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post #16 of 147
Nevermind it was someone else
post #17 of 147

I think Anna took the words right out of my mouth. I can't believe this is an actual letter, it contains every cliche known. It it's true, I'm speechless. Guess Ddaigle already used that one, too. 

 

If this is genuine, op better really get ready for a reality check. (Trying to say that respectfully. After all there is a first time for everything. But really, a wedding cake?)

 

Jan

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
post #18 of 147
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Is this a real post, or a troll, trying g to stir up "one of those threads" where it is a poo flinging contest? Home bakers and newbies vs professionals who are just trying to be real.i

This comment is rude. Home bakers and newbie s are asking questions so we can learn. Maybe taking on a task like this is too much for the OP right now, but why must you make remarks like this?
post #19 of 147

I'm sorry, but a couple's wedding is not the time to be experimenting. Google 'tire cake eBay' and you will see why.

It is unfair to them, most people practice for years before they attempt a wedding cake, 3 weeks is simply not enough time to learn how to torte, fill, smooth ice, fondant and stack a wedding cake.

I'm assuming by 'home baker', you mean you are not a business, which makes it completely illegal for you to be getting compensated for this cake. The amount of money it will cost you for all the items you listed will be more than hiring an established baker to make the cake. Although with 3 weeks to go, it would be hard to find a baker.

 

I'm really not trying to be a bully here, just realistic.

post #20 of 147
I think she just meant a 'troll' like someone who trolls the Internet stirring people up.

Not that the original poster is actuall a Troll or stupid or whatever.
post #21 of 147
I don't know why y'alll are wasting precious energy on this post
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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #22 of 147

Don't use foam core, use cake boards.  They are pre-cut to the size of the layers! 

 

The experienced bakers on this forum have a point, a wedding cake is very ambitious.  If the bride knows that this is your first wedding cake and it might not be perfect and is okay with that, then go for it.  It might come out beyond perfect, as some cake decorators are "naturals."  (I'm not...so I don't do weddings...icon_biggrin.gif)

 

Also, since you don't have a lot of cake tools, this cake is going to cost you a fortune.  Be prepared...

 

As for transport, definitely use an SPS system.  Google SPS for cakes and you will see ordering information.

 

Give yourself a lot of time to make this cake.  It's best to bake the layers ahead of time and freeze them.  

 

Square cakes are very difficult...the corners are not fun!  I think you should make a practice cake to figure it all out.  I sold my square pans on ebay...I hated decorating them big time!

post #23 of 147
I personally would not do it. I get lots of complements on my cakes but I would not be comfortable making a wedding cake. I am a home baker as well, but comments like that make it difficult for us newbies to ask questions. When I ask a question, I am looking for answers from those who have more experience than me, not remarks like that.
post #24 of 147
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I don't know why y'alll are wasting precious energy on this post

Like moths to a lamp, some of us just can't resist :)

post #25 of 147
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Originally Posted by Nickithebaker View Post

I am a home baker, I have decorated a few Wilton shaped cakes for birthday parties.  My family raves about these, so I was asked to do a wedding cake! (anyone can decorate a cake with a star tip and drop flowers!!)   HELP!! icon_eek.gif
   The wedding is 9/14 

I feel like I can do this, with the right direction.  

The bride wants a square stacked cake covered with white fondant.   She wants roses on the cake as decorations.  Pretty simple I think... 

I have never worked with fondant, so I have been Googleing and watching YouTube videos... but I need some live feedback! 

I am going to purchase a Magic Line square cake pan set.   I think I'm going to do a 12", 10" and 8".  

I know I need a support - should I use cardboard or the foam core?  I am seeing debates going both ways.   I am shopping at www.globalsugarart.com  and www.sweetwise.com  ... found both of them through YouTube. 

Oh - here is a big factor - The wedding venue is 60 miles up a winding, BUMPY country road.  Do I assemble the cake at home and drive it up there?   I also have the option of making the whole thing at the venue - there will be a full kitchen, but no internet if I need last minute YouTube help.  

I need to buy almost everything... the only things I have are some Wilton tips and a pastry bag. 

Can anyone recommend tools?

I think I want a cake stand spinner thing,  I need a smoother tool for the fondant, I don't know WHAT I need to make the roses.   I saw a video where a lady had some kind of foam thing that she used to make the petals look real.  Don't know what it's called.  I'm guessing I need a rolling pin, do I need a mat or a board?   What about food coloring for the fondant / gumpaste flowers? Her colors are hot pink and blue.  
What about a leveler? I don't trust my self to cut the tops of the cakes level.  Long spatula things? 
  



How much fondant do I need?  What is a good brand? 

Thank you sooo much!! 
I call bu!! $#!+ All the classics on that post. People really have time for this?
post #26 of 147

We are not being rude. We are being realistic. Someone who has never worked with fondant intends to make a square wedding cake? Oh, please.

There. Their. They're not the same.

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

There. Their. They're not the same.

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

post #27 of 147
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

We are not being rude. We are being realistic. Someone who has never worked with fondant intends to make a square wedding cake? Oh, please.

I agree. I havent even done a square, I'm scared. I'd never do my first square on a wedding cake, but even if I owned a bakery for 20 years, I'd never say, "is this real or a troll."

I think my point is being missed.
post #28 of 147
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

I'm speechless

lol to this - with all the questions it makes me wonder if this is just a 'I am pulling your leg comment'. If this is a real question my advice is that unless this is a much loved family member you are doing the cake for Down your tools immediately and speak to the bride honestly about what you can and cant do before doing another thing on this cake!

 

 

Edited to include - just read the rest of the comments and as a 'newbie homebaker' must say I was going to tell you also that it sounds like your cake may be the next one to land on EBay if you go ahead with this.


Edited by bubs1stbirthday - 8/22/13 at 7:33pm
I may not make perfect cakes but I gaurantee they all contain a super special ingredient .... lots and lots of love .
I may not make perfect cakes but I gaurantee they all contain a super special ingredient .... lots and lots of love .
post #29 of 147
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Is this a real post, or a troll, trying g to stir up "one of those threads" where it is a poo flinging contest? Home bakers and newbies vs professionals who are just trying to be real.i

This was my first thought detective.gif   lol

post #30 of 147

LET THE POO START FLYING!!! 

 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Is this a real post, or a troll, trying g to stir up "one of those threads" where it is a poo flinging contest? Home bakers and newbies vs professionals who are just trying to be real.i

This comment is rude. Home bakers and newbie s are asking questions so we can learn. Maybe taking on a task like this is too much for the OP right now, but why must you make remarks like this?

So many things I could say... so little time to translate it to meaningless PC garbage.... Suffice to say, please don't make this about me. And I can say you are rude for saying I am rude, but what difference does it make? And I really couldn't care less.

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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

We are not being rude. We are being realistic. Someone who has never worked with fondant intends to make a square wedding cake? Oh, please.

I agree. I havent even done a square, I'm scared. I'd never do my first square on a wedding cake, but even if I owned a bakery for 20 years, I'd never say, "is this real or a troll."

I think my point is being missed.

Yet you don't have a problem with the bolded part, and the people calling BS, others saying time is wasted on this post? I think I get that the point that this thread is to call me out, since others have harsh words, and I asked a legitimate question. 

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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