This Is Why You Should Be Very Specific...

Decorating By Clovers Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 5:45am by 7yyrt

Clovers Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 8:46pm
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Originally Posted by mad-house-mum

This is like the cake i made for my sons best friends birthday it was 2 8's stacked and decorated in fondant , they forgot to bring a knife so tryed cutting it with a paper plate folded in half then used the wooden scewer that was holding the name plaque lol. I just stood in horrified silence staring, the dad said he was fine no problems, but then dished it up as if it was one cake great big wedges of cake.




icon_eek.gif I would have been sooo mad! I mean, it's a cake, it's meant to be eaten, but do you have to massacre it! If someone went to the trouble of building me a beautiful cedar chest or wooden hutch and I go and paint if lime green, it's still a hutch but did I REALLY HAVE to do that?

cindy1176 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 8:48pm
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omg, what the hell did they do to that cake! icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif




My words exactly, lol! Oh my!

pamconn Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 10:00pm
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I have not yet made a wedding cake, but was asked the cut the cake at a wedding not long ago.

It was a 3 tier square cake. The cake was on a small table with an even smaller table behind me. I was able to place the top tier on the small table. When I asked where I could set the 2nd tier so that I could cut the bottom tier first, I was told not to separate the tiers. They had me cut slices from the 2nd tier while it was on the bottom tier. Is that normal?

I did have trouble because the cake slices kept separating from the filling into two pieces.

indydebi Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by pamconn

They had me cut slices from the 2nd tier while it was on the bottom tier. Is that normal?

I did have trouble because the cake slices kept separating from the filling into two pieces.



While I have heard of it being done that way, I wouldn't say it was "normal". Plus the issue comes up of what if the two bottom tiers are two different flavors?

One thing I do when I remove the top tier: I lay a saucer upside down right in front of the cake. Then I set the top tier on this saucer. It's like the top tier is on display for everyone to enjoy while I cut up the rest of the cake.

I cut a cake at one of my weddings (cake not made by me) and had the same issue with cake slices separating. The filling was a THICK jelly-like filling (not like the sleeve-filling consistency that I'm used to). I had to lay the 2" strip on it's side (like in my How-To page) to keep the pieces together. My helper said she could see a big difference once I started doing that.

And I say we line up and shoot with bullet made of spaghetti sauce every person who sets up a recpetion room (i.e.cake table) with NO consideration for the space a cake REALLY takes up ... and it takes up much more space than the 14" circle that it sits on! icon_mad.gif

solcito_the_cake_maker Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 2:55am
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There was a nice outcome to it all though.. my nephew, a typical teen who I don't hear from very often, sent me a facebook message the day after the wedding and all it said was 'Best Cake Ever.' haha My sister told me after that he would very much like for me to make his birthday cake in December.





Is this your Bridezilla sister, hoping to practice her cutting skills on another of your cakes?????? If so, PLEASE POST PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif

margaretb Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 8:22am
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To me that looks like someone just wanted all the icing pieces.

CarolAnn Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 9:19am
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Last year we went to a wedding and sat near the cake table where we could see the action. When two of the brides friends started to cut the cake I couldn't believe my eyes. They didn't take the tiers apart but cut each one, but the top, starting in the back and then around the sides. It was the messiest job I'd seen since I watched a lady cut halfway thru a tier and serve the pieces in halves. You get the top half of this piece and you get the bottom half. That was hilarious!

Back to the friend's dd's cake. I'd never seen a cake cut like that where it wasn't taken apart and the whole tier used. Everyone had cake but man, a LOT of cake went home with the mob. She ended up sending huge chunks home with family after the dinner at the house.

anney Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 9:52am
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maybe this is some kind of new wedding party game- blindfold cake cutting?
But look on the bright side, at least this awful picture shows people ate your cake, surely the worst thing would be an 'after' shot showing only a couple of pieces missing!
Plus it's given us all a good laugh & the world would be a sadder place without the sort of wierd person who honestly thinks this is the most logical way to cut a cake.

notjustcakes Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 4:49pm
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I'm sorry, but this bride must be one taco short of a combination plate...Good lord! I haven't always made cakes but this just leaves me wondering....It's not rocket science..Let's say I'm not a cake maker...thought process would be...Hm...I want to get at all that cake under the other cake, cause..oooh yum yum....Hmmm...Let me see...I could take this upper cake off...hm..how to do that...Oooh, lookey here....each cake has its own little plate, pan do hickey thingy, so it can stay on that thingy...Then let me get my plastic spork (you know...cross btwn fork and spoon) and cut it...
...And what possessed them to take a picture of the cake like this....

NJCakeDiva Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

omg, what the hell did they do to that cake! icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif




You took the words right out of my mouth! That looks a hot mess icon_surprised.gif

NJCakeDiva Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 6:11pm
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I don't think they cut it at all. I think everyone grabbed a fork and started eating!




I am picturing that scene in head, That is hilarious!

sadsmile Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 7:45pm
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I don't think they cut it at all. I think everyone grabbed a fork and started eating!



I am picturing that scene in head, That is hilarious!




"They stabbed it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast..." icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

anney
I like the game of blind folded "Put the cake on the plate!!!" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

deijha Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 7:54pm
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"...Let me see...I could take this upper cake off...hm..how to do that...Oooh, lookey here....each cake has its own little plate, pan do hickey thingy, so it can stay on that thingy...Then "

OMG! That is so funny.!!! LOL I say things like that "little doo hickey thingy."........... I have had a good laugh from this topic today.
thanks
Jeanne

solcito_the_cake_maker Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 4:31am
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Originally Posted by NJCakeDiva

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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

I don't think they cut it at all. I think everyone grabbed a fork and started eating!



I am picturing that scene in head, That is hilarious!



"They stabbed it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast..." icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif





LOL..... Sadsmile, THAT is my wedding song!!!!! LOL... but then again, that's another sad cake story... LOL

I'm trying to laugh in silence here, while the rest of creatures in this household sleep! .... And you guys ain't helping!!!!!

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Clovers Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 1:30pm
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See, now I THOUGHT it would be common sense to take the cake apart - evidently not. I asked two of my other sister's: "You're given a three tier cake that you have to serve, what do you do with it?" "....cut it?" "But what do you do to it first?" "........" "You wouldn't take the tiers apart first, cut one of the cakes, then the next, then the next?" "wellll...I hadn't really thought to do that til you showed me that picture to be honest. Now I see why you should do that."

SERIOUSLY?! No one plays out the physics of all this in their head first?!

lthiele Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 1:53pm
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Oh well, at least it was enjoyed. My sister said people lined up for seconds and were hoarding pieces at their tables.




That's because they didn't get a "piece" they only got a forkful when everyone tucked in! Like seagulls outsite the fish & chip shop, one gets a big bit and fly's off with it, while the others all try and nick it!! icon_twisted.gif

cabecakes Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 3:51pm
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Noone could have taken a picture "before" the cake was cut? How horrifying for you. I assume you made this poor cake that got butchered. My sympathies to you. How sad.

splash2splat Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 4:07pm
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too funny - made my day for giggles. All I could think was O-dear.

costumeczar Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 1:07am
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Can I use that picture as an example of what not to do? I'm serious. I really want to use it. If you won't give me permission I might go so far as to cut a cake up the same way and take a picture of that.

Clovers Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 3:27pm
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cabecakes - there was before pictures - they are in my photos.

Costumeczar - absolutely, feel free to use the picture!

costumeczar Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 11:54pm
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Hee hee hee, thanks! I was thinking about this today, hoping that I wouldn't have to make a cake then destroy it for my own picture! icon_wink.gif

mkolmar Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:58am
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icon_surprised.gif How in the world?????
Interesting, I wonder what they were thinking...or not thinking when they hacked at the cake like this.

adven68 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:28am
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That is so funny...at least the bride can't complain about it...

Debi...I don't know if this info is anywhere else...but i love your how-to page.....how many servings to you expect from each size cake?

thanks,

Irene

Jaclynn Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 7:30am
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That poor cake! icon_cry.gif

KASCARLETT Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by millermom

I do an object lesson at church when I am teaching other teachers/missionaries.

I make a small, but beautiful cake and tell everyone I was "just practicing" this week, or if someone in the class has a birthday, I use that as the excuse.

I ask who would like the first piece, or if there is a birthday person, I offer them the first piece, and then proceed to grab (yes, with my bare hands! icon_eek.gif ) a "piece" of the cake, and squeeze in onto a paper plate, and hand it to them. By now I have everyone's attention, and make a big deal that I washed my hands, etc. but no one wants it (duh!)

I then quickly wipe off my hands and cut a piece of cake the proper way (from another part of the cake where no hands have been), and put it on a plate from my good china, and give it to the poor person whom I just embarrassed with the messy piece.

The point of the lesson is, "How are we serving up the gospel?" But it is alot of fun, and a great chance for me to practice! icon_lol.gif

OP's cake reminds me of the spot where I grab the cake with my hands!




WOW!!! That is AWESOME!!!!!!! I think that would be a great thing for our women's group at church!

7yyrt Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:45am
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Most people have no idea how to take a tiered cake apart.
Nothing about dowel supports. (WHY are there sticks in my cake?!)
Nothing at all.

I think it was hilarious! At my wedding, thank heavens my mother in law knew about tiered cakes, or ours might have looked just like that.

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