I have a request for a girl's Quinceanera. I know this a huge celebration. I believe the biggest celebration next to her wedding day. But I don't really know what goes on a cake like this. Is it made to look similar to a wedding cake? Or is it just all about her interests? Is there something I should put on it or shouldn't put on it?
Let's just say this is my first cake order from a different culture. WHICH IS GREAT!! I'm so excited!! I love learning about different cultures!
If you have any tips I would greatly appreciate them!
*P.S. they are wanting 150-200 servings
I've never done one, but you could search Yahoo or Google images for 'quinceneara cakes' and see what you find. Even search here in CC! I know Wilton's yearbooks usually have 1 or 2 in each one, so maybe check their website too.
Quincenearas are everywhere around here and I have made cakes for quite a few. I usually meet with the mom and daughter just like you would with a bride. Normally though they aren't paying for it, a sponsor will so I have them come to the first meeting as well. (if not, you may plan out everything and find out it's out of the sponsor's price range) The traditional setup is to have 15 separate cakes, usually on pedestals but lately I've done more tiered cakes. Always 200+ servings because it is a BIG party! More often than not the girl wants a doll cake somewhere in the mix that matches her gown (yay for the wondermold pan!) Get ready to make a cake for a teenage girl with bride mentality! It's amazing what some of their ideas are! Usually they have pics from the net or come in and say I want pink on pink with hearts and stars and you get to come up with the design.
I did one for a friend's daughter - and she chose a cake to match her dress. It was a very traditional teired wedding cake type cake. Yellow and gold. It was huge! Biggest cake I've ever made - three seperate 3-teired cakes. And every last bite was gone at the end of the event.
i made one for a friend's daughter. I posted a pic of it. Think wedding with no groom. Typically it's just like a wedding cake. Decorate it just like a wedding cake but the topper is just a girl sometimes with a staff. She has a frilly white dress on. you can get them online or if your town has a mexican shop they will prob have one. Many over the top parties will have the stairs that go from layer to layer.... for me personally puke, but they love it. then on each step is on of the dolls to represent each of the kids in the Party-- girls on one side and boys on the other. The birthday girl will pick a boy to be her "best man" he won't be on the top of the cake with her. It's her day. if you stick around to cut the cake she does the first cut just like a wedding! the ceremony before is really interesting where the father comes in and takes her flat shoes and gives her high heels to show she is becoming a woman. and then there are a bunch of dances that they do.
I hope this helps,
Thank you so much for your help! A friend of mine had told me a lot of girls from back home (she is of this culture) had high heel shoes or a purse. So I really just need to meet with the clients. But I wanted an idea of what I was getting into before just going in there clueless! Hope I can meet their expectations!!!
A Quincenera is a hispanic tradition. When a girl turns 15, the family celebrates with a Catholic Mass, Dinner and reception. It's like a debutante ball. It symbolizes a girl becoming a young woman. Hispanics normally have big families, so this is usually a huge event. When my daughter turned 15 (15 yrs ago) we celebrated in the traditional fashion. 450 guests! Traditionally there are 14 "damas" (girls) and 14 "chambelanes" (boys), who pair up with the birthday girl and her partner to make 15 couples. She has an elaborate cake and all the damas and chambelanes practice for weeks before the event, a special dance that they perform at the reception. It's very family oriented and lots of fun. If you look at my photos there is a pic of the cake I made for my goddaughter's Quincenera. It's the one with the fountain. Good Luck!