I've just been asked to come up with a design for my nephews birthday cake. The theme is 'UNDER THE SEA' and my sister sent me pics of cakes she liked, of which all are fondant covered. HOWEVER. We live in Australia. The birthday is December 26th. Which translates to us having 30-40c days for a mth before hand, and I don't have an air conditioned kitchen.
The cake I made him last year had me in tears as the fondant kept melting off the cake and breaking as I tried to handle it.
So I'm looking for your gorgeous buttercream covered SEA themed cakes. Anyone got any pics they'd like to share?
To me butter cream would seem to be harder to do in the hot heat than buttercream.
ok I have a few ideas, not sure if they will help, but here it goes
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1227806 - one big fish all BC
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1926581 - turtle on the beach going into the ocean (great water!!!)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1150445 - "under the sea" all BC
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2026853 - I LOVE this water totally different! I think it's BC
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2012502 - 2 tiered looks like all BC or mostly
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2012502 - super cool water vegitation / leaves / kelp?
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1996591 - hand painting on smoothed fondant
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You've all given me some great inspiration. I'm thinking I will use buttercream as the water and do some modelling paste and or fondant creatures. Perhaps do a cupcake tree with a bigger cake on top?
Ive only used BC twice andso far had no issues but then again I've never used it through Summer either :S