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post #16 of 25
Don't any of you come over here to Australia lol...don't get many cakes at all with filling over here!!
post #17 of 25
I just flipped thru 3 of my books from the 1950's, 2 Australian 1 Wilton, and all of them call for wedding cakes to be made of light or dark fruit cake. So I don't think the bride wants "old fashioned"...I doubt she knows what she wants icon_rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by lorijom

I just flipped thru 3 of my books from the 1950's, 2 Australian 1 Wilton, and all of them call for wedding cakes to be made of light or dark fruit cake. So I don't think the bride wants "old fashioned"...I doubt she knows what she wants icon_rolleyes.gif

Yup . . . fruit cake is what I think of when you say "old fashioned wedding cake" . . . guess that reeeeaaaalllly dates me, eh??? icon_confused.gif
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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by dragonflydreams

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Originally Posted by lorijom

I just flipped thru 3 of my books from the 1950's, 2 Australian 1 Wilton, and all of them call for wedding cakes to be made of light or dark fruit cake. So I don't think the bride wants "old fashioned"...I doubt she knows what she wants icon_rolleyes.gif

Yup . . . fruit cake is what I think of when you say "old fashioned wedding cake" . . . guess that reeeeaaaalllly dates me, eh??? icon_confused.gif



Dragonfly, we're not dated we just have plenty years of experience and wisdom icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #20 of 25
While researching something else....

Wedding cakes served in America from Colonial times to the mid-19th century were thick, rich spice cakes that included alcohol, dried fruit and nuts. They were more like Christmas fruitcakes than the light, fluffy cakes we now associate with wedding cakes.

The multi-tiered white on white cake Americans now eat are Victorian customs.

HTH
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by JanH

Wedding cakes served in America from Colonial times to the mid-19th century were thick, rich spice cakes that included alcohol, dried fruit and nuts. They were more like Christmas fruitcakes than the light, fluffy cakes we now associate with wedding cakes.



. . . EXACTLY . . . Grand Marnier was a nice choice for the alcohol . . . icon_biggrin.gif

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Dragonfly, we're not dated we just have plenty years of experience and wisdom icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



. . . nicely put . . . I'll have to remember that . . . experience and wisdom icon_cool.gif
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post #22 of 25
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I bow to all of the experience and wisdom! icon_smile.gif

Thanks to everyone for the wealth of knowledge shared! I had no idea I would get such a wonderful response on my first question that I posed in the forum. I guess I know where to go for any future cake dilemas. icon_biggrin.gif
post #23 of 25
Hey, if she doesn't want BC to 'glue' the layers together, tell her you could use something else that would cost a lot less - Elmer's! lol

Sorry, I just couldn't resist this. Takes a lot of patience to deal with so many different people.
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post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by YummyFireMummy

Don't any of you come over here to Australia lol...don't get many cakes at all with filling over here!!







Here in the Caribbean, we do not have all that filling for wedding cakes.
It's common. Because of the hot weather here I would not do it eighter.
I have done one in December with NO filling. 3 inches high yellow cake with buttercream icing.
Maybe she's looking at something like this.
Just an idea!
LL
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by JanH

While researching something else....

Wedding cakes served in America from Colonial times to the mid-19th century were thick, rich spice cakes that included alcohol, dried fruit and nuts. They were more like Christmas fruitcakes than the light, fluffy cakes we now associate with wedding cakes.

The multi-tiered white on white cake Americans now eat are Victorian customs.

HTH




We have the multi-tiered cake and the caribbean black cake(full of rum) thumbs_up.gif .The black cake goes in the cake box for the guest to take away.
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