- 6 years ago
So I don’t know if I’m just being crazy, but I really like the idea of having a 2-3 tier gelatin cake instead of a regular bread and frosting cake. But I don’t know if this will really work, for example would it be a mess cutting it? Dothe majority of people not even like gelatin & do people prefer sugary cake? I have seen online other type of wedding cakes, like using rice crispies, donuts, or other things, but none appeal to me aesthetically.
I just like the idea of having something different, and I’m sure people will be “wowed” by it at the party and I imagine it will look soo pretty in pictures. But I don’t know how practical it is realisticaly and if I will be happy eating that on the day of my wedding. (I’m not a huge sugar fan, I’ll eat cake but at parties I never finish one slice. I prefer cheesecake over bread and frosting/fondant). I would also feel pretty bummed if I hear people complaining about geting gelatin instead of cake at a wedding, because I don’t know how strict people are on that tradition & their expectations. P.S. If budget allows, I plan to have a small dessert table with possibly some donuts and marshmallow salad.
I’ve liked ordering these gelatin creations from a girl locally for the past few months, the clear part doesn’t have flavor but the white/yellow layer at the bottom can be any flavor. The flowers are made by injecting gelatin mixture with food coloring with a thin needle.
Here are pictures of the ones I’ve ordered personally to show as example:
What I would imagine doing is having it in 3 tiers (one stacked directly on top of the other), so the largest one on the bottom and a small dome shaped one with one flower on top. They can make any type of flower, so I would have red roses and other mixed flowers in blush, mocha & beige colors, with leaves. And I want to place small & medium sized live flowers around the base of each tier.
Another idea would be to have one tier cake, one tier gelatin, next tier cake, and last tier gelatin. And maybe during the cake cutting have one small slice of each on the guest’s plate? Here’s a picture with that concept, but it would be a different design and without the small gelatins in the middle.
And the third option I’ve come up with is to have a regular wedding cake, and have mini single flower gelatins in mini plastic wine glasses on a dessert table or just next to the cake either for people to grab on their own as a snack or to pass out with a slice of cake. It would be like this picture below but with the smaller one on the bottom.
Which idea would you like as a bride, and which would you like as a guest? Any suggestions? Has anyone had a gelatin wedding cake? Any ideas on other ways to incorporate both a bread wedding cake and gelatin? (I can’t figure out if there’s a way to have a wedding cake filling inside the gelatin and if that would be hard to slice lol).