Post # 1
Just had to share because I am always freaking out about what there is left to do… so that’s one less thing! We’re doing chocolate cake with bavarian cream filling and buttercream (yuk! sorry!) frosting. I still don’t know if it will be big enough to maybe do a vanilla layer, since we have so long before we know how many people are coming.. but I’m glad it’s done, and it ended up being about $2.60 a slice and will look like this:
I am wondering though: since we’re marrying out of state, should we bother with a cake stand? The bakery doesn’t have them for rent or whatever. I am not thrilled with the idea of taking one with us… maybe I could buy one cheaply up there? I don’t know. I do like the look of it…
I also remembered that my mom has an old teak one from Japan, with a cover. Obviously the cover is unnecessary but would a wood one look ‘weird’ for a wedding? It looks like this: (I”m thinking it might actually work well with the cherry blossom cake)..
Post # 3
Do you need a cakestand?
While I think either would be lovely, I don’t know if you actually need one. I spent so many hours looking for the perfect cake stand that met our bakers specifications because she said we needed when when we met her. I just double checked to make sure it was large enough and now she said we don’t need it with the design of our cake! I wasted all the time and stressed over it for nothing. I would ask if they thought you really needed it, then decided if YOU really needed it.
Post # 4
I know how you feel. I was extremely happy when we booked ours.
I think your mom’s cake stand would be awesome with your cake, and it would be your something borrowed 🙂
And I bet your mom would be ecstatic and honored, if you asked her.
Post # 5
Thanks, I am now thinking that if we leave the top at home it wouldn’t be too big or difficult to bring along. I guess I need to double check on the measurements and all…
Post # 6
I think the bottom of your mom’s cake stand/plate would look awesome with your cake too!!!
Post # 7
Beautiful cake! We didn’t have a cakestand, I wouldn’t bother with it unless you really want one.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
Oo, I love the idea of using the wood one!
Post # 9
I think the wood one would be beautiful, but I’m not sure I’d want to deal with traveling with that and everything else you’ll need to bring. The cake is pretty enough that it will look good without a stand too.
Post # 10
I love cakestands and always think that a cake looks a little sad without one to present it. I don’t think which one matters too much though.