(Closed) Lemons on Cake

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you want whole lemons, lemon slices, or the look of lemons (like a small lemon make of marzipan)?

Post # 4
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would think a “real” whole lemon would crush the “edge” of a cake. In theory yes its soo simple, but my guess is for the actual cake artist it isn’t.

Or do you mean like on a cake stand “ledge”. Maybe you should draw it out!

Perhaps fondant or some slices would be more feasable?

Post # 5
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Like this?

Not the best-done cake, but it’s got the flower-like arrangement

This one’s not really what you said, but I think it’s awesome so I wanted to add it 🙂

Post # 6
3389 posts
Sugar bee

Maybe if you cut the lemons in half it won’t be so heavy on the ledge?

Post # 7
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Post # 9
1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

so pretty!  great idea

Post # 10
699 posts
Busy bee

So, I googled it for you – it seems simple – this is what I found.  It seems most people do slices/wedges.






Then I found this: http://budgetdreamweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/martha-stewart-lemon-cake.jpg

Best example I can find. :/ Guess most people don’t do it but I think it’s an awesome idea!

Post # 11
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can easily do this without damaging the edge of the cake. Place each lemon on a wooden skewer then stab the skewer into the cake. This helps to spread out the weight of the lemon.

Post # 12
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like that idea, maybe get a different bakery if they cant get it right


Post # 13
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here are some examples I found in Google for you:
This one has lemons and limes…

This one has lemons scattered in the flowers…

This one is an example of the fruit slices look…

This one has lots of lemons 🙂

Hope these help you!

Post # 14
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

What if some of those lemons in the pictures are fake fruit, which would be a lot lighter than real lemons? If the baker is thinking real lemons will be too heavy, I suggest you do a test run in your own kitchen. Make a 2-layer cake, frost it, and put some lemons on it. Leave it for 3 hours at least. If they don’t crush the cake, then at least you know it will be safe to add them. Then you could always just add the lemons yourself if the baker still can’t figure it out.

Post # 15
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Unless you are going for some really light angel food cake or something the weight of the lemons on top of a cake with fondant (including the weight being evenly distributed by a skewer) would not crush the cake by any means.  I don’t understand the bakers issue.  Perhaps draw her a pic or print one of these.  It isn’t rocket science, and they do this for a living!

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