so get this.
I made the red buttercream on friday…then piped it on saturday. It was the color in the picture. Then today opened the box and it was DARK red!! I thought that having it sit from friday-saturday would darken it to its full potential, but nope, it turned darker!! ALl in all, it was still ok, but elmo wasn’t as bright as he was in the picture I took.
The cake was delicious. I think i put a little too much pudding in the middle, as it was more wet then i would have liked but it was a big hit. I got many compliments. People were asking me how much i would charge for a cake like that (It was a gift) and i was thinking…i have no idea!
It was 2 layers marble cake from scratch (about 13 cups of batter per layer), 1 batch of regular buttercream, 2 batches of vanilla moussline, vanilla pudding, black buttercream, red food coloring..and about 3 hours worth of work involved with the baking, cleaning, and piping. I was thinking like $100..is that outrageous??
i can’t see anyone spending $100 on a cake!!