(Originally published in September of 2009, this shows how you can’t count on a serving count!)
This photo comes courtesy of a baker who shall remain anonymous…
She posted the story on a cake discussion board that I read, and it was so horrifyingly funny I asked her if I could use it as an example of a bad thing.
This is what was done to a wedding cake that she made, for her sister, no less.
Normally, you take a tiered cake apart to cut it.
In this case, someone apparently thought that it was a good idea to hack the thing apart while it was still stacked, and this was the end result.
I tell brides that no matter how much estimation I make about how many servings the cake will yield, how many actually come out of it will depend on how it’s cut.
This isn’t exactly what I mean when I say that, but it certainly proves the point!
I always ask who will be cutting the cake, and I still bring a cutting chart with me in case it’s needed.
Most places that I deliver to have staff on hand who have cut one or two wedding cakes before, so it generally isn’t necessary, but after seeing this picture I’ll be sure to double-check!
The baker said that she gave them very clear instructions on how to cut the cake, but I guess someone felt like being creative.
Don’t try to be creative. Just follow the directions.
For a better-looking wedding cake with pearls and piping, click here.