First Time Doin A Cake..help!!!

Decorating By flowerpoo Updated 9 Jul 2013 , 10:57pm by Rosie93095

flowerpoo Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 5:45pm
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Adis is my first time doin a wedding cake... da customer sent me a pic f hw she wants her cake to look like wit a few changes in da color... cn anyone tel me wht da sizes of each tier are and also what diameter should da base and da top of the vase be?? tnx![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3051248/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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shake n cake Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 6:02pm
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I am unsure of your decorating experience, but if this is your first wedding cake it is going to be quite difficult! The base tiers look quite large, maybe a 16" and 14". I'm not 100% sure. 

vtanderson Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 7:05pm
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This is a pretty technically challenging cake, If you don't have a lot of experience making gum paste flowers, stacking tiers, working with fondant and sculpting... you may want to start with something a little more simple.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 7:47pm
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A[quote name="flowerpoo" url="/t/760722/first-time-doin-a-cake-help#post_7412939"]dis is my first time doin a wedding cake... da [B]customer[/B] sent me a pic f hw she wants her cake to look like wit a few changes in da color... cn anyone tel me wht da sizes of each tier are and also what diameter should da base and da top of the vase be?? tnx![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3051248/width/200/height/400[/IMG][/quote]

This is your first client for a wedding cake, first tiered cake, or both?

It's a least a 14" & 16" bottom tier possibly larger. Pictures can be deceiving. Proportion wise I would recommend at least 14" bottom tier.

MimiFix Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 8:08pm
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Really flowerpoo? The diameter top and bottom should be 400' with a center diameter of 4" and you should probably make it two weeks ahead, just like the shoe cake you posted about. icon_wink.gif

vtanderson Posted 8 Jul 2013 , 11:59pm
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Mimi... your hilarious icon_biggrin.gif

flowerpoo Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 1:42am
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AThanx everyone for ur replies! wel yes, this is the first time doin a tiered cake.. and oh sorry i forgot to mention dat the whole structure wil b done using styrafoam... so i guess its nt goin to be a very difficult task :-)

@Mimifix tnx, can u be a little bit more specific abt da diameter being 400'? :-)

yortma Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 1:59am
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Originally Posted by flowerpoo 

dis is my first time doin a wedding cake... da customer sent me a pic f hw she wants her cake to look like wit a few changes in da color... cn anyone tel me wht da sizes of each tier are and also what diameter should da base and da top of the vase be?? tnx!

Really??!!  I think I smell a rat......

shake n cake Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 2:05am
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Yes yortma I think you are correct. Definitely strange..

keepingitreal21 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 2:09am
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 

Really flowerpoo? The diameter top and bottom should be 400' with a center diameter of 4" and you should probably make it two weeks ahead, just like the shoe cake you posted about. icon_wink.gif

 

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Really??!!  I think I smell a rat......

LOL! This is my comic relief on CC...love you guys!thumbs_up.gif

cakeyouverymuch Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 2:25am
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You might contact the makers of the original:

 

http://orancy.com/gallery.html

Godot Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 5:02am
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O.M.G.

 

THE THE THE - THIS THIS THIS, not da and dis.

 

 

Sorry - I just had to.

Godot Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 5:02am
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O.M.G.

smittyditty Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 5:30am
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Especially since they joined today and already have two posts about disaster cakes in the same day.

doramoreno62 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 5:38am
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Thank you, thank you, thank you Godot. You read my mind and beat me to the punch!

Godot Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 6:27am
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ADe niente prego!

flowerpoo Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 6:42am
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AGodot DIS is not an English class so dont come to teach me what to say :*)

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 6:46am
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(((Blinks...blinks again....Shakes head, backs out of thread very slowly)))

keepingitreal21 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 7:00am
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Originally Posted by Godot 

O.M.G.

 

THE THE THE - THIS THIS THIS, not da and dis.

 

 

Sorry - I just had to.

Please say THIS again!icon_wink.gif

flowerpoo Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 8:18am
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A

Original message sent by shake n cake

Yes yortma I think you are correct. Definitely strange..

Shake n Cake whats so strange about this may i know? :-)

flowerpoo Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 8:29am
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Original message sent by keepingitreal21

Please say THIS again!icon_wink.gif

DATS my way of saying it so whats it to u?

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 8:38am
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AWhat is DATS? I googled it but I am lost... Dental Assistant Training School seems off, but I don't know what else that it could stand for?

cakealicious7 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 10:09am
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AHmmmm what HAS this thread turned into lol.....

flowerpoo Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 11:46am
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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

What is DATS? I googled it but I am lost... Dental Assistant Training School seems off, but I don't know what else that it could stand for?

u dont have to google it... Godot has clearly explained it to you. Godot does a better job than google i guess. Seems like ur not following da thread rite. U seem to be goin a little off.

Rosie93095 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 12:40pm
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What the heck is flowerpoo talking about?????

bct806 Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 4:22pm
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Obviously not an English class BUT it would make it easier to understand you if you used proper grammar and spelling. When talking to customers I would sincerely hope that you don't talk and type like that. 

shake n cake Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 4:36pm
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Original message sent by flowerpoo

Shake n Cake whats so strange about this may i know? :-)

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I just find it very perplexing that this is your first tiered cake and you think you can take this on. This is a cake for very advanced and experienced decorators. What if it doesn't turn out well? The brides day could be ruined. I recommend an easier cake for your first tiered cake. Just my opinion.

howsweet Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 4:45pm
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Maybe we should all start posting in pig latin.

AZCouture Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 4:47pm
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DATS: Disturbed acne terrorized snakes. No, no... Dark angry teetotalling sniglets. No that's not it either. Droopy askew tormented slugs.

 

In all seriousness, please reconsider your method of communicating with people. It looks awfully unprofessional, and I'd have a hard time taking you seriously if I were a client. :)

AZCouture Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 4:48pm
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I just find it very perplexing that this is your first tiered cake and you think you can take this on. This is a cake for very advanced and experienced decorators. What if it doesn't turn out well? The brides day could be ruined. I recommend an easier cake for your first tiered cake. Just my opinion.

No kidding, I'd be shaking in my boots! Nevermind calculating the cost of all those sugar flowers. Sheesh.

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