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I am making this wedding cake for this weekend. It is going to be 7 tiers total-4-6-8-10-12-14-16 " round tiers. The 12 " tier will be fake, but the others are all real. They have purchased the truffles for me, but I am interest for any input about placing them on the cake tiers. Do you think they will just stick into the butter cream? I am doing the truffles part on site and was planning on adding a layer of buttercream to the cakes before delivery, unless anyone has any other ideas? Just wanted some other opinions. Thanks in advance for your help!
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post #2 of 23
I don't think the truffles will just stick to butterecream as some are quite heavy and will roll off.You are going to have to use a toothpick or something for each truffle.Very time consuming...It also appears that you will have to base coat the cake in chcocolate brown so you don't see white cracks in between each truffle.This is going to be a challenge!!

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post #3 of 23
Those look heavy. Toothpicks?
post #4 of 23
Ive never tried to stick them to bc, it might hold but if you are nervous abouth them coming off maybe stick toothpics in the truffles and then stick it inot the cake. otherwise use ganashe instead of bc
post #5 of 23
Wow! Good Luck! I have to agree, truffles can be heavy, so toothpicks may be the way to ensure they don't start popping off. This will take longer than you think, so allow EXTRA time!! You might also think about melted chocolate?
post #6 of 23
i would do a small trial cake before....even toothpicks into the cake might slip unless the cake is very dense.
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post #7 of 23
What if you used half of the truffle, you'd get a very similar look and have half as much weight to stick on there. It would also give you a larger surface to stick on there?
post #8 of 23
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Ughhh-what did I get myself into??? lol icon_smile.gif
I'm thinking the toothpick idea is the best way to go. I just hope that they don't slide down the cake? The bride got the picture off the knot-I wish I could find the person who made it!!!
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mark-Mexicano

What if you used half of the truffle, you'd get a very similar look and have half as much weight to stick on there. It would also give you a larger surface to stick on there?



this sounds like the way to go. in fact, look closely at the pic and there is very little space, maybe the orig was done like this too.
post #10 of 23
I think the above posters are right in that the background must be chocolate. I'd do a trial cake and cover with ganache, then try adding the truffles one row at a time --before it was fully firm, so the chocolates would fuse when cooled. I wouldn't trust toothpicks in buttercream. I've done truffle trees as centrepieces (truffles on toothpicks into styrofoam) and even that was a challenge.

BTW what kind of truffles are we talking about? ie. how firm are they, are they coated in choc etc? This would all matter to the adherence.

Obviously you wouldn't be able to do this method at the venue. I'd see it taking a while lotta time to be honest, as you'd have to make sure the bottom layer was stuck before moving on to the next row.

Best of luck! I'd love getting a truffle with my piece of wedding cake, yumm!
post #11 of 23
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Hmmm-so I guess I can bring a knife and half them, and then use the toothpicks...I'm gona need a big drink by the end of Saturday night when this cake is over!!!
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post #12 of 23
I would think that chilling the cake once completed would help hold the truffles on better. That's a huge cake. Hope you have some help. Let us know how it turns out. Give yourself lots of time & don't get discouraged -- you can do it.
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post #13 of 23
just remember that the truffles will support each other, so they might not be as heavy as you think!

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for these truffles I just used a small dab of melted choc and they held up. I delivered this fully assembled and decorated 40min away.

Im not sure if the choc will work on bc (this cake was covered in chocolate paste) but with the toothpick it should be fine
post #14 of 23
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What a gorgeous cake!!!
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post #15 of 23
Maybe the straw-like coffee stirrers? They might be less like a knife pulling through the cake than a toothpick. Also, CHILL. Can only be a friend to a cake like this. Make sure you estimate time necessary to place them all. I'm sure it will be beautiful.
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