Posts Tagged ‘wedding cake

30
May
10

Let the wedding season begin!

Simple, elegant baby's breath and white roses = wedding flowers

It’s that time of year when announcements and invitations arrive in your mail box.  Graduations and weddings.  The graduations usually require a card of congratulations and a check in response.  The weddings are more fun.  Oh, sure, you still go out and buy a pretty card and a gift or write a check, but, if you are lucky, you go to a party.  And at that party, you get to eat cake!

I received a call a few months back, requesting an order for a simple wedding cake.  I confess, wedding cake makes me nervous.  It’s such a special occasion and, in my mind, everything must be perfect, lest the bride have a melt down.  In reality, I’m usually the one who has the melt down.  I can be really hard on myself.  

I agreed to make this cake because the bride is familiar with my work and loves my cake.  She did not want a traditional cake with all of the gum paste flowers and fondant, thank God!  I don’t do those. 

So, I kept it simple, yet elegant. 

My version of simple and elegant

This cake has a layer of vanilla bean mascarpone cheesecake sandwiched between layers of chocolate buttermilk cake, two layers each, top and bottom.  Yeah, we’re talkin’ 5 layers total of pure decadence.  Oh, and the frosting is mocha rum buttercream.

A little close up detail work

I was going for a little pearl looking action on the detail work, but they look more like sweet white Kisses.  Quite appropriate for a wedding cake, yes?

I really liked this shot

I even did the floral arrangement myself.   It turned out pretty nice. 

I received a text message from one of the guests later that evening.  She told me the cake was a huge success.  Everyone really loved it, especially that cheesecake center.  I believe the word “decadent” was in there.

So, in closing this post out, I have one final confession.  This is the fourth wedding cake I have made in my entire life.  And I’m ready for the next one.

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21
Jun
09

Better late than never

Well, it seems I ‘ve been neglectful far too long on my blog site here.  Life has a way of getting in the way of writing sometimes.  A few weeks a ago I was comissioned to make a “wedding cake” for a co-worker.  On the day of the reception,  Nathan and Sarah had been married for 4 years, 4 months and 24 days……………

As Nate’s mother pointed out in her speech, the party was for her.  The newlyweds had waited until his mom was out of town and quietly went to city hall and did the deed.  The groom’s mother always wanted to have a wedding and reception for her oldest child but, as often happens with parents, her dreams were dashed and the kid gets their way.

Nathan and Sarah are now playing the parts of responsible adults – they bought their first house, are expecting their first child and are finally having a wedding reception, thanks to his loving mother.

The couple ordered a Lemon Cake with Raspberry Filling topped with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting. 

Frosting in action

Frosting in action

Whoosh!!

Whoosh!!

OK, Bottom layer finished!

OK, Bottom layer finished!

Putting it all together on site

Putting it all together on site

Keep going, its almost time for the party!

Keep going, it's almost time for the party!

Cake table is set

Cake table is set

Ready for its close up - Lemon Cake, Raspberry Filling with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Ready for it's close up - Lemon Cake, Raspberry Filling with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting




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