(Closed) Challenging Cake situation…need suggestions/pictures!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So what I would probably do is, find a great cake stand that is “fancy” and gives the cake some height.

Maybe this 

and have a flowers arrangement on the table around the stand

You cound also have spacers between the layers with flowers around them like

Or you could go for an octagonal cake shape to make it more unique and have an all over piped pattern to make it more elaborate and maybe a monogram cake topper too.

You could even have two small cakes on each side of different flavors.
 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

So his idea of a wedding cake is to impress the people at the wedding! Hope the cake isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg to create….

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Would something like this work?  Not that design necessarily, but the cascading tiers?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bless his heart, he wants a fancy wedding cake. Kudos to you for letting him have it. You could do clear acrylic pilars with orchids in them to tie into the look on the tables. That might have the wow factor he wants, then the cake can be more to your style.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Maybe keeping the traditional tiers, but having the actually cake design more contemporary?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@78science:  wow you got a good deal there.  I am serving only 100 and it cost at least $500 for basic design!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In your case, I would maybe suggest letting him have his cake, with one exception: the red roses! 

Red icing is a nightmare. Most red dyes are bitter and even though they make “no taste red” it takes so much dye to get a deep red it stains everything and is not worth it (in my opinion). 

I would tell him you are so excited that he is excited about the cake, but you really don’t want red roses. I think white on white, or white on ivory would look nice and classic. Maybe it would help to think of the cake as delightfully retro. 

If he wants a pop of red, I would suggest scattering rose petals on the table or have red flower arrangements on the table. It will be that pop of color, but no one will have to eat it. 

One way to keep a slightly modern look, but include the columns and stairs would to get plain iced cakes with a simple bead border and to fresh flowers on each tier. I bet you could convince him that this is even fancier! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ieatunicorns:  Oooh I like this one with the columns.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Okay, I guess I would just let him have it… it’s his wedding too.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

That cake frightens me. It’s totally 80s and early 90s and unnecessary. Sounds like he fell in love with that cake as a child and cannot let go!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The fountain, pillars and stairs arent really considered “Fancy” anymore they are very 1980s… Just tell him its really old fashioned and show him some more modern looking ones.. there are so many pictures of wedding akes if you google it.

 

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