Hello to all!
Ok, so I attached 2 pics, one being the cake she wants, and the other being her program ! I wanted to know if I should make the stars all of the red, blue and purple in EACH star OR alternate the stars of their own color in those colors? This is for July 4th? I'm not sure what would look better? Can you help me please? Thanks!
I think it would look great if all the stars were all the colors. I'm beginning to think that a bunch of colors spaced around on the cake takes away from it looking like a wedding cake and more like a birthday cake. Have fun- this looks like a fun design!
Talk to the bride. Maybe use 2 colors instead of all. If there are colors that actually match the dresses. I would lean towrds those first. I would be so tempted to also add a tier with lines on it.
Wow i love cakes..i need some ideas to make my cake more attractive by making decoration with help of creams and other ingredients..please give some innovative tips and ideas...thanx
I think I would gradient my color in each star just slightly, lighter being in the center and darker as it gets closer to the edge. That would make them "pop" a little more . Just a thought.
I LOVE everyone's advice! Even to have a striped tier but wouldn't know where to put it. Top/bottom/middle..it's only 3 tiers. Also, I will put all colors in one then, then do the lighter in middle and darker on outside of it. Is this royal icing you think? It looks it, but ideas on what to use for sugar would be great as cake will be fondanted.
Also, none of these ideas will look tacky right? Bride wants to make sure..Thanks everyone and let me know what you think in my other above questions..sorry just want it to be really nice, but wedding style.
When I saw the invite my 1st thought was do each color seperate all around the tiers, but the more I picture the others advice the more I agree w/them
I'm not a fan of the stripe idea.....but, of course, that's just me.
In the pic, are the fireworks piped in royal icing you think? If not, then what?? It will be a hot day, so you think they will be ok to hold up on wedding day? My cake is due in a few days,,so I want to make sure I do these stars right. The colors are red, white, and teal blue color and how do I pipe those you think? Help! NOt sure how to pipe this with all 3 colors in one! Please help me asap! Thanks!
id ask the bride just to be sure because she might already have an idea set in her head
Well, the pic of cake is up top of what she wants,,so I need to figure how to pipe this..I don't think bride would know..so any ideas on how to do this please? Thanks!
Just make that you pipe the royal icing on fondant and not on buttercream. I made the mistake of piping RI on BC and the RI melted down the side of the cake. The grease in the BC breaks down RI. If of are using BC to ice the cake just use BC to make the fireworks.
They look like a piped chrysanthemum that are pulled to a point as you pull the pastry bag away. It is not necessarily RI. Could just be a nice stiff American buttercream.
Google how to pipe a chrysanthemum and try different tips, starting with a fluted tip, the sort of half-round one. Practice a few on parchment first, but it should come quickly and easily.
The way to keep this elegant is to spend the extra time and effort delicately shading the flowers with the colors.
Looks like it will be beautiful.
Ok, I'm having trouble finding a tip to make this above attached design on cake! This cake is due in 2 days! SOmeone PLEASE help me ASAP as I'm working on this right now! I can't figure out which tip to use!
Please help asap!
please somebody help asap! I'm stressing ..thanks so much!
I can't figure out which tip to use!
For the flower?
No tip... just cut a parchment bag to a point by snipping off a little on the right and the left.
ok, is the leaf tip same or no? Thanks so much
ok, is the leaf tip same or no? Thanks so much
No. It has a seam/vein down the middle.
Oh, ok! SO I'll try it in a minute..thank you!!
Just in case you didn't notice, those fireworks are on a fondant or gumpaste disc matched to the icing. I've never had Royal Icing melt on buttercream, but then I don't use it much. The disc would be a good barrier to buttercream if that was an issue.
It's kind of late to be doing this kind of practicing this close to the date of the wedding, but I would sure get on some YouTube tutorials that can show you exactly how to pipe this!
Yes, I knew that it was fondant..and i'm using RI to make ahead..I'm working on it.. just pray for me..thank you
crw41: I did this but how do you pull it into a point? so frustrated!
please help me !
I don't think you're going to get the same look piping those flowers - I'm pretty sure they are gumpaste. Petals cut out, cupped slightly with a ball tool and then sugar glued onto a disc of gumpaste. Is that not a possibility? Good luck - I'll be rooting for you!
Maybe you can try making bursts like this and stacking them on top of each other starting from large to small.
Here is a tutorial for a fondant mum that looks similar to the picture of the cake.
Looks like you cut the tip too big or have a heavy hand when squeezing. You should snip the tiniest "V" off the end of your parchment bag. Try it again with only a 1/8" depth cut to the end. It will also work with a 1/4" depth cut, but you'll need to pipe quicker without such a heavy hand while pulling it out to a point instead of staying on it too long forcing the base to look more leaf-like.
Also, pipe on a large square of waxed paper that's attached to a flat-head rose nail. It will make it easier to twirl as you pipe each petal and layer rather than trying to pipe this way and that.
If all else fails and you still can't get the delicate look, you might consider using the "C"-shaped tip #81, but the petals won't look pointed... they'll be tapered into a narrow petal, yet still rounded on the tips. You'll be able to pull them out longer than shown here: