I must be crazy. I just agreed to make a 2 tier, topsy turvy fondant cake for next Friday.
1. I've done one TT cake, and it was quite unsuccessful
2. I am terrible with fondant and almost never use it
3. I have a full time job that will keep me plenty busy all week
What was I thinking!! Please say a little cake blessing for me that I can pull this one off! I've given myself a headache and a stomachache already!
You know what they say, "Practice makes perfect" Now that you have made one TT you will be ready for the pitfalls and can avoid them. I believe in you, you can do it! Wait, I'm beginning to sound like Tony Little.....Sorry. I'm sure it will be great.
Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed for you!
Cake angels coming your way....
Thank you for the happy thoughts...I do have one question that I forgot to ask. Can you pipe BC on top of fondant? (maybe a stupid question, but I'm imagining grease stains or something) I'd rather not use RI if I can help it, at least with BC in my piping bag I'll keep one toe in my comfort zone.
I've piped BC dots and borders on fondant and it worked just fine. There were no problems. How much piping are you going to do?
It's quite a lot of piping, big swirls all over the bottom tier. The cake really looks like it would do better in all BC, but I couldn't (nicely) talk my friend out of fondant. (what the hey, right? If I ever want to think about being serious about cakes, I need to start learning...)
I can't decide about the borders, I think if I have a lot of BC piping on the cake, BC borders might match up better than fondant balls or rope. And also might look better based on my limited skillset.
I personally don't care for the fondant ball borders. I say go for the BC border.
Thank for the tips...I'm so relieved I can use my beloved BC!
Will you post pictures when you finish?
Absolutely! Unless it all goes terribly wrong.
Don't say such things! It's going to be beautiful!