share your wedding cake!!

Decorating By taartenmaker Updated 3 Sep 2013 , 2:25pm by cakeyouverymuch

taartenmaker Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:24pm
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That is a wonderful excuse! Isn't it funny how we all think we know it all when we are teens? I am so glad we can continue to grow and improve our minds, after our bodies are done growing ;-) 

I'll have to post a pic of us cutting our cake, it is hysterical, I look like I am murdering it, lol

I'am a teen and I'm thinking I will love making wedding cakes forever! I hope I am right!

as you wish Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:36pm
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I'am a teen and I'm thinking I will love making wedding cakes forever! I hope I am right!

It may very well be that you may! Not everything I thought as a teen was wrong. ;) Seriously, though, you absolutely can know what you want at sixteen. But you also have every right to change your mind if you discover you want to try something else. Sometimes we fail to give teens credit for their strengths; you are obviously very good at cake decorating. My oldest son is sixteen and I see some marvellous things in him. He has so much potential and so many plans. He also makes his share of mistakes that I can only occasionally get away with mentioning.

kikiandkyle Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 12:13am
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AHaha, I wanted to be a pastry chef when I was 16, I should have stuck with that instead of bouncing around all the other professions!

as you wish Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 12:29am
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AThe only thing I wanted at sixteen was to date everyone in the world, and I told my mother that! Must have terrified her.

RubinaD Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 4:08am
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Here is my wedding cake, my husband liked my mothers' from the 60's she also had 5 tiers. I made the 6 inch in a traditional fruit cake. and the rest was Styrofoam with section of cake for cutting. we had sheet cakes. I found out after the wedding that some people didn't eat any of the other desserts because they were waiting to try the "wedding cake" I made. They had no idea that is was fake. hee hee hee

 

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 4:43am
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Here is my wedding cake, my husband liked my mothers' from the 60's she also had 5 tiers. I made the 6 inch in a traditional fruit cake. and the rest was Styrofoam with section of cake for cutting. we had sheet cakes. I found out after the wedding that some people didn't eat any of the other desserts because they were waiting to try the "wedding cake" I made. They had no idea that is was fake. hee hee hee

 

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haha, I just did a wedding cake, all fake except the top 6" tier. There was a dessert buffet, so they didn't think there would be any issues with a lack of dessert.

 

But people just went up to the cake with their own plate and butter knife and helped themselves to the top tier, was waiting for someone to cut into styrofoam. Nobody was brave enough to start in on the other tiers though, lol.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 5:04am
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AYikes. Didnt anyone care thst they might want to save that fir their first anniversary?

RubinaD Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 5:15am
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that is too funny, don't think anyone tried that. we did have the 6 inch on our first anniversary, and it was just as I made it.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 6:19am
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Yikes. Didnt anyone care thst they might want to save that fir their first anniversary?


Guess not, they did want to save it for family, at least enough for 2 small pieces got rescued so the bride and groom could actually have a proper piece each at home.

That was a new one for me, I've never even heard of people helping themselves to wedding cake, especially when it obviously isn't being served.

lgangle12 Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 2:22pm
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AHere is our cake from Sept. 2012. I made this a month before our wedding and froze the whole thing, iced and all. The cake was delicious, no problem with freezing at all. My family member stacked the cake at our venue. This was only the 2nd or 3rd large tiered cake I've done, so I was quite happy with it! [IMG][IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3072458/width/200/height/400[/IMG][/IMG]

patticake1951 Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 3:46pm
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Here is our cake from Sept. 2012. I made this a month before our wedding and froze the whole thing, iced and all. The cake was delicious, no problem with freezing at all. My family member stacked the cake at our venue. This was only the 2nd or 3rd large tiered cake I've done, so I was quite happy with it!
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very pretty,

Here is ours 2004, My sister made it for me and my oldest daughter decorated it. And it was delicious. We had the top a year later and it was just as good then as it was on our wedding day. My hubby still says that was the bet cake he has ever had. Even though I have been making cakes since for years. He liked this one better.  My 22 yr old grandson is getting married in Sept and he wants one just like it.

smittyditty Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 8:50pm
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Here is our cake from Sept. 2012. I made this a month before our wedding and froze the whole thing, iced and all. The cake was delicious, no problem with freezing at all. My family member stacked the cake at our venue. This was only the 2nd or 3rd large tiered cake I've done, so I was quite happy with it!
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Beautiful cake. How did you freeze it without the piping getting messed up?

taartenmaker Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 9:00pm
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very pretty, Here is ours 2004, My sister made it for me and my oldest daughter decorated it. And it was delicious. We had the top a year later and it was just as good then as it was on our wedding day. My hubby still says that was the bet cake he has ever had. Even though I have been making cakes since for years. He liked this one better.  My 22 yr old grandson is getting married in Sept and he wants one just like it. [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3072524/] [/URL]

I love your cake !!! Its so oldschool! Please share your grandsons cake after the wedding.

lgangle12 Posted 6 Aug 2013 , 11:13pm
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AThank You! I iced the cakes with final coat of buttercream and decorations and then I put them in the freezer uncovered for a while so the icing could get nice and hard. After that I took them out of the freezer and wrapped them with several layers of plastic wrap, not too tight, not too loose. When it came time to unthaw the cakes, they were taken out of the freezer and the wrap was cut off immediately while the icing was still hard and they were put in the fridge in their boxes. You definitely want to take them out a few days before the event to be sure. I did use real Buttercream (no shortening), not sure how it works with other icings.

I was not planning on making my wedding cake until I thought of this! I was so pleased with the taste too, the cake was extremely moist. Weddings are stressful enough without having to mess with your cake day of. I DIY'd almost our entire wedding, a lot of work but worth it!

patticake1951 Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 12:11am
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I love your cake !!! Its so oldschool! Please share your grandsons cake after the wedding.

thanks I will. I know a lot of people think the fountain and stairs are tacky now and out of date, but that is what they want. That is the only thing that he has any say in also. She has everything else all planned out like she wants it. They are also going with the same colors as mine.

BrandisBaked Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 12:03pm
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AI made my own wedding cake a few months ago. I am mostly happy with it, but would have loved to add more of I'd had the time. Unfortunately, I had to decorate the whole thing (or most of it) in our hotel room on our wedding day. I posted a pic in another thread last month about making your own birthday cake.

Tails Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 1:57pm
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smittyditty Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 9:57pm
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That is so cool Tails!
 

taartenmaker Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 11:36pm
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thanks I will. I know a lot of people think the fountain and stairs are tacky now and out of date, but that is what they want. That is the only thing that he has any say in also. She has everything else all planned out like she wants it. They are also going with the same colors as mine.

I love the fountain and stairs cakes! I live in the Netherlands and a lot off people here still like that style! I just ordered the swan pillars today and I allready have the fountain, the stairs,the pillars, the bells, some cherubs and I still want the dove picks! Haha than its all complete, some paople call it tacky as can be but I don't care one bit!

The only thing I still need are the bridesmaids and the groomsmen.

Rusti Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 8:28pm
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1987 We were probably one of the last couple to get sugar bells but it's what I loved most about our cake. (you can see our florist decided it was was Ok to use pink instead of peach carnations in my bouquet)

bubs1stbirthday Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 11:46pm
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I have a question relating to the older style cakes. How does one cut a cake that is covered in RI?

kikiandkyle Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 12:15am
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AI had it on mine and I don't remember it being hard to cut, although the knife they gave us is pretty sharp! I guess there is something in it to stop it during super hard (glycerine I think).

taartenmaker Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 12:34am
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I have a question relating to the older style cakes. How does one cut a cake that is covered in RI?

As far as I know all the american old school cakes were covered in buttercream, maybe the english ones were not?

kikiandkyle Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:31am
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AEnglish wedding cakes used to always be covered in royal icing, I don't know how common it still is though.

Rusti Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:07am
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AOur cake was covered in buttercream, icing, roses everything except the sugar bells.

smittyditty Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 3:12am
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Welcome Lisaelanna! That is a beautiful cake and you did a great job. Did you confront the Venue Cordinator for her hand print?
 

cjw Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 2:45pm
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I am not a decorator, I just have some good cake recipes. My daughter asked me to make the cakes for her wedding (June 22) and I reluctantly said yes. I used cakecentral to answer the many questions I had to even know how to do this. So thanks to all of you that post on this forum!!

 

The cakes would be pretty embarrassing for a professional baker/decorator but they tasted good and the bride was happy. :) Through a series of mishaps, I was very, very late getting to the venue, the room was very dark and there were several ladies helping get the cakes on the table so the ribbons and burlap flowers could have looked better but this is how it turned out.

 

Carrot, red velvet, german chocolate and the bride's cake was banana.

 

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Bettyboo64 Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 5:08pm
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My daughter is 29 and disabled when she found out we were getting married all she wanted to do was make our cake and she did, and I think it’s the most lovely wedding cake I’ve ever seen.  <3

bct806 Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 7:11pm
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My daughter is 29 and disabled when she found out we were getting married all she wanted to do was make our cake and she did, and I think it’s the most lovely wedding cake I’ve ever seen.  <3

I think that is the sweetest story. She did such a great job. What an amazing memory for you both!

 

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I am not a decorator, I just have some good cake recipes. My daughter asked me to make the cakes for her wedding (June 22) and I reluctantly said yes. I used cakecentral to answer the many questions I had to even know how to do this. So thanks to all of you that post on this forum!!

 

The cakes would be pretty embarrassing for a professional baker/decorator but they tasted good and the bride was happy. :) Through a series of mishaps, I was very, very late getting to the venue, the room was very dark and there were several ladies helping get the cakes on the table so the ribbons and burlap flowers could have looked better but this is how it turned out.

 

Carrot, red velvet, german chocolate and the bride's cake was banana.

 

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For not knowing what you were doing, it turned out well. A few little things here and there but I am sure your daughter loved it. My mom is a great baker but not a decorator either. I can't imagine what anything she made would have looked like. lol. 

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