Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Very First Wedding Cake

So, despite my minimal caking experience a very kind-hearted client came to my door and asked me to make her special day sweet with one of my cakes. Imagine my excitement, until I realized what I got myself into ;). She was a super easy going bride. The only requirements she gave me were 1) she wanted the base to be tiffany blue; 2) She wanted the cake to be 4 tier and square shaped; 3) She wanted a white ribbon to go around the edge of each tier; and 4) She wanted cala lillies on the cake. The display cake was going to be fake except for the tier they were going to cut.

So, I dove in (head first) and started with the cala lillies.


 Next, I rolled out my fondant to match the tiffany blue color so I could start covering the tiers. After doing alot of research and playing with a lot of color combinations, I finally decided to use Wilton's sky blue food coloring to achieve the correct tiffany blue color.

My Handy Helper (my 2 1/2 year old son)

 Moving on.....I started stacking the display cake and covering it in fondant. I must say that this was the hardest part of the entire decorating process (atleast for me!!). Rolling fondant in large quantities was definitely tough and to get it to be JUST the right size was even tougher..Oh, I decided to top off the 1st tier with a bow!

Before I show you the final version of the cake, I must tell you that the flowers I made were used to hide the "not-so-glamorous" parts of the cake but it turned out to be a symmetrical and artistic design. The pictures are also hiding the flaws really well...

Now, for the final moment...drum roll please..................................................

And, now, the cake at the venue..yes! it really did make it to the wedding :o)

I learned alot from this experience. There are many things I would do differently, or not do at all, next time around but the hard work definitely paid off coz the bride loved it!!!!

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