Big Cake Delivery, Outside, Humid... It's Over!! :)

Decorating By aligotmatt Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 12:23pm by MessiET

aligotmatt Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:39am
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You may or may not remember me asking for help about a particular cake pricing...


It was this weekend. I worked in conjunction with another decorator because we both had other cakes and could not take this one alone. I made the flowers on the x bands and horizontal bands, as well as the litle hydrangeas. She did the central tower, baked iced and piped, I baked iced and did the satellites.

The morning of the delivery (Saturday) she called me to say her other cake collapsed (not our collaborative piece) and that I needed to come get the big cake and take care of it because she had to recover a 400 serving 5 tier cake with fondant!

Needless to say, this was NOT the game plan. I brought her all of my extra fondant and then went off to deliver the big cake, I had stacking, attaching more flowers... It was thunderstorming all day, it was an outdoor wedding in an enormous tent with no fans. The buttercream on the cake contained heavy whipping cream, so the cake went from the fridge directly to insane humidity. It was sweating, the occassional dragee would sweat right off the cake... STRESS.

The setup went FINE. I took this picture before I left.

The cake finished with the fresh flowers are on this photog's website - she's mailing me a DVD, but I couldn't wait that long to tell you all the story!! - it's the 9th photo over, but if you look, it's only giant cake...

Then my other wedding was outside too, on the river, under a tent, with 30 mph gusts and insanely humid.

Got a call from the wedding planner today saying the bride and groom LOVED the cake, thought it was perfect, the guests were all ogling it. So so so so so glad it is in the past. I have this upcoming weekend off for spiritual, emotional and phyiscal refreshment, and then will dive in to May! icon_smile.gif

19 replies
Ironbaker Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:51am
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GORGEOUS cake! The final pic with the flowers is simply beautiful. Congrats to both of you on a job well done. I hope the other caker was able to recover that 5 tier cake!

beachcakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:51am
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Wow - sorry you had a hard time, but what a FABulous cake!! icon_smile.gif

gina_ann Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:56am
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Wow wow wow! That cake looks fantastic with those beautiful flowers! Good on ya!! icon_smile.gif

CelebrationCakery Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:00am
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This is absolutely stunning...all of the work that went into that cakes shows...The photographer's photos are beautiful as well...I wish she lived around here for me to get my girls pictures done....WOW.

sunflowerfreak Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:10am
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Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous cake. It's spectacular!!

milissasmom Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:17am
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These cakes areo Awesome! Good job! party.gif

fabfour Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 1:46am
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All I can think of is.....OUTSTANDING!!!

lisad1 Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 5:43am
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You did a FABULOUS job!!! I think the final version of the cake with
the flowers was even prettier then the inspiration (and that was beautiful!)
You should be proud!! icon_lol.gif

xstitcher Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 5:54am
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Absolutely Fantastic cake. The pic looks amazing! The whole cake/flowers are beautiful. icon_biggrin.gif

JoanneK Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 6:14am
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Gee, I thought the cake was lovely but then I saw it finished with flowers!!! That has to be one of nicest and prettiest wedding cakes I've seen.

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

aligotmatt Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:18pm
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Thanks everyone icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:21pm
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Fantastic job!!! The ake is beautiful with all those flowers!!! Cudos to you!!!

poshcakedesigns Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:30pm
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What a BEAUTIFUL cake. You guys did a great job.

grama_j Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:32pm
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WOW! What a wonderful job you guys did ! thumbs_up.gif I can't even IMAGINE taking on something like that !!

busymom9431 Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:35pm
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Thanks for posting the picture. And the one the photographer took is stunning! I remember looking at your original post and thinking OMG that is one huge cake! Job well done!

golfgirl1227 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 4:18am
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I'm glad you posted the update. I remember reading the first post, and thinking- better her than me!!!

That being said, I like yours better than the original. You did a great job!

CarolAnn Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 4:39am
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Oh, you both did a wonderful job! It's one of THE most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. How many cakes were making up the huge base? I hope you'll be able to post the finished cake here. Again, it looks wonderful!! Good for you!!!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:30am
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i can't view the other pic. icon_sad.gif but the one you posted here is very good. congrats on a job well done.

MessiET Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 12:23pm
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Gorgeous cake! Congratulations!

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