Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wedding Cake








Well, I made my second wedding cake in October. A friend from church asked me if I would make her daughter's wedding cake and although I was beyond nervous, I said yes. She is actually the one who gave me my first referral for the first wedding cake I made back in April. I was excited for the design of this cake, especially after I made a practice cake to see if I could get the quilted effect she wanted. It ended up being a Four Tiered Red Velvet cake with cream cheese filling and butter cream frosting. The design was dots with a shimmer on all tiers with a quilted pattern on alternating tiers. A black satin ribbon completed the bottom of each tier. I also made two kitchen cakes for extra cake. After I made the practice cake I thought everything would go well. Well, as you can see, I had a mild set-back! After I had the final layer of frosting on two of the cakes, I noticed that the icing was starting to sag. So Brian helped me shave off the outer edge of the two cakes so that I could try to re-frost them. I was a nervous wreck!! But after it was finished, I was mostly happy with the results. It also was a little too moist for the supports but thank goodness it didn't fall! Brian took the pictures and blew out the background because the wall behind the cake wasn't very pretty. Also, they wanted to red flower showing for the reception, but I really liked the white flowers on top best, so we took a quick shot with the white flowers facing out before I turned the flowers for the reception. I also liked the effect he did to darken the cake in the one picture so I thought I would share it.



5 comments:

Lilysmom said...

Beth, I am so impressed! You put my sandcastle cake (Lily's #3 this summer) to shame. What a wonderful hobby and turning it into a business!

angela said...

Totally impressive!

Maria said...

Wow, that cake looks awesome. Looks too good to eat. You've got some real talent here. Didn't know you were doing all this cake stuff!!

Maria said...

Wow, wonderful cake. Didn't know you were doing this. You're very talented.

The Carsons said...

WOW--that is beautiful! I was just getting on to see if you had 2 year bday pics posted and saw this...amazing:)