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Cake Wars: Intricate or Understated?

Sinéad, on December 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 55
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Do you love cakes adorned with intricately detailed designs? Or is your style more simple and understated?


Intricate?

Cake Wars: Intricate or Understated? 1

Photo from Wicked Whoopies in Gardiner, ME


Or Understated?

Cake Wars: Intricate or Understated? 2

Photo from Whisked Bakery in Washington D.C.




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55 Comments

  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    Definitely love both, but we chose a simple style since it's more suitable for our overall theme!

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  • Erin
    Rockstar July 2021
    Erin ·
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    My cupcakes will be simple, because I’m making them myself and I’m not very good at cake decorating, but i love the look of intricate cakes.
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I like the intricate look best.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Simple. My dad is making my cupcake stands for us and they are super intricate and he is putting a lot of time into it; so my cupcakes and cake will be simple.

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Understated, i think. I'll have a few frosting flowers and my topper but not a significant amount of detail. Less is more!

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  • Kaysey
    Expert February 2020
    Kaysey ·
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    Both are beautiful, but I do love a more simple style and that's what we're doing for our wedding.

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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    Intricate, love cakes with designs that match the couples personality

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  • Madelyn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Madelyn ·
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    I’m a very simple and traditional girl- so the cake would resemble that too!
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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
    Watts ·
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    We went intricate! We are recreating this beauty! Cake Wars: Intricate or Understated? 3

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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Heather ·
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    Intricate is amazing to look at.

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  • Jill
    Expert May 2020
    Jill ·
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    We prefer the understated look!

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Some golden middle between the two I guess!

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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Definitely intricate!! I'm an over the top kind of person that doesn't like plain things.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Understated. Everything at our wedding is going to be pretty simple so a simple cake just makes sense.

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Intricate for this
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2020
    Hannah ·
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    Definitely going with a simple cake!

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  • Nicole
    Rockstar July 2020
    Nicole Online ·
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    I think they’re both beautiful! I may lean slightly more simple, though.
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  • A
    Dedicated June 2020
    Ali ·
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    Understated!
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I didn't think our cake was intricate, but based on those photos, I guess that is what I like.

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree ·
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    This poll has really reminded me how my FH took control of the cake lol. I love understated, and would want a very minimal cake. BUT we ended up with a very intricate cake. All white, thank goodness, but there are a lot of fondant details on it that you'll notice when you're closer to it.

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