Red Cake Black Scroll Work How Far Ahead? Freeze Finished?

Decorating By labmom Updated 4 Oct 2011 , 4:37am by Sorelle

labmom Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 4:16am
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Hi everyone HELP,
I have a wedding cake due on the 16th and it is red with black scroll work.

I would like to make it ahead and freeze the cake. would you do the scroll work after it defrosts or would you do everything and then freeze the cake?

I wanted to do the scroll work in black royal but I have a hard time getting black royal as much as I need. It is more of a gray. But I don't have any problem with black buttercream. I start with dark chocolate frosting and then add black and it pipes fine.

How would anyone suggest I do this cake.. and how far ahead? Please help

I appreciate any help you can offer.

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Sorelle Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 4:37am
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Wait to do the scroll work. The black will most likely bleed all over the red cake while it is defrosting. Black royal icing requires A LOT of black gel coloring. I just did one last week, not scroll work but fishnet type lace. The royal is much easier to clean up a mistake, just wait 'til it dries and it scrapes right off without a stain. hth

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