Once again I am in need of some advice.
I need to make a plain ivory iced cake for a party of 32. Anyone know how to calculate the amount of cake I will need to make? Any recipe amounts in grams please (uk)
It is a corporate event (my first corporate cake too!), and they have ordered at very short notice, so the sooner I get started the better.
Also how do I make ivory coloured fondant?? I have some paprika/ flesh tone colour paste - would a tiny amount of this mixed in with white do the trick??
Any help / suggestions welcome.
Thanx guys x x
You can use any of the following charts to determine what size cake you would need/want to serve the number of guests required:
To get ivory, I typically use Ivory Americolor gel color. Sometimes I also use a very small amount of brown or add in a tiny bit of coco powder to my fondant or buttercream. You can probably use the flesh tone. I would test it out on a very small amount of frosting or fondant first before doing the entire batch to determine if you like the end result.[/url]
Wilton has a serving chart as well as Earlene. Personally I use Earlene's chart because it has better cake numbers. I would google it. Sometimes I can't get the same number out of the cakes as wilton. As far as the fondant color in the ivory, I would think the fleshtone might make it a little too pink/orange. If you don't have ivory gel paste, I might try a tiny bit of yellow. That's a tough one. I would probably go out and but it if that's a option for you.
Wow thanks for quick responses. Will have a play with some colours and see what I can come up with, otherwise will go and buy it! And the chart on earlines page are excellent will save that one and use again.
Love this site.. so helpful x
And the chart on earlines page are excellent will save that one and use again.
Keep in mind if your serving sizes are larger than the standard 8 cu. in., you'll always be making a larger cake for less money unless you make up for it by charging a lot more per serving.