Post # 1
So, I guess only the married bees that are still hanging around will be able to answer this, but let’s see your cake inspiration beside a picture of what turned up on your wedding day. I think my baker did a pretty good job interpretting the picture I brought her. The cake was really good, and it was fairly inexpensive. $300 for 120 servings. Inspiration here:
Post # 3
Wow, that is a fantastic job at replicating the inspiration! And I love your simple elegant style!
This was my inspiration (in the wrong colors):
And this was our cake in the right colors:
I really loved it, the only thing that I would have liked to seen differently is a more rounded pearl-like border. I thought our border was a teeny bit sloppy. But really, on the day of I was mesmerized!
Post # 4
This is such a neat thread idea, and great cakes ladies!
Post # 5
Inspiration: I wanted flowers to match my bouquet and different flourishes.
Post # 6
@JoJo Bananas: Gorgeous scroll work! I actually like your bottom tier better than the original, I’m a sucker for those kind of details.
Post # 7
The cake was one the things I was most nervous about, because I felt like I had very little control over it. You can do mockups of centrepieces, and invitations and obviously you try your dress on before the big day, but the cake just seemed to be this big mystery. Our baker did really pretty cakes, and SAID she could replicate the picture I gave her, but I didn’t get to see the real finished product until it would have been too late to change it.
I love both of your guys’ cakes with the scroll work. I went back and forth between wanting something with scroll work – which we had over all our paper products – and a much simpler design, but in the end simplicity won out.
EXECUTION – totally the word I was trying to think of that was escaping me when I wrote the title of this post 🙂
Post # 8
We didn’t have an inspiration picture to show our baker. We just had this mystical hope and dream of what we wanted – and tbh didn’t think we would be able to get within our minimal budget! What we showed the baker was this:
The top 2 pictures represent spaceships that my hubby and I fly in an online game called EVE Online. We really wanted to tie EVE into our wedding, because it was through this game that we met each other!! The bottom picture shows what it looks like when 2 teams of players meet in combat in the game.
Our idea was to have our 2 ships somehow incorporated into the cake layer and have the cupcakes represent 2 fleets fighting around/below/above us. We had no idea how to execute that though and make it work. After talking to several bakers, we found the baker that we ultimately decided to go with who suggested doing edible ink photos on the cake layer of the 2 ships and liked our suggestion for the “fleet fight” cupcakes. Here’s what we ended up with:
Here’s some better photos of the edible ink photos on the cake (one was in front and one behind – they were supposed to be side by side, but I love how it came out anyway). Me with my ship showing:
Anton with his ship showing:
Post # 9
@dodgercpkl: Honey, you and your Darling Husband are too cute each holding your cakes!
Post # 11
Oh I like this! my inspiration and my actual cake look TOTALLY different 🙁 🙁
Post # 13
@PitBulLover: Yikes! That is not at all like your inspiration 🙁
Post # 14
@PitBulLover: wow that inspiration cake is beautiful! sorry it got a little lost in translation 🙁 but at least your guests didn’t know what it was supposed to look like, and it still looks like a pretty cake!
Post # 15
@dodgercpkl: What a great interpretation of what you wanted!
Enjoying everyone’s pictures!
Post # 16
@PitBulLover: i’d submit that to cakewrecks.blogspot.com
They have great posts comparing wedding inspiration pics to failure to executes!