Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Construction of a Wedding Cake

Two weekends ago I went up to Snowflake, AZ to make a wedding cake for my sisters friend. It was not an easy thing to do. We had forgotten the cake rounds, so we had to search Showlow for some. We had already traveled near to four hours to get to my Aunts house in Taylor, and then we spent over an hour just looking for a place that sold the rounds. When we finally found some we rushed back and started baking. I was already tired from traveling, but I had to get the cake baked because there wouldn't be enough time the next day. That was reserved for doing the brides hair, and decorating the cake.

So here is the process, collaged, of the construction of her cake. Thanks to Nat for the pics of the process.

I only wished that I had more time, a cake stand, and maybe a little more licence to use flowers or something to pretty it up a little more. The bride is very simplistic. So this is what I was able to do in the time I had.
It was a three tiers, two chocolate, one vanilla. The filling was Strawberry preserves mixed with marshmallow cream and cool whip. It turned out really yummy!
What do you think?

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Monday, March 16, 2009

the frog prince


On the 7th of this month we celebrated my nieces 6th birthday.
She turned 6 on the 3rd.
I needed to practice my cake decorating skills so I volunteered to make her birthday cake. This is the result.
A cake fit for a princess!
It was devils food cake with chocolate ganach and whipped white chocolate mint filling.
It was SO yummy!