taartenmaker Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 8:11pm
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AWere you proud off your wedding cake? Or maybe it dissepointed you?

Share it with the rest off us! Who doesn't likes reading wedding cake stories!

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 11:17pm
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That was My wedding cake. None, nada, zilch. We couldn't afford a wedding.

Now, I live vicariously through all my brides. I get to do all kinds!

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:20am
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Yes, I did my own wedding cake! Saved a fortune, but was still putting roses on it with curlers in my hair 15 minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle! All Buttercream.

 

 

My wedding cake! There are things I would do differently, but I still love it! I wish the icing was a bit lighter, and I may have made it a 6, 9, 12, since I really didn't need a lot of servings, and it would've given me more room for the roses. And the leaves should have been more flush with the cake... And that was the only plateau I had at the time, I like it bigger than the bottom tier, ideally, lol!

Elcee Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:46am
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I've posted this before. Just a year or so ago I went hunting for a picture of my wedding cake. I was horrified to realize it was almost a cake wreck! That center tier looks like it's about to fall off and the large tire on the bottom is so uneven. In my decorator's defense, it was a very hot day...one of my bridesmaids fainted from the heat in the un-airconditioned church! We'll be celebrating 30 years in June; maybe I'll make us a GOOD wedding cake! I do remember it tasted great and we were cutting edge at the time in that we had strawberry marble cake and served it as dessert instead of sending it home as favors.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:55am
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I've posted this before. Just a year or so ago I went hunting for a picture of my wedding cake. I was horrified to realize it was almost a cake wreck! That center tier looks like it's about to fall off and the large tire on the bottom is so uneven. In my decorator's defense, it was a very hot day...one of my bridesmaids fainted from the heat in the un-airconditioned church! We'll be celebrating 30 years in June; maybe I'll make us a GOOD wedding cake! I do remember it tasted great and we were cutting edge at the time in that we had strawberry marble cake and served it as dessert instead of sending it home as favors.

It's hard to see, but doesn't look that bad to me! I do see what you are saying, though. You should totally make a great one, 30 years is a big deal! 

manddi Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:37am
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Cookies are my weakness so I had a tiered cookie cake! I hand painted the toppers myself ;) I didn't make the cake. I got into cake decorating about a year after we got married.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:53am
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I did not make mine, I used a local lady in the itty bitty town we got married in.

I never could figure out what the chocolate liquid was, it didn't melt, it seemed to actually be oozing out of the cake itself, lol.

Had I done my own, I would have liked the look a lot better, however it tasted absolutely amazing, and I didn't have to be stressed about anything the few days before.

(we had a plated dessert, so this was really just for show, and the caterer brought mini cupcakes out later on for people who got the munchies)

 

It was funny, my cake/cupcakes for my own wedding took up about 1 hour of planning time, and that included the time we spent in the tasting, haha.

kikiandkyle Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 3:48am
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This was my cake, made by a cake shop in the town we got married in. We got married in England 11 years ago, so it was frosted entirely in royal icing. My husband custom painted the bride and groom to look like us, it was the best part of the cake!

FromScratchSF Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 4:40am
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OK here's mine - 1st wedding cake I ever made, 1st tiered cake I ever made.  Vanilla bean cake with lemon curd and cream cheese icing.  This was before I ever had SMBC, which is too bad - I WISH my wedding cake was SMBC instead because I hated this icing but it was hubbie's favorite.  Anyway, from 2009, and based on how much everyone said they loved my cake and how much fun I had making it, 1 month later I started my cake business.

peppercorns Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 5:38am

Here's mine twenty years ago, I can't remember what it was but I remembered it had buttercream filling.

cazza1 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 6:47am

Elcee think of it as an unstacked topsy turvey cake

cazza1 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 7:41am

This is my wedding cake (typical fruit cake for Australians of that era) from 30 years ago.  A family friend made it (I didn't decorate in those days and mailed him a picture) and I did not see it until the reception.  I was really disappointed when I saw it but then thought "what the heck" and refused to let it put a damper on my day or even let him know  that I was disappointed.  The friend had been a pastry chef years before but found that when he went to do my relatively simple cake that he couldn't see well enough.  His 14 year old daughter did the bridgework around the sides under his instructions and a lady he knew, who had just started taking decorating lessons, did the flowers.  For many years after I started decorating I thought of reproducing it properly but there are so many much prettier ones out there now that I will never bother.

I would also like to add that the cake was covered in lemon coloured fondant as per my request.  Wedding cakes of that era were virtually all white.  This  photo, by the professional photographer, is the only one that is the correct color.  In all the photos taken by family and friends the photo labs 'fixed the colour' so that the cake was white.  Made for some truly funny photos with everything else the wrong colour.

Dayti Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 10:48am

 

This is ours from 2 years ago. It's a dummy, I made real cakes (white chocolate mud and dark choc mud) that went straight to the kitchen at the venue. The dummy travelled all the way from Spain to the UK where we got married, and back, and it is still on display at my bakery (bit dusty and faded now :( ). I didn't think I could produce a decent wedding cake at my parents house the week before the wedding so I took it with me, but we did make the kitchen cakes at their house.

DriveMeBatty Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 11:11am

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of my cake on this computer but just had to chime in and say that I HATED my wedding cake from 5 years ago!! I didn't do any decorating back then (not that I do a great deal nowadays either - I only just started!) and had a small budget so got the cheapest baker in the area, something I've kicked myself for ever since.

The cake looked awful, so dull and boring! And didn't even taste very good either. It was white fondant and I requested to have green ferns added to the cake as the decorative details since my wedding was very tropical/oriental (my family's Hawaiian-Chinese, that explains the odd theme LOL!) but the decorator piped the ferns in some hideous pale minty green color that didn't go with anything else from the reception and the ferns just looked really out of place :( I had bought some of those cute cake toppers of the bride and groom sitting on the edge eating slices of cake but everyone commented on how ugly the bride was lol!

My grandmother 'adjusted' all of the leftover cake by soaking it in brandy so we had a reason to bother eating it haha.

tdovewings Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 12:00pm

Here is my cake. Norman Davis with the Sweet Life Cakery made it. This was long before I ever thought about making/decorating cakes. Now he is famous and I probably couldn't afford one of his cakes today. He's made several foodnetwork appearances and does classes all over. Hopefully one day I can take a class by him.  The cake was absolutely delicious. The best cake I ever ate.

 

 

 

tdovewings Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 12:01pm

If I knew, like I know now--I would have never done a non-edible topper nor asked someone of that caliber to put one on top of the cake.  LOL

tabathaba Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 12:16pm

AMine is here on my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=361611777220725&set=a.182181688497069.47292.165857490129489&type=3&theater

I loved it but it was definitely stressful making! The piping on the sides could have been neater...but in all I was very pleased.

taartenmaker Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 9:40pm

AThanks for all the awsome response! I love the cakes and especially the cookie 'cake'. My parents 20st wedding aniversary is this weekend and these cakes are a great inspiration! I would love to see more cakes!

cazza1 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 2:22am

It's fairly easy to tell how old some of us are by dating our cakes!!!!!

suziskyr Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 3:12am

Here's our cake from 2007:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=139613346249&set=a.139487621249.110744.139480956249&type=3&theater

 

I sweet-talked the venue owners into putting the cake on the grand piano, and a few years ago, they put it on their facebook page.   I can't take credit for the cake--I began decorating about 2 years after we were married.  The bottom layer was hummingbird, middle key lime, and the top was irish creme. 

 

As we were cutting the cake, that's when I learned there is a good side and bad side of a cake.  It was 94 degrees outside (yes, the ceremony was outside, but we quickly moved inside for the reception) and the AC was having trouble keeping up in the historic event venue we had rented, so there was a big crack down the back side of the cake.

Oboeplayer Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 6:26am

Here is mine and my wedding is today! Only been making cakes a year and am self taught so although there are flaws I'm fairly happy. Perhaps I should stop reading CC and get moving! Wish me luck!

 

 

  http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2946425/a/3316572/my-first-tiered-cake-for-my-own-wedding-this-saturday/

cazza1 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 7:32am

Oboeplayer you have done a beautiful job.  I hope your wedding goes as beautifully as your cake has.  Have a wonderful day and good luck and my best wishes for the future.
 

HalifaxMommy Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 1:56pm

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This is my wedding cake.  I really wanted a fondant ribbon at each base but the bakery said they could never match my navy.  So I bought a HUGE roll of ribbon and I still have it.  This cake was bought from one of the most prominent bakeries in my city.  The caterar cut the slices to small and I had a ton of cake left over so my husband and I munched on it for a week. 

Crazy-Gray Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 2:14pm

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Here's ours, it was some challenge for me but i'm so pleased i did it..... Not what i would have said whilst making it though!! ...although the absolute hardest thing was deciding on a design to meet expectations!

Cloud8 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 2:36pm

AHere's one we had made for our wedding last year. bottom tier was ice-cream :-) Made by eisdream in Duisburg, Germany.

Oh, and have just joined the forum, so hi everyone,

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taartenmaker Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 4:30pm

ASuch beautifull cakes!!!

Crazy gray yours is so beautifull!!!

Cloud8 here in The Netherlands ice-cream cream cakes are also very famous!! They're delicious

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.

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