Will You Make "me" For My Wedding?

Decorating By cakequeen50 Updated 11 Aug 2008 , 1:46pm by ccr03

cakequeen50 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:55pm
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OK, crazy lady calls yesterday and she wants a wedding cake like the one that was passed around the internet. The one that was a replica of the bride and was as tall as her......I think everyone saw it.
Anyway, this woman asks me if I can make one of these, Yeah, right, like I want THAT headache! I don't need that much stress in my life, thank you.

I refered her to some atlanta guy who was on the cake challenges. Joshua John's cakes.....something like that.

And only 4 ft tall.....

I usually jump on the chance to do new and exciting but not this time.....it seems like it would be a PITA and not fun

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Carolynlovescake Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 2:48am
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cakes like that have "micro managing bride" written all over them.

Could I? yes

Would I? yes

Could they afford it? No


Between supplies, time, talent, cost of business for other cakes I'd loose $$$ on for doing just hers for weeks, and the extra free for being micro managed by the bride they would need a loan just for the cake. icon_lol.gif

indydebi Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 3:51am
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Oh man, PLEASE tell me you managed to squeeze an estimated expected budget out of her before you hung up! I'm DYING to know what she THINKS a cake like this will cost her! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

chutzpah Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 7:47am
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How tacky. There's just no accounting for taste.

That cake was the ugliest, most tasteless thing EVER (but I really could appreciate the workmanship and the time it took to make a cake like that).

And four feet tall?

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jlvmorales Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 8:24am
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I did not see this cake...where can I find a picutre?

leah_s Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 8:24am
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The head and bust of that thing was created out of clay by a sculpter and cost $2500 I believe from the website. It sat on top of basically a tiered cake.

It was still the tackiest thing I've ever - ever seen.

fondantfrenzy Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 9:12am
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Here is the link to an article on CNN...man what are some people thinking?


varika Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 9:39am
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Actually, if it's the one that was on CakeWrecks, it's not so much tacky as a cultural thing; apparently effigy cakes are common in the bride's native country of Nigeria. I thought it was tacky, too, until I found that out.

After I thought about that for a while, I kind of managed to put it in the same category as personalized wedding toppers that look like the bride and groom. It still seems WEIRD, but...I'll make allowances for cultural difference.

CakeWhizz Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 10:08am
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I am Nigerian and I beg to differ with Varika! I too have heard this 'cultural' explanation and IMHO it was something made up to justify the monstrosity that masqueraded as a cake. Hers was the first effigy cake I had ever seen and it was gross! In fact only idols got made into effigies which were often burned! CakeQueen I hope you RUN away from this one as fast as you can.

newnancy Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 10:27am
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Tacky, tacky, tacky......I bet she was a real bridezilla with an ego like that.

Tona Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 11:21am
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I would not have done this cake either. It is Tacky but I do also appreciate the work that went into making this cake.

MamaBerry Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:05pm
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As a wife of an artists (ceramics) who has friends that are sculptures, etc. I have to say at least an artist is not starving for creating a piece. lol!

But I do have this to say:

I seem to be missing the daily memo that says the wedding is about the bride. Wow, I thought it was about the couple. If it was a one person show then why is the groom there?

ccr03 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 1:46pm
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I seem to be missing the daily memo that says the wedding is about the bride. Wow, I thought it was about the couple. If it was a one person show then why is the groom there?

MamaBerry I SO have to agree with you on that one!!![/quote]

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