Help Please!!!

Decorating By dustymorris Updated 4 Jun 2008 , 10:17pm by dustymorris

dustymorris Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 6:04pm
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icon_cry.gif A lady called me and wants a 9" round lemon cake with lemon frosting.....with a cocker spaniel dog on it and get this---chocolate dipped strawberries around the bottom! icon_confused.gif This is a birthday cake for a 40 year old MAN!!!
I do not know how I am gonna make this look good with all these different elements.
Please help! icon_cry.gif Any advice is appreciated!

4 replies
bashini Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 9:25pm
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Ok, hope you have a good lemon cake recipe, but here is aother one that I found.

For the frosting, you can add a bit of lemon extract for your normal bc.

Here is the link for our fellow cc members how to make a dog video, but when you make the dog, keep a picture of the cocker spaniel in front of you. That will give an idea on how to make it look like it.

And here is a link for you, on how to do the choc covered stawberries.

I would make the dog at least a week ahead, and then make the cake two days ahead. The day before the collection, I would first prepare the straberries and leave it in the fridge ( I haven't done these before, but if I'm doing one of those, that's how I would do ) and then torte the cake fill it frost it.

Just before the colletion, put the strawberries around the cake and tell the customer to keep it in the fridge.

HTH. icon_biggrin.gif

katwomen1up Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 1:03pm
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The Strawberries should be done the same day. If you make them the day ahead they may turn to mush, I would test it first.


michellenj Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:17pm
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Do the strawberries the day of. They will get all sweaty and yukky, and the choc will fall off if you do them too soon.

dustymorris Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 10:17pm
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Thank you all for your help! icon_smile.gif

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