakes 
When I make my cupcakes I end up with lovely fluffy sponge and a hard almost crusty biscuit like top? I set them on a wire cooling rack immediately after …

Non Dairy Whipped Icing 
I had a person ask if i could make the whip icing that the grocery stores uses cause they don't like butter cream icing. Any ideas or recipes? I know it's …

Buttercream decorations and whipped frosting (cool whip) 
Hi! I would like to frost my cake with whipped frosting since we don't like too sweet icing. I am planning on decorating it with buttercream flowers but …

Iicing Disaster 
Why has the ready to roll icing melted on a fruit cake. I decorated the cake beautifully and gave it to someone it has been returned today looking as if …

How do I frost a sticky cake without the top tearing apart? 
I bake a cake in a 13 by 9 inch clear dish pan and I leave it on a cooling rack in the pan for a few hours and when I go to frost it the top of the cake …

Stop Bleeding Icing 
What can I use to stop pink buttercream icing from bleeding into the cupcake? Is there a barrier I could use? Thanks Linda

Will fondant cutouts dry and harden enough to stand upright? 
I want to make a city skyline, about 5"-7" tall and have it standing on the cake upright, without any visible support. Do you think it can be done? Will …

Icing Question 
My sister and I are going to try our hand at making mini three tier wedding cakes instead of cutting the cake to dish out at a wedding. We want to know, …

How to decorate a large cake with fondant without breaking it 
Could you please show me the technique on how to cover a large cake with fondant without breaking holes in it. Especially in a large square/rectangle cake. …

Long Life Cake  
Making a wedding cake will take long time. How can I make it ahead of time and keep it from drying out? Is there a special recipe which lasts long? …

bundt cake princess dress frosting help 
I am making my granddaughter's birthday cake by using a bundt pan cake as the princess dress for a Dora doll. I'm looking for a light fluffy, pipable …

Lettuce on a Cake 
Hello, Does anyone have any idea what I could use to look like lettuce on a cake? I am trying to make a fish on a platter with lettuce and lemon slices …

Icing Figurines - Horses 
Good Day I've been struggling to find someone or something to show me how to make a horse figurine out of icing? Maybe you could help me....

Gum Paste 
Can I apply gum paste flowers to my buttercream frosted cake and refrigerate safely? I want to make sure by decorating tonight, I will not "ruin" the gum …

Marbled Camo Wedding Cake 
How do I achieve a marbled appearance on fondant and how do I get the olive green fondant?

Royal icing flower 
Can I keep a royal icing flower in refrigerator?

Don't want icing to melt on a hot Day 
I have an outside wedding to do, How do I keep the icing from melting on a hot day?

Fondant decorations on a buttercream covered cake 
I am doing a two tiered cake that is entirely covered in Italian buttercream. I am planning on using fondant just for decoration purposes but was wondering …

How to stick fondant onto sides of buttercream iced cake 
My daughter wants a modern retro wedding cake but nobody likes the taste of fondant. She wants the look of fondant with cutout circles of gold and green …

Rice KrispieTreats 
When molding something out of krispie treats, is it better to make your own or use store bought ones?

I Need Help Coming Up With an Idea for a 90th Birthday Cake 
I am planning a 90th birthday party for my Mother-in-law and I need a cake decoration idea. She is a (truly) farm girl who does all her own work (ie; …

Dying Marshmallows 
I saw a cake that had marshmallows on it that were painted grey to resemble rocks. What would I use to get them that color?

Making cakes ahead of time 
I have to make a cake with not much time to bake/cool/decorate. I usually take apricot preserves and melt it down to a glaze and put that on my cakes …

Can I decorate/ Ice on cardboard 
I would like to make a bed that I place in the middle of the cake. This is a toy story theme and i want to know if I can use cardboard for the bed and …

how to make bubbles 
How do I make something look like bubbles on a cake?

Help with making a mini cake help help help 
I had my eye on this book for months called: Mini Cakes by Noga Hitron. I got the book for Christmas and then got the exact pan she mentions..I made the …

decorating a 8 number cake  
Hi, I am baking a 8 number cake for my daughter's 8th birthday party. I am a first timer in baking and would like to ASK FEW THINGS. I am making 2 round …

Food Paint 
I'm confused between petal dust and powdered food color. I have experimented with the gold and silver powder mixed with vodka. I want to make other colors …

Pearlizing Chocolate Sea Shells 
How do I pearlize chocolate sea shells?

Cake Servings 
I'm making a 21st birthday cake and it needs to feed 100 people or more. I'm planning on making a 2 or 3 tier cake, would that be big enough? and what …

How far ahead can I make a red velvet cake before a party? 
I'm planning an upcoming party, but won't have enough time to make red velvet cupcakes the day of. Would making them 2 days ahead make them stale?

edible gold decorating balls 
Where can I find these. I have an old bottle of my mother-in-laws and would really like to get more. The ones I have were made by Schilling and called …

guitar strings 
I've been asked to make the head of a fender bass guitar for a 21st birthday. how do I go about making the guitar strings look real?

buttercream icing and fondant 
If I use buttercream icing on my cake, will my fondant decorations stick to the icing or will they fall off?

Icing 
I have a store bought icing for a doll cake. I have added food coloring and this has thinned it out how do I thicken it up just a bit?

Skin tone icing 
How do I achieve a skin tone color for the icing? Which colors can I mix?

Fondant Motif Storage 
How long can I store a prepared fondant motif. What is the best way to do this? Thanks

cake tiers 
What is the best way to stack a 3 layer cake?

Edible Road Track 
I'm making a race track cake and trying to make edible road that is dark and not crumbly?

Icing coloration 
How do I get red and black icing to be their true colors on the cake itself?

ribbon 
Is there a way to tell what kind of ribbon I can use on a cake that won't let the grease of icing seep in? I have a wedding cake on Friday and I have to …

Can you freeze an iced cake and then decorate it later? 
Can you freeze an iced cake and then thaw it and decorate it???

Can I combine fondant decorations with a butter cream frosted cake? 
I am using a paper plate for a baby shower as my guide and it would be a beautiful fondant cake with the different colored dots and the jungle animals …

how to make a black 45 rpm vinyl record 
I am not sure how to make the record with required grooves etc. I plan to use flowerpaste to make it but I want it to look authentic. Any ideas would be …

60th birthday cake ideas for my dad 
I was trying to get some ideas for a unique cake for my dad for his 60th birthday party on Sept 11. He is a avid hunter and I was kinda thinking about …

Edible pictures 
Hi, I want to decorate a cake that will have sunflowers on it but in the center of the flower I would like to use individual pictures of family members …

white chocolate buttercream 
I am doing a white chocolate buttercream that contains single cream for a friend's wedding, will the buttercream hold it's shape if the room gets warmer? …

Cake Settling Issues 
I have had problems with cakes settling - I have seen my buttercream cakes start to "bubble" towards the bottom, and I have seen my fondant-covered cakes …

Frosting 
What type of frosting is in the grocery store (ie: Betty Crocker/Duncan Hines)? I see that they have a buttercream, but what would you call the other …

Resting Fondant Before Covering 
I was just watching Amazing Wedding Cakes, and one of the designers spoke about letting the fondant rest before covering. She did not do this right away, …

Frosting plastic horses 
What type of frosting should I use to decorate the plastic Wilton carousel horses? Won't it slide off? Thank you!

frosting 
What is the frosting that is sold in tubs at the grocery store? I don't think that it's buttercream because there is a separate buttercream frosting sold. …

black sugar paste 
I am making a cake for my daughters 21st and the cake she has chosen is black. My question is how do you make black gum paste? Thank you, Tracy

fondant or gum paste 
What should I use to make bowling pins for a bowling cake... fondant or gum paste?

Adding Logo to Fondant 
my question is how do you add stenciling onto fondant. Do I roll the fondant out first, then press fondant all over fondant to cover all of the fondant. …

3D cake effect 
I want to make Thing. The rock super hero. How can I make the rock effect on the cake? Should I make a deep cake and cut "rocks" into it or should I …

how to stack odd shaped cakes 
I am trying to stack 2 round sports ball cakes but can't seem to figure out how to make them stay. Does anyone know what kind of supports to use?

icing, icing, who's got the icing? 
Hi! I'm a beginner at cake decorating, and I want to know, what kinds (brands)of icing/frosting do you use?

Icing 
When I put the icing on the cake - how can I get it to look smooth?

frosting a cake 
How do I frost a sticky cake without the top tearing apart???? Help

CUP CAKES 
I would like to know how to get my cupcakes flat on top - mine always rise to a peak & I need to cut the top off to ice them. Also how do you get them …

Transporting a cake 
Hello, My son is getting married 6 hours away on Oct. 2nd in Virginia, and he wants me to make the wedding cake. I would have to leave on Friday to get …

How to Create Fireworks?? 
I am making a wedding cake for a family member and they are requesting fireworks of six different colors to be "drawn" or created in any way on the sides …

Regal Icing 
Can I freeze a sponge cake covered in regal icing?

meringue powder for wilton buttercreme  
Can I do without adding meringue powder to the recipe for homemade wilton buttercreme? Is there a substitute other than powdered egg whites or is it vital …

Frosting 
I have just started to decorate cakes. I have attempted the royal icing. My roses kinda turn out, and then they look like they are starting to melt. …

bake even cake strips 
Do bake even cake strips actually work? Do they keep the cake more level as it bakes and does it help a cake bake evenly? I have two layers for a wedding …

Saxophone Cake 
I'm new to cake decorating and my daughter would like me to make a saxophone cake for an upcoming music event at her high school. If I make a half sheet …

Need a cake cover, but should not become hard. URGENT! 
I need to make a baby shower cake. Although I don't know what to use for the covering. What is best to use for not getting it dry or hard? Should I use …

Question about red velvet cake and fondant 
I am making a cake for my niece's rehearsal dinner. I am making mascot from the college they graduated from and giving it a little wedding twist. I have …

How much cake do I make for 100 people? 
I am making my daughter's graduation cake and need to know how much to make?

Fondant 
How do you get a wood grain effect on fondant?

How can I write on a cake? 
I'm fairly new at this, but I've decided to make a cake for a birthday coming up. I know how to make the cake, but I'm not sure at all about icing, or …

Dinosaur Cake Pan... 
I am having trouble getting the center of the cake to cook. It is the Wilton dinosaur cake pan. But the recipe I use calls for a butter recipe cake mix …

Wilton wonder mold 
I used 2 cake mixes, baked the cake at 350 for 1 hour. The top looked cooked and toothpick came out clean. I took the cake out of the oven and let it cool. …

How do I make a cake that looks like a car? 
I need to make a cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday. AS he loves cars, I want to make a cake that looks like a car. Please help

cracked iced cake 
After I have decorated a cake, a few hours later or the next day the cake has cracked on the top. What would cause this to happen?

40th Wedding Anniversary Cake for About 100 People 
I've been asked to do a 40th Wedding Anniversary Cake that will need to feed about 100 people. As I'm new to all of this, how much cake mix am I going …

Hill on Sheet Cake 
How do I get a flat sheet cake and not one with a hill in the middle of it?

Shopping bag cake 
How can I make a shopping bag cake. What size pans do you use and how do you apply the fondant. I want the cake to stand and not lay flat.

Sand Icing 
I'm making a pirate beach cake any suggestions on how to make the sand ???? Thanks

How to stack tiered cake frosted with whipped cream? 
I'm making a 3 tier wedding cake with whipped cream icing. Since the icing won't harden, what can I do so the icing doesn't stick to the bottom of the …

Cupcakes Falling Flat 
How do I keep my cupcake from falling flat in the middle?

I have a birthday cake ordered for the 24 april 
I have a birthday cake ordered for the 24th of April. I have made a fruit cake. Can I marzipan it now or do I have to wait until near the date? Thank …

How do I make white mexican paste red? 
Hi I am new to this site and I need help. I have made some white mexican paste but I would like to make it red. What do I use to do this? Thank You Irene …

Frosting Roses 
I make butter cream roses a lot and the ends of the petals always feather or break, why do they do that and how can I prevent it?

What can I use to make fondant harden? 
I'm new to fondant, and would like to make a ribbon out of it. I don't know what to add so that it keeps it's shape.

Dusting Your Cake 
I would like to dust a cake but do not have an airbrush, and I worry about getting lines in my icing by brushing it on does anybody have any suggestions …

Decorating Wedding Cake 
How do you decorate in between the layers of wedding cake with lots of fresh flowers, would you use oasis to stick flowers in?

Character Cake 
When making a character cake with a character cake pan, do I put a thin layer of icing down before I make my stars on it?

how to store cakes with edible icing toppers 
If you can't put cup/large cakes with edible icing toppers in the fridge or in a cake box how can you store them to keep them fresh and what about transporting …

Fondant Icing and Travel? 
My daughter is getting married in Italy in June, so it is likely to be fairly hot. I am making a 2 tier Wonky Wedding cake (fruit/marzipan/fondant icing) …

What Tip to Use 
I am making an Oscar the Grouch cake for my nephew and I was wondering what type of tip to use for the fur. It looks like a larger tip than just the grass …

Molding Chocolate 
I love to watch Cake Boss, my question is, he is always talking about molding chocolate when making for instance edible people. Can you tell me what this …

Fondant Cutouts on Whipped Cream Frosting 
I'm baking a block cake for my Goddaughter baby shower. She want whipped cream frosting with fondant cutouts on the cake. Can I do that?

Chocolate Rolled Fondant 
I need a recipe for chocolate rolled fondant, please, someone. Urgent!!!

Ribbon on Cakes 
How do you put satin ribbon around cakes on buttercream icing?

Fondant 
I'm just a beginner with fondant and I have two questions. The cake I made was an 8" round (x 3" high). When I put the fondant on top, the cake had rounded …

decorating with royal icing 
I am outlining and filling in sugar cookies do I need to wait until the icing sets before i decorate on top of it? I want to pipe a claw on top of a bear …

Red Velvet Cake (fact or fiction) 
I have ordered a 4 tier wedding cake from a fairly reputable local bakery. It is 4 tier with white fondant icing, the cake is a red velvet cake and the …

Temperature and time using a classic wonder mold cake pan. 
I have a classic wonder mold cake pan that I'll be using to make a Barbie cake for my niece with. I'm not sure what temperature and time should be used …

pipable please 
what's the trick to making a fudge (chocolate)frosting pipable and not so runny?

Crumbs in icing 
I am just starting out making and decorating cakes. How do you keep crumbs from getting in the icing?

Black Sugarpaste  
Can anyone tell me how you would roll out black sugarpaste without getting white marks over it.

How to use Wilton large cupcake cake pan 
I recently purchased the Wilton cake pan that makes a cake that looks like a large cupcake. I used it for the first time yesterday. I used a box of Duncan …

Fondant covered sponge cake 
How long will a sponge cake covered with fondant last?

Micky Mouse 
I'm making a Micky Mouse cake, is there a flesh tone food color for his cheek area or is there a way I can make that color?

how to put 3 birthdays together on on cake 
Shelia 49 likes shopping,bowling,softball Jackie 55 likes taking pictures,computers Jeffery 54 likes to drink I wanted to do bowling as a theme because …

Double layer cake mix for a character cake pan? 
I bought a strawberry shortcake character cake pan and it says to use a double layer cake mix. I don't think I have ever seen a double layer cake mix at …

Red Velvet Cupcakes 
How do I stop the cup cakes from falling flat? Also, they burn on the outside and are not cooked all the way through on the inside? Please help, I need …

Tombstone Cake 
I was asked to make a sheet cake with a tombstone coming up out of the cake. It is for an over the hill birthday cake. Do you have any suggestions …

Paint on Cake 
I'm trying to paint silver onto a cake but only have the silver dust....what do I mix with it?...I have been using alcohol but when it drys it just falls …

Coloring Butter Cream 
I use butter to make the butter cream which is light cream in colour. I find it difficult to get the colouring right. For instance I needed a pastel …

Minnie Mouse First Birthday Cake 
I want to make a Minnie Mouse cake for my daughter's first birthday. Where can I go to get ideas on how to decorate the cake. I want the cake to be a …

Laptop Cake 
Hi all wish to bake a laptop cake for my hubby............need idea ,how can I make the keys on a rectangular cake? Also any idea as how to make a …

Egg White 
Hi, can I use egg white to secure sugar paste stars onto my previously iced cake?

Fondant Ribbons 
How do I make fondant ribbons shine?

How do I make a 16 for the top of my cake? 
I am making a birthday cake for a friends Sweet Sixteen. I have seen many cakes topped with a cute number "16". I was wondering if someone could tell …

Gumpaste 
Can I ask for a recipe for gumpaste and fondant? Once you made a gumpaste flower, how to make it hard? Does it hardens on an air dry?

My RTR fondant looks dry 
I have been making cakes for my kids and I like to use bought Rtr fondant. But it always tends to look dry and cracked no matter what I do! I have tried …

decorating help 
I am making a Big Bird and an Elmo cake both for a baby's FIRST birthday party this Saturday (Jan.16th)...I need a good picture so that I can copy the …

Icing my own wedding cake.... 
I have decided to ice my own wedding cake with ready made roll out fondant icing from supermarket. I have a few questions: * I wanted to know after …

How to use sugar paper images on cake 
Hi, I'd like to know how to use sugar paper images on a cake. I've been having much difficulty placing these images on the cake. It never peels off the …

Dreamcatcher 
I'm a crafter by trade, and was wondering how I can make a dreamcatcher with sugar that can stand up on a cake, 3D? help? justina

Marble Birthday Cake 
My nephew wants a marble marble birthday cake. As in an actual marble cake in the shape and design of a glass marble. I have a round pan I used for sport …

Can I make cake 3 days ahead? 
I am making a chocolate cake with a buttercream frosting for Sunday afternoon. Is it too early to make it on Thursday night? What's the best way to keep …

hey this is a short and easy question 
how long do you have to wait after you bake a cake to decorate it?

How to use coloring book pages to decorate a cake 
How can I transfer a picture from a coloring book page to a cake so I can use it as a template for coloring?

combining fondant and regular icing 
Is it possible to put fondant cutouts and fondant stripes on a cake frosted with a traditional wedding cake icing? Do I have to cover the entire cake with …

Cracking Fondant 
What should I add to my fondant to keep it from cracking?

Do I Need To Put My Cake In The Fridge... 
Do I need to put my cake into the fridge after I just frosted it with a store bought frosting?

icing hardener 
What ingredient do I add to icing to make it harden? Or does anyone have a recipe for this type of icing?

white chocolate 
Can you die white chocolate? Should you use a double boiler to keep white chocolate melted.

How to Make a Deer Cake 
Okay my friends birthday is tomorrow and he loves to hunt I want to make a cake shaped like a deer head but I don't have many things to do it, so is there …

Adding rhinestone trim to wedding cake 
HELP!!! How does one add and keep a four strand rhinestone trim on each tier? I don't want the trim to fall off or pull away from the frosting (buttercream) …

Cake mix 
How many boxes of cake mix will it take to make a square 3 tier cake?

baking castle cakes 
I have a castle shaped bundt cake pan. How can I make sure the narrow points don't overcook and dry out while the rest of the cake cooks?

Sponge Bob cake 
There is a really awesome Sponge Bob cake on this website, of him sitting up (3D). (Search Sponge Bob sitting). I am going to attempt making this cake …

Adding Chocolate Candy to a Cake 
I am having a destination bridal shower for my niece. There is a bakery in my area that makes delicious white cakes with a white butter icing. I bought …

How to transfer a design to a cake 
I am attempting to make a Tom & Jerry Cake. One of the cakes shown indicated that the maker used "the chocolate transfer method and piped in the filling". …

stenciling on a frosted cake 
How long do I need to refrigerate my frosted cake before I can stencil my design on it? Also, what is the best way to make sure the stencil doesn't stick …

Doll Pick vs. Barbie 
If I cant get a doll pick can I use a barbie?

Stencilling a Pattern 
I am making a birthday cake for my daughter. Instead of getting all complicated and making a 3D castle I was thinking of stenciling one on the top. My …

Covering Cakes With Fondant 
Hi there, I'm really struggling with covering cakes with fondant to make them look professional at the bottom edge.. (I put ribbon around the bottom to …

Butter Cream Icing & Glace Icing 
My question has 3 parts. Firstly, once you have made Butter Cream Icing and iced the cake, does it need to be refrigerated? Secondly, what is the easiest …

Help for my Cake 
Can you use Betty Crockers whipped buttercream frosting as a crumbcoat before you apply the fondant?

Cake Topper 
I am making a baptism cake and the topper has lace and netting around it. What do I have to do to place this on the cake. I mean, I really don't want …

stacked wedding cakes 
Is there anyway to add heigth to a cake tier short of baking another layer of cake? I am making a 3 layered square cake 16", 12" & 8" each layer is 3 …

How do I make edible cornstocks? 
I am doing a barnyard bash for my 3 year olds birthday party...I am going to make a farm scene cake with edible fencing, hay, barn and silo...My dilema …

gumpaste and whipped icing 
Hi, How can I place gum paste flowers on whipped icing without any problem. The last time when I did this where ever the flowers touched the icing then …

Coloring Frosting 
Im trying to make burgundy roses...which 2 colors would I combine?

How to make a laptop cake 
I need help on making a laptop cake. I can get the base of it but can't find anything that says how the top is done and how it stays upright. Can you please …

How do I make a cake that is not fluffy 
My husband wants a cake that is not fluffy. He prefers cakes that are more compact. How do I make a cake that is compact and not full of air? LeeAnn …

6" top heart tier 
How can I set the top 6" Heart cake stand on edge? Bride and groom presented this to me on Friday. I have an idea I might have to use a foam or rice …

Glossy fondant finished cake 
I have seen cakes covered with fondant that are very glossy. How do I get this done? Is it a marshmallow fondant that is used or what? I need some enlightenment …

Car Cake 
I want to make a 3 D car shaped cake. I have seen many on-line. I am wondering if freezing the cake and then cutting with an electric knife will work …

Cutting a Cake 
how to cut a 16 inch cake so I can frost the middle? How after separating it do I get it back together? Thank you for your attention.

Edible Photos on Cakes 
Hi, please how can I stick a customer's picture on the cake, and how can I make it edible? I've seen cakes like than but each time I get confused. Thanks …

hump in cake 
How do I stop my cake rising so much in the middle?

buttercream too soft ? 
I'm an early learner in Cake Decoration. I tried to decorate my cake with buttercream, but I think it's not working. I tried to make a rose, but failed …

Crumb Coats 
Can I put a crumb coat on my cake the night before, if I am going to ice it early the next morning?

bleeding frosting colors 
When I decorate a cake ahead of time and freeze it, I defrost it in the refrigerator before serving it. Many times the darker colored frosting will bleed. …

Decorating with 'Gold Dust" 
Is there any product I can use to apply decorating dust to my cake other than vodka or everclear? I have heard using vodka, everclear, and even lemon …

fondant 
What is the lifespan of fondant? I made fondant on a saturday night. It's now Friday morning, can I still use it?

crystals on wires 
Hi - I see a lot of the decorators on TV add beads & crystals on some sort of wires to the tops of their cakes. Any idea what they use and how they insert …

how do you pearlize fondant icing? 
How do bakeries make fondant have that shiny pearl finish?

Wilton Bowling Pin cake 
I am going to attempt the Wilton bowling pin cake, but before I do I have one concern. I want the bowling pins to stand up, is this possible? It seems …

tugboat cake 
Where can I find a recipe and decorating instructions for a child's tugboat birthday cake?

How much fondant?  
How much fondant do I need for a 3 tier cake. A 12 inch a 10 inch and a n 8 inch cake. Each tier is 3 1/2 inches high.

type of icing used in putting names on cakes 
hi! i just want to ask what is the name of the icing that is used to put names on a cake?

Getting coconut to stick on outside of cake 
I am making a cake for my Dad for his birthday... the recipe his sister sent me told me that the cake is ugly but it tastes delicious. I don't want an …

cake refrigeration 
Hi, I'm making a 3-tier wedding cake and like to know how far in advance I can make the layers and refrigerate them. I need the cake done for a Saturday. …

Baby Shower Duck Cake 
Is there an fairly easy way for a beginning cake decorator to make a duck baby shower cake? then after you bake your sheet cake how do you go about …

cake freezing 
Do you freeze your cake prior to crumb coating it or can you crumb coat it and then freeze it? How do you make sure it is fresh? Free Shipping on …

refrigerating a cake with gumpaste flowers 
If you are making a cake 2 days in advance for a wedding with fillings that should be refrigerated, but the cake is covered with fondant and gumpaste flowers, …

problem with sticky fondant icing 
how can I prevent my fondant icing going sticky once on the cake. I put the icing on last night put it straight into an air tight container and this morning …

Frozen Cakes 
Can someone please tell me...How far in advance can you bake a cake and freeze it(uniced, of course)?

Fondant Recipe 
I can't find a Fondant recipe...so, please....share to me your fondant recipe. Thank you.

Why are my gumpaste flowers not drying and why r they weeping? 
I have made beautiful flowers and now I am sitting and waiting for the flowers to dry and because they are weeping they are not even staying open the flowers …

Holes in my Cakes and Cupcakes 
I am buying a premix from a wholesaler and only add water and eggs. I started noticing that there are holes in my cakes and cupcakes. What is the problem …

Gold/Silver paint 
Can anyone suggest how to achieve an even and shiny gold/silver paint effect on fondant? i.e. you can't see the white fondant through the paint. I have …

Sticking Shapes to Icing 
Hi, I'm decorating a 3 tier cake and wondered what i should use to stick small iced shapes onto royal icing? Thanks very much.

Cake hump when baking 
How do I stop my cake rising so much in the middle when baking it in the oven? I always end up with a huge hump in the middle instead of a nice even flat …

Shining Look on Fondant 
Please how do I get a shinning look on a fondant cake. What colours will I mix to get a silver colour Thanks. Kate

HELP!!!!! QUICK!!!!!! 
I am in desperate need of a Wilton bowling pin shaped pan!!!!!! I have a lady wanting a cake to look like a beer bottle in about a week and the …

Icing that is good in hot weather? 
Hi! I am doing a wedding cake for an outdoor reception in the middle of August. It is very warm (hot actually), and I was wondering what icing will hold …

Gum paste or fondant? 
I am going to make a Thomas the Tank Engine cake for my son and I am wondering if I should use gum paste or fondant for his face? I am not concerned about …

How do you make black sugarpaste shiny? 
Hi, I am making my partner a birthday cake in the shape of a Royal Navy Officer's cap. The peak of the cap is black and shiny. I have black sugarpaste …

How do I make shiny frosting that I can tint different colors? 
I am making cakes in the shape of Lego building blocks. I would like the frosting to have a smooth texture and look shiny like plastic. I cannot use …

How many cake mixes 
I have a 3" x 16" round, 3" x 12" round and 3" x 8" round. I need to know how many cake mixes it will take to do for each. Also, I need to know if …

Red Velvet cake decorating 
I have been asked to make a red velvet cake for a birthday party. My question is, what frosting do I use? They want a Hawaiian themed cake, but I thought …

Food Coloring for Cakes 
What kind of food coloring do bakers use when painting pictures on cakes? Do they use powder food coloring mix with water? If so where can you buy different …

Wedding Cake 
I want to make a wedding cake that is going to take a lot of time to decorate. I use buttercream frosting that is made of shortening and butter flavoring. …

powder vs gel 
I have gel food coloring and cannot get my red red enough. Any suggestions? Is powdered food coloring the answer?

seashells 
I would like to decorate a cake with shells but I don't know what to use or if I can make it with royal icing!

How to cut a cake into a shape 
I would like to know how to go about cutting a cake into a shape, such as the State of Texas. When would you cut the cake? Before adding a filling or …

Edible Gold or Silver Balls 
What are the gold or silver balls made from and how time consuming are they? I have a bride wanting them on her cake and I am doing this as a favor for …

coloring whipped icing 
Is it true that you can only get pastel colors when coloring whip cream icing?

New pastry bag - remove tape? 
I just bought a new pastry bag and it came with what looked like stiff tape wrapped around the end of it. The tape didn't seem to want to come off easily, …

Red Color Cake Icing 
I want to use red color in my sons birthday cake. I tried using all shades of red but I could achieve only dark pink. If I tend to add more coloring, the …

How to work out tin sizes = for how many people? 
I am just starting out and am having a difficult time working out what size tins to use for certain amount of people. Is there a chart of some sort to …

Wedding Cake Icing without Crisco 
I have someone requesting an alternate icing for there wedding cake. They want an icing without Crisco in it. Does anyone know of such an icing that decorates …

how to get rid of shiny icing 
I have used roll out icing to decorate a cake, where I have used water to stick things onto cake, it had left shiny areas around decor, how can I get rid …

coloring whipped icing 
I have to decorate Mickey Mouse in whipped icing but how do I get my whipped icing black?

stacking odd shaped tiers 
I was wondering, I want to attempt to sculpt a cake and to do so, I need to use some sort of non traditional cake stand. I want to create a character …

Decorating white chocolate seashells 
I am making a wedding cake in June and I will be decorating with white chocolate seashells. I have found several websites to purchase them but I would …

Tiered Wedding Cake 
Hi, I'm doing my sister's wedding cake. I've took the first cake decorating class with Wilton. The cake that I'm doing is a four tier 16,12,8,6. How many …

White Icing... 
I must bake a birthday cake....101 dalmation....but I want to know how to make white icing for the dog...and the black icing for the spots....the butter …

Cut Out Cakes 
What is the best way to crumb coat a cut out cake? I have trouble with the cut cake falling apart and lots of crumbs coming off. I know there has to be …

How do you get rid of the bump around the middle of a cake where the layers meet? 
I have been decorating for quite a few years. I always trim the sides if the layers are uneven, I don't over-fill between the layers, I go around the …

How To Make a Deer Head Cake 
I was just wondering if there was a way to make a deer cake.. I have tried a few searches and have found a few but none of them have directions on how …

Decorating with edible silver and gold candy balls 
I have a client requesting a wedding cake with sprays of silver and gold candy balls. It's a design that I would have to place each ball to create. I …

Edible Gold Paint 
Hi, I need some help with were to find edible gold paint. I have seen a few recipes for it. I prefer to buy it. I have only found sites that have it for …

Fondant or Regal Icing 
Hi, I am new to baking and was wondering what the difference is between regal icing and fondant icing? Or is it the same thing? We can't seem to get …

Cracking Fondant 
I seem to have a problem with my fondant cracking even when I put a little shortening in it. I was told the fondant should be 1/8" thick. Do I need to …

Cake Lasting 
How can I bake a cake that will last for at least a week from the day of decoration?

Cream cheese icing 
I want to use cream cheese icing for my Mickey Mouse cake, but I don't know if I can add color to cream cheese icing and if the icing is good for decorating...........PLE …

Do you cut a 14" square cake in half to make a 3 tier wedding cake 
I need to know, or do I make a 14, 12, and 8 and cook twice in oven for all three, or can I use one of each cake and cut them in half and put filling in …

Gold glittery decorations on wedding cake. 
I have a rather successful home business and recently have had several brides ask about gold designs on their wedding cakes. They do not want the whole …

dying whipped cream frosting 
I have a request for a cake for this Saturday. I normally use buttercream, but she wants whipped cream frosting (which I have used before, but never dyed) …

How to assemble cake? 
I'm interested in doing a tiered wedding cake but I don't know how to assemble it without using a cake standee. I used to watch a clip from a website, …

Fondant on Icing 
If I want to make a cake with regular/buttercream icing as the base... can I still make fondant decorations and put on top of that. Would that look ok, …

white choclate molds 
What kind of chocolate do you use for making sea shell molds to decorate a cake with. Thanks

Whipcream dilema.. 
I'm baking a dinosaur cake for a little boys 7th birthday and the mom requested a white cake with whipped cream frosting.. I need it to be colored and …

Star Tipping 
Hello, I am making a snake shaped cake using two bundt pans, cutting them in half and then form a "s" shape, I would like to know if it is best to crumbcoat …

Edible Gold 
How do I achieve the shiny edible gold color to decorate fondant and gum paste with? I've tried petal and luster dust mixed with vodka (I've even used …

Color Taste 
Some colors are bitter. Can you get rid of that taste?

How do you make icing that is not too sweet? 
How do you make icing that is not too sweet? I can not eat cake that is too sweet. Lots of friends eat the cake and leave the icing. Please help!

Wedding Cake Horse Shoes 
I am making a small, simple wedding cake and want to put small horse shoes around the edge. I can not find a mould to cut out horse shoes from icing. Any …

Sweet 16 Topsy Turvy Cakes 
So for our daughter's Sweet 16 we want to give her a beautiful 3-Tier Topsy Turvy Cake. We are on a budget and do not want to over spend on a cake. Therefore …

Icing On The Cake 
How can I make icing which will remain firm even when not in the fridge because each time my butter icing becomes runny and all my decorations slide off. …

Is there an easier way to make red icing? 
What is the easiest way to get red icing (christmas red) without using sooo much red coloring? I tried this weekend and boy o' boy it didn't look christmas …

fondant icing 
Hi! I recently began a cake baking business but is experiencing great disappointment and embarrassment in the use of Fondant Icing. It never hardens and …

Cracked Cake 
I did a Sesame Street cake the other day, it was a two layer. One was 10" and the other was 7" on top. It was very cute, the 10" had to have red icing …

How to properly stack a three tiered wedding cake? 
My name is Kim and I am making a three tiered wedding cake this weekend. My cakes are already made and in the freezer ready to frost. I am using buttercream …

Trying to make a 'baby' friendly fruit icing 
For my little girls first birthday I'm going to make animal faced cupcakes for the big people who come and the few small children. My little girl has …

What Would Work Best? 
We are planning a surprise party for my mother and the theme is dragonflies. My friend is excellent with cake and is making ours. Problem is, we don't …

Fondant Question 
Will Fondant decorations stick to a Buttercream iced cake?

WEDDING CAKE question 
Hi, I am getting married and found my perfect cake. The only problem is my baker does not know if the flowers on the cake are piped on, or if they …

Cake Pans 
I have been enlisted to create a three tier square wedding cake for 100 people. Please let me know what size cake pans I should use. Thanks!

Can I buy a plain white iced cake and decorate it with fondant? 
I am new to the cake decorating world...VERY new! I have a great idea for my son's 1st birthday cake, but do not have time to learn all I need to know …

Cake With Basket Shape 
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make a cake with a basket shape decoration?

Frosting Question... 
Does anyone have a any other recipe for "pipable" frosting other than butter cream? Something fluffy, yet stable that tastes great? Thanks for your help! …

Why refrigerate before decorating? 
I see people do the crumbcoat, first coat of icing, then put it in the refrigerator before decorating. Why do they do this and should I do this?

Black Icing  
How do you make black colour icing?

Fondant Icing 
I am just learning how to decorate cakes, please I need a recipe for fondant icing and also a description of how to make it.

Sour Cream 
What is a sour cream? Can I use yogurt to replace it?

Frosting That Looks Like Slime 
I am trying to make a frosting that looks like slime on a chocolate cake..I want the frosting to be green. Does anyone know the best way to do it?

Fondant Icing Problem 
After decorating my cake with fondant, it melts within 8 hours, What is the problem?

What is Crisco? 
I am unfamiliar with Crisco in icing recipes. What is Crisco?

Cake Decorations 
I am just getting started in cake decorating with fondant and I would like to know what is the best way to get decorations to stick to the cake fondant …

How To Ice a Birthday Cake 
How and with what apparatus to ice a loaf birthday cake?

Icing 
How do I make grey icing?

bubbles 
How can I decorate cupcakes for a rubber ducky themed baby shower to look like blue bubbles? What decorator tip can I use?

How Can I Make Barnyard Animals in Fondant ? 
I have to make a barnyard cake in fondant and I have no idea how to make the animals in fondant. Please help me.

Laptop Birthday Cake 
I am making a 21st laptop birthday cake and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to make the top standing so the laptop is open with 'happy 21st' …

How do I make a pair of gold shoes for the top of a birthday cake,  
I need to know how to make a pair of gold slipper shoes for the top of my mother's 90th birthday cake. Alice




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