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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

We live in Kansas, does that help anyone? The bride is only early 20's so what she grew up with wouldn't be that long ago. :O)



BUT is the info coming from what "mama & daddy" say she should get? If you are at all comfortable with calling her you really need to. If I had to make a decision without calling her & it was ME....I'd do my cream cheese pound cake & buttercream (which is a french vanilla flavor). Has she EVER had one of your cakes,?
OK I'm going back to, call her.....I had a customer want a wedding cake cake b/c she also wanted to tasted it for an up coming order (so I did a little round cake for her, she paid for it, etc etc). 6 mos later she ordered a birthday cake, I made her a birthday cake, she emailed, FB & called yelling b/c it wasn't the pound cake.........Call your bride, just tell her that you want to make sure you & her are both on the same page.
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post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

We live in Kansas, does that help anyone? The bride is only early 20's so what she grew up with wouldn't be that long ago. :O)



Nope, you'll have to call and ask HER! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by Chasey

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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

We live in Kansas, does that help anyone? The bride is only early 20's so what she grew up with wouldn't be that long ago. :O)



Nope, you'll have to call and ask HER! icon_biggrin.gif



Hasn't she been in your shop? Tried your product? Asking for a tasting?
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post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

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Originally Posted by Chasey

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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

We live in Kansas, does that help anyone? The bride is only early 20's so what she grew up with wouldn't be that long ago. :O)



Nope, you'll have to call and ask HER! icon_biggrin.gif



Hasn't she been in your shop? Tried your product? Asking for a tasting?




LOL
I am a little one person hobby baker that just started! I was only doing this for myself to have fun and all of a sudden people started ordering from me. This is only my 3rd order!!! and it is a wedding cake!
post #20 of 37
I tried the creme bouquet and I prefer my own mixture like matthewkyrankelly suggested!
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

[LOL I am a little one person hobby baker that just started! I was only doing this for myself to have fun and all of a sudden people started ordering from me. This is only my 3rd order!!! and it is a wedding cake!



nothing wrong with just starting out, congrats!! but again hun, call her icon_smile.gif


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Originally Posted by Kandis

I tried the creme bouquet and I prefer my own mixture like matthewkyrankelly suggested!



ditto...........had a bottle & threw it away! Loranne Professional Kitchen (products) has an emulsion (Buttery Sweet Dough) that I do use SOME (in cookie icing) it's a citrus flavor
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post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

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Originally Posted by Chasey

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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

We live in Kansas, does that help anyone? The bride is only early 20's so what she grew up with wouldn't be that long ago. :O)



Nope, you'll have to call and ask HER! icon_biggrin.gif



Hasn't she been in your shop? Tried your product? Asking for a tasting?




LOL
I am a little one person hobby baker that just started! I was only doing this for myself to have fun and all of a sudden people started ordering from me. This is only my 3rd order!!! and it is a wedding cake!



Is this someone you know....or a stranger? Is there some reason you can't just call them?

There is no "wedding cake flavor"---there are flavorings FOR wedding cakes, but no tried and true flavor called "Wedding Cake"--so no matter how much anyone on here guesses--we still have no idea what that person is referring to. Heck, in some parts of the world "wedding cake flavor" is fruit cake!

Call them. You'll be glad you did! thumbs_up.gif
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post #23 of 37
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a bit off topic:

How do you guys get the profile pics and the signature graphics? I am very computer literate, but my profile area doesn't have a place to upload anything. Do you have to be a paying member for that option?
post #24 of 37
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Is this someone you know....or a stranger? Is there some reason you can't just call them?

Call them. You'll be glad you did! thumbs_up.gif[/quote]

I can't call her right now as I am a teacher and am in class. I have emailed her and mom and am awaiting a response. ;O)
post #25 of 37
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well, doesn't matter now anyway as 8 days before the event, they have decided to go to wal-mart. I already have everything to make the cake and had made plans around an unbelievably busy week (conferences - I am a teacher and I was going out of town) to do this and now they want to go to walmart to get it "fresh" because it was going to have to be refrigerated for a few days before hand because of my travel plans, which they knew about when they ordered the cake. Why do people do this? I would never order something like that 3-4 weeks in advance and then the week before when someone was already prepared for the job cancel it for things I knew about before I ordered it!
post #26 of 37
I can absolutly positively guarantee Walmart's cakes are not "fresh"
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by TattooMom25

I can absolutly positively guarantee Walmart's cakes are not "fresh"



Yeah, what she will get will have been frozen for longer than I have been decorating, probably! Oh well, I hope she enjoys it as I doubt she can get a 3 tier wedding cake done with no notice from a business like that much less something that is fresh and I don't think that Wal-Mart does Fondant either which is what she wanted. I already spent all that time learning how to and making the fondant and all that time planning and researching just for her cake. Spent time meeting with them and practicing the techniques I would use on her cake. This is someone I know and really didn't expect to get juked around on. I am really sad. icon_sad.gif
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by Renesaindon

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Originally Posted by TattooMom25

I can absolutly positively guarantee Walmart's cakes are not "fresh"



Yeah, what she will get will have been frozen for longer than I have been decorating, probably! Oh well, I hope she enjoys it as I doubt she can get a 3 tier wedding cake done with no notice from a business like that much less something that is fresh and I don't think that Wal-Mart does Fondant either which is what she wanted. I already spent all that time learning how to and making the fondant and all that time planning and researching just for her cake. Spent time meeting with them and practicing the techniques I would use on her cake. This is someone I know and really didn't expect to get juked around on. I am really sad. icon_sad.gif



I would go ahead and make the cake, just for practice. A lot of people wait until their first wedding order to make a wedding cake, and it's very stressful.

Here is a great opportunity to learn without the possible consequences of it not working out. I'd do exactly what she asked for. You can always take the cake to school and possibly get orders there too.
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post #29 of 37
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[quote=I would go ahead and make the cake, just for practice. A lot of people wait until their first wedding order to make a wedding cake, and it's very stressful.

Here is a great opportunity to learn without the possible consequences of it not working out. I'd do exactly what she asked for. You can always take the cake to school and possibly get orders there too.[/quote]

that is exactly what I was just telling someone I was going to do. Since we have conferences next week everyone will be craving sweets while they are waiting around for parents and such and I can get the practice. Then, when she sees the pictures later, she can just suffer with what she decided to do instead! The part that really sucks is I was going to use the money from that cake to pay back the money I used to get my airbrush system. I was going to save up for it but since this order came a few days after I decided to buy an airbrush, my husband told me to go ahead and get it then put the money back when I got paid for the cake, now, no cake. They knew that as well since they are people I know. (they are friends of my best friend) We even talked about how excited I was to be able to get the airbrush because of her cake order. I am just really upset over this whole mess! I was doing her a favor by squeezing the order in during a time that was crazy for me. I almost canceled my travel plans for her. Glad I didn't now. My husband would have been so disappointed as he has been looking forward to this trip for months.
post #30 of 37
The average person is not going to know about the various emulsions that we use. I agree with the statement that in the US, "wedding cake" is usually a good white cake.

Not sure if you are a scratch or box baker (I am both) , but what I would do is make her a sample of the WASC under most saved recipes, and see if that's what she's going for. It's usually the denseness and almond flavor that give it that extra something special. Read the reviews for WASC on this site:

http://www.food.com/recipe/white-almond-sour-cream-wedding-cake-69630

A lot of people use this for wedding cakes. I just made one for my own bridal shower cake yesterday.

I see you're just starting out. In the future, I would get specifics from your customer. Get a feel for the texture and flavor they're after. It's really hard to just go based off "wedding cake flavor," because as was mentioned before, that can mean a million different things!

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