(Closed) Cake Problem?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think you did the right thing. I LoVE me some cheesecake, but I would not want frosting on it.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would prefer mine without frosting, that way I could visit the topping bar and make my own yummy creation!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

I think the cake you posted above looks great! Even better that it’s cheesecake with no yucky frosting…Tongue out 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Love the topping bar idea love love love it !!!! go with your gut!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

love the topping bar.  But I’m an East Coast cheescake eater…..I definately would not do frosting…..  Love your photo too.

Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ick, frosting on cheesecake?  Noooo!  Can’t designs/flowers dress it up enough?  I’d try to prevent that.

Post # 28
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Newbee

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.” ๐Ÿ™‚  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 # 30
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Blushing bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you’re right! The topping bar sounds cool — plus it ensures that your guests are also happy with the cake choice.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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