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post #16 of 114
I would also invest in sugarshack's 3
DVDs. THey will take you step by step through each process...........then parctice, practice, parctice.
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post #17 of 114
How can I save this thread to my profile? I am doing a wedding cake for the first time in Dec. and this info is very helpful! I just don't want to lose it!
post #18 of 114
I suggest that you do a round cake rather than a square one. I have been fighting with a square one today Grrrrrrr, trying to get all the corners straight and crisp and even! It is a "simple" cake, which takes me wayyyy longer because I have to make sure its smooth. Can't hide the imperfections with decorations (bummer!) I may not be the one to give you advice today but I will anyway-----don't do it! Enjoy your special day & be cakelessstress free. Let someone else do the worrying for you. IMHO icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 114
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post #20 of 114
I think the hardest part is the pressure. First your nervous because you think "Oh God! What did I just do!!!" and then you get excited about doing it.
Then its back to being nervous when your baking and then decorating because you want it to be perfect. Then when your happy with your results you have to drive this thing which goes back to being nervous!!! And when you arrive and see their faces and the oohhhs and ahhhs its totally worth all of the emotional roller coaster! Then your hooked and want to do the next one!
I was just doing baby showers, birthdays, etc and was really nervous at first to think about taking on a wedding. But I figured it I could do a three tiered babyshower cake then really, there was no difference. And Im glad I did. You get so much more satisfaction out of it .
post #21 of 114
Honestly, it's not hard to me...just takes time, and a heck of a lot of patience!

Making your own wedding cake may be good in theory but maybe not in reality! But if you think you will feel comfortable with it then...hey I'm all for it.

Also, you came to the right place to ask all your many questions! I promise you, as you can tell, there will be an answer from someone for whatever the question!
Jasmine

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post #22 of 114
My one and only wedding cake to date was my own (you can see it in my pics). It was hectic and I got ZERO sleep the night before my wedding. My family and friends had to pry me away from the cake to get me dressed LOL. There were so many little things that went wrong, but I'd do it again!!

Looking at my wedding pictures, I see our cake and smile to myself. With all of it's flaws and headaches, there is still that feeling of accomplishment when you can say, "I made that for US."
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post #23 of 114
One more piece of advice: Since, like myself, you are not making cakes every week. When I made wedding cakes I was not used to the large size of the pans when baking and got nervous about whether or not they were fully baked. I used the toothpick but still was not always convinced. Now, Nordic Ware-the company that makes the bundt pans sells picks designed to tell exactly when the cake is done. The tip starts off black and will turn completely red when the correct temp. is reached. So worth the money. I bought mine at a local kitchen store, but they are sold on the Nordic Ware website too.
post #24 of 114
I did my first wedding cake last weekend. It came out ok, Im sure as time pass by I will improve.

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post #25 of 114
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Originally Posted by funcakes

One more piece of advice: Since, like myself, you are not making cakes every week. When I made wedding cakes I was not used to the large size of the pans when baking and got nervous about whether or not they were fully baked. I used the toothpick but still was not always convinced. Now, Nordic Ware-the company that makes the bundt pans sells picks designed to tell exactly when the cake is done. The tip starts off black and will turn completely red when the correct temp. is reached. So worth the money. I bought mine at a local kitchen store, but they are sold on the Nordic Ware website too.



Sounds like that little red button in the Thanksgiving turkey that pops up and tells you it's done! thumbs_up.gif
post #26 of 114
heres a thought...if you can rent an acrylic "floating" stand, it will be just like making 3 different sized cakes....you wouldn't have to stack them or put in pillars....

you could get some premade gumpaste flowers from

wholesalesugarflowers.com

good luck!
post #27 of 114
If you go to you tube. There are a few videos on doing your own wedding cake. Check it out!
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post #28 of 114
Ok, stupid question, how do you save a forum page, like this one with all Jan's weblinks? possible? thanks icon_confused.gif

Chippi
post #29 of 114
Chippi - click on your "Add to Favorites" icon upper left corner of your screen. (It's not on the CC site...but on your tool bar.) If you wish, you can always shift/print screen and copy it over to your documents page and then if you needed a handy reference, you'd have it before you even opened up CC.

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post #30 of 114
tyvm GI! i use my fav's all the time but didn't think it would take me to a forum pageeee...........duhhhhhhhh lol 1+1=2 haha. Saving to my hard drive is excellent idea also, thanks again for your help.

HCM> happy cake makin! lol

Chippi!
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