ericapraga Posted 3 Jul 2013 , 2:23am
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I have had a bride ask me to recreate this cake with a few tweaks- 4 tier instead of 3- 12,10,8,6 round. No topper. The middle tier of the picture will be the same as the other 2.

 

How many fondant pearls do you think it will take? I will let you know when I finish the cake-it is due on the 20th! icon_biggrin.gif

 

http://whiteflowercake.com/wp/wp-content/gallery/buttercream-wedding-cakes/blair1939_1.jpg

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Sweet_Cakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 10:18am
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I'm at work now so I can't open the pic, but I've bookmarked it for when I get home so I can guess! icon_biggrin.gif

de_montsoreau Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 11:27am
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At least 850 and a loooooot of patience!! icon_biggrin.gif
 

ericapraga Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 12:11pm
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I am way beyond 850! I have made about 25-35 larger pearls, around 200 of the medium sized and 500 each of 3 colors of small! I am figuring 1 big pearl, 3 med pearls and 4 small pearls per sq in- so the inch around of the cake + about 2.5-3" high= x amount of pearls.

 

I will let you know the final tally when it is done!
 

 

And making the pearls is taking forever!!!! I undercharged this cake (it was ordered when I first started taking wedding cakes), but maybe on the upside it will get me into this venue that has an exclusive caterer!

liz at sugar Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 1:47pm
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Can I ask if the fondant pearls get applied to buttercream or to more fondant?  Just curious.  I'm not a fan of fondant covered cakes, but that cake is BEAUTIFUL!  Are you rolling the pearls by hand, or using a mold?

 

Liz
 

cakecraving Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:27pm
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AOh dang have fun with that one

manddi Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 2:27pm
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A

Original message sent by liz at sugar

Can I ask if the fondant pearls get applied to buttercream or to more fondant?  Just curious.  I'm not a fan of fondant covered cakes, but that cake is BEAUTIFUL!  Are you rolling the pearls by hand, or using a mold?

Liz

 

The cake in the picture looks like a bc cake with fondant accents. In which case, just stick 'em on there (unless it's crusted). If you want fondant pearls on a fondant coveted cake, use melted chocolate or royal icing to get them to stick.

ericapraga Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 5:37pm
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The original is a buttercream cake with fondant pearls. I will be using SMBC, so  I plan on just smushing them on there! Of course, since all the pearls go from the bottom up, this means that the cake will be assembled before hand! Oh, the joys of moving a 4 tier cake down to the bottom of a steep, bumpy hill!
 

CakeRae80 Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 7:05pm
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I hope you post a picture of your cake when it's all done! My comment to how many....too many to want to do by myself...lol icon_biggrin.gif
 

Sweet_Cakes Posted 5 Jul 2013 , 9:21pm

I'm gonna say 2,000...and I want to see a pic when you are done...it looks gorgeous!

ericapraga Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 7:52pm

Sadly, I lost count last night on the 2nd tier! It was around 1283 when I lost count, I think. Turned out really nicely!

Jenna1588 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 9:57pm

AThat is gorgeous!

CakeRae80 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 7:34pm

It turned out very nice!

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