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post #31 of 262
I think sugar bells should be on the way back in--In the sense of what's old is new. Sugarbells rock. Large, small, all kinds. Meet me at the church on time. Churches have bells. Work with me here people.

I think that's gonna be a trend someday.

Once again good thing I stay safe in within the confines of the bookshelves and small coffee shop n the little store I get to manage.

I've been in and out of cake deco due to burn out. So I was out of cakin' at the time all the decorative fountains came in for our homes & stuff--the yard sale fodder that is on tables outdoors all across the land now that came out a few years ago. Well I was pissed that cool fountains were out and I am still amazed that nobody much made cool cakes with those.

I still see those cloud/fog maker dealies--It takes all of my will power not to snatch one up and design a cake!
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post #32 of 262
Brings back memories of my first wedding. I too had the stairs and the fountain with blue water. At the time, it was beautiful, and I received many compliments on it. I opted not to go with the wedding people and had doves on the staircases and topper. What's funny is you can still buy that same topper. icon_lol.gif Michaels, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby all have it available. I personally hate the tuk n ruffle. I just don't get it. I suppose there is a place for it, but it just seems so dated. As for the foutains, I've had many brides request fountains, and I talked them out of it. There was only one bride that stood firm. The pic is in "My Photos". I thought it turned out well and doesn't have the 80's look to it. I've had brides request that particular cake, but I suggest doing the top three tiers without the fountain.
post #33 of 262
Unless I was doing an architectural model-type cake, I will not 'do' stairs on a cake.
I was at the cake supply store last week and their ante-room was chock-a-block w/the plastic bridesmaids/groomsmen and stairs and I had to control my gag reflex.
As for the fountain aspect...if they wanted a water feature, have that somewhere else (like their home?!), the cake is the thing, and I prefer my 'special effects' to be of the edible variety.
The thing that I think is the most gag-tacular would be the 'country & western' rope heart topper w/the lil' cowgirl bride and cowboy groom...and I am from Texas...and all of the requisite ruffles and ribbon associated. Oh, and the teddy bear 'couples' make me spew, too. Is this a wedding of grown ups or a party at a pre-school??? Honestly.
Okay, off to work on a ballet-themed birthday cake for my aunt! icon_smile.gif
Peace out - and let's be careful out there...just say "NO!!!" to tuk-n-ruffle and stairs and...
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post #34 of 262
A cake with a fountain was top of the line back a generation n a half ago.

Tuk n ruffle does softly nauseate me though, makes my food come back in my mouth erp.

AND OMG I went to help a fellow caker recently while she was recovering from some health issues and she still used it. Cahhhn't breathe, legs weak, aghhh hhh.

While I am shamefully guilty of using it when I first started I most always used real lace trim from the fabric store.
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post #35 of 262
Thanks, indydebi. That photo just made me laugh! I can't imagine a bride coming to me today and asking for a cake like that! I can just imagine all the big-haired 80's girls walking past that cake and saying how "it's like so totally awesome."
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post #36 of 262
All this has me trying to think back 30 years icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif ago to the cake from my wedding but for the life of me I can not remember anything about the cake. It was the best bachelorette party the night before icon_lol.gif Now I will have to go look for the wedding photos since out anniversary is in Oct and would like to copy it now that I can do cakes.

I dont remember much about the plans for my wedding finally just gave up when my mother kept changing everything. Nice that the brides now a days have an idea what they like and usually dont bring mom to the tasting or to pick out the cake.

I have only made 5 wedding cakes and all just gave me a color scheme and what type of flowers and how many tiers and square or round. Then they just let me do it and have all been pleased so far. I always ask for one of the invitations also to try and incorporate anything from that.

Most ones I do are for friends and they need less stress and are on a budget. Since I just do for friends and family and donate cakes to a childrens charity.

Off to go find my wedding pics to check out the cake!!!
post #37 of 262
You are all tooo funny!!
post #38 of 262
All I have to say is "Have you seen The Wedding Singer?" with Adam Sandler. I love the movie, especially the music, but every wedding has the big cake, everything is color cordinated right down to the groomsmens royal blue ties!! I was a child of the 80's, but yes, what were we thinking??!!

My BFF was the first one of us to get married and her wedding was teal and peach and she had a huge cake with the fountain and stairs with little bridesmaids and groomsmen. At the time it was cool. I got married 5 years later and by then, those big cakes had made their way out!! Just think what we'll be doing 5 years from now.
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post #39 of 262
A lot of brides STILL order these horrid fountain and stairs cakes! And Wilton STILL SELLS Tuk n Ruffle and fountains and stairs...oh my! Why, oh why? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
post #40 of 262
why does Wilton hate us? icon_wink.gif
(of course, I only use their tips/couplers, goodness knows their fondant is worse by far than even the stairs...the plastic attendants prob taste better!)
LOL!
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post #41 of 262
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Originally Posted by amia1024

A lot of brides STILL order these horrid fountain and stairs cakes! And Wilton STILL SELLS Tuk n Ruffle and fountains and stairs...oh my! Why, oh why? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif



Because they understand their cake IS the Grand Centerpiece of their reception? And they want something that stands high and proud over the festivities? And in their opinion a little 3-tier stacked squatty looking cake doesn't cut it? icon_confused.gif
post #42 of 262
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by amia1024

A lot of brides STILL order these horrid fountain and stairs cakes! And Wilton STILL SELLS Tuk n Ruffle and fountains and stairs...oh my! Why, oh why? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif



Because they understand their cake IS the Grand Centerpiece of their reception? And they want something that stands high and proud over the festivities? And in their opinion a little 3-tier stacked squatty looking cake does doesn't cut it? icon_confused.gif



The true grand centerpiece is the Bride! thumbs_up.gif And you can still have a big cake and not have stairs, fountains etc.
post #43 of 262
Hmmm... I'm still getting lots of requests for pillars, or fresh flowers between the tiers. icon_rolleyes.gif

Usually brides bring me a Martha Stewart clipping, with the 3 stcked tiers, and then I show them how it would look (using cake pans). I also ask how high the ceiling is in the hall/hotel room. Usually 10, 11 feet. They usually like to add some height to the cake. I usually hide the pillars behind the fresh flower arrangement.

I find the direct stacked look would be lovely (and proportional) for a restuarant reception, but we still seem to have these 150 -200 people-sized receptions up here. People will be looking across the hall some 30, 40 feet, and want to make sure the cake is noticable.

I also agree-- any style can be dated (even, dare I say, some of today's).

What's classic on a cake is also classic on people. Minimizing lots of food color dye (or, eye make-up and hairspary), emphasizing hand-made sugar work over plastic (same goes with jewelry!), and using fresh flowers -- these are classic looks that never goes out of style.

But, hey, if we didn't get the trend setters, we'd have a more boring world, I suppose! thumbs_up.gif
post #44 of 262
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But, hey, if we didn't get the trend setters, we'd have a more boring world, I suppose! thumbs_up.gif



And less stuff to make fun of!

If you want a timeless wedding, pick a classic cake, dress etc!
post #45 of 262
Maybe a good thread would be for everyone to post pictures of them with their wedding cakes - if the picture was taken at least a decade ago.

I got married in 1989 when my hair was bigger than my waistline! Of course I had the the beaded headband with the toile pouf on the back of my head. Permed hair with the "rooster tail" bangs! Fitted, very beaded dress and a bow bigger than my butt.

However, my cake was pretty understated. The bottom two tiers were stacked and the top tier was separated by pillars. I think the pillars had cherubs on them. I never could decide on a cake topper. Instead, my friend who was also my florist, decorated the entire cake, including the top, in the same flowers used in my HUGE cascading bouquet that gave me carpal tunnel by the end of the day. I think it weighed more than me!

Oh, and I can't forget to mention the bridesmaids' teal, drop waisted, taffeta dresses! Aaaggghhh!!!

I just might start the thread myself. Gotta dig out the pics first and scan a couple. No image CDs back then!
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