(Closed) Question about Cake Decoration. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

baker sounds a little bit like an ass. “a huge amount of work” then tell me something that isnt. Is there something your florist can provide for branches?

Post # 4
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583 posts
Busy bee

Wtf is all I can muster….  Check out Etsy, there are some amazing fondant artists who could hook you up!

Post # 5
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It really isn’t a “huge amount of work” and $120 seems ridiculous for a couple of branches on your cake.

It would probably take me about 15-20 minutes to make them.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That’s dumb. How would it cost $1/person? There’s not going to be as many branches as people, so how would the number of people have any bearing on the cost?

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was a pastry chef for years. They are not hard. You can probably even do them yourself if you want. I’d go to Michael’s and pick up some per made fondant. Wilton has a skin tone pack of four colors, the darkest would make great branches; and you could practice with the other colors. Just play with the fondant like its clay. You can use cornstarch if it gets sticky.  Once you like the branches let them set out a few days and they will dry nice and hard.

You can totally do this!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wow i think your baker is way out of line!

i’m sorry to hear hes giving you so much trouble. hopefully you can come up with another solution 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That is just silly. Part time – I work with a lady who makes wedding cakes. The fondant branches are SUPER easy to make. Just do some practice ones first. And she is charging you a ridiculous amount of money for it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

DO NOT pay $120 for a few fondant branches, you can totally do this your self for $20. If you don’t want to do it your self check out etsy for sure. To tell you the truth the cake would even be lovely without the branches. There are a lot of options your florist could provide too which are food safe. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sounds to me the caterer uses a baker that likes to upsell.  Bogus.

We had a simple three tiered white cake with buttercream pretty much like you describe.  We decorated it by adding rose petals to the top and around the cake.  Like this but with more on top and less on the sides:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roseofsharon-eventflorist/2308754394/

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