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post #1 of 11
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Is this possible?? I have a customer who absolutely does NOT want fondant or modeling chocolate. 

 

I was thinking perhaps a frozen buttercream transfer... but I still don't know if it would be as clean and sharp as fondant/modeling choc. 

 

Any other ideas?? 

post #2 of 11

No, they won't work unless you can freeze it around your cake, because it will be flat, if you don't. Has anyone ever tried that? Maybe do a long transfer to cover the cake in one fell swoop, wrap it around the cake, freeze it, then peel it off? Did I just invent something? lol! It still wont look as good as fondant, gum paste or modeling clay. Sometime we need to tell the client what we can and cannot do, and they can like it or lump it.

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post #3 of 11
I've seen chevron cutters, could they deal with some fondant being attached to the buttercream? And have you told them how much more time (and therefore $) it will take?
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post #4 of 11

What about a stencil? If there is not one available to buy, you could try cutting your own. 

Just make sure you chill the cake down in the freezer so the buttercream gets hard. 

Try a few practice runs before you do it on the actual cake. If you get it right, it could look as good and sharp as if it were fondant/gumpaste.

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post #5 of 11
Edible image?
post #6 of 11
Or chocolate transfer? Cut chevrons out of acetate and coat with chocolate. Wrap around the cake? Might be messy..
post #7 of 11

"Sorry, but to ensure that your cake looks beautiful, and I don't end up on Cakewrecks on any given weekday, I will need to use fondant. It's really easy to peel off. And if you happen to get any of the offending sugar dough in your mouth, don't panic, it won't kill you."

 

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post #8 of 11
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"Sorry, but to ensure that your cake looks beautiful, and I don't end up on Cakewrecks on any given weekday, I will need to use fondant. It's really easy to peel off. And if you happen to get any of the offending sugar dough in your mouth, don't panic, it won't kill you."

 

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LMAO! True, true...

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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

haha!

 

Seriously, cakewrecks is the first thing I thought of when I was approached with the idea of buttercream chevron stripes. I'll experiment with a few things but she might just be getting modeling chocolate chevrons. 

post #10 of 11
What about marshmallow fondant? Or hand piping it?
post #11 of 11

would marzipan work in this situation? :O

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