I will be doing my first wedding cake in September. It will be outside and we are in Southern California (hot). How soon before the event should I set the cake up? Also the bride wants buttercream, I am thinking fondant might hold up better. Any suggestions? I appreciate all the help I can get.
OMG...........think: Heat + BC = Puddle of melting sugar.....= unhappy bride.....
I hardly ever will do a wedding cake in BC unless it A) INSIDE and B) AIRCONDITIONED!!
Cakes hate heat, no matter if it's BC or fondant, but fondant holds up longer than BC.
You need to have a long and very detailed talk with the bride and make sure she knows that if she intends to have an outdoors wedding in CA with cake, she needs to provide a space that is both shaded from the sun, and is able to be served as quickly as possible.
Also, make sure you have a contract that states you are not responsible for any damage, including damage caused by placement, by request of the client, in an environment that will damage the cake.
This covers you for any stupid judgment errors they might make because they think our work should be "constructable", yet moist and easy to eat. Trust me, they really do think that....people are just funny that way sometimes.
Congrats on your first big order, and good luck to you!!
That makes perfect sense! I will follow through with your advise. The bride is a relative, I think she will be convinced once I explain the wonderful points you have mentioned.
Thanks for your time, it is so appreciated!
Indydebi buttercream stands up to heat PM her and see what she says.
I actually just tried that recipe this weekend for cupcakes and everyone loved it. Good idea, I will see what she says.......thanks
I agree PM Indydebi about her BC this maybe just what your bride is looking for, it tastes great and is very sturdy. Good luck .
OMG........I just noticed that I had a major spelling error in my post....I meant to say "indistructable"...not "constructable"......geesh!! What's wrong with eh? LOL