Elegant Cake Idea Needed

Decorating By Henna20 Updated 16 Jan 2009 , 9:36pm by mbt4955

Henna20 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 10:14pm
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I'm doing 2 cakes for an elegant dessert buffet: a strawberry shortcake and a lemon cake with lemon mousse filling. They asked for it too look elegant and tasty. i'm never good with non theme type of cakes.
any good ideas???
thanks!

7 replies
beth2027 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:23am
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Is for a wedding? A business dinner? Or what? Maybe you could go from that. I'm bad with non-themed stuff too.

cakebaker1978 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:53am
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2 things you could try......

The Piroutte wafer cookie idea.....here is a picture.....it is very simple way to make a cake look elegant and tasty!!!!YOu can get them dipped in white or milk chcolate or vanilla or twist .....all kinds!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=88383

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1199513


OR you could do the chocolate wrap cake! Here is a pic of that one!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1300325.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1081373


http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=900983

Henna20 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:23pm
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thank you so much! those are such great ideas.
i have one question with the chocolate wrap. i tried it once before. i had to use vinyl cuz it was the only thing could i find but when i did it there was an overlap of chocolate and plastic where the ends met. what ar eyou supposed to do with that part?

cakebaker1978 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:23pm
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Hmmmm....I am not sure Henna20. I haven't done the chocolate wrap myself yet, I just saw a post on it the other day and I was impressed!I think someone mentioned using a rasor blade..... Let me see if I can find the thread! You could probably pm ShirleyW...I believe it is her technique or at least she knows what she is talking about! lol.

Here is the link to the thread.........

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-56654.html


I hope you can get an answer to your question there! Good Luck!!!

Tita9499 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:28pm
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Can't you measure the diameter of your cake and cut it to be a little flush with the "connecting" piece of choc (am I making sense). Then I'd fuse it together with a warm off-set spatula.

Tita9499 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:28pm
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Just a thought, I've never done one before.

mbt4955 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:36pm
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Read Shirley's tutorial. Here is another one with pictures. They are very long, but the instructions are at the beginning.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-599861.html

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