Cake Topper Question

Decorating By kitten1021 Updated 19 Apr 2014 , 10:07pm by mattyeatscakes

kitten1021 Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 9:39am
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Hi everyone. I am throwing a baby shower for my best friend and I have decided to somewhat do the cake myself. I plan to get the bakery to make a 2 tier cake including icing it in buttercream, no fondant (my friend hates it) 

 

My two questions are:

 

1. The figurine I have picked out I have been told is 2 pounds. Is this an ok weight or would the cake need additional support and if so can I put that in or should I ask the bakery to put that in when they are assembling?

 

2. Since it will be iced in buttercream will there be any issue with the weight of the topper squishing and making a mess when I put it on top of the cake? Is it ok to set it right on top of the buttercream or should I be putting something between the icing and the topper?

 

Any help or advice is much appreciated :) 

3 replies
howsweet Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 2:39pm
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AYes, it needs support - take the topper to the baker so they know what to do for you.

That a person doesn't like fondant isn't necessarily a reason not to use it. The reasons for using fondant are: 1) So no one has to eat icing with dye in it 2) The we way it looks and because some types of decoration are not otherwise possible 3) To keep the cake moist 4) To keep the cake protected

In the old days everyone knew not to eat fondant and most venues would remove it before plating. The wedding industry is very competitive and has used better tasting fondant as leverage to get business (use, us our fondant tastes better). But the bottom line is no matter how you make it, what you flavor it with or whether you mix chocolate into it, it's still not going to be delicious to most people. If it's not delicious, then it's purpose shouldn't be for eating.

And I don't think anyone ever uses it just to make the cake taste more delicious. For example, I've never heard of a rolled fondant filling. So the reason for using it has nothing to do with taste.

There are people who like it. Usually after I say something like this 20 people will post that [I]they[/I] love fondant or that I just haven't tasted [I]their[/I] fondant. . Personally I don't want anything like marshmallows, tootsie roll or starburst on my cake.

FioreCakes Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 6:51pm
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The way you are asking makes it sound as if you have no experience with cakes, so my advice is to just have the bakery secure the topper for you. Have you asked them to do this and you thought it was too expensive?

mattyeatscakes Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 10:07pm
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Original message sent by howsweet

Yes, it needs support - take the topper to the baker so they know what to do for you.

That a person doesn't like fondant isn't necessarily a reason not to use it. The reasons for using fondant are: 1) So no one has to eat icing with dye in it 2) The we way it looks and because some types of decoration are not otherwise possible 3) To keep the cake moist 4) To keep the cake protected

In the old days everyone knew not to eat fondant and most venues would remove it before plating. The wedding industry is very competitive and has used better tasting fondant as leverage to get business (use, us our fondant tastes better). But the bottom line is no matter how you make it, what you flavor it with or whether you mix chocolate into it, it's still not going to be delicious to most people. If it's not delicious, then it's purpose shouldn't be for eating.

And I don't think anyone ever uses it just to make the cake taste more delicious. For example, I've never heard of a rolled fondant filling. So the reason for using it has nothing to do with taste.

There are people who like it. Usually after I say something like this 20 people will post that [I]they[/I] love fondant or that I just haven't tasted [I]their[/I] fondant. . Personally I don't want anything like marshmallows, tootsie roll or starburst on my cake.

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