Confirmation Cake For Tomorrow And Still Stuck...

Decorating By tullicious Updated 19 May 2011 , 4:16pm by Justforfun751

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tullicious Posted 19 May 2011 , 2:48pm
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i have a teenage girl's confirmation cake to do for delivery tomorrow that will be for saturday. it will have cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries in the middle. i have been going crazy trying to decide how to do this cake, probably making it harder than it is. i had planned on using mmf and gumpaste to do a cross with a bunch of flowers, but now i'm pretty sure that won't be a good idea with a cake to go in the fridge. i have no experience making icing flowers, but could probably figure it out. please help if you have any ideas for what i could do for this cake. i would so appreciate it!!

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 19 May 2011 , 3:37pm
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I've done fondant ribbon roses on a cake in the fridge, they held up fine. or you could do flat flower cutouts around a cross cout out made from fondant. I've never refrigerated gumpaste so I don't know for sure if gumpaste will hold up, but I've never had a problem with fondant holding up. I am doing a confirmation cake this weekend with different color circles in different sizes cut from fondant, so maybe something oher than flowers?

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tullicious Posted 19 May 2011 , 3:42pm
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so did you use regular fondant, or mmf? thanks for your suggestions! icon_smile.gif

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Justforfun751 Posted 19 May 2011 , 4:16pm
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I might have just been lucky, but I refrigerated a buttercream cake (cookies and cream filling) with a fondant/gumpaste Daffy Duck topper last weekend and it did ok. I had it loosely covered when I took it from the refrigerator to the birthday party location (took it in a huge rubbermaid box to a pool party). No condensation formed on it in the two hours it was out.
Cutting flowers out of gumpaste or fondant (or a mix) with a plunger cutter (Wilton calls theirs an ejector) are pretty easy if you want a 3D effect and are a beginner. You can also frill the edges of a flat gumpaste or fondant flower with a toothpick (just lightly roll the toothpick over the edge of the flower).
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