smittyditty Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 6:03pm

 

Yes this was my cake from local grocery store because that is all I could afford. IT was bad to say the least but at the time I had no clue. The lady tried to convince me out of it to begin with saying she couldn't do it. I said sure you can. It wasn't great but hey it was what I could afford. She went way crazy with the dots on the top.lol and the stripes on the bottom look like she was drunk. On that day however I didn't care I was getting married. I didn't like the flower designs and couldn't find a cake I liked. I got married in 2006 and I'd like to say I was the trend setter to modern cakes..wink wink..I also had it made in chocolate and every bakery wouldn't do it for me. Except the grocery store! Isn't that funny people get so set in their ways. My mother in law was mortified! She tried for a whole month to change my mind about the chocolate. lol
 

taartenmaker Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 8:20pm

AHey smittyditty, I think your cake looks delicious, the stripes are a bid badly done but whatever. Why wouldn't any baker make this cake for you?

sandyfae Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 8:22pm

AThis is my wedding cake. Got my wedding together in 5 weeks and a friend did this for me before i got into cake decorating :)[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3065135/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

smittyditty Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:55pm
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Hey smittyditty, I think your cake looks delicious, the stripes are a bid badly done but whatever. Why wouldn't any baker make this cake for you?


Because I wanted it chocolate! GASP not a white cake...and then the lecturing on me how I'm an idiot and grooms cakes are chocolate..yada yada

Its my cake i'm paying for it and I don't like cake as it is. SO I wanted chocolate and that was something the other bakers refused to do. Or they refused to do it in buttercream.

IT tasted great in fact we got soo many compliments on the taste. Like I said I only notice these things now and they bug me. Then I just looked at it and said well they aren't great but its better than I could do...lol..I'm easy to please.

smittyditty Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:55pm

That's pretty sandy

kaylawaylalayla Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:07pm

AMine was beautiful, a complete replica of st basils cathedral in moscow... just kidding. Married but no wedding. A girl can dream can't she.

Bijoudelanuit Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:54pm

I always love hearing the stories of wedding cakes- especially from baker/ decorators! This is a link to mine here on CC.  I picked out the design from a Wilton book when I was still in high school!  I made it myself, it was so wonderful to make a cake where I was the only person I cared about pleasing!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2861969/a/3269229/royal-stand-up-hearts-all-else-is-buttercream/

taartenmaker Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:01am

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I always love hearing the stories of wedding cakes- especially from baker/ decorators! This is a link to mine here on CC.  I picked out the design from a Wilton book when I was still in high school!  I made it myself, it was so wonderful to make a cake where I was the only person I cared about pleasing!

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2861969/a/3269229/royal-stand-up-hearts-all-else-is-buttercream/]http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2861969/a/3269229/royal-stand-up-hearts-all-else-is-buttercream/[/URL]

I just love that old school disign, I am pretty sure that I am also gonna make my own wedding cake, because I love the old school american style buttercream cakes and I'm about the only baker here in the Netherlands who makes them all buttercream cakes.I'm pretty sure mine will have stairs and cherubs and everything.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:40am

Here is our wedding cake - made by my lovely MIL in her wood stove (that is all she uses to cook with) It was a delicious chocolate mudcake with ganache. We were married almost 4 years ago and I still have the sugar hearts on display in my 'wedding cabinet'.

 

 

 

 

 

By the way forgot to add that I loved the cake and loved the fact that it was made especially for me by my new family icon_smile.gif

bct806 Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 5:07am

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We got engaged, two weeks later we found out he was deploying. We wanted to get married before he left so I planned it all out really quickly. Got married in my mother's living room. Hubby's only request...cupcakes instead of cake. 

kikiandkyle Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 5:50am

ALove all the sweet stories!

Elcee Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 8:04pm

I could have sworn I has shared mine but I don't see it. Anyway, I had a "big fat Greek wedding", about 220 guests. The decorator was someone my in-laws knew. We picked it from a book of pictures. I'm not sure but I THINK it cost about $120 (in 1983). At the time, I loved it! It was marble cake and we were very cutting edge in that it wasn't plain white and we had it served it as dessert instead of wrapping the slices for people to take home as favors. Now looking back, I can see it was a cake wreak; the bottom large tier is so uneven and the buttercream on the middle tier looks like it's about to fall off. In her defense, the day was unbearable hot, so much so that one of my bridesmaids fainted in the un air conditioned church. I still have the cheesy, ugly topper icon_biggrin.gif.

 

 

 

 

 

smittyditty Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 8:22pm
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We got engaged, two weeks later we found out he was deploying. We wanted to get married before he left so I planned it all out really quickly. Got married in my mother's living room. Hubby's only request...cupcakes instead of cake. 


Why only cupcakes? Just curious.

 

 

Elcee- you did on page 1...:) but its all good I do it too

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 9:22pm

Threw all of that crap away but picture a big white and peach cake with steps and tulle....Vurp

bct806 Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 9:41pm
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Originally Posted by smittyditty 


Why only cupcakes? Just curious.

 

 

Elcee- you did on page 1...:) but its all good I do it too

My husband has never been a cake fan (I have cured him of that one). When he was growing up his mom always made cupcakes for his birthday so it was a nostalgia thing. I went to Carolina Cupcakery and at the time they only did cupcakes. Like I said. It was a rushed wedding due to him deploying. It was just our immediate family (siblings and parents) and my grandparents since my grandfather performed the ceremony. We didn't need a lot of cake. It was a Thursday. We went on a two day honeymoon and he went home to Florida on Sunday. I actually didn't get into cake decorating until he deployed and I needed something to take my mind off of it. Almost got a grocery store wedding cake but it was more expensive and didn't taste as good. If anyone is ever in Virginia, look up Carolina Cupcakery and get their We promise cupcake. Best...cupcake...ever!

bct806 Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 9:44pm

Also, instead of slicing a cake and feeding it to each other, we did a jumbo cupcake and feed it to each other.

taartenmaker Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 12:29am

A@buttterupcakes Don't you have a picture of it? I just love to see old school cakes!

taartenmaker Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 12:40am

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I could have sworn I has shared mine but I don't see it. Anyway, I had a "big fat Greek wedding", about 220 guests. The decorator was someone my in-laws knew. We picked it from a book of pictures. I'm not sure but I THINK it cost about $120 (in 1983). At the time, I loved it! It was marble cake and we were very cutting edge in that it wasn't plain white and we had it served it as dessert instead of wrapping the slices for people to take home as favors. Now looking back, I can see it was a cake wreak; the bottom large tier is so uneven and the buttercream on the middle tier looks like it's about to fall off. In her defense, the day was unbearable hot, so much so that one of my bridesmaids fainted in the un air conditioned church. I still have the cheesy, ugly topper icon_biggrin.gif .

[ATTACHMENT=1065]our wedding cakewreck.jpg (393k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

Altough its not a perfect cake, I do love it! Especially with the cherubs on the satteliet cakes. Did you choose the disign from a Wilton yearbook? Ps: I allready saw this cake once on this site. I remember it was shared on a page about your wedding cake back then and how everybody would have done it now.

Elcee Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 1:23am
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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

Elcee- you did on page 1...:) but its all good I do it too

 

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Altough its not a perfect cake, I do love it! Especially with the cherubs on the satteliet cakes. Did you choose the disign from a Wilton yearbook?
Ps: I allready saw this cake once on this site. I remember it was shared on a page about your wedding cake back then and how everybody would have done it now.

OMG! I'm either getting old or I spend too much time on CC!

 

taartenmaker, the decorator had a book with pictures of cakes she had made that we could choose from. It is classic, old school Wilton, though. Actually, I admire the piping skills.

smittyditty Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 2:37am

That's cool Bct..thanks for filling in my curious mind.

 

Elcee -I think I did the same thing with the pricing thread the other day..it happens. I just wanted you to know you weren't loosing your mind!

Had you lost it you wouldn't have even remembered you'd posted it.

as you wish Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:57am

AI don't seem to have a picture of my wedding cake where you can really see the cake, but I am going to tell you about it anyway! My mom made the cake (this was long before I began decorating) and she did a very nice job decorating it, in spite of the fact that I chose a really stupid looking topper. It was a traditional fruitcake with marzipan and covered in royal icing. She did cornelli lace, roses, etc. She was troubled that some yellowish colour was coming through the royal icing from the marzipan, so she put another layer of icing on. She was making it ahead of time so that she would have time to solve any problems that arose, smart lady that she is! Then she went to assemble it (it was 3 tiers with pillars in between) and discovered a couple of problems. First, the white pillars were a different white that the icing, so she piped ivy all over them in an effort to remedy that. Secondly, she discovered that the weight of the upper cakes caused the pillars to sink into the bottom cake. You see, we didn't know anything about cake construction and the need for support in the cake. We just thought that what you see when you look at a cake is all there is to it! Anyway, she decided to fix this problem by making the royal icing thicker still. Would you believe she succeeded in this?! She made the bottom tier of the cake strong enough to hold two more tiers of fruitcake on pillars with layers of royal icing. So the cake looked lovely and my mom and I were both quite pleased with it. On to the wedding day! The cake makes it there with no problems, ceremony goes smoothly, etc., etc. Finally time to cut the cake! The problem is, we can't! Nothing short of a chainsaw is going to get through all that royal icing! The cake was finally brought into the kitchen without even a first cut in it and the icing is lifted off, completely intact, so the cake underneath can be cut. The only picture I have of the cake is much less a cake picture and more of a very young me and my very young hubby looking confused as we attempt to make the first cut.

FaithBakesCakes Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 3:18pm

This was our cake (2005). Strawberries and cream filling - Delicious!

kaylawaylalayla Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 5:17pm

AAs you wish. Need pic please! That story is priceless!

taartenmaker Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 8:39pm

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Original message sent by as you wish

I don't seem to have a picture of my wedding cake where you can really see the cake, but I am going to tell you about it anyway! My mom made the cake (this was long before I began decorating) and she did a very nice job decorating it, in spite of the fact that I chose a really stupid looking topper. It was a traditional fruitcake with marzipan and covered in royal icing. She did cornelli lace, roses, etc. She was troubled that some yellowish colour was coming through the royal icing from the marzipan, so she put another layer of icing on. She was making it ahead of time so that she would have time to solve any problems that arose, smart lady that she is! Then she went to assemble it (it was 3 tiers with pillars in between) and discovered a couple of problems. First, the white pillars were a different white that the icing, so she piped ivy all over them in didnan effort to remedy that. Secondly, she discovered that the weight of the upper cakes caused the pillars to sink into the bottom cake. You see, we didn't know anything about cake construction and the need for support in the cake. We just thought that what you see when you look at a cake is all there is to it! Anyway, she decided to fix this problem by making the royal icing thicker still. Would you believe she succeeded in this?! She made the bottom tier of the cake strong enough to hold two more tiers of fruitcake on pillars with layers of royal icing. So the cake looked lovely and my mom and I were both quite pleased with it. On to the wedding day! The cake makes it there with no problems, ceremony goes smoothly, etc., etc. Finally time to cut the cake! The problem is, we can't! Nothing short of a chainsaw is going to get through all that royal icing! The cake was finally brought into the kitchen without even a first cut in it and the icing is lifted off, completely intact, so the cake underneath can be cut. The only picture I have of the cake is much less a cake picture and more of a very young me and my very young hubby looking confused as we attempt to make the first cut.

Hahahhaah didn't the cake fall over? Because the pillars just stand there without suppord

as you wish Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm

AAmazingly, it didn't fall over. To look at it you would never know there was anything amiss. I suppose the sheer weight of all that fruitcake on the pillars was enough to keep it from moving!

as you wish Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 9:22pm

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As you wish. Need pic please! That story is priceless!

Okay, I will give it a try. I need to figure out how to put a pic on here without it showing up on the home page though!

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