(Closed) help identifying cake

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It looks like mini cakes on a cake stand.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

So a number of single tier cakes, yes – it should be a little cheaper. You need the same amount of cake, but you’re not stacking them so that means no doveling = removes cake set up and reduces the risk of cake failure.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mrsztobee:  Oh, I don’t know about that. I’d doubt it. If you went into a baker and said “I want miniature cakes on iddy biddy cake stands” it’d pretty much bring the same idea to the baker.

Then again, there might be! I just don’t know. I was unclear as to what you actually wanted to know.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did something similar for our wedding, and my daughter did something similar for hers.  I’m not sure what it’s called if all the cakes are at the same level, but it’s called a cascading cake if they are (like ours) at different levels.

Here are the cake stands we used:

And here they are set up with the cakes:

And here are the ones from my daughter’s wedding.  She had 10 different people make the cakes, and although she used matching cake stands, she did not try to have the cakes match (other than all being white).

If you are making the cakes yourself, this method is a lot easier and less prone to disaster, because you are not having to worry about the architecture of the cake. For example, there is no way that a layer can get compressed by the layer above, or slip sideways.  My understanding is that if you have it done commercially, it tends to be less expensive for the same reason.  Also, you can use cakes that are not necessarily “wedding” cakes for this type of set-up, and of course use of the word “wedding” always seems to inflate the price of everything.  I’ve seen people using everything from plain white cakes from Walmart or Costco to fancy bakery cakes.  All you really need is a set of matching or cascading cake stands.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My wife made ours, so I don’t have direct experience, but my understanding is that a cascading cake does tend to be less expensive than a stacked one.  But I’d suggest getting some price estimates from a baker, so you can find out for yourselves.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I plan to get a 7 or 8 tier cake stand, and do a bunch of smaller cakes in differant flavors, similiar to this :

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is very in style now. My friend used a small cake at each table, that way the cake stands did not have to match  and the cakes  served as the centerpiece for each table saving money on vases and flowers. It was lovely and the crowd seemed to really like it.

 

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