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post #16 of 33
As far as flowers from fondant goes. Its always best to add either gumtext powder (wilton) or mix RTU into the fondant. Without it you really cant foll the fondant out thin enough to make realistic looking flowers. If you just want to roll out the fondant and cut simple flowers using simple cutters thats no problem.
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post #17 of 33
icon_lol.gif ha ha. I did this last year with my daughter's b day cake (Wall-E cake). I know, I know, it's horrible. It was a giant cube of cake and I looked at it and thought it would be so much easier to slice it all off. And everyone hates the taste of fondant anyway. icon_redface.gif

For a wedding, yikes. The venue should know better!
post #18 of 33
I was told by a Wilton instructor that the cake is always taken to the back and the fondant is peeled off anyway. She said this after the class found out how gross Wilton fondant is. So I thought to myself why bother with it if it will be peeled off. Then I tried some different fondants like Satin Ice, Marshmallow etc. When I used Marshmallow fondant, everyone ate it and did not complain. If the fondant is peeled off the wedding cake that I deliver, I don't even want to know.
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post #19 of 33
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading your post mom2spunkynbug.

Bet you thought *what am i hearing* ?????
I can just imagine what it would of looked like being served up to the guests - icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
I would take a trip down to the place and speak to the kitchen/wait staff and explain the *do's and don'ts of serving cake*
*shakes head* - fancy serving a naked cake - icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

I have never ever heard of this happening over here - but then again the whole BC thing has only been popular for about 5 years - 95% of cakes are *covered* over here - with some form of fondant/icing.

Since using Renshaws Reagalice from the UK i have never gone back to teeth cracking plastic tasting Fondant of any kind.
And to slice is a breeze because it doesn't set rock hard.

Bh.
post #20 of 33
Yikes! I would be livid if someone did that to my cake. I love fondant (even more so now that I've gone MFF). I would speak to the venue in a non-confrontational way. Tell them that I heard this had happened. Ask them why and explain what they can do in the future. Good luck
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post #21 of 33
oh that scares me-what about the poor brides/grooms (or whoever pays for the cake)?!?!do they know that their fondant money basically went in the garbage? i charge extra for that so i wouldn't want the venue taking it off-if a guest doesn't want to eat it they can peel it off!! i think i'm going to go to my bride's venue and speak with the staff/person in charge. i wouldn't want this to happen to me so thanks a bunch for posting your experience icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 33
Wow I bet the cake looks like the spackle coat on the outside of homes here in the South..LOL They should re-ice the cake but still I bet people are wondering why the cake on their plate looks nothing like what was cut on the table. The great cake swicheroonie! That is terrible!
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post #23 of 33
How many people thought she was too cheap to get the nice cake for everyone. They have this myth that you can get a dummy cake cheap and serve sheet cakes and will save $$$$. I even saw a site that RENTS dummies and provides sheet cakes. A full sheet cake that serves 96 for $30. If we see and hear these myths, what are cake muggles finding! Not only does this make the bride look bad, it makes the bakery look bad too!
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post #24 of 33
My nieces 7th b-day party was Saturday and I made a 3 tiered cake covered in MMF. I had to use a plastic knife to cut it as I forgot to bring a real one. I admit it wasnt the easiest cutting but the cake got cut.

Bluehue- I tried Realice years ago and I agree it is the best. But I cant find it anymore. Where do you get it?
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post #25 of 33
Ok... so if they are just going to go ahead and pretty much destroy the cake when taking off the fondant.... wouldnt it be easier and better if you did a fake cake for presentation and then sheet cakes that could be cut in the back iced and ready to go. I would think that would be easier and you wouldnt feel heartbroken when its getting ruined. Also!!!! they could take it home and keep it for memories I guess. I just made my very first fondant 5 tier cake (picture to follow) and I would be devestated if they took off the fondant and served it "naked".. all of my hard work not to mention how sore I was afterwards wasted.... gone... icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

If a person wants this awesome cake with all of these fun and crazy things the least they could do is eat it. Whats the point if they are like I want like this and like that but you know what.... im gonna throw away all your hard work and just eat the cake part.... boo...
post #26 of 33
mom2spunkynbug obviously you cannot control the venue your customer's choose so maybe contacting and going there would be what i would do,cos forcing your cake to do a strip tease is just not cool.
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post #27 of 33
Ugh! Could you imagine if you went with rolled white chocolate fondant? That stuff is horribly expensive but worth every cent. I could just see a place that has gotten used to taking fondant off scrapping 300 dollars worth of white chocolate. . . .
post #28 of 33
OK..I'm a newbie so don't shoot me if I'm thinking incorrectly, please icon_wink.gif But..I've heard many times that most people don't like the taste of fondant (maybe this is incorrect data but for some reason this is "etched" into my mind, which is why I don't even think about using fondant)...so if most people just eat the cake, and not the fondant, what is the big uproar about the venue peeling it off before serving? And I did see that one of the big offenses is all the hard work that goes into decorating it, but if they're going to just cut into it and serve...what's the difference whether the fondant is on or off the cake. Everyone has already admired the awesome cake that was made. Does that make sense?

I'm scared to post this, lol - I'm expecting everyone here, (who I admire and have learned so much from) to come at me with pitchforks icon_redface.gif LOL Please forgive me if I'm being naive. And yes I do plan to try a fondant cake someday (still practicing with buttercream and find a good arsenal of recipes) - so maybe after that I'll understand as well.

(insert me cringing and crossing my fingers as I hit "submit post" - yikes!)
post #29 of 33
Stacey16303- you are correct in believing that most people do not like fondant. However, that is because most people have had crappy Wilton fondant that tastes worse than playdough. If you use homemade MMF or bought such as SatinIce, it tastes like marshmallows and is very very good. I have taken it to work a few times (I always take my experiments/practice to work, they will eat anything) and while they think it tastes good, very few actually eat all of it. It definately isn't used here... at all as far as I know. Here a venue would probably just look at the cake like: icon_confused.gif . Lol.

The issue with peeling off the fondant in the first place, for me, is that the bride paid for that to be on her cake and the decoator usually means for it to be eaten. That means that a portion (an expensive portion, usually) of the cake that was meant to be eaten was thrown away. That would upset me as a bride. That is like taking a small tier of the cake and just throwing it away because it doesn't look like there are enough people at the wedding to eat it. If I paid for it, I want it available to eat. As for the presentation "my hard work destroyed" issue, while it is being served it should still look good... not like a mound of destroyed cake just plopped on the plate...

Wow that was a long reply to one person!!

Anyways, I would definately call/visit the venue, maybe take them a sample so that they can see it cut and even eat it to see what it tastes like so that mistake is not made again. I would have just died to hear that like you did!!!
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by KrissieCakes

I saw a special on Disney World weddings once. They showed how they took this beautiful fondant covered, 5 tier cake back into the kitchen for cutting. They actually peeled all of the fondant off and RE-ICED it before serving! I was amazed that they would do that.



I saw that special quite a few years ago, and I thought it was INSANE!
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