Is This A [B]Real[/b] Wedding Trend?

Lounge By michellenj Updated 2 May 2008 , 7:28pm by michellenj

michellenj Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 8:12pm
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I've been in the catering business for over 15 years and have seen a lot of trends, but I have a hard time believing this one is for real. Catersource Magazine has a picture of a Jello wedding cake on the cover of its most recent issue, and an aticle inside says it is a trend with brides who want their wedding to be fun, and bring them back to their childhood.

They make the cakes in clear lucite boxes and stack them. The one on the cover of the mag looked pretty......

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ccr03 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 8:28pm
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OMG!? I have no idea, but would love to see that!

michellenj Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 9:22pm
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That's the pic on the cover of Catersource. I doubt CC will be needing to add a "Jello Cakes" forum, though! icon_biggrin.gif

7yyrt Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 9:29pm
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I did a search, and could only come up with that same picture, nothing else. Maybe someone else can find you other examples.

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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I actually address "trends" on my FAQ page. I tell brides to ignore all news about "trends' because they are usually linked to some gimmick the bridal industry is trying to sell them. (i.e. wilton comes out with a castle kit and proclaims castle cakes as the new birthday "trend". Hmmmmm. icon_rolleyes.gif )

The "trend" is whatever the bride wants that will fit her style and preference. I ignore anything the experts tell me is a trend.

michellenj Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 11:12pm
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I can understand some trends, like the chocolate fountains and martini luges, but a jello cake? I think it's a made up trend.

koolaidstains Posted 1 May 2008 , 1:59pm
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I agree with indydebi! Who cares what the "trend" is. A wedding should be what the bride wants and who cares if it's ruffles and lace, or twinkies and a keg LOL. The jello cake in that link is pretty. I'm not a big fan of jello though, it's alright, but I'd rather have a piece of cake or pie or even an oreo cookie before I'd choose jello. Cudos to the person who thought it up and can profit from it though. Isn't that what it's all about?

Etta1025 Posted 1 May 2008 , 9:50pm
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The picture is very pretty. However, if I went to a wedding and was served jello instead of cake, I would think it was tacky!!

cakesbyallison Posted 1 May 2008 , 10:20pm
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That looks nasty! I can just see the bride and groom trying to serve each other a "piece", and it's giggling all over the place! Eeww!

indydebi Posted 1 May 2008 , 11:32pm
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I am saving the above linked article in my file of "Dear Bride ... here is sanother example of some stupid stuff you're being told by wedding websites and magazines!" icon_mad.gif

Fried food and heavy entrees are out. Lighter fare, organic cuisine, and vegetarian cuisine are definitely in.
What ticks me off are articles written from the viewpoint of one market (uh... L.A. or NewYork) with no consideration for what the rest of the "real world" may like (no offense to my LA and NY cc'er friends .... just used those as an example!). CHicken wings, deep fried chicken tenders, beef stroganoff and still very popular in the midwest. Vegetarian dishes are requested by my brides to accommodate the EXCEPTION guest .... I've NEVER had a vegetarian only buffet request. Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that those foods are "out"

Round cakes are out and square cakes are in.
How funny. Because a local "cake expert" just told me a month or so ago that I should take my square cake pics off of my website because brides aren't ordering those .... they aren't "in". If you go by what my brides order ... square cakes are "in". But if you go by leahs' brides, square cakes are out (I recall her mentioning that she can't remember the last square cake she did). I still do my fair share of traditional round cakes. Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that round cakes are "out".

The days of the white cake are over.
Really? Hmmmm. Interesting. Look thru the gallery here. I see an awful lot of wedding cakes iced in white! Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that white cakes are "over".

I dont' mind an "expert" giving her opinion or to share what she's seeing. But to flat out mandate that something is "in" or "out" just pi$$es me off!

I tell brides: "What's the current trend? THe trend is whatever it is that the bride wants at the moment."

TexasSugar Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:11am
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Let's add soem Vodka and make the Jello even more interesting. icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif

annieliz Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:24am
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That would be one heck of a Jello shot! icon_twisted.gif

michellenj Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:57pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I am saving the above linked article in my file of "Dear Bride ... here is sanother example of some stupid stuff you're being told by wedding websites and magazines!" icon_mad.gif

Fried food and heavy entrees are out. Lighter fare, organic cuisine, and vegetarian cuisine are definitely in.
What ticks me off are articles written from the viewpoint of one market (uh... L.A. or NewYork) with no consideration for what the rest of the "real world" may like (no offense to my LA and NY cc'er friends .... just used those as an example!). CHicken wings, deep fried chicken tenders, beef stroganoff and still very popular in the midwest. Vegetarian dishes are requested by my brides to accommodate the EXCEPTION guest .... I've NEVER had a vegetarian only buffet request. Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that those foods are "out"

Round cakes are out and square cakes are in.
How funny. Because a local "cake expert" just told me a month or so ago that I should take my square cake pics off of my website because brides aren't ordering those .... they aren't "in". If you go by what my brides order ... square cakes are "in". But if you go by leahs' brides, square cakes are out (I recall her mentioning that she can't remember the last square cake she did). I still do my fair share of traditional round cakes. Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that round cakes are "out".

The days of the white cake are over.
Really? Hmmmm. Interesting. Look thru the gallery here. I see an awful lot of wedding cakes iced in white! Oh, but THIS chic decides to tell brides that white cakes are "over".

I dont' mind an "expert" giving her opinion or to share what she's seeing. But to flat out mandate that something is "in" or "out" just pi$$es me off!

I tell brides: "What's the current trend? THe trend is whatever it is that the bride wants at the moment."




I don't care who the client is, what type of event it may be, the heavier, classic foods are the first ones to be eaten. No matter how snooty your clientele, they will scarf down pigs in a blanket. icon_biggrin.gif At my last hotel, where the average wedding reception was $150 per person ++, mini quiche, pigs in a blanket (or "franks in quilt", whatever you want to call them, they are little sausages) and bacon wrapped scallops were picked for probably 85% of the weddings. The tuna tartare and charcuterie displays were almost always left over, but shrimp cocktail was inhaled.

Debi-I've only seen one 100% veg wedding, it was for a couple of hippies that were finally getting around to getting married. They had a "clothing optional" wedding. icon_eek.gif

That brings me back to the Jello cake. I personally don't think it's a trend, someone has made it up for the sake of an article.

MollyBea Posted 2 May 2008 , 2:43pm
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Did you guys see the life size wedding cake made to look like the bride on the same site. Unique but creepy!

deb12g Posted 2 May 2008 , 6:23pm
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I agaree - here in the South, deep fried foods, seafood, meat & boudin are definitely a staple at receptions. Most of my wedding cake requests are for white - ivory comes in second. I try to tell my brides to consider what THEIR tastes are, and think about the guests' preferences in food choices.

michellenj Posted 2 May 2008 , 7:28pm
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That life size bride and groom IS creepy. LOL

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