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Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes
in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do custom cakes of all kinds -- wedding cakes, birthday
cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can think of we can make it into a cake. And today I
will be talking to you about cake decorating.When picking out wedding cake designs we find that
there are three options. You could do a traditional three-tiered wedding cake decorated to match
your event and then you would serve that to all your guests. You could also do miniature
versions maybe two-tiered or single tiered mini two servings worth of cake and those
could be your center pieces, maybe one on every table. You could also do them as favors.
One on every plate, and those could match your event as well, decorated for the party.
You could also do another option which would be to do a dummy cake. So say you have fifty
people at your wedding, 50 servings of cake, but you want it to look like a 100-200 serving
cake, much taller, more elegant. You can do a dummy cake where half the cake would be
Styrofoam and the other half would be actual edible cake. That way you get the height and
design. The Styrofoam can be decorated just like the rest of the cake and everything matches.
You could also do sheet cakes in the back. Now if you wanted just a smaller cake to be
the display but you don't want to cut it, you want to keep it looking pretty, you want
to keep it on display, you could have sheet cakes in the back in the kitchen and those
could be cut and served to the guests as well. So you can consider what options you like
best for designing your wedding cake.