Need to find someone who has had this request before... Bride is asking for a six tier cake with the bottom four tiers cut into sections and iced individually like mini-cakes that will fit back together. It sounds deceptively easy but I'm afraid the narrow ends of the slices will be a major problem to ice with anything except maybe pourable fondant. Any tips/ideas/pictures would be greatly appreciated!
It sounds deceptively easy
No, it sounds like a nightmare!! I can't really picture it, but if you do it, make sure you charge a LOT!!
Oh, no no no no! She basically wants you to pre-slice and ice each piece of cake individually? That would be a freakin' nightmare, there's no way I'd do that. Tell her that you can do individual cakes, and each one is $20 each! So how many cakes would four large wedding cake tiers make? Times $20 each....hmmm, that's a good paycheck for a week's work. I still wouldn't do it.
I agree RUN!!!!!! Individual cakes are bad enough, but individual slices?????????
Are you sure she isn't asking for the bottom tier to be made of four small individual round cakes pushed together to make an almost petal design?
Sad - that's exactly what I was thinking! It's in a lot of Wilton books and is quite pretty.
..I'm afraid the narrow ends of the slices will be a major problem to ice with anything except maybe pourable fondant...
That doesn't sound like its only cut into four pieces to me.
It does sound like she wants it pre-sliced. You could ask her for more detail...tell her it sounds like she wants it pre-sliced and see what she says. If so--RUN
Deceptively easy?! I don't get deceptively easy, I get straight up DIFFICULT! I would do it...for $7500...it is 4 tiers. GOOD LUCK! And if you do do it, please let me see the pictures.
I dunno..."bottom four tiers"???? And she said "cut into sections"....
Nope...impossible. The icing would stick together and there's absolutely no way.
Tell her to just find a person to serve the cake for her. haha. That or order mini cakes. Sounds like alot of mini cake though...five tiers!!!!
I hope her budget is generous!
Dang, I wouldn't touch this one with a 10-foot pole.
Hunny, you need to GIT!
Does she want something like this:
This is a wedding cake made out of precut slices in slice shaped boxes.... but the slices are not completely iced, just nicely cut out of cake....maybe she saw a photo like that and thought it was iced cake when really its cardboard boxes.
Yikes....keep us posted as to what she is referring to. Ouch!
When I read it, I thought the same thing as kitagirl .... the sliced individually boxed up to LOOK like a pre-cut wedding cake.
Otherwise, if she REALLY wants a pre-cut wedding cake, send her down the road. Or tell her it will cost a million dollars.
(I did that a couple of times in my corporate life. We would no-bid a project and the purchasing guy would come back and tell me he had to have 3 quotes so I HAD to bid. I told him my bid was "no-bid". He persisted. "Fine," I said. "Our bid for one power cord is a million dollars."
he shut up.)
i went to a wedding where the cake was as in the picture, idividual cake slices in boxes, the cake inside was chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and a couple of small roses no frosting on the sides
I don't see how a pre-sliced cake would be structurally sound UNLESS it was, as in the link above, pre-boxed. Seriously, how would you dowel such a thing? The inner part would be so sliced up that it would crumble all over the place!
Honestly, this sounds like a bride who has NO CLUE about cake. I'd RUN away from this one.
Yeah, I can see how the boxes looked like iced individual pieces, Wow I'd like to sell cut up cake for 3.50 a serving. I wouldn't have to play and get my frosting perfectly smooth.
if, and i mean IF you decide to try it, as it was addressed regarding keeping all the pieces together perhaps a ribbon of fondant wrapped around the base to keep them all tucked in.. then have the plates for each tier- the legs placed strategically between the slices, hope this makes sense. still not as structurally sound as a solid cake but gives options.
again, hope this makes sense
I wonder how much those little slice boxes cost because you have to add those into the price. How do the boxes not get soggy and the cake stay moist?
i'm guessing their waxed lined or something like that
Have you found out what she means yet?