(Closed) Fountain cakes

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

What is a fountain cake, exactly?

Post # 4
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

They remind me of weddings from the 80s and 90s, although if done right it could look nice I guess.

Post # 5
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I dont know what to think about them. It was never something I considered. They are a more “traditional” element, I guess. To me, they look really, really dated. I always picture the ones with the fountain and the bridges all over. Like this:

Post # 6
7499 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know what this is but I am intrigued…. more info please!

Post # 8
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am not a fan…like PP I think they look really dated.  I actually hadn’t even heard of them before!

Post # 9
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Even with the photo I’m still confused; what exactly is it that makes something a fountain cake?


[ETA] Looking closer, are those actual literal water-gushing fountains next to those cakes? I have never heard of that. It strikes me as a little bit weird.

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i have seen this at one wedding before.. i’m not a fan of these.. the only fountain I would consider would be a chocolate fountain

Post # 11
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@IvyClimb: Yep actual working fountains! My aunts got married in the late 80s/early 90s and both had fountain cakes with stairs, haha.

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