(Closed) Cakes as centerpieces?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think its a great idea! What a yummy centerpiece! *__*

You can never go wrong with two in one ideas and you save money in the process!

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it would look really cute- but i would just want to make sure that you have enough time to be baking cakes a couple of days before the wedding. keep in mind you’ll probably have family in town, be getting your nails done, rehearsal dinner, etc. it might get stressful to have to bake 5 cakes!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

on a cake decorators forum i frequent they were discussing this the other day and there were a few cakers against it but i really liked the idea.

fyi, some of the negatives were that guests at the table didnt realize it was ok for them to cut the cake so some cakes went untouched while other guests felt like they had to barter with other tables to get a cake flavour that they actually liked. oh, and some guest thought it was a mock cake so stuck fingers in it before realizing it was a real cake to be eaten but one caker (she was contracted to do the cakes) said that the bride & groom took the opportunity to visit ever table and cut the cake with that table to this way the got to speak to each guest

me.. i like the idea so goodluck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

thats a great idea. its very unique!!! who knows….you may start a new trend!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My high school BFF did this and when she and her husband were cutting their cake there was an announcement that the oldest married couple at each table should have the honor of cutting their table’s cake. It was really cute. I think there was an (inexpensive) cake server at each table too that was the couple’s to take home at the end of the evening. She made cake stands by flipping over a goblet and using a clear glue to affix a clear plate on top of it too. Underneath the ‘bowl’ part of the goblet was a battery powered tea light so it would glow too.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i think this is such a great idea!! im going to steal it, except i am doing cupcakes!! my only question is, will it look weird to have an empty cake stand on the table after everyone eats? i will probably decorate mine with flowers…but i dont want it to look empty after the cupcakes are all gone!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My favorite MSW feature was of a couple who used cakes as centerpieces. Their cakes were all fondant extravaganza-ness, but I think any cute round cake will have the same AH! effect. I actually prefer the look of homey, delicious buttercreamy cakes to perfect fondant. When I get engaged, this is definitely an idea I may use.

MSW real wedding with cake centerpieces.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Wow, this is such a unique (and money saving!) idea! Please show us pictures if you decide to do it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My friend did cakes as centerpieces.  Flowers were just too expensive for a 300 person wedding.  You can color chocolate icing to a certain extent and you may want to experiment with that.  What are your colors?  You could just add a lot of your color around the cake with flowers or candles so that the brown cake doesn’t take over the color palette.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

mrs m – that is kind of what i thought to, i dont expect people to be sitting at tables after we are done eating, so i dont think it will be an issue for me either!! i want to see your pictures if you decide to do this!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

some pics ive found

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it sounds great!  What about fresh flowers or other decorations to help it tie in to your colors?  Or white chocolate icing?

I love eloping’s mention of cutting the cake with each table too…so sweet!  Good luck, I hope it works out.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I like the idea of cakes.

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