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Help With My Daughters Wedding Cake 
I am finding your wedding cake website very helpful thanks. I am making the wedding cake for my daughters wedding which is in 3 weeks time. It is going …

Flour & frosting 
I recently found your site & am so happy!!! I purchased your ebook & am looking forward to trying the different recipes. I made your Best Carrot …

How do I transport 25 cakes 150 miles 
I have been asked to organize transportation of 25 cakes for a CAMP event for teens. The problem is the camp is 150 mile away in August in MA. Any ideas? …

Cake covered in sugar crystals 
I am hoping you could help with a problem I have. I offered to make my daughters wedding cake. I have never made a wedding cake but I can bake! I have …

How to stack tiered cakes 
Hi! Thanks for the amazing website and help. Can you please explain to me the best way on how to stack/assemble tiered cakes? Thanks Hafiyyah. …

Christianing Cake Question 
I am attempting a Christening cake for this weekend and would like your assistance. I will be doing a bottom vanilla sheet cake possibly filling it …

Transporting 4 tiered cakes. 
Hello. My question is should I deliver my 4 tiered 16" 14"10" and 8" cake already stacked or should I stack it at the venue. With it being so tall …

Cake Stackers Question 
Hi it's me again, I have a Cake Stackers question. I had asked you a couple of weeks ago about gold piping gel. Well I found all the piping gel I need …

Baking and Cake Decorating Questions 
HELP!!! So I have been making cakes for about 5 yrs now just for friends family etc. recently started covering with fondant! But my cakes are so dry when …

1/2 cake / 1/2 cheese cake 
I have been making sweets for family and friends for some time now. My specialty is cheese cake, although I make all kinds. I have been asked to do a …

Fondant and buttercream together!! 
Hi Lorelie, I just have a quick question for you (your advice has always been very helpful!!). I was looking at decorating a bridal shower cake with …

Choosing the correct size tiers - so that they look balanced 
Hi Everybody - I am making my first wedding cake and am having trouble deciding which size tiers would look the best. My bride would like to feed 100 …

Cheese Cake 
I am making a cake in Jamaica and have a couple of questions. The Bride is having a three tiered cake. The bottom layer is Strawberry Cheese cake and the …

Key lime pie recipe 
Problem with the meringue. As a novice baker, I recently discovered how easy it is to make key lime pie, however, I can't get the meringue on top to …

Smooth Butter Cream 
How do you get butter cream to be smooth? I would rather not use fondant this time but would like the same smooth appearance. Thanks Hi Barbara, …

Cake Sticking To Pan 
I baked a 1/2 sheet cake late last night and it is completely cooled this morning but now it is not coming out of the pan. What can i do to get it out …

Another cake baking site? 
Hi Lorelie I had the eariest feeling today when I discovered a site called best chocolate recipes on line. The site looks exactly like yours right down …

Strawberry cake 
Hi Lorelie! My question is: I want make a strawberry cake with your yellow cake recipe as a base.. I will add blended strawberry in the recipe. I want …

Multiplying Cake Recipes 
I'm making a three tiered wedding cake and don't have a clue of where to start with the batter Please Help! I just need a recipe that I can use to make …

Baking Times 
Hi, How do you know how long to bake a cake that has been tripled and put in a larger pan to feed more people? I made a yellow cake but it is for an …

Freezing-cakes 
Hi! I have been making cakes for a couple years now but I am too afraid to freeze them - although I would love to and know it would save me a lot of time! …

Cooling Cakes 
Can I put two 8 inch rounds in the fridge to cool faster? Hi Andrea, I would not recommend cooling cakes in the refrigerator. It may cause the cakes …

Flour Questions 
Hi how are you? It's me again. Could you please tell me what snowhip is?? I would love to make Meringue Buttercream, In the recipe it says add Snowhip!!! …

Cake Baking Pans Questions 
Question: I have a question about wedding cake baking pans. What size pans do I need to make a cake for 150 people? Answer: Hi Carolyn, For 150 …

Baking a cake 
Question How do you get your cake so flat on top when you are baking it? Answer My cakes don't always come out flat on top. I usually have to …

Baking Cakes Question 
I noticed on your you tube channel you are baking several layers/sizes at once - this is always hard for me (I'm? VERY new at this!!!) - Any suggestions …

Buttermilk Recipes Questions 
My question is about a buttermilk recipe on your site. Hello and thank you for your previous answers to my question about making a cake from scratch …

Filling a wedding cake Not rated yet
Hi I am new to your page. I am making my sons wedding cake. It will be a 14 10 and 6 inch and 2 inch deep. The top tier they will be keeping. I am not …

Layering A Hello Kitty Cake  Not rated yet
I have a shaped hello kitty cake pan for my little girl's b-day (tomorrow). It has raised areas for the bow, eyes, etc. Would it be possible to make …

Fruit Cake Recipe Question Not rated yet
I have just made a 6" round rich fruit cake that when cooked came out very thin and heavy,should I have whisked the eggs together before adding them to …

Should I Freeze, Refrigerate,or Leave out Colored Buttercream Not rated yet
I am making a baby shower cake for my sister to bring to her workplace. I have four children (2yrs to 8yrs),so am trying to break up the process into size-able …

My First Wedding Cake Not rated yet
Hi, I am about to make my first wedding cake this summer. The bride wants it to be a 4 tier wedding cake, she wants each tier to be a different flavor …

What is Genoise Not rated yet
You said in the sheet cake area to use 4-5 cups of batter or 8 Genoise what is that? Hi great question, Genoise is a French Sponge Cake. It is …

Shipping a cake Not rated yet
Hello, how do I package a cake for shipping through Ups or Fed ex? Hi Gria, I have not shipped a cake via the mail, but I can make some suggestions. …

Chocolate Cake Recipe Questions Not rated yet
This is a very long page with a lot of great tips about making chocolate cakes :-) Hello! I hope you can help me.. I am desperate! I made a chocolate …

Fondant Cakes Questions Not rated yet
I need to make a cake that will have fondant on it. When I apply the thin layer of buttercream and put it in the FRIDGE so I can put the fondant on, the …

Sprinkling Sugar on Butter Cake? Not rated yet
Hi, I was wondering what is the purpose of sprinkling the sugar on the top of the regular butter cake? Is it necessary? Cause when I made the cake it …

Baking Several Cakes At Once Not rated yet
Hello, Is it ok to bake several pans in the oven at one time? ANSWER: HI Jan Yes you can bake several pans of batter at once. I do it all of …

Batter Amounts For Cake Pans Not rated yet
Hi! I'm going to be making my own wedding cake. We are not have a huge wedding so I bought a 14x3, 10x3, and a 6x3 pans. My fiance doesn't want the …

Cakes Are Falling Not rated yet
Hi Lorelie, I NEED YOUR HELP!!! My red velvet cupcakes keep falling. The recipe works fine when I'm baking a cake but it never works for the cupcakes. …

Wedding Cookie Recipes Not rated yet
I am looking for some wedding cookie recipes. My daughter is getting married out of town this summer. I was wondering if I would be able to make and ice …

Baking Temperatures  Not rated yet
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Petits Fours Not rated yet
I am making petits fours, but there are soooo many recipes! I want a chocolate cake that won't crumble when I cut it, stays moist, and stores well. Also …

So many cupcakes to make in so little time!!! Not rated yet
Hi There, I was asked to make 300 cupcakes for a fund raising event going on these week Thursday!!!=S They don't want too much work on it-just a swirl …

Granola Recipe Question Not rated yet
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Red Velvet Cake Not rated yet
I want to make your red velvet cake in a 12 x 18 sheet pan. How do I convert the amount and cooking time? Hi Rose, I would times the recipe by …

Baking Questions  Not rated yet
I notice on your video you don't seem to have to level your cakes before stacking. What's your secret? I always have a dome I have to shave off. Also, …

cake filling recipes questions Not rated yet
Hi, On your Chocolate mousse recipe for filling it said to multiply recipe times 2. Is that each ingredient or for each recipe? Hi Dora, To answer …

Sponge Cake Recipe Versus A Pound Cake Recipe Not rated yet
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Filling a cake? Not rated yet
Question I am new to fondant cake decorating , but I absolutely love it. I want to make my sons 2 yr old birthday cake and was wondering what is …

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Cake Decorating Questions

I am here to help so ask away! You can ask me your questions about frosting a cake, making fondant decorations, piping a border, basket weaving, how to pipe a buttercream rose and everything in between.

 You will find lots of Answers on this page


Modeling Chocolate Questions

Plastic chocolate as it is sometimes referred to is a bit intimidating for some. I used to be very leery of it too until I tried it and found it was so easy to make and use. All that worry for nothing, LOL.

If you have specific questions regarding modeling chocolate click here. The full recipe is there in Video format for you to use. 



Cake Icing Questions

Sometimes it's hard to figure out which frosting is the best to use for your particular situation.  There are a variety of meringue buttercream recipes, royal icing, custard based frosting, cooked and uncooked icing recipes, fondant and ganache amongst others on this page.



Wedding Cakes

Brides and Cake Decorators. Do you have questions regarding a wedding cake? Example: Where do I even begin ? How many tiers do I need for 200 guests? How do I deliver a cake 150 miles away? 

I'm sure you have many questions especially if it is your first time making one or ordering one. No worries. Here is the link to the page where you can find the answers.



Business

Have you always wanted to start a baking or cake decorating business? I may be able to answer some of your questions. Try me. It's an exciting business to be in.

If you are thinking about changing your career direction but need some advice, inspiration or tutorials before you head down that road, then please visit this page. 




Fondant

If you need help with making or using sugarpaste there are tons of answers for you here. Fondant is scary if you have never used it, but it isn't really much different than sweet play dough.

It's a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Go to this page and find the answers. 


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