Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wedding Cake

 One of my best friends from high school got married this summer and asked me to do his cake.  Of course I couldn't say no.  I love making cakes even though I get stresses while I'm making them.  
It is all worth it when its all done.  
I had a different wedding the same day that I was doing flowers for so I was a little crunched for time.  Luckily, 2 of the layers were foam so I could make most of it several days in advance.  This was my first fondant experience.  I learned a lot with this cake.  Here is a step by step:
I hot glued the foam blocks together and cheese grated down the corners and edges.  I left the layer separate from each other so the fondant would be easier to put on.

I put down a layer of buttercream so the fondant would stick.  I also hammered in shish-kabob sticks to keep the layers together.  I used a rainbow chip cake for the top layer (as requested by the bride and groom).

Strangely, the dry fondant leached a hot pink color out of the frosting.  It looked tie-dyed!!  Obviously that was no good so I used a damp paper towel to moisten the whole thing before I did the tip work.  
Hippie wedding cake... avoided.

I had to drive the cake to the reception and I was afraid it would slid all over...
Cinder blocks...problem solved. That cake did not budge.

In the end the stress is all worth it.


Kristen said...

Really pretty Mello! You do great work!

Camille said...

Wow! I am impressed! I keep meaning to call you...sorry it has been so long! I want to get together with you and am hoping to come down to Provo sometime soon. I will call you for more details.

The cake is beautiful! I love the black and white. I am so sad we were out of town that weekend, I really wanted to go!

Stefani said...

Wowie! Wow! Wow!

Janet said...

beautiful, just beautiful, meldy!

Michelle Hayes said...

You amaze me.. seriously..