(Closed) Cake question

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Are columns between wedding cake tiers outdated?
    Yes, definitely : (23 votes)
    43 %
    Yes, but you can still use them : (25 votes)
    47 %
    No not at all, totally still in style : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The columns are a bit of outdated, but the nanaimo bar cake is a totally new thing, so combined they may balance each other out.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Double Post

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with pp. In general, I find columns a bit dated when I picture them. Not always, of course, but just when I think of it. Your cake is going to be so unique though that I don’t think it would be the “normal” column idea.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I wonder (just thinking out loud here…) the reason that tiers with columns isn’t everyone’s favorite is that when you put the columns in, it makes it look like you’re trying extra hard to make the cake bigger than it is…when if someone were spending an extravagent amount of money on a cake (to show off how rich they are, or something?) they would just have more tiers and a bigger cake!

    ok, I typed that all out and now it looks dumb. sorry for wasting your time…

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    Personally I don’t like the look of columns but it might be okay since it isn’t a traditional cake. Any other ideas though?

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee

    what about a modern take on columns?? like lucite or something like that? I don’t know what your theme is but for rustic I would use something wood. I think the greek style columns DO look outdated, however if that is all you can find maybe you can fill in the gaps with flowers and have like alternating cake and flower tiers.

    Just an idea! let us know how it goes!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    I prefer columns in cakes. I think they make it look lighter and airy.

    This is the inspiration photo for a cake I made for a family friend in 2000.

     

    I still love it.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    In my opinion columns are dated but if you put flowers in them they could look great

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @mrs_cameron12: My thoughts exactly.  I think if you load flowers in there to hide the columns it actually looks AMAZING!  Sometimes I wish we’d gone with that instead.  I love huge cakes… I’m worried my stacked cake will look sad and puny LOL!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d let him have this one. It’ll look fine. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I thinks it’s all in how it’s done. Talk to your baker and see what suggestions they have for making columns feel more modern.

    Honestly, I think it’s just the white buttercream with red sugar roses and fluffy white piping style that’s outdated–included columns just makes it worse. But doing a modern cake with columns could be really nice!

    Changing it up by maybe having only the 2d layer on columns or one large central column or contrasting color columns or something very sleek.

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