Making A Tree

Decorating By beachmama Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 1:48pm by msthang1224

beachmama Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 10:13am
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I am doing a family reunion cake for the weekend that will be two tiers with a tree going down the cake. I was going to make the tree by piping ganache but then I found out the family reunion is outside in the heat. I was worried the ganache would melt right off. What's the best way for me to make the tree now? I'm thinking either fondant or brown icing. Thanks for any advice you can offer!

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leslie2748 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 11:05am
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On Amazing Wedding Cakes, Mike McCreary used fondant shaped into a cone, and cut like half-inch slits at at upward angle all over it

msthang1224 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:12am
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I think, if your event is going to be outside, you would want to go with either fondant or gum paste or 50/50 (half fondant/half gumpaste) for your tree. This way you can maneuver thte tree coming down the sides if your cake anyway you want too. It should look just as good as your ganache would have. HTH

beachmama Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 12:26pm
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Thanks for the suggestions! Think I will go with the 50/50 mix.

msthang1224 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 1:48pm
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Your very welcome. Glad I could help. Good Luck!

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