I'm taking 3 6" cakes in to a restaurant to sample the different flavors. They are thinking of putting a couple of my cakes on their menu. I was wondering on how to decorate them. Just do a top and bottom borders?
This is really just a bump, since I've never done this before. But, seems like a good way to go. If they're considering your cakes, they must have seen your work before and appreciate you abilities. If they haven't seen your work before, maybe put a little more into it. sounds like a great opportunity! Good luck
since they will be like desert cakes, i wouldnt make them too fancy. maybe things like coat the sides in nuts or sprinkles, pipe some nice borders (although i dont think you even see much of that on dessert cakes), maybe a chocolate shape, like a squiggle or a circle.
i agree - a border would add some extra oomph. maybe some chco shavings, nuts, coconut curls...whatever goes w/ the flavor on top. you see this in high end places where the desert cakes are displayed.
I love the look of a nice homestyle iced cake (lots of waves and ripples in the icing) with some kind of nuts or chocolate shavings or etc on the sides or top. Maybe a border on the bottom but not the top, if homestyle iced.
I always had this thing as a kid that I wanted my cakes to look like the front of a cake mix box. And still to this day I just think that rippled icing looks so inviting!
Thanks for all the ideas!!!
I really hope they like them.
I've never done chocolate shavings before. Can you give me an idea on how to get started.
you can just grate chocolate, very homestyle, and easy! or use a knife or peeler to run strips off the chocolate. for more professional chocolate curls im sure theres better techniques, and i think theres an article on here too.