Here’s my idea for the final top design (hopefully, my color estimations will be reasonably accurate):
The light color is the neoclassic buttercream (A)
The green is neoclassic buttercream with pistachio butter mixed in (B)
The sticks are either piped (B) or pistachio marzipan - TBD
The circles are piped (B) and will cover the sticks. The problem is that it’s easier to do the circles first, but you have to do the sticks first to cover the ends.
The lone circle is a pistachio marzipan candle (1st b-day)
The letters will kill me, and I am scared to death. If worst comes to worst, I can simply sprinkle pistachios.
I have a few questions (surprised?) if anyone has any thoughts:
Thoughts re Piped sticks vs marzipan?—I can probably run marzipan through my extruder for pasta-style ropes. Added a pic showing stick placement.
Can you light a pistachio marzipan candle like a almond marzipan one?
Any hints on letters? ** desperation ** This is the preferred font. The guy who runs the site, who is a prince among men, is quite attached to it. ** desperation **
Any thoughts on the design, generally?
Sides will be chopped pistachios, might pipe some thingys around the bottom and maybe the edge of the top, but only if necessary—don’t want to make it too busy.
I swear, I really appreciate your thoughts, hints and comments. This is my first cake decorating. And if there’s one thing I know, it’s harder than it looks!
With extreme gratitude,
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