Sunday, January 10, 2010

Army Cake

This was for a guy who's going off to bootcamp. His fiancee requested it, and I'll be doing their wedding next semester. The cake shape is similar to one I saw on Cake Lava's website. I handpainted the camouflage and used silver pearl dust for the stars.

The dog tag was made out of fondant and silver dragees. I used gel piping to adhere them to the vinyl board and it seemed to hold well. Oh, because I took on too much this weekend, I had to resort to Wilton fondant and realized how much I don't like it! Too thick and doesn't give!


Kim said...

I, like you, do not have any training in cake decorating. I watched the cake shows on television, thought it was very interesting and thought I would give it a try. Turns out, I have quite the knack for it. I have made 2 stacked fondant cakes, and have been getting many requests for cakes. My question to you is how do you price your cakes. I have no idea what to charge. I have checked local bakeries and have found the average to be $4.50 per serving, for a basic stacked fondant cake. The charge is more if the cake has alot of detail work and more extravagant fillings. I would really like to sell my cakes, but I don't want to underprice my cakes just because I am just starting out. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.