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Hi all,
I am new to this site and hoping someone could help me. I have made character cakes for my kids using the wilton books many years ago. Other than that I don't have much experience. I currently am working as a cake decorator at a grocery store, but they don't train on how to decorate really, but I can do basic borders. My anniversary is coming up and I am having a renewal of vows ceremony and thought of making my own cake to save money. I would like it to be two tiered with white cake with a filling for one layer and the other one possibly chocolate. It needs to serve 50-75. I would like white trim like scroll work or ribbons on sides and fresh roses on top. My questions are should I try to make my own cakes or buy them un-iced from a grocery store somewhere. What size would I need to feed that many? Any recipe ideas? Also what is some simple scroll work or borders that I could do? I should mention that my husband has been away for 8 months and is home for only 2 weeks starting 3 days before the event and I don't want to stress for hours over this.
Sorry this letter so long. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks so much.
Barb
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Hi Barb,
My name is Daniela. Weleome to CC. If that were me I'd be making my own cake instead of buying a prepared one. But I'm not sure on how you are for time so that was only a suggestion. There are plenty of wonderful recipes on this site to help you. It really depends on what you like. Just keep in mind that a tired cake should be dense so that it will hold well. Here is the link to help you with the servings:
http://www.cakecentral.com/article14-Cake-Baking-Cutting--Serving-Guide---2-in-Deep-Pans.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/article15-Cake-Baking-Cutting--Serving-Guide---3-in-Deep-Pans.html


Hope I helped you!!
Daniela
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