Bride/Baker Communication 101

Most brides suppose that bringing in a photograph of their dream marriage ceremony cake will assist make clear for his or her bakers what it’s that they need and anticipate 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 could or could not spring – after which into heretofore unheard-of realms of inventive “expression.”

Maybe some examples will assist.

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

(Photograph & cake by Martha Stewart)

As an alternative, she bought this:

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

Kirstie additionally needed a cascading floral design, like this:

Which her baker recreated fairly effectively, apart from one key element:

They used actual flowers as a substitute 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 type of exhausting to withstand the urge to flap your arms and shoo them off.

(Observe: The silver factor is their topper, which the baker laid flat as a substitute of standing up. Or possibly the butterflies simply knocked it over. :D)

Sharon L. needed this attractive topsy-turvy design:

(Made by Lisa’s Artistic Desserts – 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 at last, this bride needed her seashell-themed cake to rise to new heights:

As an alternative, she bought one which was apparently dropped from nice heights:

Assume it was served with a pancake dinner?

[snicker]

*****

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