Post # 1
Fiance and I are having ice cream cake for our wedding cake.
This means – no pretty tiered cake on display.
I would like to do the traditional cake cutting at some point.
For cost purposes we are getting 2 sheet cakes (that will serve about 90% of the guests) and then I was thinking about getting a smaller round cake for us to cut.
The problems I’m having are:
1. I can’t find a pretty cake stand to put said cake on – I originally wanted something with tiers – but I think it will just be a single round cake on a generic cake stand (boring!)
2. It’s not looking possible to do anything ‘fancy’ with the frosting (other than bland piping). I saw a picture of a sparkle cake recently and was trying to figure out if there were cool sprinkles or something I could make work – any ideas?
If anyone has any ideas, I’m ALL EARS!!!
Post # 3
you could make a cake stand out of wood. That is what i think we are doing
hmm for sparkly cake…. pop rocks? i think that one of the BEEs had it on her blog on the front page. it;s one of the newer ones.
Post # 4
@oracle: You can get edible glitter. Most baking supply stores carry it. As for your cake stand, check out shops like Goodwill for vintage stands, or for a vase and cool plate and glue them together! DIY is always a good option for getting the look you want.
Post # 5
Here’s a link to google images”sanding sugar”. You can sprinkle this on your cake and the whole thing will sparkle. It comes in many colors. Buy it at a store that sells cake decorating and baking supplies.
Add some fresh flowers and your cake will look beautiful.
You can make the cake stand by using clear epoxy to glue a clear glass or crystal plate to a crystal vase or wine glass. Here’s a link to a previous post.
Post # 6
We are doing cakes for our centerpieces so that all the tables have their own cake and can have a small piece, big piece, or none at all, Their choice.
I got our cake stands from amazon.com and they were $10, glass, with lid. I love them. When I got them it was free shipping so we saved a lot of money when we got 10 of them lol.
Hope that helps.