Lighthouse Cake

Decorating By jgvcakes Updated 13 Sep 2013 , 3:51am by jgvcakes

jgvcakes Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 3:25am
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So I have a customer that wants a cake like this one, but that feeds less than 20 people and to be at least 12" tall...any ideas?

I was thinking to start with a 4" for the top and go from there, but when I get to the end it will feed more than 20

 

 

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manicgeisha Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 3:38am
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12 inches high but feeds less than 20?  Thats kind of a tall order. 


Are they against the use of dummies?  Because I have no idea how to make a tall cake with less than 20 servings without some styrofoam in there.   What about RKT?   Or maybe add a really tall pole to the top of the lighthouse but that is kind of cheeky.  I think to keep that scale you need about 9 inches of cake, and 3 inches of lighthouse thing...whatever that top part is called.  :)

jgvcakes Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 3:41am
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Originally Posted by manicgeisha 
 

12 inches high but feeds less than 20?  Thats kind of a tall order. 


Are they against the use of dummies?  Because I have no idea how to make a tall cake with less than 20 servings without some styrofoam in there.   What about RKT?   Or maybe add a really tall pole to the top of the lighthouse but that is kind of cheeky.  I think to keep that scale you need about 9 inches of cake, and 3 inches of lighthouse thing...whatever that top part is called.  :)

 

that's exactly what I thought...I'll just tell her it's either one thing or another xD

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 3:44am
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For cakes like this, I just make whatever looks best, serving size doesn't really come into play. Obviously I will scale it up or down appropriately, and make sure it serves enough, but if making it looks right means it serves an extra 10-20 people, oh well .

Of course, I word it nice when talking to a customer, lol.

jgvcakes Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 3:51am
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 
 

For cakes like this, I just make whatever looks best, serving size doesn't really come into play. Obviously I will scale it up or down appropriately, and make sure it serves enough, but if making it looks right means it serves an extra 10-20 people, oh well .

Of course, I word it nice when talking to a customer, lol.

 

lol thanks

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