fcakes Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 6:17pm
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This article on this website - http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-desserts claims to give "expert advice" and is asking brides to buy sheet cakes, cut them up, "drape some fondant" over it and pipe designs to make their own "simple, easy" petit fours...

 

I laughed out loud... if only "draping" fondant on those tiny things was so easy!!!

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vgcea Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 6:26pm
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AHaven't even read the article. Just your description has me laughing. Just drape huh? LOL.

sixinarow Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 6:34pm
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Written by someone who has never touched fondant in their life...but I'm sure they saw it on a cake show once...

shanter Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 6:41pm
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I found the most interesting thing to be the comment by gladish. Dirt cake in clear column vases?

costumeczar Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:23pm
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AThat comment about the dirt cake is the most messed-up idea I've ever seen. Is she making something that people are supposed to eat? what the heck?

sixinarow Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 7:56pm
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Digging out dirt cake from glass vases is going to be super elegant...just add some gummy worms..in red of course to keep with her colors! icon_lol.gif

mcaulir Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 8:55pm
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Ha ha! I bet the poor bride's heart won't be very content once she's attempted to drape some fondant over tiny squares of cake and pipe pearls on them. To your heart's content, indeed.

 

People are supposed to dig crushed up oreos and whipped cream out of 3 foot tall vases and then eat it? 3 foot tall? As in the length of my arm? So if I happen to be the last one to get to the vase, I'm supposed to stick my arm shoulder deep into a messy vase, while wearing formal wear, to dig the dregs of crushed up biscuits and cream out, and then eat it? Nice.

sixinarow Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

Ha ha! I bet the poor bride's heart won't be very content once she's attempted to drape some fondant over tiny squares of cake and pipe pearls on them. To your heart's content, indeed.

 

People are supposed to dig crushed up oreos and whipped cream out of 3 foot tall vases and then eat it? 3 foot tall? As in the length of my arm? So if I happen to be the last one to get to the vase, I'm supposed to stick my arm shoulder deep into a messy vase, while wearing formal wear, to dig the dregs of crushed up biscuits and cream out, and then eat it? Nice.

Exactly. Very elegant...and a nice souvenir for your formal wear and for you to snack on at a later time.

jason_kraft Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:10pm
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AI would guess that the vases are for display, with the cake extracted and plated in the kitchen similar to what is done with a tiered cake.

mcaulir Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:14pm
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I would guess that the vases are for display, with the cake extracted and plated in the kitchen similar to what is done with a tiered cake.

There's no mention of cake. Just crushed oreos and cream.

jason_kraft Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:18pm

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There's no mention of cake. Just crushed oreos and cream.

OK, then the crushed oreos and cream ("dirt cake") will be extracted and plated in the kitchen. It probably won't look too elegant on the plate but I'm sure the guests will still enjoy it.

sixinarow Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

I would guess that the vases are for display, with the cake extracted and plated in the kitchen similar to what is done with a tiered cake.

I don't think so...she actually said she doesn't care for cake so that's why they decided to have dirt...in vases.

Individual servings would look nice with the black and white theme.

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:29pm

AIsn't this the same website where that poor bride was getting her $4000 cake for $350? Cos that worked out well...

mcaulir Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 9:11pm
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OK, then the crushed oreos and cream ("dirt cake") will be extracted and plated in the kitchen. It probably won't look too elegant on the plate but I'm sure the guests will still enjoy it.

I'm pretty sure that less than 5% of the guests will find a pile of soggy biscuit crumbs on their plate enjoyable.

denetteb Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 9:42pm

How about the person who commented that since her and her groom to be don't like cake, they are asking their friends and family to bring pies (total needed-30).  Pot luck reception anyone?  Figure 6 (generous) slices per pie, that is 180 slices so I am guessing 180 guests.  If you have to have your guest bring food, it is time to cut down on your guest list so you can afford to provide dessert.

Apti Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 9:55pm

ROFL

iCookiBake Posted 26 Apr 2013 , 9:55pm
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

 

People are supposed to dig crushed up oreos and whipped cream out of 3 foot tall vases and then eat it? 3 foot tall? As in the length of my arm? So if I happen to be the last one to get to the vase, I'm supposed to stick my arm shoulder deep into a messy vase, while wearing formal wear, to dig the dregs of crushed up biscuits and cream out, and then eat it? Nice.

OMG HAHAHAHHAHA I'M DYING OVER HERE!! I totally pictured myself as a guest at a wedding, attempting to do this !!

They are going all fancy on their guests icon_lol.gif

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fcakes Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 5:42am

AHahhaa! Lol! That would be straight out of a comedy movie! Sad to see these websites misleading brides just in the name of saving some money!

cazza1 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 9:12am

Just what you want to be doing the night before you wedding or your child's wedding.  Making dessert.  My SILs family helped cater for her wedding due to money restraints and her poor Mum was on the go the whole day and never really got to enjoy the wedding.  I swore I would never do that.  Invite less guests, even if you only have half a dozen, or have a big informal BBQ.  Anything.  But most of all remember that it is a day to be enjoyed.

owatto Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 10:09am

Ahttp://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/make-a-homemade-wedding-cake This one gave me the giggles!!!

mcaulir Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 10:32am
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Originally Posted by owatto 

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/make-a-homemade-wedding-cake
This one gave me the giggles!!!

I think my favourite part was when it suggested using a wet knife to make the frosting extra smooth, then proceeded to show the roughest iced cake I've ever seen.

 

No, my favourite bit was when you stuck toothpicks through the cake, and then stuck the next layer right on top.

 

No, no! My favourite is when you stack the cakes with the aforementioned toothpicks, so they can't be slid around, and then measure to make sure they're centered.

 

No, I'm sure now. My favourite part is when you stack all the tiers, and then put icing over the outside of the whole thing. Too bad if you get and inside slice - no frosting for you!

 

No. The best part is where they suggest decorating with sprigs of... is that rosemary? Are they suggesting putting rosemary on the cake?

 

Wow.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 12:18pm

AWow. *facepalm*

Did y'all read some of the comments? "You make this look so simple!" Great now how many people will think that's all to makin tiered cakes?

I did appreciate one comment about how cakes need to be torted & filled & supported.

The worst for me, was the comment that Sao this is a crazy idea. She goes on to say "you should hire an expierenced baker like a culinary student or a home based baker [B]who doesn't have the overhead of a retail stored[\B] (read cheap). She goes in to say that the manager of her grocery store is doin her cake for $400 ...a cake that (her words not mine) averages $800-1000.

*tosses whisk in the air*. Yep. Home bakers don't have that expense of a retail store. They just pay more for ingredients, still have to buy all the license & insurance ...oh Nevermind. I'm preaching to the choir.

cazza1 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 12:31pm

Hmm, I wonder what rosemary flavoured frosting would taste like?

owatto Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 1:07pm

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The worst for me, was the comment that Sao this is a crazy idea. She goes on to say "you should hire an expierenced baker like a culinary student or a home based baker [B]who doesn't have the overhead of a retail stored[\B] (read cheap). She goes in to say that the manager of her grocery store is doin her cake for $400 ...a cake that (her words not mine) averages $800-1000.

*tosses whisk in the air*. Yep. Home bakers don't have that expense of a retail store. They just pay more for ingredients, still have to buy all the license & insurance ...oh Nevermind. I'm preaching to the choir.

Well.. You should see some of the ways that brides can cut the price of the cake http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-cake-prices

Apparently handmade rolled fondant decorations are labor intensive but sugar flowers are less expensive. Also, they dont seem to get that a lot of the cost will still be there even if your cake is styrofoam And that even if you have a small cake and add a sheet cake, your still buying dessert for 100 odd people, its not going to be cheap!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 3:37pm
 

 

"We were thinking of doing a cake contest (maybe even down grading to cupcakes) and then the winner gets to be the one we cut. Just a thought to get everyone included and still be able to feed a crowd on the cheap."

 

 

Yeesssssssssss (she says through clenched teeth).  Turn your wedding into the county fair.  Will they bring their livestock too and the winner gets to be the main course?  Keeping it classy.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 3:41pm

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Also, they dont seem to get that a lot of the cost will still be there even if your cake is styrofoam And that even if you have a small cake and add a sheet cake, your still buying dessert for 100 odd people, its not going to be cheap!

Oh I hate that one! I still have to decorate it! You are substituting the least expensive part of the cake for something which requires expensive shipping! *head/desk*

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 3:44pm

AOh I love your fair comment!

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"We were thinking of doing a cake contest (maybe even down grading to cupcakes)

Hello...cupcakes are sometimes MORE expensive than a cake!

iCookiBake Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

I think my favourite part was when it suggested using a wet knife to make the frosting extra smooth, then proceeded to show the roughest iced cake I've ever seen.

 

No, my favourite bit was when you stuck toothpicks through the cake, and then stuck the next layer right on top.

 

No, no! My favourite is when you stack the cakes with the aforementioned toothpicks, so they can't be slid around, and then measure to make sure they're centered.

 

No, I'm sure now. My favourite part is when you stack all the tiers, and then put icing over the outside of the whole thing. Too bad if you get and inside slice - no frosting for you!

 

No. The best part is where they suggest decorating with sprigs of... is that rosemary? Are they suggesting putting rosemary on the cake?

 

Wow.

HAHAHA seriously! That cake just looked all kinds of horrible. And the rosemary... I can't even.

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