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How to do these tiers?

post #1 of 24
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I have an inquiry for this cake - just the top 3 round tiers for 60 people. Are those lace molds? They don't want it as elaborate but the look and feel of the cake.

And will a 10/6/4 size work good for 60 people?

Please suggest what can be done. Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 24
Hmmmm...the Royal Wedding cake!....It looks to be a combination of piping, molds and gum paste flowers. It will be beautiful!! Be sure and post pics of it when you get it done.
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post #3 of 24
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omg.. I totally didn't realize it was the Royal wedding cake! However, they don't want it as elaborate or detailed... any idea on doing the top three tiers in a cost-effective way to get a similar look and feel?
post #4 of 24
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Saw some close up pics on this link http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2011/04/royal-wedding-the-royal-weddin.html

So the top tier can be ivory fondant with piped royal icing detail, middle tier has ivory gumpaste flower sprays and bottom is furled gumpaste leaves and small blossoms and some piping... am I on the right track? thank you!!

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post #5 of 24
yes, that's what it looks like to me too....lol, not sure what that fuzzy thing is on top of the pineapple on the second tier tho!!
the third tier has a lot of Lily of the Valley which are pretty easy to make, a small ball on a hooked wire then a tiny blossom on top of that with some tiny stamens in the blossom then wire each flower together when dried.

as for cake sizes, here is a link that might help you...

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm
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post #6 of 24
the top layer looks like it could be brush embroidery....
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post #7 of 24
That fuzzy thing looks like a thistle to me,with threads (stiffened) for the top. But it could be something else. It looks like the decorator used artistic licsense with the flowers to get the looks she wanted.

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post #8 of 24
the second tier flowers are the rose (for England), the thistle and bluebell (for Scotland) and the daffodil (for Wales)
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post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
thanks for the input!! Yes, first tier looks like brush embroidery. I'll do simpler flower sprays than the pineapple thistle etc... not sure about sizes though...

I follow the Wilton serving charts and a 10in serves 42, 8in servs 28 and 6in serves 12.

So will 10/6/4 work good for 60 servings?
post #10 of 24
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And I quoted $240 for a similar cake for 60 servings... they approved it just now and will pay deposit. Does the price sound about right? Thank youuu!
post #11 of 24
fcakes, In reading the Earlene Moore page about cake sizes she found that the Wilton sizes are somewhat off so she created a sheet that shows what size tiers serve what number of ppl....she also gives an explanation of what the columns on her sheet mean. Check it out!!


http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm
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post #12 of 24
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thanks ladij153 icon_smile.gif I'll look up her chart as well... she doesn't have a 4in size.... and I thought most caterers follow the Wilton chart as the industry standard....
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by southerncross

the second tier flowers are the rose (for England), the thistle and bluebell (for Scotland) and the daffodil (for Wales)


...and the shamrock for Northern Ireland.

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post #14 of 24
Shanter...as a daughter of Falls Road, I guess I refuse to acknowledge any allegiance to the butcher's apron...even the use of the shamrock!
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post #15 of 24
Take a look at the article in the Daily Mail for some of Fiona Cairns hints. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381944/Royal-Wedding-cake-Kate-Middleton-requested-8-tiers-decorated-900-flowers.html

Then go and borrow Fiona Cairns recent book for more info.

Might I suggest that you choose other flowers, as these ones have heraldic significance. Choose flowers from the bride's bouquet all in ivory, or choose her favourites, that way the cake will be hers instead of a knockoff.
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