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post #16 of 49

ROFL

post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by mcaulir View Post

 

People are supposed to dig crushed up oreos and whipped cream out of 3 foot tall vases and then eat it? 3 foot tall? As in the length of my arm? So if I happen to be the last one to get to the vase, I'm supposed to stick my arm shoulder deep into a messy vase, while wearing formal wear, to dig the dregs of crushed up biscuits and cream out, and then eat it? Nice.

OMG HAHAHAHHAHA I'M DYING OVER HERE!! I totally pictured myself as a guest at a wedding, attempting to do this !!

They are going all fancy on their guests icon_lol.gif

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post #18 of 49
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Hahhaa! Lol! That would be straight out of a comedy movie! Sad to see these websites misleading brides just in the name of saving some money!
post #19 of 49

Just what you want to be doing the night before you wedding or your child's wedding.  Making dessert.  My SILs family helped cater for her wedding due to money restraints and her poor Mum was on the go the whole day and never really got to enjoy the wedding.  I swore I would never do that.  Invite less guests, even if you only have half a dozen, or have a big informal BBQ.  Anything.  But most of all remember that it is a day to be enjoyed.

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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by owatto View Post

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/make-a-homemade-wedding-cake
This one gave me the giggles!!!

I think my favourite part was when it suggested using a wet knife to make the frosting extra smooth, then proceeded to show the roughest iced cake I've ever seen.

 

No, my favourite bit was when you stuck toothpicks through the cake, and then stuck the next layer right on top.

 

No, no! My favourite is when you stack the cakes with the aforementioned toothpicks, so they can't be slid around, and then measure to make sure they're centered.

 

No, I'm sure now. My favourite part is when you stack all the tiers, and then put icing over the outside of the whole thing. Too bad if you get and inside slice - no frosting for you!

 

No. The best part is where they suggest decorating with sprigs of... is that rosemary? Are they suggesting putting rosemary on the cake?

 

Wow.

post #22 of 49
Wow. *facepalm*

Did y'all read some of the comments? "You make this look so simple!" Great now how many people will think that's all to makin tiered cakes?

I did appreciate one comment about how cakes need to be torted & filled & supported.

The worst for me, was the comment that Sao this is a crazy idea. She goes on to say "you should hire an expierenced baker like a culinary student or a home based baker who doesn't have the overhead of a retail stored[\B] (read cheap). She goes in to say that the manager of her grocery store is doin her cake for $400 ...a cake that (her words not mine) averages $800-1000.

*tosses whisk in the air*. Yep. Home bakers don't have that expense of a retail store. They just pay more for ingredients, still have to buy all the license & insurance ...oh Nevermind. I'm preaching to the choir.

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!

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post #23 of 49

Hmm, I wonder what rosemary flavoured frosting would taste like?

post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

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The worst for me, was the comment that Sao this is a crazy idea. She goes on to say "you should hire an expierenced baker like a culinary student or a home based baker who doesn't have the overhead of a retail stored[\B] (read cheap). She goes in to say that the manager of her grocery store is doin her cake for $400 ...a cake that (her words not mine) averages $800-1000.

*tosses whisk in the air*. Yep. Home bakers don't have that expense of a retail store. They just pay more for ingredients, still have to buy all the license & insurance ...oh Nevermind. I'm preaching to the choir.

Well.. You should see some of the ways that brides can cut the price of the cake
http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-cake-prices

Apparently handmade rolled fondant decorations are labor intensive but sugar flowers are less expensive.
Also, they dont seem to get that a lot of the cost will still be there even if your cake is styrofoam
And that even if you have a small cake and add a sheet cake, your still buying dessert for 100 odd people, its not going to be cheap!
post #25 of 49
 
 

"We were thinking of doing a cake contest (maybe even down grading to cupcakes) and then the winner gets to be the one we cut. Just a thought to get everyone included and still be able to feed a crowd on the cheap."

 

 

Yeesssssssssss (she says through clenched teeth).  Turn your wedding into the county fair.  Will they bring their livestock too and the winner gets to be the main course?  Keeping it classy.

deborahanne

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post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by owatto View Post


Also, they dont seem to get that a lot of the cost will still be there even if your cake is styrofoam
And that even if you have a small cake and add a sheet cake, your still buying dessert for 100 odd people, its not going to be cheap!

Oh I hate that one! I still have to decorate it! You are substituting the least expensive part of the cake for something which requires expensive shipping! *head/desk*

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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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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post #27 of 49
Oh I love your fair comment!
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post


 

 

"We were thinking of doing a cake contest (maybe even down grading to cupcakes)

Hello...cupcakes are sometimes MORE expensive than a cake!

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
(4 photos)
 
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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
(4 photos)
 
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post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by mcaulir View Post

I think my favourite part was when it suggested using a wet knife to make the frosting extra smooth, then proceeded to show the roughest iced cake I've ever seen.

 

No, my favourite bit was when you stuck toothpicks through the cake, and then stuck the next layer right on top.

 

No, no! My favourite is when you stack the cakes with the aforementioned toothpicks, so they can't be slid around, and then measure to make sure they're centered.

 

No, I'm sure now. My favourite part is when you stack all the tiers, and then put icing over the outside of the whole thing. Too bad if you get and inside slice - no frosting for you!

 

No. The best part is where they suggest decorating with sprigs of... is that rosemary? Are they suggesting putting rosemary on the cake?

 

Wow.

HAHAHA seriously! That cake just looked all kinds of horrible. And the rosemary... I can't even.

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post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by owatto View Post

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/make-a-homemade-wedding-cake
This one gave me the giggles!!!

 

OK...that belongs on Cake Wrecks.  Oh my goodness.

post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by iCookiBake View Post

HAHAHA seriously! That cake just looked all kinds of horrible. And the rosemary... I can't even.

But it only costs $20 to make!
Just imagine traveling with it, those tooth picks aren't going to do much!
I just saw that it says to use 11, 8 and 4.5 inch pans, that seems like odd pans to use together
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