(Closed) Cake Inspiration vs. execution

posted 7 years ago in Food
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is such a neat thread idea, and great cakes ladies!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Inspiration:  I wanted flowers to match my bouquet and different flourishes.

 

Executed:

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@JoJo Bananas: Gorgeous scroll work!  I actually like your bottom tier better than the original, I’m a sucker for those kind of details.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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:

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@dodgercpkl: Honey, you and your Darling Husband are too cute each holding your cakes!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@JennyW1:  Thank you!!  πŸ™‚

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh I like this! my inspiration and my actual cake look TOTALLY different πŸ™ πŸ™

Inspiration:

 

Actual cake:

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

 

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PitBulLover: wow that inspiration cake is beautiful! sorry it got a little lost in translation πŸ™ but at least your guests didn’t know what it was supposed to look like, and it still looks like a pretty cake!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@dodgercpkl: What a great interpretation of what you wanted!

 

Enjoying everyone’s pictures!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@PitBulLover: i’d submit that to cakewrecks.blogspot.com

They have great posts comparing wedding inspiration pics to failure to executes!

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