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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 18th 2015
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    Just a quick one ladies, what's your thoughts?
    Went to our venue yesterday - they had a wedding fair on - while we were there we started to look at some cakes. Now my friends making us our wedding cake - it is going to be a 6/7 inch topper cake, decorated then approx. 100 cupcakes. My friend is absolutely amazing at baking and as a cupcake maker myself I'm over the moon she's offered to do this for us. My mum bought it to my attention yesterday that shes a little worried with the top tier cake so I'm thinking that I could just buy a bog standard iced wedding cake from M&$ then decorate it myself?
    My question is... anyone have any ideas on great places I can get decorations from and do you all think I'm crazy for doing it myself? lol xx

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 18th 2015
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    I as going to do it the same as you. I was planning a shop brought cake, then add ribbons to it, but my moh said she would do the cake, I had someone else doing the cupcakes for me, it all turned out ok.
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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    I'd also suggest going on the bay for decorations as well.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 18th 2015
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    I'd say local cake shops.

    not sure what you have in mind for decoration but for my sisters birthday I make her a cake with icing butterfly's and bought proper food colouring from our cake shop to colour the icing. worked 10000% better than the standard stuff from supermarkets and wasn't too expensive either.


    And no, definitely not crazy!! :)

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    The bay also places like h0bbycraft or local cake shops as many cake shop near me do classed on cake decorating so sell decorations too :)

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
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    Theres not an awful lot of cake shops near me.... how about Lak3LaNd$? Reckon they'll do anything that'll be better then a bog standard supermarket? I keep questioning about having a topper too!! I want butterflies and sparkles!! lol xx

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    I know in the one I went to they have the equipment like icing gun or whatever it's called lol check out their website to see what they offer :)

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
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    Wicked ok sweet thank you! Think I might order one to see a) what it tastes like and b) get some practise in lol!! xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    If I'm honest Kayleigh, I got my icing gun (for piping) from £land and it works just as good as any other and has different nozzels for different effects so maybe try there. [email protected] for the icing stencils (to cut out butterfly's etc.)

    for the stuff to use (colouring etc.) then try [email protected]@nd yes or [email protected]

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
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    I'm not a massive fan of icing i.e. writing etc - I'm more of a mould maker lol! I want those silver sticks I can put into the cake and fasten the butterflies on the end. Also looking for some sparkles that I can put round the base of the cake and then some turquoise included in with it too xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    I meant to make little dots etc. not a fan of writing either if I'm honest.

    Can you use cocktail sticks or a wire?

    edible glitter should definitely be able to get at [email protected]@nd (again we got ours from cake shop)
    turquoise ribbon?

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
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    oh yeah! haha totally blonde moment and I'm not even blonde lmao!!!

    that sounds like a plan yeah I want the wire you can attach butterflies and feathers etc to just trying to think where would be the best place to get them lol xx

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    I'd try [email protected]@nd to see what its called properly and then tinterweb... @[email protected] or the bay

    I know Teresa's cake had butterfly's on it. not sure how she fixed them or if they were on wires etc will see if I can find

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    looks like they are stuck on but they are lovely. take a look in her pics to get some inspiration :)

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
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    I might see about going to the cake show see if I can get/find anything there lol - I'll see if I can find her details and go from there. I've got a picture in my head of how I want it to look xx

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