I got an order for a baby shower in June and they are wanting 30-35 individual 2x2 baby blocks frosted in buttercream. Everyone I've talked to thinks I am nuts for doing this. The theme of the shower is a tea party so all the food is going to be little and they wanted the cake to be little too.
So frosting these little blocks is going to be a pain in the @$$! They DO NOT want fondant but I haven't talked to them about maybe doing poured fondant like on petit fours. Or I was thinking about frosting them all in a small star tip all with fondant accents.
Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions, tips that you could offer??
What about rolled buttercream. They can have the taste they want with the a little more ease of a rolled icing.
Bake as sheet cakes and cool (cold but not frozen) and cut. If 2-layers, fill before cutting. Make sure to work with them while they are cold...that'll help with the crumbs. Work with a few at a time. Ice the little cakes and store in the fridge/freezer until ready to decorate.
A few months ago, I hosted a cake decorating party for my now 8 year old daughter and I baked sheet cakes, cooled them completely, and cut them with a large circled cookie cutter before putting some filling between the layers to sandwich them together. I placed them in the freezer to get them really cold, and iced each individually. It took a little time, but it got done. I did start a few days before the party.
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I think the idea of poured fondant is prob the easiest and it's yummy too!!
I would suggest rolled buttercream as well. There is a recipe here on CC . I like it a lot.
I think poured fondant is a great idea!