Stacked Suitcases Wedding Cakes??

Decorating By sugarplum1635 Updated 4 May 2009 , 9:12pm by JenniferMI

sugarplum1635 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:27pm
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Does anyone out there know if there are any wedding cakes posted, that are in the shape of stacked suitcases. Also, if anyone has done one, how did you charge, compared to regular fondant wedding cakes?
Thanks in advance for any help you have for me.
Sugarplum

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crazy4sugar Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:46pm
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I have several photos of suitcase cakes saved on my computer, collected over the past 6 months, because I'd love to make one soon. They are mostly from UK and Australian websites, where detailed fondant cakes are popular.

If you PM me your email address I can attach the photos much easier.

I would charge $4- $5 per serving depending on how much detail went into each piece of luggage.

HTH

Marianne

crazy4sugar Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:52pm
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These two are my favs...
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dragonflydreams Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:55pm
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dragonflydreams Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 10:58pm
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These two are my favs...




wwwwooooowwww those are fabulous . . .

paolacaracas Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 11:04pm
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I have two in my pictures, I charge a bit more for al wismical cakes, that take longer to make

cocobean Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 11:14pm
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I'm all ears...

fiddlesticks Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 11:19pm
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crazy4sugar.. Those are great cakes,You threw me of with the new avatar !LOL!

flowers40 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:06am
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I have a suitcase case in my pics, but not stacked. I have a suitcase wedding case in June to do. I am charging 165.00 because it's for a co-worker's family member and because the sizes of cakes they want are fairly small (bottom and largest being 9 x13. I think the pricing should be based on serving, but also on detail work also. I plan on dowelling each teir to support the next tier and then dowelling through all the teirs for stability. I would so love to post the pic of the cake they want me to make, but have yet to be able to get the post/attachment to work!

crazy4sugar Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:08pm
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crazy4sugar.. Those are great cakes,You threw me of with the new avatar !LOL!




Sorry. LOL. I loved the silly giraffe I had as my avatar, which I used because I never had a decent photo of me until this one!

flowers40: when you hit the "reply" button to a post you will see a button called "add an attachment," which is right below the window that you type in your response in a post. Hit the "add an attachment" button and it will change to give you a "browse" option. Hit "browse" and then find the photo you wish to attach. Once you've done that you can simply hit the "submit" button and it will attach itself to your response.

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fiddlesticks Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 4:05pm
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crazy4sugar! Nice to SEE you, Your neck isnt nearly as long ! LOL! I have never been brave enough to try one of these type of cakes, I love the look of them though, there are so many beautful suitcase cakes out there to !

JenniferMI Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 7:59pm
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Here's one I did....

If you have questions, e-mail me, [email protected]

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crazy4sugar Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:14pm
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Jennifer, incredible...fabulous...stunning! I love the different shapes and the orchids give it an extra touch of class. thumbs_up.gif

JenniferMI Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:15pm
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Thx Crazysugar!

I LOVED doing this cake, it was SO much fun to do something totally different!

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fiddlesticks Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:18pm
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JenniferMI..Just beautiful ! But then all of your work is !

JenniferMI Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:23pm
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Thanks Fiddlesticks!!!

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shisharka Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 8:29pm
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Suitcases are easier than other stacked cakes, IMO. I made my first one (in my pics) for a going away party and really found no issues whatsoever to be concerned with⦠If anything, itâs possible to cover top and sides separately and hide it in a âseamâ with rope(I have not yet mastered the corners of square cakes)⦠Itâs just rectangular cakes with lots and lots of details to go wild about!⦠Have fun!

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 9:46pm
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Okay, for all you cake gurus out there, HOW does one do a suitcase cake? Those posted are amazing!! icon_biggrin.gif

JenniferMI Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 10:23pm
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Hey wonderbunlady! Missed you at the DOS....

They really are not hard to do. You just take your layer cake and carve it a bit if need be, cover in fondant and go from there! The little pcs like the buckles, ect I made from gp and painted with hi-liter dusts. I used a stitch wheel to put some stitch like accents on the straps, ect.

HTH!

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MissRobin Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:30pm
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Hey Jennifer, those are amazing! What size cake pan did you use for the bigger one?? Thanks!!

MissRobin Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:31pm
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Hey Jennifer, those are amazing! What size cake pan did you use for the bigger one?? Thanks!!

JenniferMI Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:32pm
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OMG Robin, I don't remember... it was probable an 11 x15.

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MissRobin Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:55pm
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Thanks Jen, that is the size I was thinking, Is it a double layer?

JenniferMI Posted 13 May 2008 , 2:58pm
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Yes, it is Robin.

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MissRobin Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:12pm
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Thanks Dear!

fiddlesticks Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:14pm
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Does anyone know why back a page some one has a NOT UPDATED FOR 80 DAYS ?? Whats that about ???

toodlesjupiter Posted 13 May 2008 , 3:26pm
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I know I'm a bit late on this but here's one I found online somewhere... don't remember where. I thought it was really cool.
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biviana Posted 13 May 2008 , 6:06pm
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I love it! as all your work JenniferMI

JenniferMI Posted 13 May 2008 , 7:16pm
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Thank you Bivana!!

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dragonflydreams Posted 14 May 2008 , 10:45pm
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Does anyone know why back a page some one has a NOT UPDATED FOR 80 DAYS ?? Whats that about ???


Hi fiddledsticks . . . it would be a ticker or blinkie or what ever she had for a signature that has not been updated . . . some of those things have their "name" attached so others can find and use the website to upload their own ticker/blinkie etc. and some for what ever reason are "dated" and expire . . . unless you update . . .

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