Help With Old Fashioned Style Wedding Cake In 6" Size!

Decorating By korensmommy Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 9:32pm by jammjenks

korensmommy Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 2:40pm
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Good morning cake friends,
I don't do wedding cakes---too much stress over possible disasters!
A friend wants me to make his parents a 6" wedding cake for their wedding anniversary. They never had a wedding cake or reception when they were first married and he would like to surprise them with one done up in the style of wedding cakes past.
Can anyone direct me to some photos of these types of cakes? What style of topper do I make?
I have no experience with designs from 30 years ago!
Thanks!!

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Getus Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:02pm
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Wilton books from 1975-1980 would be a good place to start.
Cakes were usually pretty "foo-foo", compared to today's standards, back then.
Swags, silver dragees, tuck and ruffle. Lots and lots of flowers. Fountains. And the cheesy little plastic-y bride and groom toppers. Ahh....memories...lol.
Please post a photo when you're done!

revel Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:06pm
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lol..love the idea! I cam't wait to see pics either! Sorry i'm no help either.

korensmommy Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:07pm
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Yes, 'foo-foo' is what he wants!
I'm a visual person, any good place to find photos if these types of cakes?

indydebi Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:29pm
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Do you mean 6" tall or a single cake 6" round? icon_confused.gif

Wilton had a mini-tier cake pan set (discontinued ... I bought 3 sets from ebay) that is an 8", 6" and 4". Here's a pic of one ... it's barely a foot tall.

Since I started decorating in the late 70's, my older cake pics should give you an idea of the style! icon_biggrin.gif But no fondant, lots of buttercream swags, stringwork, piping, buttercream flowers, and mostly done in white!
LL

korensmommy Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:44pm
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Oooohhh...Indydebi, I was hoping you would respond! I remembered you posted in another thread about 'these' types of wedding cakes when someone didn't want to make them.
He wants a 6" round cake but your foot tall cake is awsome!!
Your photo gallery is exactly what I am looking for to get ideas from; I love the Fielding wedding cake.
I will post a photo is everything goes well.

Narie Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 4:08pm
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If he only wants a 6 inch round, perhaps you could suggest a 4 and 6 inch tiered cake in the 70's style. It would still be very small but would catch the spirit of the elaborate 70's style. You could tell him they should save the top tier for their next anniversary.

korensmommy Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 4:11pm
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Narie,
I love that idea but don't have a 4" pan. What can I use instead?

CakeMakar Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 4:34pm
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Bake a sheet pan (or similar) and cut 4" circles out of it.

korensmommy Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 4:39pm
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Duh...thanks!

Susie53 Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 5:02pm
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korensmommy, can't wait to see a picture of this cake!

korensmommy Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 12:54am
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Found an old thread on this topic with some good links:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-580620-stringwork.html

jammjenks Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 1:38am
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Originally Posted by korensmommy

Narie,
I love that idea but don't have a 4" pan. What can I use instead?




I use the can that pre-cooked chunk chicken comes in. (washed well of course) It is 4" round and 2" tall. It's the cheapest cake pan I've ever bought. icon_biggrin.gif

Susie53 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 1:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammjenks

Quote:
Originally Posted by korensmommy

Narie,
I love that idea but don't have a 4" pan. What can I use instead?



I use the can that pre-cooked chunk chicken comes in. (washed well of course) It is 4" round and 2" tall. It's the cheapest cake pan I've ever bought. icon_biggrin.gif




That's a good idea!

korensmommy Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 2:54am
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jammjenks,
I just saw that same can in my pantry this morning. Did I think chicken salad?? No, I thought 'would that make a good tiny cake pan?' Thanks for letting me know it does!

jammjenks Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 9:32pm
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That's one of the zillion things I've learned from this site. I use it all the time for smash cakes for first birthdays. I also used it for these:
LL

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