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Rustic Wedding Cakes Need No Cake Board

I delivered this wedding cake this afternoon, and realized that when people use the wood stump-style wedding cake plateaus you need to make special arrangements.

The couple had the stand waiting for me at the reception site, and the board that the cake was on was too wide for the stump. (Okay, I don't know if "Stump" is the right word, but you get the idea.)

So if I left the cake on the board and put it on the stump the edges of the board would hang over and look REALLY stupid.

I considered my options and decided that I would do something that would probably strike horror into the hearts of most decorators, and rightly so...I used a spatula to pry the cake off of the board that it was stuck to, and I lifted the cake onto the stump.

It's not a good idea to do this in general, but I had to take the chance that I wouldn't dump the cake on the ground in the process. As you can see, it went fine and the cake looked great with the base and the topper that also match the rustic wood theme.

This is actually a good argument for hiring someone who will be delivering as well as assembling the cake. I've seen delivery people plop a cake down on the table and walk out even though there was obvious damage to the cake. If the person who delivers it feels responsible for it they'll make sure everything is right before they leave. Make sure that the person who delivers the cake knows how to address any problems!

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at and

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