(Closed) Out-dated cake?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

That cake, to me, says classic early 90s wedding. But honestly… whatever makes a couple happy! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

for my tastes yes… but…. i still see these at italian weddings (my family is italian) without any issues/comments

@Corgi.. heheheheh, the 90’s is classic these days πŸ™‚

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

It seems a little dated to me too.  But, if you love it, then get it!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

what did he get excited about specifically when he saw it?  is it about having various cakes without them being on top of eachother? he’s gotta give you some clues here because i understand what its like when a groom actually starts giving his imput – you want to make it happen for them

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

90s? That’s 80s! But whatevs. If he likes it and you don’t mind it, at least it’s fun. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m on the same page as eloping — I think its the stair steps and the very large topper that make it look dated and a bit tacky, IMO. But I think he may just like the traditional look. Many grooms aren’t up on wedding trends, and that cake screams big, traditional wedding. So maybe not the stair steps or fountain underneath, but incorporate traditional details like all white frosting with that textured looking piping rather than ribbons or more modern details.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m with eloping–ask him what features of the cake he really likes. Maybe he likes the columns/separate tiers look, or the fact that it’s so big.

I would definitely gently point out to him that it’s kind of a dated looking wedding cake–maybe it doesn’t exactly fit your theme now, but with modifications, it could.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I remember when I would visit the mall when I was about 10 years old and they would have wedding shows in the middle “kiosks” and I dreamt that someday I would have a wedding cake with plastic stairs going from 1 cake to the next with a big water fountain underneath… alas, that was 15 years ago.

I think it is really outdated and, in fact, I am surprised that the baker even had that as her sample because I don’t see a lot of people going towards that style anymore. Most cakes we see nowadays are multi-tiered and stacked on top of each other.

With that said, I see a lot of individual cakes placed on pedestals of all different sizes and I think that is a really cool look. If that is what your Fiance is into then just ditch the stairways and make it more modern looking.

Also, and this might come out wrong for lack of a better way to say it… but I love how much you are taking your FI’s consideration into this cake decision. I know my Darling Husband wishes I was a little more like you in our planning days… it had to be my way or the highway. Sometimes I forgot that it was OUR wedding and not just mine, but I had a lot of difficulty cooperating on certain aspects as I am very into design. Of course, there was plenty we did compromise on, but it was decisions like this that I would tend to not even bring up and just decide on my own for fear of what he would come up with. He had some extremely crazy ideas!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You have the best outlook on this! I would have laughed my ass off at my husband!

If you really don’t want this, you could look for some pictures of the cake and weddings from the 80’s and 90’s and show him that it is outdated. Then, have some pictures of cakes you like that are somewhat of a compromise to show him.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

the wedding I was at last weekend (of a young, stylish couple) had a cake with pillars, stairs going over to the groom’s cake, and a (blue) fountain underneath. It was a little unusual to see these days but I don’t think anyone but the most recent brides thought anything of it… if he likes it, don’t stress! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@eloping the 90s totally are classic! πŸ™‚ I went to a 90s party just this past saturday, it was great! heh.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

yeah.. my parents had this cake at their wedding in 1984! lol but if you like it, go for it!  The 80’s are making a come backCool

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