Post # 1
I am having a family friend to do my cake wedding cake (I’ve seen what she can do and they’re great). The only thing is that she told me to do 3 tiers square cake like I want… it will make it difficult to cut proper servings. She said she could have pillars in between each later to eliminate that problem, but I’m not so sure I like the look of pillars.
Is there a “trick” to easily cutting the cake that I’m not aware of?
Post # 3
Who will be serving teh cake? I would actually think a square cake is easier to cut.
Post # 4
I’m not sure I understand why a square cake is difficult to cut? The two of you cut the first ceremonial piece, then it’s taken back to the kitchen/prep area/whatever, the layers are separated, and cut into pieces for the guests. The same you would do with a round cake, but the pieces would be more uniform since your cake is square. I’m confused…. ?
Post # 5
with my past experience as a wedding planner, I think she is talking about the pillars taking space within the cake and not being able to serve those pieces. To eliminate that problem just have her make you a sheet cake. Just an FYI so many people don’t eat wedding cake anymore. Get the cake you want, they can always cut a sheet cake in the back and serve it.
Post # 6
I made my roomate’s wedding cake and will be making my own. She did not want pillers, so I put each tier on a peice of cardboard cut to fit the tier and wrapped in plastic. When they cut her cake for serving, they just removed each tier and smoothed out the icing before sectioning it up. Everyone ate the cake, it was gone by the end of the night 🙂 I think people are more likely to eat it if they know it was made by a friend or family member. It makes it seem a little more personal 🙂
Post # 7
I’m a bit confused too so maybe I’m off but I don’t know how its a problem. At the weddings I’ve been to, the bride and groom do their ceremonious cutting of the cake, then it gets taken to the kitchen and the staff cuts/serves it. So they just do what they do and you don’t even have to worry about it.
Post # 8
We had a 4 tiered square cake without pillars it was just fine. After we cut the cake, the service staff came out and cut everything. If there are dowels in the cake from the layers above, they can removed them or cut around them.
Post # 9
We had both square and circle tiers and had no problem with either. I do think you get more servings out of a circle or something like that but it didn’t matter to me.
Post # 10
Thanks Rosiebear. Sorry I confused everyone. Obviously I’m new at this. My friend just make it sound like it would be difficult to remove each tier to cut and serve the cake. It will be another friend that will probably serve. (Very small and very simple wedding)! Anyway… think my question has been answered.