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Ask Kate: Friends cake is a flop!

August 8, 2012

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.


A friend has offered to make my weding cake which I thought was very kind of her. However when she brought over the finished cakes the other day, ready to be iced they turned out only to be 1.5″ deep!

They’re not deep enough at all. What do you suggest I do? I don’t want to hurt my friends feelings.

I could make one but don’t really want to have to lie to her.

Help me Kate!


So you want a bigger and better cake, but you don’t want to offend your friend.

I would tell your friend that you’ve decided to have two cakes – one that will be for the daytime, and another (her cake) that you would like to cut in the evening.

Alterntively, you could get artistic with what you’ve got by cutting the cakes she has made into small squares; you could then ice them and make them into individual cakes that can be presented on a tiered cake stand.

Simply tell your friend that you saw this idea in a magazine and fell in love with it. By doing this you still use her cake but display it to its best effect!

Kate x

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