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lowbudgetbride
lowbudgetbride
The Low Budget Bride
Mon, Apr. 5th, 2010 03:24 pm
Not sure if this is the best place to ask about this but I'm really struggling.
I'm having a fairly low-budget wedding set for October 22nd. We have most things sorted out, handmade invites, handmade favours and so on.

My dilema is that my mum is making my wedding cake as she makes the most gorgeous rich fruit cake but we have no idea what's teh best thing to ice it with. We are thinking roll-out icing as she has never iced a cake before so can anyone give me some tips on what's the best?

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delightinginhim
delightinginhim
die Königstochter
Mon, Apr. 5th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)

I've never worked with fondant but know it covers a cake very well and has a nice smooth finish. If you use a reg. like butter-cream frosting,you will want to do a crumb coating icing over it first to sort of seal it in.


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jeliza
jeliza
my patronus is a basilisk
Mon, Apr. 5th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)

Fruitcake is actually quite traditional as a wedding cake, at least in England. Apparently sometimes for icing they would do marzipan which was stuck to the cake with jam and royal icing over the top.

If your mom's fruitcake isn't normally iced, maybe just run with the natural colors -- add some flowers or ribbon for decoration?

Fondant she would definitely want to practice with first, though it is lovely and smooth, but it doesn't really add anything to the taste of things, IMHO.

Good luck!


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labellelle
labellelle
Very Lady Laura the Chimerical of Fiddlers Green
Thu, Apr. 15th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)

Does the cake have to be iced? If you're using fall colours for your October wedding and if the cake is pretty without icing, let it stand on it's own with a few richly coloured flowers for adornment - red, yellow, orange, ivory. You can also add ribbons in complementing colours if you wish.

If the room will be in low light, you can opt for a dusting of sparkle sugar (don't know what the stuff is called but it has a soft sparkly-glitter effect on cakes) and some well placed candles and that will make a beautiful presentation, too.


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