How Can I Make This Cake

Decorating By SOULLA13 Updated 28 Jul 2008 , 9:01pm by tlreetz

SOULLA13 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 6:58am
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I have been asked to do my very first wedding cake!!!! The couple have found a picture of what they like but im nervous of how to keep the cake supported and also about the lights on the cake. Do they make lights that dont need long wires trailing everywhere? If so where would i buy them, i am in the UK.

Any advice on how to constuct this cake would be very very grateful. xxx
LL

15 replies
JanH Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 7:12am
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Can't help you with the lights....

But here's a fairly detailed thread on making your 1st tiered cake:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5958955-.html

Illustrated guide to cutting neat slices of layer cake by Indydebi:

http://tinyurl.com/644w95

Look forward to seeing pics of your creation! icon_smile.gif

HTH

Malakin Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:29am
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Beautiful cake. In the UK? If so, battery powered Fairy lights.....the picture doesn't do the lights justice.

http://www.christmastimeuk.com/browse.php?action=view&cat_id=2&subcat=17

Malakin Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:31am
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Look for the Konstsmide 20 White battery operated LED with clear wire, not the green wired.

dawncr Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:25pm
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You might also consider making a bunch of LED "throwies," individual little fairy lights with a small watch battery.

http://uk.gizmodo.com/2006/02/16/led_throwies_harmless_way_to_m.html
http://storyglot.wordpress.com/2006/09/06/led-throwies-roundup/
Now that I think of it, these could be used in some really interesting ways in cakes, provided they're protected from edible elements.

kurn Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:33pm
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I did a cake once with the lighted gumpaste sprays on top and between the tiers. It was a horrible experience because they each use 2 AA batteries. The battery packs need to be hidden which is a pretty big pain, and they put off an incredible amount of heat to be placed on a cake. On top of all that the halls air conditioning was broken (August of course.) icon_confused.gif

The lights you may use might not need those type of batteries but be aware of the additional heat source.

veronica970206 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:40pm
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To me, and keep in mind this is only my opinion, but it looks like those glass globes that you purchase for cake seperators (Spelling?) and they tossed in those special lights/fairy lights, what have you, and glossed it up with silver decor on each tier. I am super excited for you sweetie and wish you all the best!!!!

Sincerely,
Veronica

mcdonald Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:40pm
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beautiful cake... would love to do this one... although quite a challenge!!!

veronica970206 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:43pm
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Or are the lights hot glued to the outside of the globe separators (Spelling?)

As far as the tiers themselves, they look very simple, cake covered in white fondant and then those jewel flowers you get from the craft store.

I really wish you the best, be confident, you can do this cake and have a great story to tell when it is all said and done.

Sincerely,
Veronica

melkneec Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Can't help you with the lights....

But here's a fairly detailed thread on making your 1st tiered cake:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5958955-.html

Illustrated guide to cutting neat slices of layer cake by Indydebi:

http://tinyurl.com/644w95

Look forward to seeing pics of your creation! icon_smile.gif

HTH




Thanks for posting this! I learned a lot!

Michelle104 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:37pm
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I just saw some little led lights at Walmart that were in a Wilton package....must be the newest thing??? It's really pretty!

Trixyinaz Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:56pm
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You can get battery operated lights at Michaels, but I'm not sure if you can get them off season.

Believe in yourself. You can do this!

SOULLA13 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:34pm
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thank you all of you for your replies, i think im gonna try and look for some LED battery operated lights and see how i go. Im really excited about the cake, it doesnt look that difficult to make just a bit worried about keeping all the tiers from sinkin into each other though, how do i stop this from happening????

Trixyinaz Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:40pm
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dowels. Review that link that someone else posted and you'll be all set with how to make your tiered cake. Good luck and can't wait to see the final cake.

SOULLA13 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:41pm
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thanks, for getting back to me so quickly!!! the wedding isnt until feb but im just planning ahead icon_smile.gif

tlreetz Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:01pm
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I'm familiar with this cake, it's the scroll seperator sets from Wilton:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=0122AA34-802D-F658-02174DA8C0E035E2&fid=0122AA53-802D-F658-079C56B1B31AA2C3

Then you pack metallic crinkle in the seperators along with battery operated lights. The cakes are tied with sheer wired ribbon with matching butterflies:

http://www.wedding-favours.com/Butterfly%20Decorations%20for%20Weddings.htm

and jeweled flowers. Simple yet elegent cake.

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