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Instead of One Cake, Many

Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Blog | 7 Comments

I was really excited when I got the “Get Married” Top 10 Trends of 2010, which included non-linear aisles (something I saw a lot of this year and also at the ABC conference), cobalt blue (a personal favorite) and glam for guys- think Old Hollywood, not Glambert. Anyway, one thing that I saw this year that I think would be an amazing trend is multiple cakes instead of just one wedding cake.  For us this started out as a solution to a practical problem, that evolved into an expression of both design and tastebuds.

Rachel and Noah’s good friend from Canada really wanted to bake their wedding cake. Problem is, she would never be able to transport a cake of quite the size that they would need to feed the guestlist of nearly 140.  So, we had a thought… why not have one smaller wedding cake surrounded by a display of other mini-cakes.  We knew we would use different cake stands to create an artistic display and this gave the guests a chance to have many, many flavors of cake, including some of those things that just don’t work as well when you need to construct a more elaborate wedding cake, like the strawberry shortcake.  The clients worked with Cheryl Kleinman to design a series of mini-cakes to reflect the homey, ecclectic look of their wedding (pics of which I will eventually have to share with you!) and this was the result.(pardon my horrible photography skills)

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Weren’t they adorable?  One had a blue toile, which was printed on rolled fondant, then there was the pumpkin cake, the cake with the birds next, the strawberry cake and my personal favorite, the cake with the marzipan figs on top.. it was stunning.  While the look of this wedding was autumnal and eclectic, I could see this concept working well for weddings using graphic prints and bold color on the fondant.  Additionally, by going this route, the couple spent a bit less than they might have on one more elaborate cake, but it contributed to the overall look and feel of the room.

What do you think of multiple cakes???

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  2. True Blind Faith
    December 10, 2009

    I adore this idea! Guests have their choice of different delicious flavors and they all look so pretty on their own but even more fabulous when displayed together. Especially pretty for a vintage themed wedding

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  3. Courtney
    December 10, 2009

    We did that at a wedding last summer and it was so cool because the ladies in the family were able to get involved and bring their favorite cakes, but the bride and groom still had a small, white wedding cake made by a local baker. Best of both worlds!

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  4. AmyJean @RelentlessBride
    December 11, 2009

    The idea of multiple cakes appeals to me b/c i know many of my friends have many different tastes, so you can really provide a little bit of everything with several cakes :)

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  5. andrea
    December 11, 2009

    I love this idea! It is a fun way to create a “cake bar”. We have a candy bar that was dubbed the “Sugar Bar” and it was a huge hit. I think people like choices and the unexpected surprise of more than one kind of cake to choose!

    I have also seen different cakes at the guests tables as part of the decor and the dessert.

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  6. Lisa
    December 11, 2009

    I love the idea of multiple cakes! This way, you can add different cake designs, colors and flavors!

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  7. Shani
    June 20, 2012

    I love this idea, especially because my fiance is vegan and I (and most of the wedding) are not. The only concern I’ve really had about this idea is how this works logistically? Typically a caterer slices and serves the wedding cake…how did the logistics of this work with cutting and choice of flavors?

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