Thank you for posting such a wonderful tutorial Cammie
You know, I may just have to do a video and post it here! I had hoped to offer classes in 2012, but wedding season snuck up on me and I was never able to really find the time to get it together. Where are you located? If you're close (even driving distance) maybe we can meet sometime and have some cake fun!
dead goose...I use Americolor gels to dye my buttercream, and if I'm using black I usually dye it the night before so it's nice and dark by the next morning! You can dye it ahead of time with no trouble...I've dyed as early as a week prior!
I have a wedding cake next week, with initials on the middle layer.
I had a friend make me a stencil and had plannd to cut it out of the sugar
sheets. The bride has now informed me she wants them a coral color and of course the sugar sheets do not come in coral. Help!!!! And would I use the same technique you described in your July 23 post or do you have another suggestion. Not even sure what colors to mix to get coral.
Oh...I would use pink with a touch or orange to get a nice coral color! Of course, you will need to play with the colors to get the right color, but a combination of those two is where I would start!
How long should I let the cake chill before stenciling?
Do i stack my cake then stencil?? or should i stencil each tear first?? ahhhh!
When delivering should I already have the cake stacked??
the ribbon? someone suggested to line it wish scotch tape so that the grease doesn't seep do you know if that works?
I just had the tasting she loved the cakes and i used you buttercream!! I love Italian meringue but its so time consuming and I cant stencil with that anyways so I am so happy the liked your buttercream.
thank you for all your posts and help!!
1) You don't have to chill the cake, I don't always (depends on fillings), but if you do, I would say about 20-30 minutes (or overnight works too)
2) I always stencil each tier seperately, then stack. You'll decrease your chances of bumping or messing up other tiers this way.
3) Delivering stacked vs. unstacked is entirely your choice. I always deliver assembled, but if you have a good method of stacking on-site, then go for it!
4) I've used EVERY method out there for lining my ribbon, and have found that the only one that works for me is placing strips of wax paper on the cake first (cut slight wider than the ribbon), then place a few pieces of double-sided tape on the paper before applying the ribbon on top. The wax paper is nearly transparent against the buttercream!
It IS possible to stencil onto IMBC...someone just did it and posted pics...you just have to chill it between applications (like do one side, then put it back in the fridge/freezer...then do the next section, etc).
Good luck to you!
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