Post # 17
I am not a fan of ganache. lol. After talking to Future Sister-In-Law (she had the same problem-FMIL made her cupcakes WAY to complicated) I sent her an e-mail saying I had thought about it a lot more and that I think it would really be too rich. We will see what happens.
Post # 18
I think you did the right thing. I LoVE me some cheesecake, but I would not want frosting on it.
Post # 19
Well she called me, and I finally flat out told her I didn’t want frosting, but I don’t want to offend her.
She’s affraid it will crack on the top and of the yellow tint. I don’t mind it being yellow-it’s cheesecake! The cracks? No one will see the tops of the tiers and we have fresh flowers going on it so it will be covered.
We are planning a 3 tier cake similar to this (preferably without frosting or fondant). The tiers will be slightly raised so I think the flowers will go between instead. And we are using the same ribbon I bought to go with the flowers and dresses. Do you see/imagine a problem with the look of the cake?
Post # 20
I would prefer mine without frosting, that way I could visit the topping bar and make my own yummy creation!
Post # 21
Fiance finally stepped in and began talking with her. He explained that I am not a “normal” bride when it comes to how I want my cake to look and that I want the taste more than anything else. Once he stepped in and said no, she said she would send pictures of a sample not frosted.
He is awesome! = )
Post # 22
I think the cake you posted above looks great! Even better that it’s cheesecake with no yucky frosting… The only concern I have is the weight of the tiers. Regular cake doesn’t melt so it holds up well, cheesecake is temperature sensitive so once it gets warm, the middle part might sag. Maybe that was the reason she wanted frosting, to help harden the structure. Do you think she can do a test run to see if it will hold up? Or maybe using cake stands to simulate a tier?
Post # 23
I’m glad it worked out for you! I agree that cheesecake with frosting sounds kind of nasty, so I’m glad you stood your ground! 🙂
Post # 24
Why not bake her a mini cake or a cupcake so they can get the cake they want? Otherwise, I would say it’s your wedding – it’s your cake and your decision. Good luck!
Post # 25
Love the topping bar idea love love love it !!!! go with your gut!
Post # 26
love the topping bar. But I’m an East Coast cheescake eater…..I definately would not do frosting….. Love your photo too.
Good luck. 🙂
Post # 27
Ick, frosting on cheesecake? Noooo! Can’t designs/flowers dress it up enough? I’d try to prevent that.
Post # 28
Is this project more than she is used to, or maybe more than she needs to handle with the pressure and stress of the wedding? If she usually does regular tiered iced wedding cakes, she may be in over her head with tiering cheesecake. It will need to be very chilled as well as it will get soft. I know I take on big projects saying “no problem” and then as it gets closer, start stressing “this may be a problem.” 🙂 Of course, I am the one who is also seriously considering making 400 cake balls for my daughter’s wedding in Sept. (I wanted to make the individual 3″ mini cakes or a cake for each table originally but realized my limitations). I think I can squeeze making them in and they are so adorable! She will want to strangle me though because she is trying to make this as easy on me as it can be due to it being a large DIY outdoor wedding and tent reception for 400 plus.
FYI… I always put a 9×13 pan of water on the bottom rack of my oven when baking my cheesecakes and let cheesecake sit in oven with door open until it has completely cooled. This really helps keep it from cracking. And…no frosting… just toppings! Yum! Good luck!
Post # 29
Future Father-In-Law used to be a pastry chef, so she is used to helping him all the time, and he will be helping her put it together. As a whole the family likes to make things harder than they have to be. lol.
I am not sure what she was worried about, but I think we worked it out and have solutions. The tiers are not going to be stacked on one another. There will be tiny risers (maybe an inch or two between layers) so that all she has to do is take the ring off, but the bottom will still have the suppot of the bottom part of the pan. In between is where the flowers will go. So even if the cake sags in the middle, it won’t be seen. The above cake picture is just an inspiration that we are making a spin off of.
She was also worried about the fact it wouldn’t be white and it would have a yellow tint…but that’s all part of the awesomeness that is Cheesecake!
Post # 30
One of the other bees suggested making a separate one for your future Mother-In-Law. Since your fiance talked to her and told her you want it without frosting, you could surprise her with her own “personal” cheesecake with frosting. Don’t tell her you’re doing it and surprise her at the reception. I think she would really get a kick out of that surprise. It would also get you “brownie points” with her. She’d know that you do respect her request but just not for YOUR bridal cake.
Post # 31
I think you’re right! The topping bar sounds cool — plus it ensures that your guests are also happy with the cake choice. 🙂