I am fairly new to decorating and I am hoping somebody/anybody can help me figure this out...
My sister asked me to do a castle cake for a Princess themed baby shower for a lady at her church which is taking place next Saturday. Since I have a really busy week scheduled...I wanted to get a jump start on anything I could do ahead of time. All I knew was it was pastel color decor...so while I waited to hear what kind of cake she wanted, I started some fondant work on the Wilton castle kit. I have pretty much just covered the cones in pink fondant, made some fondant flowers, and made a fondant princess (which I can use the flowers and princess anyway). My problem is I just now found out what kind of cake the "mom to be" loves...chocolate on chocolate!!
How in the world can I make a brown/chocolate castle with pink cones look good??!!
Any suggestions are welcome.
Thank you in advance!
Can you use choco cake with choco icing and cover it in fondant? Then you don't have to worry about the brown color.
Brown and pink are popular colors right now. Cover the castle in chocolate fondant and put on the pink cones and maybe make some small pink bricks to put here and there on the outside.
Since you have already covered the cones with pink fondant, you could paint over them with brown. It would be really easy if you have brown petal dust and thin it with lemon extract or vodka. Another quick way you could color them would be to dip them in melted chocolate.
Hope this helps...
How about chocolate fondant on the castle, leave the pink cones and put greenery and pink flowers at the base. Maybe put pink little pink and polka dots or stripes on the towers? Or even vines climbing the towers with little pink flowers on them.
Pink and brown are definitely in. You might want to throw some white and yellow flowers in for balance.
Post the pic when you decide and finish it. I bet it will be beautiful whatever you decide to do!
Thank you for the quick responses...but...
I really wanted to keep from doing anything brown because the decor is all pastel...plus I didn't really charge enough for all that fondant work. I would even have to cover the turrets with fondant to make it work. I could do buttercream but my main concern is the color...especially a brown castle...makes me think of medieval times too much and not a baby shower.
Ok...I'm back...I think I'm going to see if she's okay with a chocolate cake with chocolate filling...but still do "white" buttercream icing.
I wish there was a way to have chocolate icing and still be white lol
Wish me luck
Thanks again to everyone!
Ok...so the mother wants chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Does she have issues with you usuing vanilla fondant?? If not then you could cover the cake with white fondant and use the pastel decorations you have already made and she still gets her favorite flavor.
That is definitely another avenue I can explore.
What about setting the castle on a base cake that is chocolate/chocolate and then making a smaller castle on top that is white and pastel? At least she would get the chocolate and the castle would still look pretty.
And another good idea...I need to talk to my sister and give her a couple of these options.
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I wish there was a way to have chocolate icing and still be white
There is actually a way to have a white b/c that is chocolate and it's not "white" chocolate. I have a liquid flavor of chocolate that I use in white b/c, it's called Magic Line. It's professional strength, so it doesn't require much. I have many of their flavors and like them very much.
I had an order for an OU cake (red & white), the man loved cherry chip cake with cherry icing. I used the cherry flavor and the icing was white. His wife was so grateful when it wasn't PINK! She told him he had to be strong in his man hood to ask for a pink cake. Problem solved.
Good luck, maybe someone else can give more options.
how about a white chocolate buttercream? would that qualify as a chocolate frosting, or is she set on the brown color? there is a recipe on recipezaar that's pretty yummy.
Eneq...I actually thought about white chocolate buttercream but I have never tasted it. I'm afraid it will taste too different from the milky chocolate.
Gritswife...where can I buy liquid flavor for chocolate?? I've never seen that brand in our local stores.
I buy my flavors at my local cake supply. I'm not sure about where to find
it online. Let me do some research. I'll get back to you ASAP!
OK. I'm back. It comes from a company in Gardena, CA, Parrish's Cake Decorating Supplies, Inc. I found them on yahoo search and saw they carry Magic Line products.
I hope they let this go through, if not I'll PM you.
Thank you so much gritswife Just in case I don't have time to order this...I'm trying to talk them into a chocolate cake with white buttercream icing. At this point...that would make my live so much easier lol. This "hobby" of mine can be soooo stressful at times lol...it's worth it though...I LOVE THIS STUFF
I appreciate your help!!
I hope you are able to encourage them to do what you need.
What ever it ends up, I'm sure it will be great.
Lots of Luck!!!