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Wedding cake for a friend dilemma

A friend asked me to make her wedding cake for her earlier this year and I was delighted to be able to, but I’ve come across a bit of a quandary. We looked at various different cake’s on the internet and established the type of cake she was after (very classy and sophisticated with navy satin bows and an open peony ) but a couple of weeks ago she sent me a message to ask if I could put caricature figures on top instead of the flower. Well, the wedding’s on Monday and I’ve made the figures to the best of my ability but I’ve just completed and stacked the cake and it really is the prettiest cake iv ever made for a wedding and I’m afraid putting the figures on it will ruin the look of it. Do I tell my friend and let her decide or do I just go ahead with her wishes (the figures did take several hours to make after all)? Has anyone else ever come across this issue? Please advise. xx

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Sandra Smiley

How about using your flower on top as you originally intended and set the couple at the base of the cake. She gets her figures and you get your perfect cake. I’ve seen several done that way and, personally, I like it.

Goreti

Hmmm I would point out to her that the cake would look more elegant without the figures. Perhaps come up with something to put them on and set it on the table next to the cake. this way they would still be on display but not on the actual cake.

Clara


I’m sure your cake will be perfect any way you will decorate It. Just smile on my drawing, dear! 😁😘

K Cakes

Clara 😂😂😂 Perfect solution.

K Cakes

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. If I’d had the time putting the figures on a dummy cake would have been a perfect solution but I’m soo busy this week getting ready for Christmas. I decided just to put the figures on as requested but took photos beforehand. I just never thought I’d ever be able to make such an elegant cake so I suppose it’s just me wanting to impose my own wishes. Kathy will have her fun cake but I’ll always have my photos. lol However, should the situation arise again the dummy cake suggestion is perfect! xx

Kerry

I’ve had the same thing happen to me. Very difficult for the cake designer because you have put your heart and soul into the cake making sure that it is stunning BUT in the end, it is the bride’s cake to do with as she wishes. My solution would have been to do exactly what you have done – take pictures first without the figurines and then put them on as requested. No one has said that you had to use the pics with the figurines as advertising for your work. The artistry belongs to you and you are free to choose how/what images you use to show your work!

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The cake’s been delivered so here’s the before and after photos. Her wedding dress is navy with silver embroidery.

Sandra Smiley

Stunning cake, Lizzie! Your figures are so beautifully done, they do not even take away from the cake! Awesome job!

Kerry

You did such an amazing job on the figures. They look fabulous on the cake :)

Clara

Dear Lizzie, as I said, your cake is perfectly done!
So beautiful figurine, so beautiful colours!
Bravo!
Love It 😍🎄

Goreti

Cake is beautiful either one. You gave those figures such a fun personality.

K Cakes

Thanks everyone. I suppose you really have to know the people to realise why they had to be leaning back laughing. I wanted to make it look like they were sharing a joke. But I really did love it before hand. I suppose I’ve just spent so much time trying to perfect that super elegance which you all give to your cakes. I’m finally making the cakes I’ve always wanted to make and I suppose I was just afraid of ruining it. xx