I am a home baker, I have decorated a few Wilton shaped cakes for birthday parties. My family raves about these, so I was asked to do a wedding cake! (anyone can decorate a cake with a star tip and drop flowers!!) HELP!! The wedding is 9/14
I feel like I can do this, with the right direction.
The bride wants a square stacked cake covered with white fondant. She wants roses on the cake as decorations. Pretty simple I think...
I have never worked with fondant, so I have been Googleing and watching YouTube videos... but I need some live feedback!
I am going to purchase a Magic Line square cake pan set. I think I'm going to do a 12", 10" and 8".
I know I need a support - should I use cardboard or the foam core? I am seeing debates going both ways. I am shopping at www.globalsugarart.com and www.sweetwise.com ... found both of them through YouTube.
Oh - here is a big factor - The wedding venue is 60 miles up a winding, BUMPY country road. Do I assemble the cake at home and drive it up there? I also have the option of making the whole thing at the venue - there will be a full kitchen, but no internet if I need last minute YouTube help.
I need to buy almost everything... the only things I have are some Wilton tips and a pastry bag.
Can anyone recommend tools?
I think I want a cake stand spinner thing, I need a smoother tool for the fondant, I don't know WHAT I need to make the roses. I saw a video where a lady had some kind of foam thing that she used to make the petals look real. Don't know what it's called. I'm guessing I need a rolling pin, do I need a mat or a board? What about food coloring for the fondant / gumpaste flowers? Her colors are hot pink and blue. What about a leveler? I don't trust my self to cut the tops of the cakes level. Long spatula things?
How much fondant do I need? What is a good brand?
Thank you sooo much!!