Bride/Baker Communication 101

Most brides assume that bringing in a photograph of their dream wedding ceremony cake will assist make clear for his or her bakers what it’s that they need and count on on their huge day.

[shaking head] These candy, foolish women.

In actuality, these images are extra like “tips.” A springboard, if you’ll, from which the baker might or might not spring – after which into heretofore unheard-of realms of creative “expression.”

Maybe some examples will assist.

Bride Laurie S. requested for this cake, solely in ivory and with blue flowers as an alternative of white:

(Photograph & cake by Martha Stewart)

As a substitute, she bought this:

“It is boxy, and it is blue and white. What extra would you like?”

Kirstie additionally wished a cascading floral design, like this:

Which her baker recreated fairly properly, aside from one key element:

They used actual flowers as an alternative of sugar ones.

As soon as the petals shriveled, Kirstie’s cake design grew to become much less “cascading flowers” and extra “attacking butterflies.” Which is not horrible, I suppose, however it’s sort of arduous to withstand the urge to flap your arms and shoo them off.

(Be aware: The silver factor is their topper, which the baker laid flat as an alternative of standing up. Or perhaps the butterflies simply knocked it over. :D)

Sharon L. wished this attractive topsy-turvy design:

(Made by Lisa’s Creative Cakes – and I completely need one.)

…solely in 3 tiers and utilizing her colours of fuchsia, orange, and lime.

Her baker’s interpretation?

Keep in mind that springboard I discussed? Effectively, some are a LOT springier than others.

And eventually, this bride wished her seashell-themed cake to rise to new heights:

As a substitute, she bought one which was apparently dropped from nice heights:

Suppose it was served with a pancake dinner?



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