Tiered Fake Cake

Decorating By roxie007 Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 1:05pm by Chasey

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roxie007 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 5:01pm
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Doing a tiered fake cake for my first time..i have covered cake dummies with fondant before so I am not worried about that, however the bride has requested a slice of real cake in the bottom tier, for the cake cutting ceremony.

I was going to just slice out a piece of the styrofoam, and place a slice of real cake in place of it...can anyone give me some tips on this??

She has sent a pic of a gorgeous cake (attached) for inspiration - i have let her know that I cannot (and won't) replicate someone elses work, but I will keep it to a similar theme (eyelet lace, pearls, etc..)

Would also love some tips on getting the scalloped edges along the bottom.....

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mamawrobin Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:22pm
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Why not make the bottom tier real cake?? I've done that before and used dummies for the other tiers...but I've never "cut a slice out" of the dummy and inserted real cake. I'm curious now if anyone has ever done that.

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janeoxo Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:38pm
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I agree, bottom tier all cake. Seems a lot of messing about and you still got to bake cake to get the slice,and I assume you charging for the wastage? So therefore they might as well have a real tier and have something for them and their guests to eat.

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mocakiss86 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:45pm
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I agree or keep the bottom fake and have them cut a upper tier for the picture. It doesn't matter for a picture and no one will remember which layer was cut. Most of my brides and grooms cut higher up anyway, rarely ever the bottom tier. Hope this helps.

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Chasey Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 1:05pm
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So true! We cut the middle tier for the pictures. I think making a tier that size would be agreeable to the bride and easy enough for you instead of making a larger bottom tier real.

Did she think she would only be paying for one slice of cake plus the dummy tiers? icon_lol.gif

Just don't let her cut the top one! That always confuses me when couples slice into that top one. I feel like screaming NO! that is for the first anniversary...as if the caterer made a mistake when she guided them to cut that one. icon_razz.gif (I know not everyone saves that tier. But I'm traditional!)

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