Hello. I need suggestions on how to make fake BBQ sauce to go on a cake that will be shaped like BBQ ribs. The cake will be red velvet covered in fondant. I would rather not make the kind of sauce that uses apricot jam. I'm just not sure the flavors of red velvet, cream cheese buttercream and apricot will go together. And I'm also concerned that the apricot jam will soak into the cake. Does anyone have any other alternatives? Thanks.
You can use piping gel and tint it to suit your color.
Sandra beat me to the answer:) If you want it to be less shiny/gel like mix in a little b’cream
use a strawberry filling with a few blueberries and/or blackberries tossed in to tone down the color — but apricot would go great with red velvet
apricot and or strawberry wouldn’t soak into the fondant but it would soggify it — as would the piping gel — but put it on last minute and set some out in a little pot with a barbecue brush if you do a fruit barbecue sauce
real cream cheese icing has to be kept refrigerated and is not the best for sculptures -- maybe you are using cream cheese flavoring which would work -- and there's this recipe also
I use part coloured royal icing and part piping gel. The piping gel keeps it shiny
Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Thank you K8memphis, I didn't think about the apricot jam making it soggy. I was going to make it the day before but now I'll wait until that morning to put on the "BBQ sauce". I just hope it turns out fine because I won't have time to redo it if it doesn't. My frosting will be buttercream with cream cheese flavoring. So I'll be able to leave the cake out for a day or two.
Fabricake, what is the ratio you use with the royal icing and piping gel? Also, what colors do you mix together to get the BBQ sauce look?
Thanks for the suggestions. Here is the finished cake. I ended up using apricot jam with red and brown gel color.
bvwilliams, that is insanely fabulous! It makes my mouth water to look at it, and not for cake! You knocked it out of the park on this one!
OH! Me want ribs me want ribs me want ribs Send that over right now :) As K8 said wow what great job you did
sandra took the words out of my watering mouth! we have a central barbecue not a half mile from us -- their ribs for two is legendary! apricot jam for the win!! tremendous job! love it bvw!
and how did you do the excellent 'fries'?
Thank you everyone!
K8memphis, I cheated on the fries. I didn't want to make a batch of sugar cookie dough because I only needed a few fries. So I bought a Sara Lee pound cake and cut the fries with a crinkled blade. Then I put them in the oven on a cookie sheet and toasted there for a few seconds on broil. Everyone said that they tasted like cookies.
that’s not cheating — that’s brilliant
Hope I remember that whenever I might need some cake fries!
Ditto -K8memphis! Brilliant!