Has Anyone Ever Replecated One Of These Cakes?

Decorating By taartenmaker Updated 12 Feb 2013 , 7:13pm by doramoreno62

taartenmaker Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 7:10pm
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AHello. Some of you might allready know that I love the traditional wedding cakes. A lot of the times when I am looking at traditional cakes at the internet I see a lot of the sort of same wedding cake pictures in the style that I love. But I also noteced that a lot bakerys use these cakes as exemples in their book or at their site. Even a local bakery here in The Netherlands uses these as example(which is about the only bakery here in NL that does this style).

But my question is if somebody from you bakers ever replicated cales like these?

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Annabakescakes Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 7:22pm
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AI have, and I really enjoy making them, but I don't think they are as pretty as modern ones.

BakingIrene Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 7:35pm
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If you show pictures of such cakes to customers, you will get some orders.


When I made cakes for sale, these were the style that most people chose.  Usually they had royal icing flowers in clusters at the tops of the swag borders.  


These cakes are easy to make once you have all the hardware. I found piping the borders to be relaxing.  I used the same medium consistency buttercream for icing and piping.  If you are using the "crusting" buttercream recipe from Cake Central, then more liquid needs to be added.  


And these cakes with more up-to-date toppers should sell very well...look at the Wilton yearbooks and wedding cake books from the 1990's for sample images.

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 7:40pm
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I couldn't find any bakery doing those cakes in Holland 11 years ago, it was hard enough to find a traditional wedding dress! I ended up getting married in England, where these cakes are more common. 

taartenmaker Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 8:03pm
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AKikiandkyle are you dutch?

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 8:56pm
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No, I just lived there for several years! I really miss it though.

taartenmaker Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:22pm
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AThats cool! I wished I lived in the USA!

doramoreno62 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:23pm
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Wow this post brought me way back to when thesae cakes were very popular. I agree with Bakingirene and I found relaxation in piping the borders, swags etc. here is my favorite one





And this one was nice too, except that the mother of the bride added those horrendous fake gold flowers!


doramoreno62 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:27pm
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ARRRRGGHH!! I did not know that by pasting pictures on to my post it would put them on the home page as one of the "Newest Cakes"!!!!!


taartenmaker Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:36pm
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ADoramoreno62 I love those cakes, actually I saw the last one in newest cakes before reading your post and I thought it looks beautifull, did you made them all three?

doramoreno62 Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 9:45pm
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Yes I made all 3. I used to have a ton of pictures from way back when, but it seems not a lot of people are ordering these anymore. Now it's all fondant, which by the way I don't work with. Nor buttercream. All I use is Pastry Pride which is a non dairy whipped topping.

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 10:54pm
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This was my wedding cake, you'd think it was from the 80s going by how much things have changed, not 2002!

My husband customized the topper btw!

HamSquad Posted 11 Feb 2013 , 11:41pm
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AI use to make cakes like these, feel free to look at my pictures. Every now and then I get to mix the old style with the new. I just love making these types of wedding cakes. WOW memories! Oh, yeah I read in an wedding article just the other week, these cakes are making a come back, be patient, practice your piping technique and be ready. Best Wishes!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:19am
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How did you manage to keep it from falling off the stand, sideways like that?

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:22am
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Original message sent by hbquikcomjamesl

How did you manage to keep it from falling off the stand, sideways like that?


kikiandkyle Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:36am
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remnant3333 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:52am
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I like the old style also made with butter cream instead of fondant!!! I guess the only thing that matters is what the bride or customers prefer.

shanter Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 1:15am
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James, you so funny. icon_biggrin.gif

taartenmaker Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 1:52am
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AHamSquad your post made my veryyy happy!!! I hope it happens

kakeladi Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 5:02am
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If you look through my gallery you will see I have made many of those style cakes :)   Love them, easy to do and pretty, too.

As someone else commented earlier, show pix of them and you will get orders. 

taartenmaker Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 12:48pm
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AAlways when I show a bride here in NL how the old school cakes look they are very suprised cause for them its a new style that they have never seen before

doramoreno62 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl 

How did you manage to keep it from falling off the stand, sideways like that?


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