A quick preview of making a wedding cake…
Remember this frosting and how I wasn’t sure if it would be the right fit for a wedding cake I was making?
Well it turns out that it was the perfect match and I ended up using it to make this couple’s wedding cake a couple of weekends ago. And I will just add what an absolute privilege it was to make for an absolute couple. The day was incredible, magical and fairy-tale like, complete with Mr Whippy – truck, song and all!
I hope to share photos of the day with you once the bride and groom receive their professional photos. They are a wedding magazine couple for sure!
In the meantime, are you –
…interested to see what goes into the process of making a wedding cake?
Here’s a few pictures: Continue reading “A snap shot of making a wedding cake”
Two of the sweetest people I know got married last weekend and I had the
daunting job privilege of making their wedding cake. They wanted a winter-themed cake complete with two cute pine cone toppers – one with a top hat and one with a veil and thus chose a naked rustic wedding cake: Chocolate-Coconut flavour with a Coconut Buttercream. I love naked cakes and I was so happy when the bride and groom chose this for the occasion.
These cakes have a simplicity, beauty and charm about them which I think makes them the perfect wedding cake.
You may remember reading this post where I mentioned I was undergoing some serious trial and error for a special event. Well that special event was of course this wedding and to my relief none of the five cakes I baked sunk (phew).
Although I’ve baked an entire spread for a ‘Sweets Bar’ at a wedding, I’ve never made the actual wedding cake before and hence I was a little nervous. I had so many questions like – how many cakes will I need to bake? How do I alter the recipe to fit the different sized tins and to ensure they are all exactly the same height? How do I make sure all my layers are completely even? And how do I stack my cakes on top of each other without them sinking/collapsing?
Thankfully I eventually found the answers – it turns out however that there are not many recipes for making wedding cakes online which came as a surprise to me. All I needed was a recipe that could be used for three different sized cakes that would feed x number of people. Apparently this was too much to ask, but thankfully it wasn’t too much to figure out myself.
I thought I would share the process and the recipe with you in case you should ever find yourself making a wedding cake or at least wonder how it’s done – here is what I did:
Continue reading “How to Make a Wedding Cake”