Non Traditional Wedding Cake?!

Decorating By tabsmagic Updated 3 Jan 2010 , 9:38pm by vickymacd

tabsmagic Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:15pm
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hiya
getting wed in Aug
making my own cake, its a non traditional style wedding which really leaves so many possibilities!!
considering anything from cupcake tree to tiered cake......
the wedding theme is stardust.....
ideas? icon_biggrin.gif

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:28pm
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Good Luck. You sure you want to make your own cake? I know it seems like a great money saver, but can you put a price on your sanity? What kind of experience do you have?

As for your original question, I would (putting myself in your shoes now, so looking for an easy, pretty design) use buttercream and then before it crusts, coating it with coarse sugar. The sugar will sparkle, making the whole cake glitter when light hits it. Then just accent with some crystal sprays.

I would suggest reading up on the stacking threads, icing a cake threads, timeline threads (what you should do and when, when to bake the cake, etc.).

And again, Good Luck.

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:37pm
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I suggest you learn your wedding timeline for things you need to do and your cake timeline, if your going to make your own cake. I can work very fast & efficiently & have made several wedding cakes, and STILL hired some one. Good luck & Congratulations!

tabsmagic Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:41pm
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hi
not a total novice- i have my own catering operation so done a hell a lot of baking in my time
just not a wedding cake, and not done much fab=ncy decoration
so ideas is really more what i am after as there is SO much possibility and i cannot decide on what to do, cupcakes, tier, chocolate, fruit, comic, glamour...........

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:44pm
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What's the style of your wedding or are you just going crazy with the ideas? You know you could do a top tier 6", with alternating cupcakes and chocolate covered fruit. It covers the three things you mentioned.

tabsmagic Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:47pm
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stardust is the theme
but i am considering everything!!

Mensch Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:49pm
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Do a fantasy castle!

tabsmagic Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 11:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mensch

Do a fantasy castle!




good idea!
how?!

FreeStyle Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 8:25am
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Here you go:




(yes, I am joking)

FreeStyle Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 8:27am
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Sorry Tabs - Seriously though, what do you mean by "stardust". Sounds magical thumbs_up.gif

tabsmagic Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 1:07pm
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black and silver are the colours...
house decorated with stars and reception is in eve
thats about as far as we have got!!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 2:03pm
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This idea from toshaw might be too time consuming since you're the bride, but it is beautiful. Maybe you could do everything but have a friend add the dragees.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1207855

You could also do a dessert table, Amy Atlas style.
http://amyatlas.com/index.php/main/portfolio/
On page 92 of the gallery, there is a cake similar to what Rose_N_Crantz described. You could put stars on it instead of the snowflakes.

vickymacd Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 3:01pm
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Holy smokes was that Amy's site awesome!! That is a true decorator's eye for things. Wish I knew where she got so many different dishes and containers.

tabsmagic Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 7:22pm
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cheers people this is awesome!! icon_biggrin.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by vickymacd

Holy smokes was that Amy's site awesome!! That is a true decorator's eye for things. Wish I knew where she got so many different dishes and containers.




Hobby Lobby always has lots of different shaped containers in the same color scheme...they get different colors for the different seasons.

vickymacd Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 9:38pm
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Thanks! I've never been there but found one a few cities away.
Saw an ad in the paper. Even with all that there I still couldn't put two pieces together as nicely as she did.

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