Help Me With The Planning Of These 2 Cakes Please.

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 9:27pm by cylstrial

mindy1204 Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:56pm
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I have 2 cakes due at the end of the month. They are both due the same weekend on Sat and on Sun.

Both will be tierd and serve 50 people each. I am just going to stack them with dowels in the middle. Do I need plates under them? I am thinking of 10 inch and 8 inch. Will that look ok?

They both have the same kind of flowers on them. On the shower cake it says they are out of royal but I really wanted to make them out of fondant/gumpaste. I can do royal if that would be better. Which is better royal or fondant/gumpaste? Also which cutter was used?

I was going to start working on the pieces this weekend. It is easier for me to work on them when my kids are at their dads so my time is limited. Will it be ok to make them ahead of time?

Shower cake! It will be a little different with a different topper but they like the flowers. Colors will be light pink and purple. It will have only butterflies, not ladybugs. Any other suggestions you have?

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1229546

Luau cake for my mom's 65th bday.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2542333745_fd2ffe5315.jpg?v=0

The tiers on this cake look so tall. Do you think it is a 3 inch cake with 2 layers per tier? I am also going to add fondant shells to this cake my mom loves them. Not sure how they will look with the wave effect.

Thanks in advance!

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katwomen1up Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:30pm
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Yes make the flowers a head of time. Either one will do, it depends on what your customer wants and is willing to pay for.

You don't need a plate, the cake will be on the same size board as the cake, don't forget to dowel. I was taught to use 1 or more than the size of the cake. So if I have a 6 inch cake going on top of another I will use 7-8 dowels.
The luau cakes are two inch cakes, double layer.

HTH - Good luck

cylstrial Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 9:27pm
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Like she said, you don't need plates under the cake. You will have your baseboard with a little filling smeared onto it so that the cake will stay in place. And then the cardboard that the cake sits on. Then the cake. Then smear a little bit of buttercream on top of the bottom tier, so that the top tier won't slide around as well.

I think the luau cake is 4 inches or a little more with the filling and then the exterior frosting. Definitely dowel.

I would use Gumpaste/fondant flowers. That shower cake looks like gumpaste/fondant flowers. Not RI. Strange. Now the butterflies look like they are made out of RI. If I'm not mistaken, the person just used the medium rose cutter that comes in your Wilton kit.

A 10 and an 8 inch will look great. That's a normal combo!

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