I've only done birthday cakes so far, and now someone ordered a wedding cake. I'm really flattered by this.... so I want to do it right....
First of all.... it's not a big party, there'll only be about 60 guests. And the bride wants a very simple heart shape cake.
So what I have in mind is: making a heart shape using 12" round pan and 12" square pan... actually that'll feed 80+.... but it's always more than less, or I can always carve it smaller if I think it's too huge.
As for the topping, the bride isn't very particular but she wants something red, like strawberries, so I 'm thinking about filling it up with red roses.
Now the questions
1. Should I make the roses from BC or RI? I'm not very good with fondant, so I leave out that option
2. How may days in advance should I start making the roses? I know there are a lot of experts here.... can anybody tell me more or less how many I'm looking at?
3. Should I just stick with all red roses, or add some leaves?
4. If the bride doesn't want a cake topper, don't you think it looks a bit plain - just a heart shape cake with a bunch of roses?
5. What kind of border at the bottom should I use? Ruffle? Rossette? Beads?
Anybody can suggest more ideas on how to make this look more like a wedding cake? In my mind they're either stacked or tiered, so when it's just one layer, it's a bit errr..... But this is what the bride wants....
Oh... this cake is for Mid of November.
Thank you very much in advance.....
So hold on... it's only going to be one tier? I guess I can see why she wouldn't want a topper if there aren't going to be anymore layers. What a strange request for a wedding cake. I think a bead border would be pretty...or you could do a rosette. I would probably put a few leaves here and there. You could start the BC or RI roses a few days in advance.
I think that topping the entire top of the cake with red roses would be overkill, JMHO.
How about something like this with red lettering/scroll work:
this with monogram:
Good Luck with your cake!
Edited because I totally read your post wrong! Sorry!
Did they say they DON"T want a tiered cake??? I would be inclined to make at least a two tiered heart shaped cake, maybe separated with roses to fill in between the layers and then a mound of roses on top for the topper! But if they said they wanted only one tier, then I like the one posted above with the cornelli lace (white on white) with just a little mound of roses in the center! Very wedding looking to me!
Thank you for the replies
cylstrial: She did say she wanted a VERY simple cake, so....
cupcakemkr: Thanks for all the links. I particularly like the one with cornelli lace and the one with roses on one side. But will it look like a wedding cake?
KHalstead: The picture she showed me was one tier. I did mention that it'd look more like a wedding cake if it's tiered, and she said she's open for suggestion. Again.... I'm new to this, to make like what you suggested, how do I go about the dowels?