My First Wedding Cake

Decorating By Lagasse Updated 11 Jul 2014 , 6:37pm by -K8memphis

Lagasse Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 3:24pm
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AThis was a fun but time consuming project. The couple decided instead of doing a separate grooms cake to incorporate it into the actual wedding cake. This was also my first time doing flowers. They aren't the greatest as it was a trial run and ran out of time so didn't have a chance to really play with them or even try make proper flowers. Guess that will have to be my next project, sit around and make flowers for a few days and get it down to a science. Lol

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 3:27pm
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awesome--  love it -- well done

Ballymena Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 4:21pm
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Great. What a fun cake to do.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 8:10pm
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Hmm. This wasn't for the wedding of a certain Batman villain, was it?

enga Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 8:13pm
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Congratulations on your first wedding cake, don't be too hard in yourself about the flowers, you did a great job! 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 9 Jul 2014 , 8:43pm
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Indeed. Don't beat yourself up over the flowers, given that (1) they look better than anything I could do (I'm still using flowers that come in a little cardboard box marked "Wilton"), and (2) the cake as a whole is quite remarkable.

 

I'm guessing that the bride, groom, and guests were all suitably impressed (they certainly should have been).

 

Hmm. Now that I think of it, the flowers look remarkably like some that Wilton sells in a little box. Except that I'm guessing that yours aren't nearly as crunchy (you might be able to break a tooth on the Wilton flowers).

Lagasse Posted 10 Jul 2014 , 6:32am
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ANo they are not Wilton flowers. I used 2 cut outs I had and curled the petals to give it some depth. They turned out well for a first try. Really can't complain. The bride, groom and guests loved it and I have already received requests to do other cakes. All in all it was well worth it.

-K8memphis Posted 10 Jul 2014 , 3:15pm
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if you had had the time what would you have done or done differently

 

and how did you do that jacquard look on the bottom and third tiers? it's beautiful

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 10 Jul 2014 , 3:46pm
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I never said your flowers were out of a box marked "Wilton," just that they looked rather like some of the Wilton flowers I've used (but not enough to even be a direct copy), and I figure, if that general overall flower design is good enough for Wilton to mass-produce, it can't be too bad. And if you made them out of something even a little less, uh, "fossilized" than the rock-hard Royal that Wilton uses for mass-produced flowers, they're probably a good deal better.

Lagasse Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 5:34pm
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Original message sent by hbquikcomjamesl

I never said your flowers [I]were[/I] out of a box marked "Wilton," just that they [I]looked[/I] rather like some of the Wilton flowers I've used (but [I]not[/I] enough to even be a direct copy), and I figure, if that general overall flower design is good enough for Wilton to mass-produce, it can't be too bad. And if you made them out of something even a little less, uh, "fossilized" than the rock-hard Royal that Wilton uses for mass-produced flowers, they're probably a good deal better.

Sorry i had miss read the first post.

Lagasse Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 5:36pm
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Original message sent by -K8memphis

if you had had the time what would you have done or done differently

and how did you do that jacquard look on the bottom and third tiers? it's beautiful

I used the Wilton Fondant Imprint Mat. It was very quick and easy to use. Worked very well as my piping skills are not to the point of decorating yet.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 6:37pm
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you did a great job -- 

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