(Closed) Cake…Is this a weird idea?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s a great idea! I’ve seen wedding dessert buffets with different cakes on different level stands, as above, and it’s adorable. And since they’re small, it’s not too much work for any one person. P.S. You’re right, that’s one ugly cake. Surprised

Post # 18
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Busy bee

That’s a great idea and thoughtful too! I think guests will enjoy viewing the different decor styles, flavors, and learning about the women in your family. Plus it’s a way for your family to show off their baking skills. 🙂

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sounds fun!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really like the idea and I don’t think the women you ask would mind at all. Maybe you can add a picture of each woman next to the cake that they made. Homemade cakes are made with love, bakery cakes aren’t. Wink

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

LOVE IT!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would send the women you are asking to make the cakes a picture of your ‘inspiration’, so they understand what you are going for.  Understated elegance.

Have you considered how you’d label them.  If you get them all excited about how the table will look with the stands and labels, maybe you could put on the labels who made them as well as the flavor, they will feel good (including your Step Mom) about the style you are going for and be more likely to keep it in line with what the group is doing.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you could get away with this and you might show your family photos of cakes like the one posted above so they understand what you are going for.

Post # 24
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Newbee

Love the idea!!  I think its the ‘differentness’ of it that makes it cool.  For my cake I wanted something different too, so I decided to copy my FH’s mother’s cake instead of going with a more modern one.  It looks every bit of 50 years old, has no sugar flowers or fondant… but nobody else will have anything like it.  Your’s will be like that too – unique and personal.

Another plus is that if you make it sort of like a venetian, people can eat the one they want.  I really like that.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love your idea (and it’s the perfect solution to your problem!)

We’re planning on doing a few different cakes in covered stands as well as having some other desserts on the cake table (which might be a good option if one of the ladies in your family is worried that he cake wont look as nice).

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I think that’s a really cute idea!! and I also think it’s super classy of you to want to keep your relationship with your step-mom in good terms. I know i couldn’t. I’d just get a different cake and never talk to her about it. You’re such an awesome chic! Can’t wait to see what all those pretty cakes will look like up there!!

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