Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Bride set on cream cheese frosting-venue is a yacht
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bride set on cream cheese frosting-venue is a yacht

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

I'll be making a three tiered (14,10,6) wedding cake & bride is set on having cream cheese frosting.  I'll use a crusting recipe but friends are transporting cake so it'll need to be stacked to travel.  Will have 1 hour trip by car & I'll send flowers separately to be added at the venue.  I'll have the cake chilled, air conditioning will be on in the car and I'll send dry ice.  My concern is that the venue is a yacht.  Cake will be out of the sun but downstairs where there won't be air conditioning.

 

Do you think it's possible to make this work?  I believe the cake can stay chilled until shortly before being taken to the boat.  Therefore, would it be any different from a regular room without air?  How long could it withstand these conditions?  Thanks for any help you can give.  

post #2 of 20
I'd say you have three options:
1: politely decline the order and send her to someone else
2: say no and give a realistic sturdy buttercream
3: prepare to offer full refund for your work after she complains from it melting.
post #3 of 20
I know it's hardly the same but I've seen a recipe for a shelf stable cream cheese frosting. It's only flavored with cream cheese extract though. I've never tried it, the extract that is. It's from LorAnn's but I'm sure they have others.
post #4 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by btrsktch View Post

I'd say you have three options:
1: politely decline the order and send her to someone else
2: say no and give a realistic sturdy buttercream
3: prepare to offer full refund for your work after she complains from it melting.

Yep.

*Top 100 Designers in The USA, Brides Magazine, 2013*<---little ole' me!
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Reply
*Top 100 Designers in The USA, Brides Magazine, 2013*<---little ole' me!
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Reply
post #5 of 20
What time of year? What's the weather?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply
post #6 of 20

I was wondering when & where too. I won't begin to say I know anything about yachts, but thinking logically, the lower parts are usually under water, and ocean water tends to be cold... lol. Is there any way of finding out what the actual temperature will be in that particular part of the boat?

post #7 of 20

I have tried it (Lorann's) and it's okay. Some customers have said it was great though. My suggestion is to do a trial batch

post #8 of 20
I didn't like the cream cheese emulsion but some do. Besides, a cream cheese frosting and a cream cheese flavored frosting are not the same thing. Find out if she would go for the flavor, if so, you could use a sturdier BC. Otherwise I would suggest you pass on this one-- especially since you wouldn't be the one to transport it and set it up. Too much room for problems.
post #9 of 20

NO WAY I am using cream cheese icing for an outdoor wedding (on a yacht no less) OR letting her friends (who have NO idea how to professionally transport a cake) pick up and deliver the cake.  This has disaster written all over it. On so many levels.

 

I'd either decline the order or make some serious changes (like insisting on delivery and a different frosting).  If you do go thru with it you better have an iron-clad disclaimer noting you advised the bride against what she wanted and relieving you of any responsibility to anything that happens to the cake once it gets picked up. 

Tact is telling someone where to go so nicely they can't wait to take the trip!
Reply
Tact is telling someone where to go so nicely they can't wait to take the trip!
Reply
post #10 of 20

How in the world do you carry a tier cake down that kind of stairs?  Most of them are leaning ladders.  NO Way,  No how!
 

Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
Reply
post #11 of 20
I would be worried about the roll of the boat too. I can just envision cake all over the galley floor.
I'll never fit in a size 6 if I keep having cake for breakfast.
Reply
I'll never fit in a size 6 if I keep having cake for breakfast.
Reply
post #12 of 20

There is no way you can have a cream cheese icing, using c/c flavoring, even adding the crisco(decorators c/c icing) done that one also. don,t like it. Cream cheese and butter all the way, to get the true cream cheese taste. This is just my opinion, again tried it all. hth Personally, i would decline the order, for the same reasons others have posted.

post #13 of 20

I would not do it

post #14 of 20
I've read on other post that someone by the name of Earlene Moore makes a shelf stable cre am cheese frosting using high ratio shortening not Crisco and people seem to love it although I have yet to try this recipe so I don't personally know how it taste but maybe you could test it out and see if you and the bride like it and go from there. I would say no for this order due to the transporting issue but if I was to do this I would not send it already stacked I would box each tier separately to avoid any mishaps and keep the design of the cake simple so there is no fixing up
to do all they need to do is take out of the box and
stack on top. Whatever you decide make sure your contract is iron clad in case of any mishaps
"If "Plan A" didn't work. The alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay Cool"


"The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers"
Reply
"If "Plan A" didn't work. The alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay Cool"


"The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers"
Reply
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

what excellent comments.  Thanks everyone for the responses!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Bride set on cream cheese frosting-venue is a yacht