Your Wedding Cake Questions And Concerns!


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Brides: It's your big day and you want everything to run smoothly right down to the last detail. The last detail just happens to be the wedding cake. Feel free to ask me anything, and I will do my best to answer your question as quickly as possible.

Cake Decorators:The bride and groom are depending on you to deliver a very special cake. If you are unsure about a particular aspect of wedding cake construction then ask me!

Thanks for replying so quickly to my questions. You are so great!! The answers you gave are really helpful."~Becky~

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There are so many questions regarding freezing cakes. Here is a link to answer some of those.


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  • First Time Wedding Cakes
  • Traveling and Delivering Cakes
  • Stacking A Cake
  • Batter and Icing Amounts
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  • Wedding Cake Recipes
stacking a wedding cake
  • Fillings
  • Brides Questions
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  • Fondant And Gumpaste
  • Flowers
  • Square Wedding Cake Questions

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 Fellow Cake Decorators, DIY Brides and Bakers:Please feel free to add your expertise to the wedding cake  questions and commentary. Thank You :-) And Thank you everyone for all of the nice comments and amazing testimonials.

Happy Baking and Cake Decorating!

~Lorelie~


Questions from other brides and cake decorators to be...And my answers!

Click below to see questions from other visitors to this page...

Decorating A Cake With Real Seashells 
Hi Lorelie, I have been asked to make a 3 tiered wedding cake. The bride and groom's reception is beach themed. They would like a basic white cake …

Wedding Cake Filling 
Hi there, A couple I know asked me to make their wedding cake and are interested in a chocolate cake with a white buttercream covering (no fondant). …

How long in advance can I make a wedding cake 
Hi Lorelie, I have been asked to make a vanilla three tiered wedding cake with Italian meringue buttercream icing covered with fondant. The cake is …

Floating Cake Stand  
I want to try and make this cake on a floating stand. My guest list is only 150 so I probably won't be needing all 4 tiers. The actual number of guests …

What is the best type of coloring to use for black fondant? 
I have to make a wedding cake with a black fondant ribbon boarder applied to a buttercream frosting. When I tried out a sample of fondant, adding black …

If Bride keeps top tier....? 
Hi! One question for you... if the bride is planning on keeping and freezing the top tier for her and her groom to share on their one-year anniversary, …

How far in advance can I royal ice fruit cake? 
Hi, I am making a four tier fruit wedding cake, please can you tell me how far in advance of the wedding can I marzipan and royal ice the cakes. I …

Old-fashioned cakes and fillings. 
Hi Lorelie I am getting married in September which is Spring in Australia. To save some money, My matron of chaos and I are going to make my wedding …

Bridal Show 
I've been asked to set up a cake display table for a bridal show coming up. I don't know if I should or not because I have not made an actual wedding cake …

The height of the cake 
I have baked cakes for a long while and beginning to see a lot of cakes that seem to be higher that the standard 2" layer cakes (4" total). Can you tell …

Stacking Tiered Wedding Cakes Questions  
Greetings Lorelie, I love your website, the site has helped me a lot and I've learned so much. good job! My question is on stacking tiered wedding …

Cake Boards Question? 
First of all, I love your site..tons of good info!! My question is about cake boards. I am making my first wedding cake for my daughter's wedding on …

Tiered Wedding Cake Questions 
Hi! I have a request for a 3 tiered cake to feed 75 people. Can you tell me the best sizes for that. Also do they count the top tier in the amount if people …

Cake Decorating Tips Question 
I would like some cake decorating tips on creating a wedding cake similar to one I found in the September 2011 issue of BRIDES, page 310. I have attached …

First Wedding Cake 
I, and a friend, have taken on the challenge of making my other friend's wedding cake in two weeks. I was hoping I might get a little advice as, with …

Protecting wedding cakes from heat 
I will be making a Hawaiian wedding cake in a few days for an outdoor wedding. My question is, how will I keep my icing from melting? I live in the …

Cake Pans For A Three Tiered Cake 
Hello Lorelie, I'm from Ecuador. I want to thank you for this web page, it really helps. I have to make a 3 tiered wedding cake for a 100 guests. What …

Wedding Cake and Filling Questions 
Thanks so much for your informative website. I have decorated cakes for a long time, but will be making my first wedding cake in a couple of weeks. I …

Design your own wedding cake  
How do you (and other cake decorator's) come up with your wedding cake designs? Do you recommend that the bride bring a picture, go through wedding cake …

Wedding cake panic - sugarpaste or ganache 
Hi, I love this site and hope you can help me. I've been asked by a friend to make her wedding cake. She's sent me a picture of the one she wants, it's …

Can I cover a ganache cake with regalicing/fondant 
I am making a ganache cake and am concerned if the fondant/Regalice will adhere to the soft ganache mixture. Please advise Thanks April …

Red gum paste roses 
Hi, I making my first wedding cake and the roses are supposed to be dark red. I coloured two batches already but was not pleased with the colour and I'm …

Supporting a narrow, heavy cake topper 
Hi, My friend just asked me to make her wedding cake and I'm so excited to take on the project. She's already purchased a cake topper for her Renaissance-themed …

What Size Pans For A Wedding Cake 
What size square pans would I need for a 4 tier cake serving approx. 200 people? I would go with a 16 inch base a 12 inch an 8 inch and a 6 inch. That …

Layers for a 4 tier cake? 
Hi, I am making my first wedding cake for my son and his fiance for their July wedding near Dallas TX. and I really want to get this right. The cake will …

Chocolate layer cake recipe 
Hi Lorelie, I've seen your recipe for a chocolate layer cake recipe for a 3 tier chocolate cake which sounds just fantastic, however, please do you have …

How many cups of batter do I need  
I have to make a 4-tier cake. The pan sizes are 4x4x3, 6x6x3, 8x8x3, 10x10x3. I know how many cups of batter I need for the 8 in. & 10 in. pans, but have …

Tiered Wedding Cakes with Fondant 
Hi Lorelie....EXCELLENT website :-) Couple questions: One on tiered wedding cakes with fondant and one about the Cake Stacker's system that you recommend. …

Open Ring Box Cake 
Hi there, I have never made an open box cake before. My cousin is having a small party next week and asked me to make her one like the picture posted. …

Frosting and stacking tiered wedding cakes 
I have a question on frosting and stacking tiered wedding cakes. I am about to make a 4 tier red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I have never done …

NYC cake 
My sister wants a cake for her wedding that is like New York City with the buildings and the ball dropping on NYE. This is the day her and her future husband …

First time making a wedding cake 
Hi, I was recommended by a friend to do a wedding cake for someone at church. This is my first time making a wedding cake. The bride would like a 4 …

Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas Please 
I could use help with with wedding cake decorating ideas. I took on the big challenge of baking my friends wedding cake and this will be my first one! …

First time wedding cake 
Hi there! I'm so excited to have found your website! I really hope you can help me. I'm making a wedding cake for my friend in two weeks and this is my …

White cake 
Hi!! First congratulations for your wonderful website, it is very nice. (Sorry for my bad English sometimes...) Okay, well I have some questions, …

Question About Stacked Cakes 
I have a question about stacked cakes. Every time I have made one, when the people went to serve it, a lot of icing was removed between the cakes.This …

Chocolate Mousse Wedding Cakes 
Hi I've been asked to make a chocolate mousse wedding cake, but the bride wants the cake to be covered in fondant. I would think that a mousse cake will …

Ganache wedding cake 
GANACHE WEDDING CAKE I love your site and wondered if you could help me with decorating a wedding cake with white chocolate ganache. The bride wants …

Forgot to freeze wedding cake........ 
I left someone in charge of freezing the top tier of my wedding cake and came home from my honeymoon 9 days later to find it uncovered in my fridge. Can …

Creating 'Tiers of Ruffles' for Wedding Cake 
Question: I will be making my son's wedding cake and I have been requested to make it simple. The bride sent me this photo link of a wedding cake she …

My First Wedding Cake 
Question: I'm about to make my first wedding cake, a tiered 14, 10, 8 and 6 inch round cake. My question is how much batter do I need for a carrot cake …

Wedding Cake Filling  
Question: My niece has asked for a wedding cake, one tier red velvet with cream cheese filling, one butter cake with raspberry filling. I am good with …

Traveling far far away with cake 
Hi Lorelie, I stumbled upon your website yesterday and I have to say this is the most informational site I've found so far so I thank you for that! …

Transporting a 3-tier wedding cake  
Transporting A 3 tier Wedding Cake 150 miles Question My daughter is making a 3-tier wedding cake for her cousin's wedding. We will have to transport …

Basic Butter Cake Question 
Hi there, Oh my God. I have done the lemon cake recipe on your site it was amazing. My mum said It is the best cake that I have done in 18 years. …

Cake Baking Pans Question 
Hello. I have a cake baking pans question. My aunt is a baker. She bakes all of the cakes in my family for various occasions. I am having my Wedding …

Square Wedding Cakes Question 
I'm doing a 4 tiered square cake in a few months and I don't know what size pans I should use. Any suggestions? Have you ever frozen the 14 or 16' …

How far in advance can I stack my wedding cake? Not rated yet
I am getting married in a week's time and in the process of making and decorating my own wedding cake. I am a very inexperienced baker and it is the first …

Fall Wedding Cake Photos Not rated yet
Hi, You have a cake in your fall wedding cake photos that shows the view from the top of the cake (first photo when you open the link). It has autumn …

How long can my cake be out of the fridge on the day of my wedding? Not rated yet
So, I am planning to do a dessert table for my wedding. More cakes/cupcakes than anything but I will also have brownies and cheesecake. I am planning …

Transporting Wedding Cakes Not rated yet
When transporting a wedding cake, how long will it stay fresh? My daughter is getting married out of state, it's about a 4 hr drive. We are thinking about …

DIY Bride cake question Not rated yet
I want to make mini cakes as the wedding favor for my wedding. I will have approx. 150 guests. How long will the cakes stay fresh if I pre make them? …

Carrot Cake as Wedding Cake Not rated yet
I was wondering if its possible to have a 4 tier carrot cake as a wedding cake. The answer is Oh yes!!! It is my all time favorite recipe for a wedding …

Best Butter Cream Icing Recipe  Not rated yet
I am looking for the best butter cream icing recipe to use for an outdoor wedding in September. I am concerned about the frosting melting. I am a huge …

Carrot Cake Recipe and Icing Questions Not rated yet
Can I use Carrot cake icing on a wedding cake? I have a bride requesting a carrot with cream cheese icing for one of their layers, pound cake as the other. …

Wedding Cake Recipe Questions Not rated yet
I was looking for your white chocolate raspberry wedding cake recipe......but I can't see to find it....is it just regular cake then a butter cream flavored …

How To Make Hydrangea Petals Not rated yet
Could you direct me as to how to make Hydrangea gumpaste petals and what supplies I might need to make them? I will be making a tiered fondant covered …

Refrigerating and freezing wedding cakes Not rated yet
Hi Lorelie, I am going to be making a wedding cake for a friend and she is pretty much open to any type of frosting or buttercream. The only request …

What cake flavors and cake fillings for a plain bride? Not rated yet
Hi, I've been recommended to bake and decorate a wedding cake for a teacher in my school. I am in the Culinary Arts, I have taken a few decorating …

Unique wedding cake topper ideas? Not rated yet
I know this does not directly correlate to wedding cake making, but I was wondering if you could weigh in on wedding cake toppers. So far, I have only …

Marble Wedding Cake Question Not rated yet
I have a cake tasting this weekend for a couple that are due to get married in September, I'm looking towards making a 4 tier cake but this... They …

Chocolate Ganache Icing For Filling? Not rated yet
Hi, I love your website. I have a chocolate ganache icing question. I am making a round stacked cake for my wedding in June to serve 150. I am using …

Carrot Cake Wedding Cake Not rated yet
Hello! I found your wedding cake website and love it! I have asked my friend who is an expert cup cake maker to make me a carrot cake wedding cake. She …

Recipe Quantities For Wedding Cakes Not rated yet
I would like to use your buttermilk chocolate cake recipe, could you advise me on the batter amounts for a 13 inch pan? Regards Ambelene Freemantle …

Square wedding cake with diamond imprint Not rated yet
I am making a square tiered wedding cake and the bride wants a diamond imprint on 2 of the tiers. I've always used a buttercream frosting for my kids birthday …

Freezing Cake Not rated yet
This is a panic. The wedding couple have no money and I volunteered to make a cake but won't be at the wedding. Is there an iced/decorated wedding cake …

Lemon cake recipe questions Not rated yet
Do you think a lemon wedding cake with buttercream frosting is the best combination? I am making the lemon wedding cake recipe. The practice cake came …

How soon can I start to decorate?? Not rated yet
Hello! I am making a 4 tier wedding cake and also have to make a grooms cake. I have baked all the cakes that i will need and have got them in the freezer. …

Red Velvet Cake For A Square Wedding Cake Not rated yet
I have been asked to make a red velvet cake for a square wedding cake that is 4 tiers. The bottom is to be traditional fruit and the top 3 red velvet. …

White Wedding Cake Recipe Amounts? Not rated yet
Hi I am making your white wedding cake recipe and need to know the amount of ingredients needed. I'm going to be baking the wedding cake in the next couple …

Madeira Cake Recipe And How To Cover Mini Wedding Cakes Not rated yet
Question: Hi I am looking for a Madeira cake recipe for mini wedding cakes about 2 1/2 inch high. I also need some advice on how to ice them with fondant …

Square Wedding Cake Stacked and Tiered Not rated yet
Question: Hi, I am making a square wedding cake, stacked and tiered. It's my first wedding cake and I am doing it for my niece next year. My idea …

Decorating wedding cakes with fresh flowers questions  Not rated yet
Question I want to put silk flowers on our wedding cake. We have a crystal monogrammed topper and I don't know if we should put flowers around it or …

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