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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2004 09:31:36 AM »

  Putting Candied Roses on Adds a nice touch
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2004 11:19:38 AM »

There is absolutely the most wonderful cake, directions, decorations and timing tips (like when to bake, how to crumb coat, how to keep, etc.) in this book:   

The Best of Gourmet : Featuring the Flavors of Thailand

You can find it on Amazon if nowhere else - the cake is a white poundcake with a lemon/sugar drizzle on each layer with alternating frosting and fresh berry layer dividers, and then a really rich (but not gross) white frosting.  The decorating they show is super simple, but awesome, that a kid could probably do - then topped with fresh flowers scattered over the cake.

I have made it and it is really simple to make - no real tricks in this one.  But mostly - it is just incredibly good! 
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2004 04:43:43 PM »

I didnt make my cake but I did make the top its marzipan.I bought the kit from martha stewart I did design the cake though and had someone I had just met make it.  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2004 06:23:03 PM »

Have you seen the martha stewart candy cakes?

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=tvs8368
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2004 05:21:42 AM »

kind of an interesting off-beat idea:  my girlfriend was planning her technically second wedding (the first was done in court, she wanted a "real" one the second time around).  being extremely poor, a bunch of us decided to help her out.  when i was going through some of the magazines, i saw a cake made of cupcakes!  they were not cheesy, kindergarten-esque cupcakes, they were basically small cakes with some amazing marzipan/piping designs on top.  i fell in love with it.  a tad bit quirky, and possible easier? 
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2004 06:03:39 AM »

I had cupcakes for my wedding in september...each cupcake was decorated like a flower...and they were displayed on a really nice three tier platter...it was awesome, and everyone loved it!!! We got so many compliments, and some friends of our are going to do it for their wedding next year.  The nice thing about cupcakes is that you can have several flavors, and they are very inexpensive to make...I would highly recommend cupcakes to anyone, especially after all the compliments we got. And it didn't look like it would have been too hard to make, if you have taken decorating classes, then it sould be a peice of cake...har har har

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2004 01:56:48 PM »

I make cakes for a hobby and a side job and I have a few recommendations to make a beautiful cake that is easy.
1. Use a simple recipe, you don't have to make a fancy cake for it to be delicious and beautiful. A delicious cake recipe (I have tons if you need ideas + lots of tropical flavored cakes)
2. Balance your flavors. If the frosting is sweet don't make the cake and filling super sweet or it will be hard to eat more than a few bites.

Decoration tips:
I like to use large flaked coconut on the outside for a textured look, toasting it is pretty too. I LOVE fresh flowers, make sure they are not poisonous. On tiered cakes I like to stick straws in the top layer and stick flower stems in the straws to create a bouquet look. I did that with my wedding cake with Birds of paradise, it was sooo pretty.
I live in Hawaii and lots of people want tropical style cakes so I do things like put ferns around the edges and use fresh floweres...shells...

I love cupcake wedding cakes but they take sooooooooooooooooo long to make and frost.

What kind of wedding is it? Does the couple have any special interests or is there anything they asked for? Are they traditional??? Post more info about them and their wedding and I'll try and think of cool ideas.

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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2004 07:50:21 PM »

Ok, so I remember seeing on Martha Stewart one time, she was making roses to go on cakes. it looked FANTASTIC! I recently went to Michaels and found a kit on making all sorts of flowers out of this pasty stuff(forgot what it was called. something gum)anyways! i bought it and it seems pretty easy, I have yet to try it tho. You could probably go to any crafting store and look under the cooking aisle.

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2004 03:44:53 PM »

For my wedding, my friend made a truly amazing cake.  It was a White Chocolate and Lemon cake, from Bon Appetit recipe.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/108257

If you like lemon, this is an incredible cake.  I can honestly admit it was the best cake, not just wedding cake but best CAKE, I have ever had in my life.  In fact, it's been over a year since the wedding and my family is till talking about how great the cake was!

I admit I don't really know how complicated it was to make.  My friend used to work in a bakery, so she may have some special skills that helped her.  She didn't decorate it like the picture online, just used fresh flowers which were really beautiful, but obviously you could decorate however you wanted.
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2005 02:08:14 PM »

Dear Sparky,

I realize you've already made the wedding cake but I thought I'd throw in some good advice for anyone else attempting their first wedding cake.  I used to work as a baker and made wedding cakes almost every day.

"The Cake Bible" by Rose Levi Beranbaum  -- This woman is the Fairy Godmother of Cake Baking

The book is about $35 bucks and worth every penny.  I've never made anything out of this book that wasn't FABULOUS!!!  Great recipes and instructions.
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