im so excited to be here and new too
i really need help, im making a wedding cake and the lady wants to have her cake out for like 5 hours on display?!?
i need tips and help on what is the best frosting icing etc for the cake, but also it i were to use choc curls or cigarillos would this change the frosting i use?!!?
any assistance is so much appreciated.
thanks so much, p.s she really doesn't want icing she like me is a frosting cream cheese type of gal but she will have to modify her wants i think.
Hi and Welcome to CC, lovecheesecake.
When you say that the bride wants to have her cake "out" for five hours, do you mean on display (at an inside reception) or outside, i.e., garden wedding?
The more info you provide, the better the quality of the responses you'll receive.
And you can always make your most dependable b/c icing with either cream cheese or cheesecake flavoring (so the bride is at least somewhat accommodated).
If it's going to be sitting in a warm place use shortening for the frosting since it has a higher melting point. If it's going to be in a cool, room temp, air conditioned type setting then you can use half butter/half shortening for your frosting. Living in washington state I never have to resort to all shortening which i'm very glad for because I hate the taste and mouthfeel of all shortening frosting. Good luck!
thanks! sorry basically it will be inside on display for approx 5 hours, and she wants it to look like this? so any help i can get in recreating this would be absolutely amazing! she prefers frosting but with the circumstances can i don the below white choc wedding cake ? im soo in need of help! i have attached the image
Attaching images doesn't work in the forum for some reason.
It would be better if you get a link to the cake, if the cake is anywhere on the internet.
I think hose are chocolate panels on top of (probably) buttercream/frosting. So inside she could have any frosting she wants.
but with the whole issue of butter in buttercream would it not melt? the weddings in june and in a building, on display for 5 hours?
As long as the AC is on it should be o.k.
And here are one or two buttercream links, just in case, but I know a lot of people will come up with their favorite recipes:
thanks so much i am going to do samples soon also would i need to get one of those mixing stands? right now all i have is a hand one.
so from what i gather if i use a good grade of butter like lurpack, or egg whites in the case of the meringue it can stay out for 5 hours if used as basically the glue between the cake and choc panels?
i just basically need to know what is the best frosting recipe that absolutely will not budge for 7 hours really, a white choc one preferably.