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post #16 of 37

........wrap saran wrap tightly around the exposed cake, and leave it on until the last possible minute, then spritz with a soaking syrup.........

 

How many of us are at a reception to do this ^^?   Usually many of us have more than one delivery per day and cannot be there. 

I turned down severl request - talked others into covering them w/a thin coat of  piping gel.

post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by kakeladi View Post

........wrap saran wrap tightly around the exposed cake, and leave it on until the last possible minute, then spritz with a soaking syrup.........

 

How many of us are at a reception to do this ^^?   Usually many of us have more than one delivery per day and cannot be there. 

I turned down severl request - talked others into covering them w/a thin coat of  piping gel.


I meant delivery time, not serving time. I'm often delivering 4 or 5 cakes on a Saturday, I'm not there to serve cake. I just leave it wrapped until it's delivered and set up, then either brush or spray on the syrup, depending on the design.

I'll time it out so that delivery is as close to reception start time as possible, and won't take the order if it has to sit out all day, it's something I obviously take into consideration when I plan my schedule.

 

I make my syrups very thick, and apply them warm, once cooled the texture is comparable to piping gel.

post #18 of 37
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I think your cake is really pretty, and has that homey feel...but I'm still not sold on the idea. If you are going to pay the same price as a actual wedding cake, why not get a cake like my best friend's wedding cake? She had a 3 tier with BC in the messy style...very nice and very homey looking.

 

I guess what I'm saying is that this fad is not for everyone...and not for me for sure!

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post #19 of 37

It should be totally a preference thing and not a cost thing! If someone is charging a lot less, chances are they aren't doing it right :)

People are allowed to not like them, lol, that's why there are so many decorating styles out there! Or in this case, lack thereof :P

I actually took mine out of my portfolio, because I got a lot of confused comments from people, mostly from men.

post #20 of 37
Thank you. I actually agree with you and in my opinion " cake is just the vehicle to get icing in my mouth". This is the first "naked" cake I made. The bride really didmt care dor icing much and has gone to every bakery and been told no. When I hear that others won't so aomething I take it as a challenge.
For.me, I charged the same because delivery scared the poo out of me. I didn't know if it would be as structurally sound as a regular cake
post #21 of 37
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I'm still in the research phase of my business, and I have come to the conclusion that I will try everything at least once...just to see if I can. And scrumdiddly...just like a man to be confused about art....hahahaha

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post #22 of 37
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It is actually my favourite way to serve carrot cake, and how I do all my gingerbread and apple cakes, I think I have a picture of one of those, I will see if I can dig it up.

Like this pic, it looks so homey and comforting to me for some reason.

 

(I did NOT make this, just similar to how I do mine)

http://thecakeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/vintage_book_paper_flower.jpg

 

One thing I always do is bake the cakes an inch bigger than I need them, and use an agbay to cut both the top and bottom off, so I can carve them well and no brown bits show. I would ever do one without a really good leveler though.

I like the drizzle over the top. It "finishes" it off a little more.

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post #23 of 37

I had no idea what a Naked Cake was and when I saw the pictures, I think it is pretty neat idea... :)

post #24 of 37
Thread Starter 

That is very true, but that looks more like a dessert cake to me when it's finished like that.

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post #25 of 37

I like the look of them. I am also one of those people that don't like a lot of frosting on a cake so I generally shave some of he outside icing anyway unless I made the cake. So this is right up my alley. 

post #26 of 37

I wouldn't charge a penny less for that look.

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post #27 of 37
I just had couple come in last week to book one of those. I charged the same price as any other cake I would do. I am looking forward to doing it. Their colors are purple and red so it will be Red ( Strawberry with red coloring) on bottom, Red w/ Purple ( Red velvet with the cream cheese tinted purple) in the middle, and Purple (blueberry tinted purple) on top. It will be accented with red/ purple berries and figs. I think it will look beautiful!
post #28 of 37
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I really hope that it looks lovely...I would love to see it when it get done!

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post #29 of 37

The cakes will dry out if not covered with icing!! That's your name do you really want it to be associated with a dry cake? Not me.
 

post #30 of 37
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The cakes will dry out if not covered with icing!! That's your name do you really want it to be associated with a dry cake? Not me.
 

Not really. Simple syrups will keep it moist. As will storing it in the proper way. There are plenty of ways to keep it from drying out. 

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