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My finance wants a German chock cake for our wedding. We live in the bonnies so I haven't been able to find an affordable person to make it. It's a beach theme and my colors are white and blues. Any suggestions on how to cover it without losing taste or it looking like a DYI project? I am not a master decorator or baker. Thank you for any help or suggestions.
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you have a couple extremes here

 

you want a non-diy looking cake for an inexpensive price in a specific flavor profile that's not avaiable ;)

 

how to cover it? fondant or icing

 

i'd suggest swiss meringue buttercream because i think it won't interfere with the german choc part

 

some german choco fillings need to be fridged but most do not so you need to factor that in too

 

and it's not outside is it? just beach themed

 

so you are going to do this yourself??

 

how many servings

 

making the cake is at least as all consuming as just being the bride and planning the wedding but it the intensity increases a lot at the end

 

so be prepared to be torn asunder icon_biggrin.gif

 

you have to plan to the finest detail and then have back up plan/s

 

maybe buy a nice bridal cake then a yummy german choco groom's cake???

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here's a couple threads for you to get a good idea of what it's like

 

certainly it can be done but there's a reason to get an expert

 

unless you can be fully prepared like i said with back up plans for back up plans

 

and want to be this occupied/immersed before your wedding but i mean i made my own wedding cake

 

but it's a big deal

 

this is a pictorial of making my daughter's cake:

 

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/68445-demo-making-a-wedding-cake-at-home/

 

these two are for one cake:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/755465/need-help-on-buttercream

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/755528/another-day-need-more-advice-wedding-cake-batter-mess

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A nice caramel icing. It'd be a good base color for sand and complement the filling (assuming you're doing traditional coconut/pecan/caramel).

Mix brown sugar and a tiny bit of black sugar (from craft store) to make sand. press up the sides of the cake. Buy chocolate seashells, the marbelized kind that look fancy. Sometimes you can find them at Aldi even. Put those around the cake as you like. Get a bird-of-paradise or hibiscus silk flower and plop it on the top. Boom. Done.
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A nice caramel icing. It'd be a good base color for sand and complement the filling (assuming you're doing traditional coconut/pecan/caramel).

Mix brown sugar and a tiny bit of black sugar (from craft store) to make sand. press up the sides of the cake. Buy chocolate seashells, the marbelized kind that look fancy. Sometimes you can find them at Aldi even. Put those around the cake as you like. Get a bird-of-paradise or hibiscus silk flower and plop it on the top. Boom. Done.

 

 

edited to say--these are real questions i'm asking--straight forward

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maybe i guess

 

do you think it's boom done simple?

 

i think it's boom done if you're used to doing it

 

but it's not boom done for the average bride do you think?

 

caramel can be spot on or it can be drippy and difficult no?

 

would the sugar cooperate in the caramel? maybe it would maybe it would make it slide--i don't know i never tried it

 

sugar would work on buttercream

 

maybe op is more experienced than i first thought

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edited to say--these are real questions i'm asking--straight forward
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maybe i guess

do you think it's boom done simple?

i think it's boom done if you're used to doing it

but it's not boom done for the average bride do you think?

caramel can be spot on or it can be drippy and difficult no?

would the sugar cooperate in the caramel? maybe it would maybe it would make it slide--i don't know i never tried it

sugar would work on buttercream

maybe op is more experienced than i first thought

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I never said "simple." icon_wink.gif

 

 

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