Have You Ever Done A Lemon Cascade On A Wedding Cake?

Decorating By jammjenks Updated 23 Jan 2010 , 1:34am by tarheelgirl

jammjenks Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 12:03am
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I just finished a tasting and the bride is using lemon and black as her colors. Lots of lemons in her reception kind of like this:


She likes white cakes with black piping/ribbon/etc., but would like to possibly use lemons as decoration instead of flowers. The lemons don't have to cascade. I have googled and searched on CC, but am coming up empty on pictures that would be similar to what she has in mind. Have any of you ever done such a cake? If so would you suggest using real lemons or faux ones. I am not much for modeling fondant, but I will as a last resort. I thought the real ones may be too heavy to cascade. She is going with square stacked tiers of 14" 10" 6".

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indydebi Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:31am
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I've never done it but agree that they weight of the lemons would be a factor to be considered. Looking forward to hearing suggestions. The centerpiece pics in the link are very pretty and I can sure understand why she like this theme!

SweetHeather Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:43am
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I have two suggestions. If you choose to model some lemons, use a mini or regular size marshmellow in the middle. That way, they won't be too heavy and you have something to "stab" if you want to adhere them to the cake with a skewer. I think incorporating lemons in a cascade other than their "natural" form..ie.slices or wedges would be pretty. If you used real lemon slices, couldn't you paint them with piping gel so they would be shiny? What about glitter? Just some ideas....

antonia74 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:45am
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I have a few lemon/citrus-themed cakes saved in my favourites. (I only know a few of the bakers to credit them, my apologies!! icon_redface.gif )

liapsim Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:51am
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Wow Antonia! Thanks for sharing those cakes! Those are great ideas...hope it helps jammjenks!

antonia74 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:53am
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icon_lol.gif Wait, found some more!

milissasmom Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 2:00am
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Antonia...these are great!

cas17 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 2:02am
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yes thank you so much for sharing and just in time. i have an august bride who is using lemons and limes as their theme and the decorations. CC and all the CCer's are the absolute best!

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 2:07am
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Originally Posted by cas17

CC and all the CCer's are the absolute best!

Ain't that the spittin' truth! I love this site and owe so much to the collective knowledge found in these forums. icon_wink.gif

jammjenks Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 2:35am
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Man - I swear I only walked away for a minute and look at all those beautiful cakes you posted, Antonia74! I think a couple of them are out of my league, but I'll definately run the others past the bride-to-be. She's such a sweet girl who likes anything. I have really started liking the look of citrus on wedding cakes. They're so fresh.

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 2:39am
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Boy there are some GORGEOUS cakes posted here!! I was thinking not of a lemon cake but rather one done in peaches with dogwood blossoms (do a search in the galleries under peaches) and maybe that would give you some ideas. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

kiwigal81 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 10:25pm
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Mike1394 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 10:09am
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I don't know I'm just sour on the whole lemon idea. icon_biggrin.gif Sorry couldn't hep mysef. icon_biggrin.gif


tarheelgirl Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 11:32am
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icon_biggrin.gif It's the "in" thing right now! I never thought lemons could look pretty on a cake but WOW they can..

chedaw Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:39pm
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this is pretty too...Lemon Blossom cake:

jammjenks Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:21pm
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I started this thread a year ago, so the wedding has been since then. I was really looking forward to doing the lemon cake, but this is what she chose. Pretty, but not quite as striking and fresh as the lemons would've been.

tarheelgirl Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:32pm
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Jammjenks, I looked in your photos a couple days ago to see if I could find it. So instead of going with something unusual she went with something so standard? Not that its not beautiful but I know you would have liked to have made the lemon cake. I like to switch things up a bit sometimes.. icon_sad.gif You should make a dummy cake with the lemon cascade! Put in your portfolio to show her what she missed! icon_biggrin.gif

jammjenks Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 7:49pm
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Oh, I know. I wanted to do the lemons, but she decided against them. The dummy cake is a good idea! I'll have to keep it in mind.

_Jamie_ Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 7:57pm
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That's gorgeous April! I loved seeing all those lemon cake inspiration pics though...someday, eh?

tarheelgirl Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 8:22pm
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Jammjenks, I didn't mean your cake was just standard because Jamie is right its gorgeous! icon_redface.gif I know it was a ton of work, probably more then putting a few lemons on it. Your corners are so straight too! It seems like every bride I meet just wants a ribbon around each tier and a monogram topper. Don't get me wrong.. those cakes are pretty easy to throw together just not exciting. icon_biggrin.gif

tarheelgirl Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 1:55am
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Ok.. my bride likes the 1st one that Antonia posted with the citrus slices on the edges and vertical lines!! She does not want all the slices though on the edges. What is the easiest way to do those lines?? Just pipe them with regular buttercream or royal icing??

antonia74 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 2:59am
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That's a cake by Martha Stewart. I think she has the full instructions for it on her website under "Weddings". Check there for sure!

Jammjenks, your cake was great! I agree. If you ever have time, do a dummy cake of the lemon idea. (Sometimes the couples need to see it to order it! icon_lol.gif )

tarheelgirl Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 3:03am
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Thanks for being so helpful and posting those awesome cakes!!

tarheelgirl Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 2:13pm
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I have searched and cannot find it on Martha Stewart weddings. It looks like I could probably use the tip that you use for basketweave. The oranges are not real I'm sure.. or ar they?

jammjenks Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 3:35pm
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I'd pipe those lines in bc using a round tip, #5 maybe??

And please don't think you offended me by those "simple cake" remarks. I agree 100%! I think she chose a pretty, classic, and simple cake. However...certainly not one that would stand out in a page full of cakes. Oh well, one day I'll do one with lemons and hopefully sell some of them.

antonia74 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 1:30am
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Originally Posted by tarheelgirl

I have searched and cannot find it on Martha Stewart weddings. It looks like I could probably use the tip that you use for basketweave. The oranges are not real I'm sure.. or ar they?

Yeah, I looked for half an hour yesterday and couldn't find it either. I'm pretty sure I have the actual magazine though. If you want, PM your email address and I'll scan the info pages to you if I find something. thumbs_up.gif

tarheelgirl Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 1:34am
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Thanks so much Antonia!!! That is so awesome of you! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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