1.So how would I make the icing more ivory
So if I am using the sugarshack buttercream icing, how can I make sure that it is a off white ivory/cream colour. I have a bride that is worried the white icing will make her dress look dirty.
2. competely seperate bride wants a dress cake to look like her wedding dress below. any ideas what I could do to make the gathers in the rbc look like the dress. how do I make it stay inplace and what about the beading on the dress how would I go about doing this? I have attached her dress below.
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I do gown cakes a lot. I would only use the design from the bodice. And I won't use RBC under penalty of death. Not that I have stong feelings about it or anything.
As for color, that's jsut your bride stressing out. Advise her that the lighting will be "soft" at the venue. They will either turn the lights down or their will be candles which give a soft golden glow to everything. But if you need to color the icing (I would not) then use a tiny bit of ivory color.
A tab bit of regular vanilla will make your icing off-white, too. Not too much though, or it's beige.
When I recently did a cake for someone who wanted off-white, instead of using clear vanilla flavoring, I used regular. It gave it just a hint of off-white- but not ivory- and they loved it.
Thank you so much for the fast replies. I tried to tell the bride not to worry, but then she got me starting to worry... newbie jitters and all.
So are there any ideas on how to replicate the bodice of the dress? as far as the beads go?
For the beading, I would use RI with luster dust and maybe some rock candy made in a gem mold for the larger accents.
Just pipe the design. I can't see it clearly enough to tell you more than that. Doesn't have to be beads. In fact that many beads would break a tooth.
i've used a teeny bit of brown and got a creamy ivory color... gl! hth...
I know you wouldn't put actual beads on the cake. I was joking about breaking a tooth. Sometimes I also use fondant motifs. And edible pearls.
I've used butter Crisco to make my b/c ivory...depends on how much ivory you want...good luck!
rbc, hmm, never worked with it, but, if I were doing it in fondant I wold literally pich the spots where you see the gathers and then decorate with whatever you used for the beading on the bodice on the pinches.
I have no idea if rbc would "pinch" like fondant.
I vote for adding a bit of regular vanilla for the ivory color.
once I tried to make ivory fondant with wilton brown and added too much, I ended up with an awful flesh color
Yes.. I know that awful flesh color you are talking about.. eeeek!!! I did that trying to make a sandy color.. never again.
I also vote for using extra real vanilla in your icing. I use butter and real vanilla when I make my SMBC and if you add enough vanilla it can be ivory.. but usually it's what I'd call wedding white.. not BRIGHT white.
ANother thought for the gathers woudl be to use a tool to impress the lines in the fondant. I'd use fondant if you can because RBC is moody stuff.
With fondant, I'll bet you could use a crimper to make the pickups.
I was thinking a dresden tool, but a toothpick or skewer would work just as well. Even the dull side of a butter knife woudl work.. just roll the fondant a little thicker than you normally would.
Her dress is beautiful. It's no wonder she'd want a matching cake. Soft fondant draping would look beautiful for that cake I think.
how about clear sanding sugar on the bodice?
everyone is so nice to help me out. Thanks a bunch... Sanding sugar... I don't know what that is. Where would I buy that? I am going to go hunting online right now.
ok, sanding sprinkles I think would work. Now to find them. I wonder if micheals carries them.
I don't have any crimping tools, but I do have two fingers so I think that I am going to try that out.
I have never made my own fondant, is there a favorite recipe out there that you could sugest for a first timer?
I've used SophieBelles Jello fondant and MMF before and liked them both, but I by far prefer Satin Ice!
Hands down, Michele Foster's fondant....
Ditto to Michele Foster's recipe.. the best fondant I have ever used.