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Last min request (for Monday) small wedding cake ideas

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Nice lady I work with - her son is getting married on Monday - they didn't order any cake. She knows I make cakes sometimes and asked if I could do something, it'll be a surprise. But I'm at a loss for ideas.

There will only be 10 people (6 of them are kids) - so it only will be one tier - no topper - she asked for all white - no flowers - no fondant.

I'm not totally incompetent, but my buttercream piping skills aren't that great. I've been pouring through every book I have, and just went through 200 pages of cakes on here! The ones I see that I think I can do - would be totally blank on top?! Just thought maybe someone who saw this might have something in the back of their mind that would point me in a direction.

Thanks!
post #2 of 28
What about cutting out white fondant circles of different sizes, dusting them with pearl dust so they pop, and scattering them on the cake? You could also make some kind of fondant bow for the top.
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How about a heart shaped cake....ice smooth in buttercream....then do like a cornelli lace all over the entire cake except...use a heart cutter to mark a heart in the center...keep that iced smooth (no lace) and then a pretty little piped bead border around it...and maybe put their monogram in that spot. The rest of the cake would be cornelli lace and then a nice border around the bottom.

If you can do a faux fondant buttercream (smoothed really nice) so that the top edges are rounded like fondant you can carry the lace easily over the sides.

Maybe even a light spray of pearl dust over the entire cake.
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

How about a heart shaped cake....ice smooth in buttercream....then do like a cornelli lace all over the entire cake except...use a heart cutter to mark a heart in the center...keep that iced smooth (no lace) and then a pretty little piped bead border around it...and maybe put their monogram in that spot. The rest of the cake would be cornelli lace and then a nice border around the bottom.

If you can do a faux fondant buttercream (smoothed really nice) so that the top edges are rounded like fondant you can carry the lace easily over the sides.

Maybe even a light spray of pearl dust over the entire cake.



That sounds beautiful!
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post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Kitagirl - that does sound beautiful! Except I don't have a heart shaped pan. I'll have to see if I can find one in town because I don't have time to order one.

gramofgwen - I'll run the dots by her - that does sound cute. I have some gumpaste and I could make a the bow for sure. I'm not sure I can get pearl dust here in town either, though. My Michael's sells Wilton stuff, maybe they'll have some?

Thanks, guys, for the ideas.
post #6 of 28
You could maybe do it with a round pan and then make the heart shape in the middle with a cutter....
post #7 of 28
You can make a heart with a square pan and a round pan.

Set the square cake on the board with a point pointing down. Cut the round cake into two halves. Jam those onto the sides of the square.

That's the way we made heart cakes in the olden days.
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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by leah_s

You can make a heart with a square pan and a round pan.

Set the square cake on the board with a point pointing down. Cut the round cake into two halves. Jam those onto the sides of the square.

That's the way we made heart cakes in the olden days.



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post #9 of 28
I would do a tall (3layer) cake. Ice it smooth with bc, and place a white or silver ribbon around top third, and place a brooch or deco, this could even be made of gp and painted.
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post #10 of 28
What about a six inch cake and a four inch cake. Still small enough for the family?
post #11 of 28
here is a little mini wedding cake I did for a bride who's cake collapsed (woops)...I made it to try to reconcile with her for her 1 yr. anniversary ( I felt so bad)

Anyhow, it was a miniature replica of her cake.

I used a 6",5",4",3" cakes stacked. It honestly wasn't that hard to make.

Maybe you could do a simple little 6",8" cake (I know that's more than 10 servings, but it's still a nice little cake and not hard to fuss with icing) in this design (minus the top flower)

It's all buttercream and super simple. I just bent a round metal cookie cutter into a spiral shape (snipped one edge of it first) and impressed it in the icing and then piped over the lines!
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post #12 of 28
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I used a 6",5",4",3" cakes stacked.



may be a stupid question, but where did you find the sizes smaller than 6? i'm very limited in my area on supply stores the best one is about 2 hours away. I have little 4" wilton puts out that i picked up at michaels but that's it
post #13 of 28
LeckieAnne - you can also "make" your own heart-shaped (or any-shaped) pan if you can buy or if you already have sushi mats, aluminum foil, and wood cutters. See http://www.custom-cake.com/cake-shaping-strips.html .

l80bug79 - Amazon seems to have small round cake pans if you have time to order them.
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post #14 of 28
now that is just genius.
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
Wow - that thing with the sushi mats is way cool! Now - where to get my hands on those!

You all are the best! Thanks for all the ideas - now I just have to pick one!!

And. oh yeah, Leah - duh. Never thought about cutting the two cakes! (Olden days! giggle) And I knew that! Sometimes my brain just decides to stop working! LOL
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