I recieved this email for a babyshower cake. Not even sure where to begin. I think its alot of flavors going on... I've only done chocolate and WASC Never done ganache even though I wanted to practice this week. The design I think is simple... Can anyone give me any tips or good recipes? And maybe even a price.
"I was wondering if i could do three cake blocks of cakes that just has a B O Y thing on the front. Butter cream and vanilla cake with choc ganauche and rasberry filling for 35 people."
Thanks so much in advance for any help!
Hi there, didn't the person tell what she wants or is the design totaly up to you? To feed 35 people, you need to do a 9" sqaure cake. That is according to the serving chart that I follow.
If you are going to do 3 different cakes for the baby blocks, you can make three 6" sqaure cakes, which will give you 14 portions per cake.
You can do one chocolate cake with ganach and chocolate buttercream mix. Or if you are more comfortable with just chocolate buttercream, use that. The other one you can do is WASC cake with a filling that you use mostly. The next one you can do a white cake with raspberry filling. Not sure whether the WASC and the White cake are same or not. Don't do them at all. If they are same, make a buttercake/Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling.
If you want to try the ganache, use cream and chocolate in 1:2 ratio ( that is what I do). Here is a link which will help you. She uses ganache to pour over the cake,
Thanks so much for answering... Do you know about how much I should charge? For the 3 different baby blocks with 3 6" square cakes?
I'm so sorry. I don't know to price in dollars.
Its fine. Thanks for answering though.
creative, charge what you normally would per serving, but maybe do an upcharge for the ganache as the chocolate and heavy cream are expensive.
Sounds great! I would also add an up charge for the decorating. There are five sides on each block to decorate and I am guessing fondant accents..? Play with your colors to get the right shades of pastels: blues, greens, yellow and purple instead of pink? Find some pics of baby blocks on-line and copy what you like for the design.