Monday, August 27, 2012

And, Darling, You are my Sunshine

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a gorgeous wedding of some friends. And as an added bonus they had asked me to make their wedding cake! You have no idea how terrified I was at that thought but figuring this was a great opportunity, I had to take it. And after months of fret and millions of wedding cake-making articles, the time finally arrived to begin creating my first all real wedding cake.

The colors for the wedding were a deep red and yellow, so for the cake the bride wanted white and yellow. The yellow was a last minute addition but I think it really brightened up the cake and gave it a pop of color.

It was a three tiered cake with each tier a different flavor of cake. Starting at the top and going down the cake, it was chocolate, carrot, and vanilla on the bottom. For the chocolate and vanilla I used my favorite recipes and the carrot was made with the bride's favorite recipe. As far as the frosting goes, it was vanilla buttercream all the way. For the frosting, I just piped with a #47 Wilton tip and went all around each tier.

And so was the finished product! I was and still am quite pleased with it. For a first, I think it is wonderful.
For the most part, everything went smoothly. I had a small scare with the carrot cake, but in the end it all worked out. The carrot cake has a habit to rise and then fall very drastically. So I just had to make a second cake to make up for the height lost from levelling the cake out.
It was smooth sailing for the set up as well. Well...I had a small anxiety attack in regards to the flowers not being at the venue when I was told they would be...but they got there eventually and I got them on the cake before the newly weds arrived.
So thus was my first real wedding cake journey...and t'was an exciting one.
One the best feelings in the world would have to be when people run up to your cake and start taking pictures of it...slightly nerve-racking, but exciting nonetheless.
Well, I'm home from camp for good now...and school starts next week! Eeeks! Who am I kidding, I couldn't be more excited to get back into the routine.
Well I hope you had a superb Monday and have a great rest of your week.
Until we meet again,
Sydney :)

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing job you are doing with your baking and decorating.

    Looks like the interest in the kitchen has gone to cakes from cupcakes for the moment.

    It maybe be good or bad but when baking cakes it is difficult to sneak a taster :) with cupcakes who's counting hahaha

    Love you lots xoxoxoxo