I'm still pretty newish here, and new to cakes, I've only been working with decorated cakes for about a year or so. The cake that I'm putting up for review is the first ever tiered wedding cake I've done. I'd love any feedback or helpful tips!
Thanks a lot!
Can someone review this cake: http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3192633/a/3456032/black-and-white-striped-cake-with-pink-bow-leopard-print-cake-on-the-inside-like-us-on-facebook-https-www-facebook-com-sweetshopandbakery/ Our first attempt at leopard print inside the cake.
Haha, they're real!
@rachelcak3s I love the design of the cake but the bulging on the middle tier is quite obvious, might want to watch out for that next time. I also really like the bows, very cute! And personally, I would have used smaller letters for the name. Your flowers are also really nice!
Very cute design...I know you were having some trouble with bulging. I am going to disagree with a previous comment, you should be icing your cakes with the regular amount of icing on them...not to thin or you will see lumps and bumps.
You could try to cut down on the amount of filling to keep it from coming out or making sure your filling is pretty stiff, then adding a little liquid when you need to ice your cakes if you are using the same filling for the icing.
Also, once you fill your cakes, crumb coat and wrap in plastic. Top with another cake round and put a dinner plate on it. Allow that to sit at room temp for a long while..I do mine at night so they are ready for the morning. Put in fridge in AM until your cake is firm. Ice. Refrigerate (or freeze for an hour or so) and put on your fondant. You can experiment leaving cakes out of the cold to see if they are still slumping. If not, you've solved your problem.
I like taller tiers, they look more "regal" and give you more room to put on pretty decorations!
I like the height of your letters. If the tier was taller, I don't think they'd look too big then. I might even have outlined them with a string of fondant (if you don't have a clay extruder (I love my green one from JoAnn's), they are amazing for thick or thin string borders, rope borders, etc. They are fairly inexpensive (I think under $10-15 and you can always get a coupon), and the amount of time it saves you, it's well worth the money.
I would probably have made the letters ahead and allowed them to dry and attached with some melted candy melts.
I love your bows!
And I mentioned before about the board. I would seriously worry that the thin board would collapse if you had to move it around, or at the very least, mess up your decorations/fondant.
Great cake...fun colors and print!
And sorry if I already mentioned some of these things...my memory STINKS!