Wedding Cake, Square, Covered In Fondant...no Border

Decorating By disneynutbsv Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 7:18pm by disneynutbsv

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 11:42am
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I like borders because, well sometimes it hides things, lol. I have a bride that wants a square wedding cake, all in white, fondant, with a light green ribbon around the edges. She also wants pinecones on it....I can't make pinecones...can I buy pre-made pinecones (food safe)?

Can you tell this is my first wedding cake and its not even until November!!!

It is supposed to feed 100...what sizes would your recommend? Any certain ribbon that works better with fondant?

On a lighter note, I just purchased Boxes & Bows!!! Woohooo!

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Eisskween Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:12pm
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Here's a link to a cake serving guide that is pretty good.

http://www.aztecrental.com/cakeserve.htm

As far as the pincones go, you might try Global Sugar Art or a similar vendor, they may have what you need.

The non-border, I would just pipe a fine line of royal around it. It will help with holding on the ribbon and hide the tiny boo-boos. icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:13pm
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foxymomma521 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:19pm
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http://www.ehow.com/video_2335515_making-marzipan-pine-cone-decorations.html maybe this will help? Marzipan pine cone how to...

grama_j Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:31pm
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This should help...... step by step insturctions...

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-45335-pinecones.html

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:41pm
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This is the cake she has shown me..

http://carriescakes.com/view.php?id=420

indydebi Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:35pm
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So she wants a ribbon instead of the dot border? The ribbon would hide any flaws, like a border would do, so you should be ok there.

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:39pm
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I'm feeling better now, I just would rather buy the pinecones from someone...global sugar art doesn't carry them, so if anyone has any other suggestions I would sincerely appreciate it! I need to price everything out and give it to hericon_smile.gif

Thank you, thank you, thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

cakesbykitty Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:48pm
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wow, that is a gorgeous cake! you will have to post yours when you get done.

jamiekwebb Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:55pm
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Pine cones are really easy to make. just roll a cone out of fondant or gumpaste then starting at the bottom snip up side down v's with small scissors. So easy. I have a picture of what they look like in my photos "January Birds".

Dizzymaiden Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:09pm
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disneynutbsv - take a deep breath! Your going to rock this cake!

Practice - practice! I look forward to seeing pictures of this cake and the smile on the couples face when they see it!

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by Dizzymaiden

disneynutbsv - take a deep breath! Your going to rock this cake!

Practice - practice! I look forward to seeing pictures of this cake and the smile on the couples face when they see it!




Thanks! I'm excited and nervous at the same time...just something with the word wedding gives me the heebie jeebies...

Dizzymaiden Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:19pm
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sliced almond scales; green tea marzipan pine needles
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Dizzymaiden Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:21pm
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One more...modeling chocolate scales; chocolate marzipan twigs with green tea marzipan pine needles
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disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:23pm
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I can't work with almond paste or almonds, I am allergic to tree nuts, but they looked really realistic!

cakesbykitty Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:32pm
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dizzymaiden... what great pics! you know, nut allergies is the first thing i thought of. we have several clients that can't have nuts. but, for ones without allergies... holy smokes that idea rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jamiekwebb Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:44pm
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Here is picture of fondant pinecones... miniatures
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kellymarie Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 3:25pm
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If you use real pine cones, boil them to get all the bugs dirt etc out, and just conform with her you are doing so and that it will look the best because you have not made them from sugar before. Usually if you say that the real thing will look better (and cost less) they will go with your "expertise" icon_smile.gif

good luck, it's going to be a beautiful cake!! and I agree, the ribbon will hide any flaws at the border, so you are good to go!!

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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 7:01pm
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I would use real pine cones. They should not pose any problems to the cake. You could spray them with a confectioners glaze if you want them coated.

disneynutbsv Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 7:18pm
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Thanks everyone for the help, I really appreciate it!

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