Your Wedding Cake

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obitay Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 5:40pm
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I am just curious, but what did YOUR wedding cake look like? Did you design it yourself? Did you completely do it yourself? If you didnt do it yourself, were you still pleased with it?

I am just thinking about my own future wedding cake, and i dont even know where to start!! I wouldn't even know what style to choose, cuase i want it all!!!!

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cakes22 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 6:56pm
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Great question!

Mine was a 3 layer cake, only the top half was real. Fruit cake (yuck) which was still the norm when I got married (17 years ago, yikes!). It was white with flowers cascading down only the front side of the cake. The flowers were coloured to match my bridesmaids dresses, so fusha, pink, light pink, and a couple of orange and yellow as contrast. For my cake topper I had a salt & pepper set of cows dressed in tux & wedding veil. I was into cows back then. I would post a pic, but our photographer got drunk and when we went to cut the cake he was pretty much MIA icon_mad.gif . We had fruit cake slices (1x3) cut and wrapped to give out to guests. I think back and cringe at the fruitcake. My DH's grandmother made the fruitcake & no word of a lie, we have used a wrapped cake as a doorstop!!! icon_lol.gif

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ccr03 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:22pm
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No wedding for me - yet, but I realized last year, that I need to start thinking about it because when the time comes, I'll be more focused on the cake than my dress! (Well, maybe not that much icon_smile.gif )

Anyway, I'm kind of thinking of having three - one that is about me, one that is about him and the third would be about us as a couple.

But then I think, I'm a traditional gal - I simple 5-tiered cake w/roses would be great (like how I say simple)

But then I think, it would be cool to have centerpiece cakes.

THEN I remember - I should probably find the boyfriend first! icon_lol.gif

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sambugjoebear Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:33pm
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My wedding was 7 years ago and a lady from our church did it (looking back at the pics now, I realize how old fashioned it looked).

3 heart tiers suspended over a fountain with 2 bridges on either side going down to connect with 2 sattelite heart cakes. There were 2 other satellite heart cakes along with a double heart cake with our names on it. Each satellite cake had a groomsman and a bridesmaid on top of it. Colors were periwinkle and mint. I actually had to paint the bridesmaid dresses periwinkle bc they didn't match the color that I had picked out.

Looking back, I also realize that I got a heck of a deal- servings was around 150-200 and only cost $180.

If I could have a 2nd chance at creating my wedding cake, I would definately do it.

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aggiechef Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:38pm
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I'm with ccr03. I really should find a boyfriend first before thinking about a wedding cake. icon_rolleyes.gif

The problem is, I've already got mine designed (in my head) down to the exact colors of the flowers. icon_confused.gif

I want a cake that starts with 6 small oval cakes on the bottom, then a 16" round, a 12" round, and 8" round. I want the rounds separated with Wilton's scroll separators, and I want purple calla lillies piled between the ovals. I want it all in buttercream (even though I'm a fondant girl) with reverse shell around the bottom and top of the tiers and the swiss dots on the sides. Haven't decided on the topper yet. I have to leave something for when I actually do get married. icon_wink.gif

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tx_cupcake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:40pm
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Mine was super blah. Three tiered, white fondant (probably Wilton), swiss dots and scrolls with real burnt orange, yellow and red roses on top and cascading down the side. Our cake was included in the price of the venue, so we couldn't complain. I didn't really taste it either, so I can't comment about that. I don't think I ate a bite on my wedding day!

I got married three years ago before I got into cake decorating, so I didn't really know any better! If I knew then what I know now... icon_biggrin.gif

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allie73 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:41pm
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This was my wedding cake, inspired by designs from a few different cakes on here. I did the entire thing myself. It was a coconut cake w/ lime curd filling, and a dark chocolate cake w/ raspberry marscarpone filling. I loved this cake, and so did everyone else!

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Babarooskie Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:49pm
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I just got married Feb. 6th! I was so happy with my cake and it tasted delicious!

We decided to get married on a cruise and had family and friendd sail with us to the Bahamas for 3 days.

Here is the cake:
Chocolate and Vanilla cake with Chocolate Butter cream filling. It was very tasty!

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Ronbob1984 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 7:56pm
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Mine was very simple. 25 years ago I had never heard of fondant, so my sister and I made mine. I took a Wilton class to make RI roses. I did white roses and painted the edges blue(bled down and looked fantastic). I had a tacky white plastic bell for a topper and a ceramic couple between the tiers. (12 and 10 stacked with plastic columns holding up a 6). Look back on it, very dated

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millermom Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:01pm
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I got married almost 18 years ago. My mom made my cake. She is the reason I got into cake decorating.

It was a white chocolate cake and white chocolate buttercream. I think my mom found the recipe in Southern Living Magazine, or something like that.

I shake my head every time I see a mean thread on here about brides who can't afford the price of a wedding cake. While I understand the cost, there is NO WAY I could have ever afforded a cake like this if my mom hadn't been making it! icon_smile.gif

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subaru Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:03pm
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Mine was almost 9 yrs ago.I made it myself. I hadn't found CC yet, and hadn't learned anything about fondant, gumpaste, or any of the fun stuff. It was all buttercream with silk flowers between the tiers.
Here it is:

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__Jamie__ Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by millermom

I shake my head every time I see a mean thread on here about brides who can't afford the price of a wedding cake.


I can't recall ever reading a thread being mean towards someone who couldn't afford a cake. I would hope that wouldn't be tolerated. What steams the brats who have palm trees flown in to a special reception site, spend $50/plate for food, buy a couture wedding dress, and THEN say something ridiculous like "we were only looking to pay 2 or 3 hundred dollars for cake." For the fondant covered, crystal embellished, gold highlighted, ganache filled masterpiece. To feed 250 guests. Gimme a break! Ya know, a scenario like that.

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aggiechef Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:07pm
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millermom - I love the topper on your wedding cake!! I actually love the whole thing, but the topper really caught my eye.

I know I'd never be able to afford the cake I want (see previous post in this thread), but my Mom wants to make my cake for me. She's the reason I got in to cake decorating as well. Gotta love our moms. icon_smile.gif

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TheCakerator Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:08pm
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I loved my wedding cake .. at the time I knew nothing about cakes, just what I wanted mine to look like ... I don't even remember the flavors of the cake, my dh and mom picked them out .. I dont eat cake so I didn't care ... this will be six years old in may ... Oh and I just love the lighter on the back of the table .. ahhahaha

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stsapph Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 8:25pm
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I got married in Oct of 2007. My cake was based off of one from Charm City Cakes- of course! I changed it to match my wedding colors. The bottom and anniversary tiers are vanilla with lemon curd. The second tier is Kalua fudge and the third tier is carrot with cream cheese BC. The Grooms cake was based off of one of my DH's t-shirts. It's a combination of the autobot symbol and the logo from one of the tech sites he visits. Like all southern boys, he wanted red velvet.

It was during the process of planning my wedding that I started to really get into baking as a stress relief, so I did not actually do my cakes. However, the experience really pushed me into decorating.

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rebekahjohnson81 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 10:50pm
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I got married in May 2006, and this was before I became interested in cake decorating. I picked mine out of a book at a local Mexican bakery. I think it was only about $200 for the main wedding cake and the HUGE chocolate cake that came with it. I know now that I was probably waaaaay undercharged. It was delicious and pretty (I love purple so the purple flowers were awesome) but I'd have probably personalized it more and not just pointed at a picture in a book if I had to do it over again.

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gerripje Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 11:10pm
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I didn't have a wedding cake, cause we kinda said one morning, lets get married and did it that day..... It's my 10th anniversary in July, so I think I'll make myself a big honkin beautiful cake!

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jer702 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 11:13pm
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Well i've been married for almost 6 yrs (was married at 19) and since i'm from Vegas we did the normal out here and just got married, no family, friends or cake. Ever since I've dreamed about having the perfect wedding but due to the cost of it, we haven't been able to. Well this Valentine's day, my husband proposed to me (again) and we've decided to actually try and plan the wedding that we always wanted. Now I came across this cake by DenaB and i'm just obsessed with it and definately would love to have this cake for my wedding. Everything about this cake from the color to the design is simply amazing and just perfect.

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Tita9499 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 11:17pm
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Sooo, I was married ten years ago this year and my wedding cake was a 14", 12", 10" and 8". I handpainted the topper (it was couple) because my DH is in the Army and was getting married in his uniform. My bf from cunlinary school and I made the cake.

It was just a plain yellow cake with IMBC filling and icing. We made more than 2 dozen calla lilies to go on top and around the cake. She set it up while I was getting ready for the wedding, so I think it was gorgeous, can't really say 100% because when I got to the reception hall I was greeted by hushed whispers and my bf crying like a baby because... yep, my cake fell and was destroyed.

Thank God for kitchen cakes. Oh! It feels great to relive the good times...excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep.

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staceyzcakes Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
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Hi everyone. My wedding cake was done by a lady in our church at that time. We were married 23 years ago this June. Our wedding cake was a couple of rounds up on pillars with a fountain underneat and satelite cakes with stairs. Bridesmaids on the left set of stairs and groomsmen on the right set. Our colors were peach and teal green. The cake lady messed up the teal and we ended up with brown and peach accents. But other than that it was beautiful. She also did our groom's cake. It was beautiful and delicious. Chocolate with strawberry filling and chocolate buttercream. Several years after we were married I ended up working with her daughter and she told me that her mom said that she really messed up my cake.

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grama_j Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 12:38am
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I've been married twice. At my first wedding, a woman I asked to do my cake wanted to know if she would make something unusual..... well, 45 years ago, putting on a colored flower was "unusual", and cake decorating wasn't even in my vocabulary then.... I said she could do what ever she wanted... I was concerned about the taste ! What she did was make a FREESTANDING wedding bell that fed about 200 people....... I remember being impressed as was everyone at the reception. But I never even got a picture of it........ her husband made a kind of triangle shaped stand with a cross bar at the top from which the bell hung...... I can remember a LARGE dowel rod running from the cross bar right through the cake to a wooden cake board. I have NO idea how she assembled it, but it was BEAUTIFUL...... all white with cascading blue flowers flowing from the top of the bell down the side to the bottom....... She charged me $90.00 ..... did the set up and stayed to cut the cake...... she REALLY wanted to do that cake ! I would KILL for a picture of it now...... sighhhh.... icon_cry.gif

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cakesdivine Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 1:52am
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I designed my wedding cake (first marriage 25 years ago) but didn't bake or decorate it. I did design and decorate the groom's cake, didn't get photos of the grooms cake due to my cousin not knowing to wait until the photographer got there, she just cut & served. I gave all my wedding photos to my kids so no photo of my cake to show. It was pretty, just inedible...LOL!

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indydebi Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:48am
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Made my own 20+ years ago. I was going to buy it, but decided I didn't want to spend that kind of money when I knew I could do it myself much cheaper. I really can't remember, but I'm pretty sure we had a lot leftover. We left the reception in the limo and everyone else cleaned up the leftovers .... I never saw any leftover cake. (DId we save the top tier? I don't remember!)

Psst!! See? I TOLD you I used to be skinny and sexy!

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Tita9499 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:58am
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Woooo!! Hot mama! I am lovin' the lace Debi!!

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nickymom Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:13am
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I didn't have a wedding cake....we didn't have a fancy wedding or anything. boo-hoo-hooo...we've been married for 16 yrs.

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enoid Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:15am
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My cake was three separate tiers. White with pink flowers. Nothing special, I didn't even have a say in what it would look like. icon_cry.gif My cousin's mother-in-law baked cakes asked how many guests and what our colors were. End of consultation, here's your cake. Oh well I'll make my own for our 30th. icon_biggrin.gif

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jammjenks Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:20am
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We were married in 2000 and were the first in our area to have table cakes. We were SEVERLY undercharged. We had a 3-tier cake for pictures and also an 8" cake on each table. Our cake lady charged us $165. icon_eek.gif

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enoid Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:28am
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Wow what a bargain!

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tinygoose Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:31am
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A dear little old lady, I think she was about 150 years old, did mine. She was super sweet, I had no idea about wedding cakes at that point. She handed me her book filled with cake pictures, pretty dummy cakes sat all over her living room. I told her what my colors were and how many people and she told me what cake I was going to get, pretty much. I remember wondering if she was up for the job.

It was lovely, albeit a tinge pink (it was suppose to be ivory w/burgandy flowers). I didn't care, I was so excited that I had this pretty cake. I'm embarressed that she charged me soo little knowing what I know now ($1 a slice) but that is what she asked for. This was 12 years ago. I still love my cake, wouldn't change a thing.

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justgale Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 3:54am
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Debi the first thing I noticed about your picture was your wedding dress. I had to run and check my pictures to see if you were wearing the same one I did. It's slightly diffrent, anyway We just celebrated our 21st anniversary in Feb. My hubby to be was still stationed in Guam and I was with my parents in England. So most of the wedding planning was done by mail and a few middle of the night phone calls. We got married in a small town in Ga. (his hometown, I didn't know anyone there except my parents and my grandma) and we moved to Wa. all within two weeks. No one in town wanted to do the flowers cause it was to close to Valentine's day. There was one bakery in town so they did the cake. We had to go 60 miles or more to find a cake topper and then I didn't like what we ended up with but we were very limited on choices. The cake was beatiful even if it did taste like saw dust, and I saw them delivering it as I was about to start walking down the isle. ( I wasn't nervous until then) at leas the grooms cake was good. Chocolate with sugared grapes.

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