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post #1 of 37
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I am just curious, but what did YOUR wedding cake look like? Did you design it yourself? Did you completely do it yourself? If you didnt do it yourself, were you still pleased with it?

I am just thinking about my own future wedding cake, and i dont even know where to start!! I wouldn't even know what style to choose, cuase i want it all!!!!
post #2 of 37
Great question!

Mine was a 3 layer cake, only the top half was real. Fruit cake (yuck) which was still the norm when I got married (17 years ago, yikes!). It was white with flowers cascading down only the front side of the cake. The flowers were coloured to match my bridesmaids dresses, so fusha, pink, light pink, and a couple of orange and yellow as contrast. For my cake topper I had a salt & pepper set of cows dressed in tux & wedding veil. I was into cows back then. I would post a pic, but our photographer got drunk and when we went to cut the cake he was pretty much MIA icon_mad.gif . We had fruit cake slices (1x3) cut and wrapped to give out to guests. I think back and cringe at the fruitcake. My DH's grandmother made the fruitcake & no word of a lie, we have used a wrapped cake as a doorstop!!! icon_lol.gif
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post #3 of 37
No wedding for me - yet, but I realized last year, that I need to start thinking about it because when the time comes, I'll be more focused on the cake than my dress! (Well, maybe not that much icon_smile.gif )

Anyway, I'm kind of thinking of having three - one that is about me, one that is about him and the third would be about us as a couple.

But then I think, I'm a traditional gal - I simple 5-tiered cake w/roses would be great (like how I say simple)

But then I think, it would be cool to have centerpiece cakes.

THEN I remember - I should probably find the boyfriend first! icon_lol.gif
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post #4 of 37
My wedding was 7 years ago and a lady from our church did it (looking back at the pics now, I realize how old fashioned it looked).

3 heart tiers suspended over a fountain with 2 bridges on either side going down to connect with 2 sattelite heart cakes. There were 2 other satellite heart cakes along with a double heart cake with our names on it. Each satellite cake had a groomsman and a bridesmaid on top of it. Colors were periwinkle and mint. I actually had to paint the bridesmaid dresses periwinkle bc they didn't match the color that I had picked out.

Looking back, I also realize that I got a heck of a deal- servings was around 150-200 and only cost $180.

If I could have a 2nd chance at creating my wedding cake, I would definately do it.
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post #5 of 37
I'm with ccr03. I really should find a boyfriend first before thinking about a wedding cake. icon_rolleyes.gif

The problem is, I've already got mine designed (in my head) down to the exact colors of the flowers. icon_confused.gif

I want a cake that starts with 6 small oval cakes on the bottom, then a 16" round, a 12" round, and 8" round. I want the rounds separated with Wilton's scroll separators, and I want purple calla lillies piled between the ovals. I want it all in buttercream (even though I'm a fondant girl) with reverse shell around the bottom and top of the tiers and the swiss dots on the sides. Haven't decided on the topper yet. I have to leave something for when I actually do get married. icon_wink.gif
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post #6 of 37
Mine was super blah. Three tiered, white fondant (probably Wilton), swiss dots and scrolls with real burnt orange, yellow and red roses on top and cascading down the side. Our cake was included in the price of the venue, so we couldn't complain. I didn't really taste it either, so I can't comment about that. I don't think I ate a bite on my wedding day!

I got married three years ago before I got into cake decorating, so I didn't really know any better! If I knew then what I know now... icon_biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 37
This was my wedding cake, inspired by designs from a few different cakes on here. I did the entire thing myself. It was a coconut cake w/ lime curd filling, and a dark chocolate cake w/ raspberry marscarpone filling. I loved this cake, and so did everyone else!
LL
post #8 of 37
I just got married Feb. 6th! I was so happy with my cake and it tasted delicious!

We decided to get married on a cruise and had family and friendd sail with us to the Bahamas for 3 days.

Here is the cake:
Chocolate and Vanilla cake with Chocolate Butter cream filling. It was very tasty!
LL
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post #9 of 37
Mine was very simple. 25 years ago I had never heard of fondant, so my sister and I made mine. I took a Wilton class to make RI roses. I did white roses and painted the edges blue(bled down and looked fantastic). I had a tacky white plastic bell for a topper and a ceramic couple between the tiers. (12 and 10 stacked with plastic columns holding up a 6). Look back on it, very dated
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post #10 of 37
I got married almost 18 years ago. My mom made my cake. She is the reason I got into cake decorating.

It was a white chocolate cake and white chocolate buttercream. I think my mom found the recipe in Southern Living Magazine, or something like that.

I shake my head every time I see a mean thread on here about brides who can't afford the price of a wedding cake. While I understand the cost, there is NO WAY I could have ever afforded a cake like this if my mom hadn't been making it! icon_smile.gif
LL
post #11 of 37
Mine was almost 9 yrs ago.I made it myself. I hadn't found CC yet, and hadn't learned anything about fondant, gumpaste, or any of the fun stuff. It was all buttercream with silk flowers between the tiers.
Here it is:
LL
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by millermom

I shake my head every time I see a mean thread on here about brides who can't afford the price of a wedding cake.



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I can't recall ever reading a thread being mean towards someone who couldn't afford a cake. I would hope that wouldn't be tolerated. What steams ME.....is the brats who have palm trees flown in to a special reception site, spend $50/plate for food, buy a couture wedding dress, and THEN say something ridiculous like "we were only looking to pay 2 or 3 hundred dollars for cake." For the fondant covered, crystal embellished, gold highlighted, ganache filled masterpiece. To feed 250 guests. Gimme a break! Ya know, a scenario like that.
post #13 of 37
millermom - I love the topper on your wedding cake!! I actually love the whole thing, but the topper really caught my eye.

I know I'd never be able to afford the cake I want (see previous post in this thread), but my Mom wants to make my cake for me. She's the reason I got in to cake decorating as well. Gotta love our moms. icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 37
I loved my wedding cake .. at the time I knew nothing about cakes, just what I wanted mine to look like ... I don't even remember the flavors of the cake, my dh and mom picked them out .. I dont eat cake so I didn't care ... this will be six years old in may ... Oh and I just love the lighter on the back of the table .. ahhahaha
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post #15 of 37
I got married in Oct of 2007. My cake was based off of one from Charm City Cakes- of course! I changed it to match my wedding colors. The bottom and anniversary tiers are vanilla with lemon curd. The second tier is Kalua fudge and the third tier is carrot with cream cheese BC. The Grooms cake was based off of one of my DH's t-shirts. It's a combination of the autobot symbol and the logo from one of the tech sites he visits. Like all southern boys, he wanted red velvet.

It was during the process of planning my wedding that I started to really get into baking as a stress relief, so I did not actually do my cakes. However, the experience really pushed me into decorating.
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