Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sometimes BIG is enough!


This cake was created for a high school classmate of mine, who had their reception at White Room in St. Augustine, one of the best reception sites in Northeast Florida.

The drama of this cake is it's sheer size, being five tiers tall, weighing as much as a medium sized child!

A bit of unwelcome drama concerned a cake stand which they wanted to place the cake atop of.

I, as a rule, do not like cake stands, because I think mainly because the stand usually bears no relation to the design of the cake. It's a bit too old fashioned a concept.

All of our cakes are built atop a board of masonite, which is covered in the same fondant as the cake and then wrapped with a complementary ribbon around the edge, leaving the cake to be the star.

The stand that was dropped off the day before the wedding wasn't level! When you set it down, not all four legs touched the table. The idea of placing a FIVE TIER cake atop this three legged table still gives me nightmares!

Happily, I was able to not have to use the stand, reaching the bride's sister in time to not have to tempt disaster.

Another key element was the use of real ribbon around the base of the cake tiers, which I used to be against, but have grown to like for those bride's who are very particular about getting the colors, exact.


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