Mixed Styles In A Tiered Cake

Decorating By kcramona Updated 5 Mar 2020 , 2:46pm by kakeladi

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kcramona Posted 3 Mar 2020 , 9:48pm
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Does anyone have an opinion about using mixed mediums on a tiered cake.  I'm doing a 3 tiered cake - picturing one tier with sequin fondant, one with buttercream and one with that fancy mirror glaze.  I usually like to stick to ALL fondant or ALL buttercream, but each tier concept would decorate so well with these mediums......will it be sloppy???

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kakeladi Posted 3 Mar 2020 , 10:27pm
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Well lets see what google has to show: Do they help any?    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.insider.com%2F5c09858fbde70f60e8597c48%3Fwidth%3D800%26format%3Djpeg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.businessinsider.com%2Fsams-club-holiday-cakes-look-like-unicorns-2018-2&tbnid=rC7nJ3uAZnZX_M&vet=12ahUKEwjvl_Kjq__nAhUHhZ4KHcoHB3MQMygsegUIARCJAQ..i&docid=mgQJDSDU5JRWSM&w=800&h=600&q=3%20%20tier%20cakes&safe=strict&ved=2ahUKEwjvl_Kjq__nAhUHhZ4KHcoHB3MQMygsegUIARCJAQ                             

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcmnycakes.com%2Fgallery2%2Fd%2F25384-4%2FMinnie%2BMouse%2B3%2BTier%2BCake&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcmnycakes.com%2Fgallery2%2Fv%2FCakes%2BFor%2BAll%2BOccasions%2FMinnie%2BMouse%2B3%2BTier%2BCake.html&tbnid=vIhaPt7xw5j63M&vet=10CEcQMyiHAWoXChMI4NXNpqv_5wIVAAAAAB0AAAAAEAk..i&docid=Yt_7xq28Y0lW7M&w=600&h=829&q=3%20%20tier%20cakes&safe=strict&ved=0CEcQMyiHAWoXChMI4NXNpqv_5wIVAAAAAB0AAAAAEAk                                                   https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zazzle.com%2F21st_birthday_invitation_3_tier_cake_invitation-256154938701322361&psig=AOvVaw0J5mle653kwjVaGGiOS9l9&ust=1583360402254000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAMQjB1qFwoTCODVzaar_-cCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAZ                              https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.annette-s-heavenly-cakes.com.au%2Fgallery%2FBirthday%252BCakes%2F3-tier-masquerade-cake%2F501083%3Fview%3Dlist&psig=AOvVaw0J5mlhttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bakealous.com%2F3-tier-silver-cluster-wedding-cake%2F&psig=AOvVaw0J5mle653kwjVaGGiOS9l9&ust=1583360402254000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCODVzaar_-cCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAve653kwjVaGGiOS9l9&ust=1583360402254000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCODVzaar_-cCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAo 

Does any of that help you envision your ideas??

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kakeladi Posted 3 Mar 2020 , 10:35pm
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kakeladi Posted 4 Mar 2020 , 2:32am
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OK everyone let’s hear your opinion on this

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SandraSmiley Posted 4 Mar 2020 , 2:36am
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I don't think mixed mediums are a problem at all, however, I do not believe a mirror glaze finish holds up for nearly as long as fondant or buttercream.  I've only made one mirror glazed cake, but while reading about the technique, I found several references to making it no more than 24 hours prior to serving because it becomes rubbery.  It also requires refrigeration, while the fondant and buttercream do not.

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lark6209 Posted 5 Mar 2020 , 1:01pm
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kakeladi Posted 5 Mar 2020 , 2:46pm
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