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Maria, I've made several *grooms* cakes for informal weddings---
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Posted to Thread #29641 at 9:56 pm on May 21, 2017
didn't want the stress producing a photo-worthy official "official wedding cake."
Here's a few things I noticed: each layer should be 3" to 4" larger in size. I made a 10" + 8" +6" tiered cake and there just wasn't enough room for fancy decorative touches. It's doable, but not my favorite look. I have a lovely book called "Wedding Cakes" by Mich Turner and hers are typically 6" + 9" + 12". For smaller cakes with ribbon or painted details only, she'll stack 4" + 6" + 8".
You build each cake on its own cakeboard and then set that on a 1/2" board that is covered with fondant matching the cake and ribbon matching either the fondant color (white/ivory/etc) or the wedding color scheme. That way you can either set the tier directly on the stabilizing dowels or on raised pillars if you want to put fresh flowers between layers or on fake fondant colored smaller tiers. That last is my least favorite. Something about the proportion never looks right to me (to have a larger cake tier sitting on top of a smaller one.
The birthday cakes you made for your neighbor twins were nicer than some bakery wedding cakes around here.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
Other messages in this thread:
- 29641. Has anyone made a wedding cake? Like a tiered layer cake wedding cake? How did it go? - MariaDNoCA - 5:11pm on 05/21/17 (13)
- Maria, I've made several *grooms* cakes for informal weddings--- - MarilynFL - 9:56pm on 05/21/17
- Also I emailed you (gmail account) a large 5M pdf file with wedding cakes. [NT] - MarilynFL - 10:38am on 05/22/17
- Yes, I've made a few and you've got the gist of it. Marilyn has good ideas [NT] - cheezz - 4:00pm on 05/22/17
- My grandmother and I made my wedding cake the day before my wedding - Melissa Dallas - 9:07pm on 05/22/17
- Rose Levy Beranbaum has a buttercream icing that she claims holds up in humid weather. - MarilynFL - 2:48pm on 05/23/17
- In addition to the great points others made, keep in mind the weight of the finished product - LisainLA - 4:41am on 05/23/17
- LisainLA is so right.! - daricem - 6:31pm on 05/23/17
- Yes my thought would be to assemble it on site — I fear transport. [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 7:44pm on 05/23/17
- And depending on how high the tiers, there may even be platforms within - Charley - 12:10pm on 05/29/17
- Once assembled, whittle a dowel to a point and push thru center of cake - cheezz - 10:41pm on 05/23/17
- ...and, bonus points, you're now armed should you be attacked by vampires. [NT] - MarilynFL - 2:58pm on 05/24/17
- So true! And at weddings...you just never know what relatives might show up :) [NT] - cheezz - 5:36am on 05/25/17
- ha! [NT] - MarilynFL - 7:26pm on 05/25/17