I have just started out selling my cakes. I have been making them for a few years for family and friends and my own children. This is the first wedding cake that I did. Everyone loved it and the bride was thrilled, so of course that is my main goal. However, I would like to hear the opinions of those that are in the business and are true artists. I am also a teacher, so this is my "part time" job so to speak. I am really loving it and I feel with each cake I improve a little more. I am always up front with my experience so the customer knows what they can expect.
Is it all BC?
AThat's a great attitude to have, being upfront about what you can realistically offer. See a lot of people biting off more than they can fit in their mouth, let alone attempt to chew. Your attitude is quite a rare thing indeed. That's a darling bc cake, and I would have been pleased too. As for boards, I cut my own from half inch foam core in a pinch, but usually order cake drums from CK Products, and the general public can buy them from Global Sugar Art, or other online retailers. Can use the ones from places like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc., the Wilton brand, but those are a last resort for me. They're super flimsy.
Yes, it's all buttercream. I like to use fondant for accents and I have covered a few with it, but it is not my strong suit. I am attempting more of it and learning to do some gumpaste flowers as well.
Thanks for the info on cake boards! I will look into those right away. :)
AWhen you practice covering cakes with fondant, try icing your cakes with ganache instead of buttercream. That will make life so much easier. If you have to pull the fondant off, the ganache will stay put. Buttercream tends to pull off the cake with the removed fondant.
I like to use white chocolate ganache because it doesn't leave a dark color on fondant that will mess with the color if you have to tear it off and reroll.
WOW- I can never get BC that smooth, which is why I prefer to work with fondant. Great job!
I'm not a huge fan of the actual design - but nonetheless, great execution! Very nice job.
Very good job with smoothing the buttercream, and I really like those nice, tight diamond cuts in the buttercream.