Is my plan for the cake totally stupid?

posted 12 months ago in DIY
Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Honestly? I think your idea is a great one! You seem to be realistic about what can be expected in your circumstances, and you clearly aren’t intimidated by the kitchen. 

I am trying to find a venue here in a larger city in the USA that will allow me to bring in our own cake, because we have waaayyyy too many food allergies for a bakery to deal with, and my mom and I want to make the cake. (She is hella AMAZING at stuff like that.) Soooo I think your idea can definitely be done! 

Best of luck to you! I’m sure we would all love to see photos once all is said and done! 

ETA: You already got married and did it! It looks AMAZING!!! I’m glad you had such a great experience! 😀 

Post # 47
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Newbee

Your cake turned out amazing! …and the best part is it was made with love. I will also be making my own wedding cake next year!

Post # 48
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Shesaidyes :  it looks perfect! That’s so sweet that your husband helped you. I did my own as well and it didn’t turn out as professional as yours. I hadn’t anticipated the Florida humidity causing the icings to be so drastically different from the Virginia weather I was used to and I had so many problems. I was happy with the icing roses but they probably took 5x as long as they normally would because they just would not set. And then the merengue for the lace details… ugh. I was so sick of it by the time I was done making the flowers and lace that I somehow forgot to cut the top dome off 🙄. Really clever using a credit card when you forgot your spreader.

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Shesaidyes :  It still looked nice just not crisp and clean. I was probably the only one who noticed that it just wasn’t perfect mostly because I didn’t cut the dome off and said screw it I’m not making more fondant. It got eaten without any hiccups 😉 Congrats on your wedding!! 

Here it is:

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Shesaidyes :  Thanks! I did make the lace, that was the hardest part with the humidity. I used to decorate cakes for a lady accross the street who owned a cake decorating business when I was a kid. She taught me a lot and we did a toast to her memory before cutting the cake (she has long since passed) but I would have never attempted something that complex without that history. I like the Swedish princess cake connection, I’ll pretend that’s what I was going for. wink

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