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who hated their own wedding cake??

post #1 of 79
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I DID!! icon_evil.gif

This was prior to me decorating cakes or I would have done my own! My cake was a simple white cake that was supposed to have black scrolls all over the cake with some fresh red roses on top.

Now this darn cake looked like the bottom tier had camping tents on it and the rest looked like bats flying around. Think about the shape of those things and that's what she called "scrolls" on my cake. Now I am usually what I consider to be a person with some kind of class, but when I walked into the reception and saw that cake - I said out loud "is that the ugliest F@#***ing cake you've ever seen??" IT JUST POPPED OUT!! What an idiot I was....but how darn ugly it was! I mean these days you can use a scroll press even if you're not good at your own scroll work. For someone who had been doing cakes for years she should know that a scroll has no 90 degree angles!!

Even the flowers on top were wrong....well, not really wrong, but they had this awful doily coming out of the roses. I could see if I described the cake and that was her take on it, but I gave her a cake pic that was an 8x10 picture!! Ugh....and this was from the lady who everyone loved her cakes!

The flavor was good...the look...well horrible!!

Here's what it was supposed to look like, except with the scrolls all over the cake...sorry, I don't have pics online of what the actual cake looked like - trust me from a fellow CC'r that this was HORRIBLE! icon_mad.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechic/1348238645/
If it's such a piece of cake, how come it's not easy???
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If it's such a piece of cake, how come it's not easy???
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post #2 of 79
My cake for my second wedding was fabulous and I loved it...of course, I made it icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif LOL!!

My first wedding cake was another story. The cake itself was okay, but the flowers on it were horrible!!!! I had written on everything with the cake lady and the florist -- NO CARNATIONS, No carnations, No carnations!! Everyone who had anything to do with my wedding (or who knows me now!) knows how very much I dislike carnations. Boy was I surpised when I walked into my reception and my cake had carnations on all six satellite cakes. It looked horrible!
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post #3 of 79
I absolutely hated my cake!! If you squinted your eyes very tight and stood on the opposite side of the room, I guess it may have had a "slight" resemblance to the cake I ordered. When I first walked into the room and saw the it, I was stunned. I was so embarrassed to think that someone might look at the cake and actually think I picked that ugly thing out...or that I liked it! I wanted to move the cake into another room so no one would see it, but my mom talked me out of it. icon_cry.gif
post #4 of 79
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ha! my grandmother made this tiny loaf size cake with that topper where the groom is running and the bride is grabbing his collar and that was better than the cake I ordered! I was really embarassed!
If it's such a piece of cake, how come it's not easy???
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If it's such a piece of cake, how come it's not easy???
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post #5 of 79
Grandma's are the best aren't they!!!!!
post #6 of 79
I liked my cake, my mother, on the other hand, did not. One of my bridesmaids did my cake. It looked great, the right colors and everything. HOWEVER . . . . she didn't dowel correctly nor did she put cake boards/circles between the layers. An hour before the wedding someone alerts my mom (who is already a wreck) that the top of the cake is slidding off. (This is July 5th and it's HOTTER than hades in the church, even with the air conditioning going) My mom swoops in takes the top layer of the cake off and improvises with left over flowers . . . . . and TADA! Amazing result. I wouldn't have been able to do it without her!! Anyway, the last dowel (the longest one that keeps the whole cake standing up) was not long enough, and let me tell you the big mess that was made trying to cut it. It tasted really good though. . . . . so it could have been worse. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 79
Very funny to come across this topic because since I became obsessed with cake decorating (of course, all these amazing cake visions are still in my mind and have yet to actually materialize) I get so annoyed, angry actually, when I think of my wedding cake! Sooo not what I specifically requested, complete with color photos. Oh well, live and learn. That would be a definite "do-over" as far as my wedding goes (groom also, but that is another story....)
post #8 of 79
I hated my cake too! I was also before my days of cake decorating. I wanted tiny dots and small borders on it, and she might as well have taken M&M's and put them all over my cake... at least some pearls would have been nice! icon_biggrin.gif My mom knew the lady and she was paying for it, so she ordered it for me, which probably was the biggest mistake! I gave her a picture, but she didn't get it. And then, the flowers that were to go on my cake were dead the morning of my wedding, so that was another fiasco... oh my... hopefully I won't ruin someone's wedding cake memories!
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post #9 of 79
I can see why people do not like their wedding cakes.... mostly when the people making then do not listen to what you "the bride" wants.


But.....


I loved, loved my wedding cake.... my Mom made it for me and it was perfect! We had a Fairy Wedding and she made three floating cakes, had the stands made to look like crystal, she covered the cakes in fondant and did almost like a stucco look with the disco dust, place fresh beautiful flowers on top and had a fairy that model each one of my children sitting on top of each cake.... It was BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT! I loved it!
post #10 of 79
I didn't hate mine, but it was soooo tiny. I have made birthday cakes bigger! It was three tiers, I'm guessing a 6, 8 and 10, but it was short. I was expecting a tall cake, and it was I guess about 9 inches tall or so. Two layers each.
post #11 of 79
I can see why people do not like their wedding cakes.... mostly when the people making then do not listen to what you "the bride" wants.


But.....


I loved, loved my wedding cake.... my Mom made it for me and it was perfect! We had a Fairy Wedding and she made three floating cakes, had the stands made to look like crystal, she covered the cakes in fondant and did almost like a stucco look with the disco dust,
place fresh beautiful flowers on top and had a fairy that model each one of my children sitting on top of each cake.... It was BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT! I loved it!
post #12 of 79
I loved my cake it was all ivory with polka dot piped on. Except I didn't even think at the time to add flowers. Mine were gerber daisies which would've looked so cute. But I wasn't a decorator yet, so I didn't even think about it. Now going back on it now, it looks sooooo naked.
post #13 of 79
I didn't hate my cake really. This was before I got into decorating so I really didn't have a clue what I wanted and I was a little overwhelmed with all of the pictures in her book to choose from so I just picked one! lol I'm a dork I know. Oh well, live and learn!! Jessieb that cake you picked was Gorgeous!!!! Would have loved to have had THAT cake!
Have a great day.... and pass it on!!~~Charlotte
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Have a great day.... and pass it on!!~~Charlotte
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post #14 of 79
I got married at 19, I had no idea how to plan a wedding so I didn't. I let my mom and MIL plan the whole thing, I picked the colors, my dress and the bridesmaids dresses and that was it. My wedding cake was made by my MIL (not a perfessional cake decorator). It turned out alright, I liked it at the time. It was a basic 3 tiered cake, with white buttercream (not perfectly smooth) and real pink roses on it. Like I said I liked it at the time, but now I see the wedding cakes on here and wish my husband and I could married all over again so I could have one of those cakes icon_rolleyes.gif .
Heck I would like to get married to my hubby again so I could plan the whole wedding, this time in my vision. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #15 of 79
Hi,
When I got married, having a cake wasn't that important to me. Shocking isn't it? In fact, my dh picked out the cake. The entire cake was a dummy cake that we rented. We had a plain white with custard filling and bc icing as a kitchen cake that was served.

What was I thinking?????
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