shorn0099 Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 5:47pm
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It is for a friend and she wants it in buttercream, I will be airbrushing the sides but Im not sure about the wording? Is that also airbrush and the roses are fondant? Please help! This will be 1/8 size!

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AZCouture Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 5:59pm
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A1/8 the size of what? I can't tell how big that is, there's nothing next to it for scale. And if I were the one taking the order, it would most definitely be in fondant. That way you can score lines for the pages, rub the edges of the book with color for aging, indent the spine, indent the lettering, paint the lettering. It's very easy to peel off fondant, and enjoy the saaaaame buttercream beneath it, just like a cake without fondant has.

AZCouture Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 6:00pm
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AI'm on my phone..is that even a real cake? If it is, looks like it's wrapped with real lace, and yes the roses would be gum paste or fondant. Very simple project, just time consuming with details, but not even that much.

shorn0099 Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 6:02pm
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im sorry, 1/8 of a sheet!

JWinslow Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 6:10pm
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I've done stacked books before and the advice AZ gave you is solid.  For me, I would cover the books in fondant and let people peel it away.  Not too difficult but many details and using fondant will make it a little easier IMO.

AZCouture Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 10:02pm
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ASeriously, the aversion to fondant is hilarious sometimes. I have to wonder if some decorators out there skip the buttercream when they use fondant and this is where some of the hysterical aversion comes from. Take knife, peel off, eat cake. How hard is that?

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 9:43pm
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AI had a tasting today and gave them fondant and they freaking LOVED it. I think people are using nasty fondant. Satin ice or Wilton. Blech! Duff fondant is expensive, but delicious.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 9:57pm
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Seriously, the aversion to fondant is hilarious sometimes. I have to wonder if some decorators out there skip the buttercream when they use fondant and this is where some of the hysterical aversion comes from. Take knife, peel off, eat cake. How hard is that?


Sadly, I think that is more common than we realize. One of my maaaaany cousins got married a few months ago, there was nothing but a bit of apricot jam between the cake and the sponge. Just enough to make the fondant stick.
This wasn't a fruit cake or anything like that, a layered vanilla sponge with chocolate butter cream filling.
It also explains how some fondant cakes manage to be so bumpy, lol.

To the OP, I would just refuse to do a cake like that if they wanted buttercream only.

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 10:00pm
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[QUOTE name="AZCouture" url="/t/768172/how-would-i-create-this-cake#post_7484937"] Seriously, the aversion to fondant is hilarious sometimes. I have to wonder if some decorators out there skip the buttercream when they use fondant and this is where some of the hysterical aversion comes from. Take knife, peel off, eat cake. How hard is that?[/QUOTE]

Sadly, I think that is more common than we realize. One of my maaaaany cousins got married a few months ago, there was nothing but a bit of apricot jam between the cake and the sponge. Just enough to make the fondant stick.

This wasn't a fruit cake or anything like that, a layered vanilla sponge with chocolate butter cream filling.

It also explains how some fondant cakes manage to be so bumpy, lol.

To the OP, I would just refuse to do a cake like that if they wanted buttercream only.

Thanks for the heads up Scrumdiddly. I was wondering how to make a cake that looks like cellulite.

morganchampagne Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 10:09pm

AI have experienced some push back with people when I suggested "just peel it off". It really seems simple enough to do to me...but one lady said "I dont want to peel off something on my food" in her case she was willing.to change her design. Normally once they get that fondant is needed they just accept it lol

AZCouture Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 10:34pm

AYeah, I wouldn't ever let anyone talk me into making something like that without the proper medium. Sorry, no can do.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 10:35pm

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Thanks for the heads up Scrumdiddly. I was wondering how to make a cake that looks like cellulite.


bwahaha, anytime! I'm full of awesome advice on how to make your cake look disgusting!

Sassyzan Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 11:03pm

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I have experienced some push back with people when I suggested "just peel it off". It really seems simple enough to do to me...but one lady said "I dont want to peel off something on my food" in her case she was willing.to change her design. Normally once they get that fondant is needed they just accept it lol

Does this person also categorically avoid bananas, avocados, shrimp, and oranges?

AZCouture Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 11:20pm

AGood one sassy!

morganchampagne Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 11:23pm

AI wish I had thought of that at the time!!!!!! That was a good one!

Annabakescakes Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 2:16am

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[QUOTE name="Annabakescakes" url="/t/768172/how-would-i-create-this-cake#post_7485214"] Thanks for the heads up Scrumdiddly. I was wondering how to make a cake that looks like cellulite.[/QUOTE]

bwahaha, anytime! I'm full of awesome advice on how to make your cake look disgusting!

I used to work at a grocery store, so I have some tips to make yours taste nasty :-)

Annabakescakes Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 2:18am

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[QUOTE name="Annabakescakes" url="/t/768172/how-would-i-create-this-cake#post_7485214"] Thanks for the heads up Scrumdiddly. I was wondering how to make a cake that looks like cellulite.[/QUOTE]

bwahaha, anytime! I'm full of awesome advice on how to make your cake look disgusting!

Super good one! I'm gonna have to steal that!

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