Please Help With Granddaughter's Birthday Cake....

Decorating By NanaD Updated 31 Jan 2007 , 3:12pm by NanaD

NanaD Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 6:04pm
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My granddaughter will be 10 yrs old. She has requested a heart shaped cake with pink roses. I know I am making far more out of this than I should. She also wants petifours. After I make this cake I have to travel 3 hours to Atlanta. I want an ivory color for the background. What kind of icing should I use??? preferably not the practice kind. How do I make the color of ivory? Can I make rosebuds out of BC????
Thanks for any advice.....

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Michelle104 Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 6:17pm
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Nana-what do you mean practice icing? I made the buttercream dream recipe from here over the weekend and it was wonderful. I know you can make roses as long as the bc is stiff. I think for the ivory I would start with white and then add just a tiny bit of yellow. Not sure though since I haven't done this yet. That is just what i would start with. I'm in the wilton course 1 and just learned the bc rose in class. Good luck!!!

kjt Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 6:23pm
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I have just used Wilton's Ivory paste,it is a really soft color. Crusting cream cheese icing is a light ivory, and it tastes good, too.
Ps. I'm in Dahlonega, where is Evans?

aprilmanning Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 6:24pm
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Wilton has an Ivory icing color (not sure if if Americolor has one or not) that I like. If you use the Wilton ivory use only little bits at a time - it can look pretty brownish if you use too much! HTH

kjt Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 6:31pm
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She has requested a heart shaped cake with pink roses. I know I am making far more out of this than I should.

Are you kidding!?! I just made a sandcastle my grandaughter wanted for her birthday, and she's only THREE icon_smile.gif

Good luck with those petitfours, that's where i'd draw the line-I hate to do those icon_mad.gif

Shyanne_Mommy Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 8:20pm
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I am not for sure what you mean by pratice icing, but you can use BC as long as it is Thick, When I don't have time I always by Wilton's ready made icing and use it to do my roses. Heart shape cake sounds easy.....Gl in traveling with it.

If I was you I would not put the roses on until I got to your granddaughter house....I would make them, freeze them and then that way they have time to thaw while you travel.


NanaD Posted 31 Jan 2007 , 3:12pm
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Thanks for the advice. Evans Ga is right outside of Augusta Ga. I sure hope it turns out OK.

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