Something "different" could be a cake with a giant pumpkin on top (use the Wilton Sports Ball pan) - not a Jack-O-Lantern, but a pumpkin (like in Cinderella). If they have flowers that are fall colors, you could easily work it in.
It might be an idea to ask them how they define a "typical wedding cake". Perhaps they just mean nothing that looks 1980's! Once you nail down what they don't want, then it will be easier to explore the options.
I hear you. Cake decorating and sleep deprivation seem to go hand in hand! Hopefully the conference went just as good (or even better) than the cakes. Did you manage to stay awake during the sessions?!
Hi VickeyC. I just noticed your post, and as I read through the responses, I realized I am too late. I would have suggested a tree with lots of blossoms on it...but using the logo was a great idea too. Good job.
I had thought of luggage right away as well. 3lilmunchkins's idea of the "life map" sounds great. However, it may not be as applicable if this is a second or third marriage, or if they are older. Find out what you can about the couple and go from there. What about a bride and groom on luggage?
Have you seen the August 2010 Cake Central Magazine? I love the cake on the cover. (Click on the magazine tab and check it out if you haven't already). Does anyone know what is used for the "tube" (decorated with lattice and 2 butterflies)? Is it a cake, or some sort of support column covered in fondant? I have a customer that wants a similar cake, and any ideas that I have come up with are not structurally sound. HELP!
I have been asked to do a specific cake. The customer got the cake picture from. http://kidstarkastles.multiply.....PCAKES_.._ The picture is five rows down, 3 cakes in from the left side, and reads "photo courtesy of Kitchen Krafts". It is a Care Bear Cake (although I am supposed to change it to My Little Pony). I have tried to come up with a way to support this cake, but nothing seems to work. Tin cans are not tall enough (and how would you attach them to the cake...
I finally found the website that the customer got the cake picture from. Paste this link into your browser: http://kidstarkastles.multiply.com/photos/album/2/CAKES_and_CUPCAKES_.._The picture is five rows down, 3 cakes in from the left side, and reads "photo courtesy of Kitchen Krafts". It is a Care Bear Cake (although I am supposed to change it to My Little Pony).
Thanks in advance to all you CC'ers who have come to my rescue in the past! I have been asked to do a 1st birthday cake that is fairly elaborate. I was given a picture of a cake from the Philippines and asked to try to imitate it. Since the cake layers are all larger than the supportive center column, I know I will need to use some sturdy separator plates. I am wondering what to use for the center colums though...RKT covered in fondant, craft foam covered in acetate or...