Five months ago, one of my long time girlfriends called to tell me she was engaged to her Prince Charming, and she wanted me to do the wedding cake for her big day!
|Mark & Alicia
No pressure, right?
I make birthday cakes and the occasional treat for friends and family…. it’s a hobby. I am not a pro!
I was quite flattered and a nervous wreck all at the same time. After-all, a girl’s wedding day is the biggest day of her life! Everything is supposed to go perfectly!
After five days of baking, tears of frustration, little sleep, and recurring nightmares of my cake being the next to appear on the Cake Wrecks blog
, my first large wedding cake seemed to be a success.
Made using my White Chocolate cake recipe, iced with buttercream and covered with fondant (my hubby is a good man for rolling all of it!) From the very top of the cake, down through each tiers, I tried to make sure every detail that my sweet friend wanted would be included.
It was not perfect (which is the advantage of ribbon and pearls and flowers), but it was filled with love and admiration for Alicia.
And when it was all assembled and standing as the eye-catching centerpiece of the reception room, I actually felt proud of it.
And Alicia? She told me it was everything that she wanted!
But, this was not the only cake I made for this weekend, I also did the groom’s cake!
For this Tennessee cake, I made a traditional butter cake with key lime filling. It was also covered with buttercream and fondant.
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief and return to my kitchen for the family. They had their fill of sandwiches last week and are ready to eat!
Have a great Monday!