Have fountains and pillars completely gone by the wayside?They are so beautiful!
I did at least a couple a year.
I know some cakers refuse to do them. But when I started doing cakes, this was the ONLY wedding cake design being used, so I cut my cake-decorating-teeth on them. I think a cake should be the grand centerpiece of the reception, so anything that makes a cake taller and grander is A-OK by me!
I wrote in one article my theory on cake height. In my years of observation, when the economy is down, cake height is up ..... late 70's / early 80's, just coming out the recession, massive unemployment .... fountain cakes were the big "in" thing. Just recently, when gas spiked at $4/gallon, auto industry had massive layoffs and I started gettign more requests for fountain cakes. When the economy is up, cake height is down ..... mid to late 80's, fountains went away but pillars remained. As me moved into the 2000's, the "short squatty stacked" cakes became the norm.
Just an interesting observation!
I have a wedding cake in July and it is 3 tiers and will have pillars used in it.... I don't care for them much but but what ever the bride and groom wants is fine with me . I want it to be a very happy day .