Anyone have some good ideas, suggestions, color choices, etc...for me??
Thanks in advance!~
It's going to be a three tiered, stacked cake...to feed 85 I believe.
I've never worked with rolled buttercream either, so perhaps that's a good place to start...to see if I can get the effect we are looking for.
The cake picture they sent me is more for reference...they'd like it to be more "real looking" and cascading with leaves.
I can't seem to paste it here, the picture, if you want to see it, go to http://www.cerratos.com/cakes/gallery.php?type=2 and look at picture W48.
And usually...............I can make anything from buttercream look like it's made smooth and out of fondant.
I'm just a cake snob, and I don't like fondant, so those that know me and my work, know they will get a cake that will be made entirely of cake, and entirely of buttercream frosting...whether it be chocolate or regular buttercream...it won't be fondant.
The difference for me, being the cake snob that I am, is that I know my customer or family or friends, are going to be able to eat the entire cake.
I did a nice tulip cake earlier this year, and had to make those tulips out of gumpaste...and while they looked pretty.......ya'all would break a tooth eating it. That is not cake to me.
Seems though, because I am so picky about what I can and cannot do, I always get these sorts of orders..lol.
Those leaves are definately made out of fondant or gumpaste - if you want to do them that size, there's a cookie cutter that Wilton does, that is in that shape - it could work - you would need to overlap the leaves as they cascade down the cake
I do have to agree that there's nothign very realistic about the way they are places on the cake for falling. What about doing a combo of bc & fondant - the fondant wld give the 3-d effect of the leaves
Here's a link to one of Wilton's oak leaf cookie cutters...They have lots of different types to choose from though. Hope this is helpful!
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