End to a loooong saga...
7 tier cake (though bottom two are dummies). First attempt at royal icing and stringwork. I think it turned out great despite the long drive (ended up being 3 1/2 hours), long set up (again, 3 1/2 hours), being out of town with 5 young kids, being a bridesmaid in the Wedding and being undersupported by certain family members. I'm proud of how it turned out despite all that.
The Bride and Groom seemed thrilled with it! And my biggest supporters (world's greatest husband, dad and step mom) , completely made me feel proud of myself.
Glad it's over, glad I did it ~ and especially glad that I was able to make my sisters Dream Cake!
Thanks for all the support last week when I was having trouble feeling left out aof wedding preparations and feeling completely underappreciated!
Just out of curiousity...in your area, what would you charge for this...
18", 16" dummies, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6" double layer cakes (different flavors) all with fillings. Fondant covered, royal icing decorations. Just for curiousity sake...I'm not planning one like this for awhile.
Shocked and Speechless
I'll comment when I pick my teeth up off the floor.
No idea what you'd charge, but had to say "WOW!!!" That is a fabulous cake. Your sister must have been thrilled beyond words. Well done you!
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! This is certainly and unbelievable cake and a very very lucky sister to have received this cake as a gift. I loved all the details!! you really outdid yourself
WOW... that is amazing... Great job!!!!
Im curious on how you doweled it for support??? With that many cakes, I would freak out...
HOLY COW!!!! Now that's one spectacular cake!!!
I have no idea how much but I'm pretty sure you'll be making big bucks for all the time and effort. That is such a labor of love. I read your original post and I'm glad things worked out. Congratulations!!
wow what an amazing job.....Im so happy for you!!! and to think I was so proud of my measly little 3 tier 1st wedding cake this weekend.. boy did you put me to shame!!!LOL This is magnificant... great string work.. Im so glad it all worked out for you. Im sure when everyone saw this you were underappreciated NO MORE!!! Congratulations..
Silent Awe!! I know you can't hear that or read it or that matter! Wow, I really am struggling to find the right words...magnificant! What a great cake!!!!!!!!!!!
Your cake is absolutely gorgeous. I hope the bride and groom appreciate the hard work that went into that cake. You are to be commended.
I don't know how much to charge but, I would charge no less than 5-7 dollars per serving for a cake like that. JMO
Your cake turned out GREAT..... what a wonderful job you did on it ! Please tell us that you FINALLY got to enjoy the wedding !
Here in Massachusetts the average cost of a buttercream cake is $3 per serving and fondant is between $4-$5 per serving. I'm in a suburb, and Boston runs a few dollars higher.
I'm not sure what the charge is for the two dummy cakes, but there is indeed a charge because your skill and time in decorating them was equal to that of the edible cake.
This IS a dream cake. Congratulations on such an outstanding achievement!
I remember reading your thread from last week.
Your cake is beautiful! Jaw dropping!!!
Well done! Especially as it's your first time with RI - you would never have known!
That cake is so beautiful. I would not know what to charge for it, but it looks like you spent so much time on it. Your sister is very lucky. Try not to dwell on any of the unsupportive people. It appears that the main thing is that she loved it and you have talent!!!! If you can make that cake, you should have the confidence to get right out there and make some money!
And, in the meantime, you will always have special memories of making your sister's dream cake! Great job! It is totally gorgeous!
Holy cow - that is amazing. You should be VERY proud of yourself for this!!
Absolutely stunning to behold! I bet your sister was just gushing at how wonderful and special she must've felt for you to contribute this lovely beauty to her day.
Here it is 2.50 a slice for b/c 3.50 for fondant.
The dummies are priced the same as if they were to be cut like cake.
Same time for decorating and stacking it, just because you can't eat that part doesn't mean it's cheaper.
If anyone had a problem with your needing time to complete this rather than "wedding party" type stuff I'm sure they ate their words when they saw that masterpiece.
It's absolutely stunning! You should be so proud!
All I can say is WOW!!!
...so, according to Earlene's chart, thats 163 people it should feed....if you were to charge 7 bucks a serving....thats 1141!!!!
I would definately say that was about a thousand dollar cake!!!
HOLY COW!!! Amazing and beautiful!!
I remember reading your post about feeling left out about the wedding and the hard time your family was giving you. I hope you served your family some "humble pie" along with the wedding cake.
I am just amazed!!!!!!!!!! I can't get over how huge it is.
Words are just escaping me right now.
I'm sorry I have never sold a wedding cake.... but it would be alot!!!!!!!!
Wow. That's amazing. I haven't done a cake that is more then two tiers. I can't imagine the work that went into that. I wouldn't charge less than $700. Did you do this as a gift to your sister?
OMG, that cake is absolutely gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job on it! You should be very proud of yourself.
Absolutely stunning, she must have been thrilled.
Wow , Wow , and Wowzer!!!!!!! Great Job!!!!!
That is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job with this cake.
BEAUTIFUL you did an amazing job. WOW!!!!!!!!!
I am speechless . That is awesome , beyond words.
Your cake is beauitful. Be proud , be very,very proud
It's absolutely Amazing! It's just a WOW cake!
I am soo glad that the end everyone was happy especially YOU! I know it was a hard week and I am sure you are glad it's over!
Congrats on a FABULOUS cake!
OMG!! I am speechless! Your cake is stunning. I am so happy that the Bride and Groom were thrilled with your cake.
How did you dowel such a large cake?
Great job! Cake looks awesome!