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.