Originally Posted by imagenthatnj
She started asking last year and said the wedding was this fall. So wedding is getting closer. Fall is coming and she's getting closer to making the cake....I think.
On another post she said it was December. And she said she was already 'panicking' in her very first post last August.
I don't really care one way or the other. I've just noticed a lot of 'newbie' posts lately popping up with the same questions over and over...OR they ask stupid questions (and yes, there is such a thing as a stupid question) to get some kind of controversy rolling.
Just thought this one sounded a bit suspicious that's all. But again...I don't care. And OP, since you say you're legit, don't let anyone (including me) get in the way of getting answers if you truly plan on doing this.
However, since you say you're legit I will give you my opinion. Don't do the cake. You don't have enough experience in stacking tiered cakes, you haven't practiced one and you have no idea how arduous and long it takes to do a wedding cake. Why would you want to spend the week before your daughter's wedding....and the NIGHT before worrying about a cake? You'll have guests, family, friends...the rehearsal dinner, etc...all demanding time. It's a special time to share with your daughter and trust me you will be doing nothing but thinking about this cake if you do it.
Oh I know there will be others get on here extolling their experiences with doing their daughter's wedding cake and how wonderful it was...and how you should 'go for it'...but chances are, they had experience in doing more than just lemon sponge cakes. The one and only wedding cake I did crashed in the back seat of my car....and I had plenty of stacking and caking experience! Do you really want to take that chance?
I'm all for taking on challenges, but why would you want to take on something you've NEVER done and risk taking away special moments during the most important time you and your daughter can share just so you can say you made the wedding cake? To me it's not worth it and if you hire someone else to do it, you won't have to panic about it anymore. If you want to do something cake-wise why not do a SMALL 2-tiered cake for the wedding rehearsal dinner? Lots less stress...and your daughter and future son-in-law can 'rehearse' cutting the wedding cake.
Anyway that's my opinion.