(Closed) My wedding cake idea is not feasible – advice?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What if you layer the strawberries flat, instead of on end?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My cake lady did something similar for a wedding cake that she had and she just used supports through out the layers of the cake for support. I mean, yea the cake had little wooden rods in it but no one knew, and the cake looked amazing. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

my mom made cakes for living i know one or two thing about the subject… i can tell you that the baker is right with he weight… i may destroy the bottom or it may not… no baker will take the chance to make something it has the risk of falling apart… my advice for you is to use the cake stand or change the design 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I want to help but I am a little confused, do you want fondant over the strawberries like in the first picture or do you want the strawberries and cream showing like in the second pic with butterflies on top of that?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think your baker is right and you should listen to him to avoid having a cake wreck.  Otherwise see if you can change the flavor of the cake.  Can you just do a strawberry filling instead of having actual strawberries and cream?

And I would ask him about using wooden rods.  Most bakers do use them in any tiered cakes, but I would just double check with him that the cake still won’t stand even with wooden rods in it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My advice would actually be to get a showcake, and serve the shortcakes as shown. The showcake could even mostly be styrofoam. But the little shortcakes are gorgeous, and very few people cry about not getting cake. Otherwise I think you are going to have a terrible time getting both things you want.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You could have a styrofoam “layer” inbetween the top and bottom layers to support the cake, and just decorate it so no one knows…That way, you wouldn’t have a cake stand.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good luck!  I would think that the professional cake baker probably knows what he’s talking about here, but its always worth a second opinion.  See if another baker in the area says the same thing.  I don’t think anyone would notice the strawberries standing up on end at all.  It will be covered in frosting anyways.  I think changing the filler to use smaller strawberries would be the easier compromise to make.  Your cake will still look the same from the outside and will taste the same.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Some bakers will let you rent columns and inner structural support to hold up heavy cakes. Switch bakers–find someone who will do what you want. It may be on little plates with columns in between (at least a little tiny bit of air space between tiers) but it can be really close.

Keep looking.

Sounds yummy!

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