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Please help with Granddaughter's birthday cake....

post #1 of 7
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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.....
NanaD
post #2 of 7
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!!!
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post #3 of 7
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.
HTH
Ps. I'm in Dahlonega, where is Evans?
post #4 of 7
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
post #5 of 7
She has requested a heart shaped cake with pink roses. I know I am making far more out of this than I should.
NanaD[/quote]

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
Kathy
post #6 of 7
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.

HTH
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. Evans Ga is right outside of Augusta Ga. I sure hope it turns out OK.
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