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They agreed to fondant thank goodness. And I'm only going to make 100-150 flowers. I'm giving those to them for free. They are on a very tight budget and really REALLY want this cake. I can whip up that many flowers in no time and the fondant isn't goig to be crazy expensive.
Whew so I'm not going to be making individual petals. About how much fondant am I going to need to do this? I think I'm going to have to call them back and re-work the price, cut down on some of those flowers or they'll just have to choose another design. I had no idea the cake was going to require that many flowers. They were flipping through my books and I just picked that one up a couple of weeks ago. I haven't even looked through it much. That cake seemed to...
If they are willing to use fondant how do I make the daisies? I have the gumpaste floral kit, never used but I have it. Could I do it the same way that is explained in the kit but just sub fondant for gumpaste?
In the picture I showed them the flowers kind of curl outward. If it helps it is the "Floating on Air" cake on page 56 in the Wilton Wedding Dream Cakes book.If fondant is the absolutley on way to go then I'll try and work them into it. They have had fondant before and didn't like it. It also didn't help that I've had it before too, several times, and hated it and we all sat around bashing fondant I really hate the thought of making all those daisies out of...
I don't use fondant, and they REALLY don't want it. The other option was royal but they weren't to happy about the cake having to be taken apart just to cut the slices and with the amount of flowers going on this cake (750+) they most certainly would have to come off first. They don't need to be hard; actually I'd like them to be soft enough that they can be eaten without breaking a tooth. The instructions call for rolled fondant and it makes no mention of adding gumtex...
I am making a wedding cake later this summer that is covered in fondant daisies. The couple hate fondant and I offered to make the flowers out of rolled buttercream instead. Only I'm not really sure how to make the daisies. I always make mine from royal. Is there a tutorial or instructions floating around that could help me learn how to make these?
Oh I'm so so sorry that happened. Did you use any filling? I made a cake for my dh to take to work with him. He called me from work and said that it had slid apart while he drove to work. I think I used way too much filling and the cake layers just drifted apart as a result. I suppose the cake could have been too soft even for the dowel rods to hold together. Regardless it was a gorgeous cake and you still have a before picture to show off
Not a school carnival but I have donated a cake for a parent teacher night sort of thing. I guess all the parents are supposed to bring something to eat. One of my clients asked me if I would be willing to donate one for her to bring. I put it in a box with one of my cake box stickers on it and a card tapped to the front. I got one client out of that.
I've never let mine set out until room temp. I've even done them straight from the freezer. The buttercream sweats sometimes doing it that way but it's never caused any problems.
I have one client who always orders marble cake. I have tried to get her to do something different but she is convinced marble is the safest route. I don’t get that. If someone doesn’t like white cake they still aren’t going to eat it just because the cake does have a little chocolate mixed in or vise versa. But that is what she wants and she is one of my biggest clients so I continue to make them for her. One of these days I think I’m going to make her a little 6...
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