So, I am going to do my first wedding cake in April. It needs to feed approx. 150 people. I have never done a cake that big before...nor have I ever done a wedding cake before!
Is it pretty standard to do a practice cake for something like this? I really want the practice, but can't figure out what in the world I would do with an entire 150 serving cake.
Not to mention...that would cost a lot in time and resources.
I would probably practice the design on a smaller scale. I have a wedding cake in October with a design I'm a little "iffy" on. SO! Any cake I do for my family.....has this design on it! LOL
Beth in KY
Cake dummies are your friend! LOL you can practice on these till your hearts content and you don't have to worry about them going to waste.
Thanks for the advice.
I have to admit that a lot of my fear is coming from not having done a cake that large before. I am assuming that I still use the SugarShack method of bubble tea straws, cake boards, and dowels.
However...just dealing with that much cake is a lil' spooky. But, if I back a cake for 150 people I think that may be really crazy.
Just think of it as three (or four) individual cakes that happen to be stacked on top of each other. You're going to ice and decorate each of them separately.
You've done smaller stacked cakes. Just think of this as the very same thing, the very same process, only it HAPPENS to be a little taller.
You will do fine. I promise!
If it's the baking & handling of the larger cakes that has you worried......
Police, firefighters, hospital personal; the employees of your bank; your drs. office; the kid's school; etc, etc are all good recipients of cake
Call and explain that you have to try out a new recipe in a large size & would they like to taste some of it. You don;t have to give all of it to one place.....give one tier to each or whatever
Thanks for all of the support and suggestions. I have a little bit more confidence now.
Also, Kakeladi...great idea on donating cakes. My husband and I don't work in offices and we don't have kids...so I never have a home for trial cakes.
Sari66 is right!! Dummy cakes, dummy cakes, & more dummy cakes!!!! Not only do you get the practice, but you can keep it for advertisement. Good luck... I'm sure you'll do great!!
Also, please look into using SPS as your support system. You won't be sorry!