Ever say "I CAN do that !"
and then wonder, "What was I thinking???"
Yep, that was me.
My very good friend Shelly's daughter was getting married.
It was a BIG wedding.
600 guests and I volunteered to make the wedding cake
as a special gift.
It wasn't to far fetched for me to make this offer.
About 15 years ago I had a wedding cake business,
but since then I have only done 2 wedding cakes.
Times have changed
and wedding cakes have gotten much more elaborate!
Have you ever seen an episode of Cake Boss or Cake War?
Then you know what I am talking about.
I started to agonize over the cake.
Since I was a guest at the wedding
I wanted it to be perfect.
The bride only had a few requirements...
Buttercream Frosting...A Monogram on the cake...
Each tier of the cake had to have a different design..
The tiers of the cake had to be square...
I rented this pretty cake stand.
Next step, the monogram.
I used a wooden disc to cut a template.
Fondant was used to make the disc for the monogram.
I printed out some different font styles for the monogram.
Here's the font I decided to use.
To get the exact size of the monogram
I placed the disk on the unfrosted cake.
I lightly traced the monogram onto the fondant
then filled the letters in with Royal icing.
It took a few tries but finally got it to work out.
I ordered this gold rhinestone ribbon from HERE
to add some glam to the cake.
Layer by layer the cake started to come together....
Each layer had a different design....
Once delivered to the reception hall
fresh flowers were added to the cake.
With a sigh of relief the cake was done.
I couldn't wait to put on my dancing shoes
and celebrate at the wedding!
It was a perfect wedding.
Shelly's attention to detail was unbelievable.
The next morning I relaxed with a cup of coffee
and a BIG slice of Cake!
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