Hi fellow CC'ers,
I've gotten a request for my very first wedding cake...(deep breath). And I could really use some advice. The bride is luckily keeping it simple with three fondant covered tiers painted gold with a black ribbon trimming each tier.
Where I'm stuck is... I've tried painting metallic before with pearl dust and vodka mixed, but it never seems to have a smooth consistency?
And the bride is also asking for a chocolate peanut butter combination for one tier. I was thinking of a chocolate cake with some peanut butter filling. The problem is I only have a side by side refigerater so I can't do anything that requires refigeration. And should I worry about potential nut allergies of their guests???
Thanks so much!!!
I would try Lustre dust instead of pearl dust to paint with..It should work better.Try and find a PB recipe that doesn't require refridgeration...I would maybe mention it to the bride about the allergy issue and if she still wants it...make sure you have a clause in your contract that you are not responsible for people getting sick from nuts etc in your cakes as you are not a Nut Free business.
Thanks Kiddiekakes! I'll definitley try the Lustre Dust. I've mainly just made cakes for friends and family, so this is the first big one going out to a large group!
Hiya, about the filling. I have made amazingly delicious peanut butter buttercream. Make your regular Powedered Sugar based buttercream and just add 3/4 cup of peanut butter and it is delish!
They have a spray luster dust spray. It says that it is enough to cover 1- 3 tier cake. I have never used it before, so you may want to practice first. I agree that I would put something in your contract about the peanuts!