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And not all fondant is created equal, I'm sure, any more than my dense, candy-like, hand-blended BC based on the recipe on the back of the C&H powdered sugar box is the same as a whipped SMBC.   (And I agree with the OP about real burlap being out the window and over the fence. I'll admit that most people in this country could use more fiber in their diets, but real burlap on a cake is barely a step up from the dreaded Disco Dust, and definitely [as Alton would say] NOT...
 Unless, for one reason or another, they don't eat chocolate AT ALL, PERIOD.
Wow. Traditional plastic candleholders, the kind that were on every grocer's shelves back in the 1960s and 1970s, and are almost unobtainable today.   I've seen worse.   I've done worse, on things that were far less ambitious, and still had the result very well (or at least, very tactfully) received.
Does that mean he's a Ballchinian?
As Alton would say, Definitely NOT "Good Eats."
If you click on the Flickr link in my signature, I believe you'll find at least one picture (two, I think) of cakes frosted with DH canned dark chocolate frosting, with edible printing on them. If I remember right, one is a picture of my parents' 55th anniversary cake, with a speed limit sign on it, and the other was a birthday cake for my mother, with a photographs of roses (one of these days, I'll have the time to learn how to make a rose with a piping bag, but my BC is...
Not just their mouths, either.
Dunno. Once I delivered them (and a detailed listing of the expenses involved in making them), they were out of my sight, as I was too busy with the combination of my ordinary docent duties and various Los Angeles Printers' Fair activities. At the end of the day, all that was left was a vegan single-batch that I'd made because the colleague who'd come up with the idea had a severe dairy allergy; she ended up buying the entire single-batch. And note that the letters are...
No; no edible Scrabble board here (and I'm sure that Hasbro would have a thing to say to anybody who did make one. I think you must be looking at the three double-batches of shortbread cookies baked in the shape of ink-stained (via egg-based cookie paint) wood display type. And that was NOT an easy project.
I'm no expert on weddings or wedding cake construction (and neither do I play one on television), but I'm guessing that in the days leading up to your wedding, your time is going to be very valuable, and I'm guessing that what your baker would charge you $610 for would probably take about $1220 worth of your own time, and unless you've done this sort of thing yourself (in which case, you wouldn't be asking the question), you probably wouldn't do as good a job as what the...
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