Ok has anyone had one of these or seen one of these before? They look super cool but I’d be worried about like it falling or melting or something. Anyone have any insight into the logistics of something like this? Could the stand be something I DIY?
I am not a professional by any means but I watch way too many baking shows and bake a bit myself. You would use a cake board underneath each tier with a rod through the middle, and connect the hook at the top to the rod. I think you could DIY the stand as long as you know the general weight and height of the cake. It looks to me like they probably used a plant hanger stand of some type. I don't think you would be at risk of melting any more than a regular cake, although getting knocked into or having an unstable table might be more of a risk. I'm sure your guests would find it really cool and different!
I’ve only ever seen them in pictures and in some baking challenge tv show. My concern would be weight, cake is heavy especially with all the frosting and fillings! My MOH and I have experience making tiered wedding cakes and decorative b-day cakes, but I’m not sure I’d tackle a chandelier cake. I’m sure there are tutorials on YouTube though, I’d definitely go a trial run well before! They are certainly show-stoppers!
I've never seen or heard this but it is really interesting for sure! Maybe try contacting a local bakery to see if they have any insight?
This is one of those things that would be best done as a display mock cake with a sheet cake to cut and serve in the back. I went to culinary for pastry art and love the artistic, funky stuff. However, I would decline this one if I were asked to attempt it with real cake that I was expected to cut and serve.
I’ve never seen anything like this. Very unique idea, but it gives me anxiety lol
My Fiance is making the cake at his work (he works in a bakery lol) and he feel confident about it. I love it and I would love to have one I guess I'm just not sold on it yet lol Since he's my baker though I guess I should trust him that they can do this lol
That’s a great idea. I’m a pastry chef and I would say use either fake tiers ( styrofoam) or rice Krispy treats and then For the cutting ceremony just bring a small cake from the back to cut from. And for your guest I would just say have a sheet cake for the catering company to cut from there. If you don’t want you guest to know have them take the upside down cake from the back. I’m just worried about gravity with being out like that for so long.
Hahaha I watched that episode! It actually made me feel a lot better about it. My fiance is a baker and wants to do this. Since he's the one baking it and stuff I feel like if he's confident in it so am I. He hasn't been interested in much about the wedding so I'm going to let him run with the cake lol