October 10, 2014

Everyone loves a Challenge - Pt 2

It has been almost a month since I received THE stand for the wedding cake I am making.  In that time I have auditioned many different sizes of cake - starting with the size the Bride originally asked for. And it was clear from the outset that a 10 inch cake on a 20 inch cake stand was NOT going to look good!

Having been given artistic licence - It was up to me to make it work.  Fortunately this cake was only for display, and the true cake that the guests will receive was being prepared 'behind the scenes'.  So I could begin work on it earlier.

I settled on a 4 tier cake starting with a 14 inch base, then 12, 10, and finally 8 inches on top.  A request for some surface embellishment, saw me piping hundreds of small dots in Royal Icing around the sides.

The issue of the cake stand still had to be addressed - as it has a 1 1/2 inch deep bowl, the cake still looked like something from Alice in Wonderland.  The solution was found - in my Dad's workshop!
A 20 inch clear perspex disc that had been just waiting for an opportunity to be useful - fitted perfectly on the rim of the stand, with a little help from some mounting tape.

Filling the bowl with dry Rose Petals now gave me the perfect base for the cake to sit on.

Now all I had to do was make enough Flowers to decorate the cake . . .


  1. I don't quite get the concept of a styrofoam "display" cake, but I can tell it is going to be lovely!

  2. Thanks for your question Vireya,
    Styrofoam or Dummy cakes can be a very cost effective and less wasteful way of having a big cake for a small wedding. Sometimes just one tier of a wedding cake will be actual cake and the rest will be made from Styrofoam.

  3. Thank the Lord for artistic licence! :D Glad to see you've managed to work out yet another conundrum! I look forward to seeing the finished cake!