Decorating A Cake - Your Questions Answered!


Decorating a cake and baking is easy right?

Well not necessarily, but with the right tools and a little patience anyone can do it. It takes some trial, error and practice and you may need some advice, so I have created a page where you can ask me anything related to decorating and baking.

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This web site is a guide to wedding cake for DIY brides and decorators of all levels!

One of my students learning how to decorate a cake

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  • You can opt to browse through the FAQ below and the many questions already asked and answered below. There are questions about using piping gel, covering a cake with fondant, stenciling on cakes, ideas on decorating cheesecakes and cupcakes. 
  • And more: Attaching crystal cake trim, transporting, thawing, cutting, attaching ribbon, how to add dragees, refrigerating and freezing, making ruffles, and cookie decorating :-)
  • But wait there is more....DIY brides answers to questions regarding making your own, cake decorating techniques, how to know if your cake has expired, how to make and construct tiers, a little about cake boards, first timer questions and how tall should the tiers be?

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Wedding Cake Layers Too Tall  
I have just baked a two layer 6 inch experimental cake for the wedding cake I am to make at the end of this month. It is a good 5 - 6 inches high, how …

Stenciling on a round cake. 
Hello! I am doing a 3 tier round fondant covered wedding cake with Damask design. I am having trouble getting the design to continue around the cake …

Can you cover a ganache cake with fondant 
Can a cake filled with buttercream, and sealed with ganache, then be covered in fondant? I know that a cake can be filled, and covered with a a layer …

Chocolate Mousse Filling and Fondant  
Help. I have made your chocolate buttercream cake with chocolate mousse filling. I have already crumb coated and frozen the cakes. It is Wednesday, the …

First time making a wedding cake. 
I am making my daughters cake...It will be my first time making a wedding cake. She is getting married December 9, 2011. She wants a 3 tier cake, …

Ideas on decorating cheescake cupcakes  
My daughter is getting married in December & wants cheesecake cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. We have a large cupcake tree that can hold a large number …

Thawing and frosting grooms cake 
I have baked, filled and crumb coated a grooms cake. Do I thaw completely before applying the final frosting or frost while still frozen? When thawing …

How do I attach crystal cake trim to an all buttercream wedding cake? 
I've just agreed to do my first wedding cake and the bride wants crystal cake trim at the bottom of each tier. (I'm not sure if that is the correct term …

Transporting Cupcakes 
Hi there. What is the best way to transport cupcakes to a venue? Should I frost and decorate them before or after arriving at the venue? What can I use …

Cutting Cake Layers in Half 
What is the best way to cut one cake layer into two separate layers half the thickness? Hi Carol, I use a long cake knife for this. You will need …

Piping buttercream shells 
Hi! I'm new here and love the site and how you share your passion with others. I have been a great baker but just got into cake decorating a year ago and …

Attaching ribbon to a cake 
What is the best way to attach ribbon to cake? Answer: To attach a ribbon to a cake, fondant or buttercream, use a double-sided satin ribbon, that …

Decorating Red Velvet Cake 
Hi, you kindly answered my question on Red Velvet Cakes the other day but I forgot to ask another very important question. The BrideZilla wants the cake …

Marzipan Recipe Anyone? 
Question Hi Lorelie! My question is about a marzipan recipe. I received an order yesterday for a marzipan-covered cake (the famous Martha Stewart …

Can I put cake with thin buttercream frosting in the fridge  
Question I am making my daughters wedding cake, and I will be making the cakes a month prior to the event, splitting them in two and freezing them. …

Cake Boards 
Hi There, When I stack cakes on top of each other I use ready bought cake boards that are covered with fancy foil between each tier. I was wondering …

Expiration Of A Cake 
Hi there, I was wondering if there was any way of determining the expiration of a cake because I don't know how to tell or calculate it. Hi Sarah, …

Decorating Cupcakes  
Hi Lorelie, My baby girl is turning one, and I wanted to decorate her cake. I found cupcakes online that were decorated like the caterpillar from the …

Piping Gel Questions 
When making a stained glass cake, do I use (colored) piping gel? Answer To Your Piping Gel Question by: Lorelie Hi Sarah, Great Question! …

3 tiered cakes? 
What is the process of putting together 3 tiered cakes? I am wanting to make a 3 tier 50th wedding anniversary cake. The bottom layer being 12' and …

Cake Decorating Stencils Question 
I am wanting to make a simple but elegant wedding cake... I have seen where you can do a stencil pattern on the side of your cake .. Would you recommend …

The best way to add dragees to a wedding cake? Not rated yet
I have three cake decorating questions: 1. I would like to know the best way to add dragees to a wedding cake. The bride to be has a photo of a simple …

Can I freeze a buttercream and fondant cake  Not rated yet
So I am making a baby shower cake and it is a week away. We are going on vacation and I have to make it ahead of time. The bottom of the cake is covered …

Refrigerating and freezing cakes questions Not rated yet
Hi Lorelie, I want to make a cake with layers of mocha ganache and mousse chocolate frostings. Since I have to slice cake in 3 layers, can I freeze the …

Buttercream Ruffles  Not rated yet
How do I create buttercream ruffles on a cake? Hi Lisa, To make ruffles on the sides of the cake like this wedding cake photo you will need a rose …

DIY Wedding Cake Questions Not rated yet
Hi, I will not have access to a refrigerator at my reception location, which is about an hour from my parents' house where the cake tiers will be stored …

How can I get straight sides on a filled sponge? Not rated yet
I was hoping that you could help with a problem that I keep having when I ice my cakes with sugar paste. When I cover a fruit or sponge cake with sugarpaste …

Cake Decorating Techiniques Not rated yet
I'm making a baby shower cake. Her theme is sea turtles. I like Squirt from Finding Nemo. That's my inspiration. I am having a hard time figuring out how …

Crumb Coat Under Marzipan? Not rated yet
Thanks for the 1234 lemon cake recipe. My friend wants marzipan then fondant on top of this cake. Do I crumb coat under marzipan or brush with jam? Thank …

Dora Cake Not rated yet
Hi Lorelie, I want to make a Dora cake for my Baby's birthday. Making and decorating cakes is in my blood, that's why I applied for a baking course. …

Freezing Decorated Cakes Not rated yet
I need to know about freezing decorated cakes. I want to make my son's wedding cake. My daughter is worried that I won't be ready for photographs because …

Cookie Decorating Question Not rated yet
I have a cookie decorating question. This is the first time I've been on this website and I have found it very helpful. I decorate cakes for family, …

Cake decorating tips and piping questions Not rated yet
Question: Hello there, I am a lover of cake decorating, and I am having a hard time making a basic buttercream rose. I believe the cream isn't the right …

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