Advice-Wedding Cake?!

Decorating By angelbaby612 Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 1:20am by kandu001

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angelbaby612 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 4:48pm
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Hey y'all. I need some advice on a possible wedding cake. I have never done one before and I'm very nervous at the possibility because it is not for family. It is for someone my dad works with. The picture she sent him is below. She wants 'pale fall colors' I know I can do it, but I don't know if my work is good enough for a wedding cake. Please help me!!

P.S. She said it is a small wedding. She is not sure what sizes she would need.

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Jayde Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 10:55pm
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Sweetie if you know that you can do it then go for it! I am not sure what it is that you are asking, so I will cover your basics.

Start with a contract - This is important! Make sure that you get the flavors that the bride wants and any design elements written down so that no mistakes are made.

Here is Earlene's cake serving chart, this is where you would get your servings amounts:

Decide on silk, real, or GP flowers - If you decide to do GP, start at least 2 weeks in advance, making those flowers or leaves.

Make a decision on fondant or BC

Practice your scroll work between now and the wedding. Practice makes perfect!

Invest in the SPS system, if you PM Leahs your address she will email you directions complete with pictures. Its really cheap and totally worth it!

Two good articles to read before you take any wedding cake orders:

I hope I was able to help a little, PM me if you need more help or have other questions.

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SHAQUENNA Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 7:30pm
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thumbs_up.gif hey everyone in the cake buisness has had to once make their first so i say go for it;

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kandu001 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:20am
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When I'm nervous about a cake, especially if it is something that I haven't done before for someone whom I'm not close to, I sometimes do a "practice cake" and of course my hubby doesn't mind eating it up! princess.gif

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