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Were you proud off your wedding cake? Or maybe it dissepointed you?


Share it with the rest off us! Who doesn't likes reading wedding cake stories!
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That was My wedding cake. None, nada, zilch. We couldn't afford a wedding.

Now, I live vicariously through all my brides. I get to do all kinds!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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Yes, I did my own wedding cake! Saved a fortune, but was still putting roses on it with curlers in my hair 15 minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle! All Buttercream.

 

 

My wedding cake! There are things I would do differently, but I still love it! I wish the icing was a bit lighter, and I may have made it a 6, 9, 12, since I really didn't need a lot of servings, and it would've given me more room for the roses. And the leaves should have been more flush with the cake... And that was the only plateau I had at the time, I like it bigger than the bottom tier, ideally, lol!

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I've posted this before. Just a year or so ago I went hunting for a picture of my wedding cake. I was horrified to realize it was almost a cake wreck! That center tier looks like it's about to fall off and the large tire on the bottom is so uneven. In my decorator's defense, it was a very hot day...one of my bridesmaids fainted from the heat in the un-airconditioned church! We'll be celebrating 30 years in June; maybe I'll make us a GOOD wedding cake! I do remember it tasted great and we were cutting edge at the time in that we had strawberry marble cake and served it as dessert instead of sending it home as favors.

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I've posted this before. Just a year or so ago I went hunting for a picture of my wedding cake. I was horrified to realize it was almost a cake wreck! That center tier looks like it's about to fall off and the large tire on the bottom is so uneven. In my decorator's defense, it was a very hot day...one of my bridesmaids fainted from the heat in the un-airconditioned church! We'll be celebrating 30 years in June; maybe I'll make us a GOOD wedding cake! I do remember it tasted great and we were cutting edge at the time in that we had strawberry marble cake and served it as dessert instead of sending it home as favors.

It's hard to see, but doesn't look that bad to me! I do see what you are saying, though. You should totally make a great one, 30 years is a big deal! 

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post #6 of 98


Cookies are my weakness so I had a tiered cookie cake! I hand painted the toppers myself icon_wink.gif
I didn't make the cake. I got into cake decorating about a year after we got married.
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I did not make mine, I used a local lady in the itty bitty town we got married in.

I never could figure out what the chocolate liquid was, it didn't melt, it seemed to actually be oozing out of the cake itself, lol.

Had I done my own, I would have liked the look a lot better, however it tasted absolutely amazing, and I didn't have to be stressed about anything the few days before.

(we had a plated dessert, so this was really just for show, and the caterer brought mini cupcakes out later on for people who got the munchies)

 

It was funny, my cake/cupcakes for my own wedding took up about 1 hour of planning time, and that included the time we spent in the tasting, haha.

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This was my cake, made by a cake shop in the town we got married in. We got married in England 11 years ago, so it was frosted entirely in royal icing. My husband custom painted the bride and groom to look like us, it was the best part of the cake!
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OK here's mine - 1st wedding cake I ever made, 1st tiered cake I ever made.  Vanilla bean cake with lemon curd and cream cheese icing.  This was before I ever had SMBC, which is too bad - I WISH my wedding cake was SMBC instead because I hated this icing but it was hubbie's favorite.  Anyway, from 2009, and based on how much everyone said they loved my cake and how much fun I had making it, 1 month later I started my cake business.

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Here's mine twenty years ago, I can't remember what it was but I remembered it had buttercream filling.

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Elcee think of it as an unstacked topsy turvey cake

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This is my wedding cake (typical fruit cake for Australians of that era) from 30 years ago.  A family friend made it (I didn't decorate in those days and mailed him a picture) and I did not see it until the reception.  I was really disappointed when I saw it but then thought "what the heck" and refused to let it put a damper on my day or even let him know  that I was disappointed.  The friend had been a pastry chef years before but found that when he went to do my relatively simple cake that he couldn't see well enough.  His 14 year old daughter did the bridgework around the sides under his instructions and a lady he knew, who had just started taking decorating lessons, did the flowers.  For many years after I started decorating I thought of reproducing it properly but there are so many much prettier ones out there now that I will never bother.

I would also like to add that the cake was covered in lemon coloured fondant as per my request.  Wedding cakes of that era were virtually all white.  This  photo, by the professional photographer, is the only one that is the correct color.  In all the photos taken by family and friends the photo labs 'fixed the colour' so that the cake was white.  Made for some truly funny photos with everything else the wrong colour.

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This is ours from 2 years ago. It's a dummy, I made real cakes (white chocolate mud and dark choc mud) that went straight to the kitchen at the venue. The dummy travelled all the way from Spain to the UK where we got married, and back, and it is still on display at my bakery (bit dusty and faded now :( ). I didn't think I could produce a decent wedding cake at my parents house the week before the wedding so I took it with me, but we did make the kitchen cakes at their house.

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Unfortunately I don't have a photo of my cake on this computer but just had to chime in and say that I HATED my wedding cake from 5 years ago!! I didn't do any decorating back then (not that I do a great deal nowadays either - I only just started!) and had a small budget so got the cheapest baker in the area, something I've kicked myself for ever since.

The cake looked awful, so dull and boring! And didn't even taste very good either. It was white fondant and I requested to have green ferns added to the cake as the decorative details since my wedding was very tropical/oriental (my family's Hawaiian-Chinese, that explains the odd theme LOL!) but the decorator piped the ferns in some hideous pale minty green color that didn't go with anything else from the reception and the ferns just looked really out of place :( I had bought some of those cute cake toppers of the bride and groom sitting on the edge eating slices of cake but everyone commented on how ugly the bride was lol!

My grandmother 'adjusted' all of the leftover cake by soaking it in brandy so we had a reason to bother eating it haha.

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Here is my cake. Norman Davis with the Sweet Life Cakery made it. This was long before I ever thought about making/decorating cakes. Now he is famous and I probably couldn't afford one of his cakes today. He's made several foodnetwork appearances and does classes all over. Hopefully one day I can take a class by him.  The cake was absolutely delicious. The best cake I ever ate.

 

 

 

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