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Anniversary Cake: gold leaf? luster dust?

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Anniversary Cake: gold leaf? luster dust?

danna | Feb 9, 2007 07:52 AM

I'll be making an anniversary cake for my parents 50th party in a few months. I will need to feed around 70. I made a 3 tiered cake last year that fed 48 with a lot left over, so I'm reasonably comfortable about the basics.

My question is how to make it go with the golden anniversary theme. The cake last year would have been a disaster if the dinner had gone on 30 minutes longer. The buttercream got warm and started sliding off the cake. Because of that, I would like to do the cake in a chocolate ganache, and then decorate from there.

I think my color theme for the party is going to be more yellow/ivory/pale gold/brown than a metalic gold. I have ordered gobs of gold/yellow/ivory zinnia and sunflower seeds, and I'm crossing my fingers I can make them live and decorate thusly. So, I was thinking chocolate with some sort of gold luster dusted icing decorations. But I have NO experience with the stuff, and some concerns about decorating on top of ganache.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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