I Attempted Something Hard For My First Wedding Cake...

Decorating By alidpayne Updated 23 Oct 2008 , 8:06pm by alidpayne

alidpayne Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 1:14am
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Ok guys, on Saturday my best friend in the world married my husband's brother. I love them both dearly, so of course I said yes when the asked me to be the Matron of honor, and of course I ALSO said yes when the asked me to make their wedding cake. She gave me quite a bit of artistic freedom, she just wanted fall colors, a topsy-turvy style and some polka dots.

Well, being stupid and always wanting to challenge myself, I found a cake in the galleries that just inspired me to do a similar cake with a few changes.

The original cake was by CC'er veragatafera. Here is a link to their original cake that was my inspiration.


Here is my cake that I made for the wedding Saturday.


Please tell me what you think. I would like some honest opinions and constructive criticism. I have never made a wedding cake, a topsy-turvy cake, or a four tier cake before. This was a lot of firsts for me, and I was in the wedding too, so it was a huge deal. lol

Thanks in advance for your comments & advice!

29 replies
jenny518 Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:09am
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I love it! Great work!

kakeladi Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:42am
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That is one sweet cake icon_smile.gif You did a very nice, loving thing for your friend.
I see nothing, *nothing!* wrong with it.

pastryjen Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:50am
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It's fabulous. I love the colours you used. Very well done.

lilthorner Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:52am
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i think you should be REALLY proud.. and I know they loved it!! I could tell you put your heart into it from the first line "my best friend in the world"

__Jamie__ Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:56am
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That super cute! Great job! I can only HOPE my first wedding cake will turn out that spectacular! BRAVO! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

joy5678 Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:57am
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Get out of town girl! This could NOT be your first icon_smile.gif I want to see what you are gonna do next to top this one, it is tooooo gooood! Really unique, great fall colors, clean and balanced for an "unbalanced" cake! Did you faux paint or marbelize the solid color? You should be proud - awesome work.

Eisskween Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:58am
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Great job and I am loving the leaves at the top. Very cool cake! icon_biggrin.gif

angelatx Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 2:58am
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omigosh! its fantabulous!! and you were in the wedding. i bet they absolutely loved it. gee if this is your first can't wait to see others you make. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

debster Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 3:06am
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The colors of lovely, what did you use as dividers for this cake to tilt it? Thanks

alidpayne Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 3:45am
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Aw you guys, thanks. I obviously know where all the flaws are, so it is nice to see it from another point of view. I have only made a few cakes, and only one stacked cake before. I was super nervous doing this one.

To answer your questions, the two solid colored cakes are brushed with dry luster dust, and the dividers to tilt the cakes are styrofoam cake dummies carved to the size and tilt I needed and then brushed with piping gel & covered with fondant.

lifonahil Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 4:42am
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Wow just wow. Fantastic

jjcakes Posted 21 Oct 2008 , 8:02am
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I think it is amazing! That is a really brave undertaking for your first wedding cake or really even your 50th for that matter. Great job!

alidpayne Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 2:05am
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Thanks again guys, I appreciate it. I can't wait to do more!

CakeChica Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 2:59pm
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This being your first cake, this is just AWESOME. I myself would never try this as my first wedding cake but you absolutely pulled this off. I have been cake decorating for a under a year and I must say you have natural talent. One of these days I'll attemped something like this I only hope it will come out as good as yours.

Spills Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:12pm
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Amazing...simply amazing. I have no other word for it!!!

mrsdawnwhite Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:12pm
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This is one awesome cake.. I think it's fantastic.

chikie Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:14pm
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That is BEAUTIFUL cake!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

DFND Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:16pm
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Awesome, I love the colors and the style. How do you construct a cake like this?


tonicake Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:19pm
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You did a great job on this cake. Reading you did this for your best friend, she must have loved it even more knowing the "jobs" you took on for her.

You seemed to have shined with your work and met this challenge head on.

Very nice!

susanscakecreations Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:22pm
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Well, considering that you "have never made a wedding cake, a topsy-turvy cake, or a four tier cake before".........this is astounding!!!!!!
You did an excellent job!!!! I love the colors, and the leaves!!!!!
I know your friend had to have been very proud of you~and you should be extremely proud too!!!!!
I hope to be this good one day!!!!!

calynmom Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:22pm
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I think it's awesome. Wouldn't change a thing. You obviously have a knack for it.

AZCakeGirl Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:26pm
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Ohhhhhh, come on now! You're pulling our leg right? This can't possibly be your first! Are you SERIOUS??? j/k - I believe you of course! WOW - I think we're going to be seeing you on the food Network pretty soon if you keep going! This is FABULOUS!!!! If you never knew what you were destined to do in life, well...I think you just discovered it!

chassidyg Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:27pm
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That cake is awesome! You did a beautiful job on it!!!!!!!!!

TejasRebel Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:29pm
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Your heart shows -- I mean, it just shines through in this cake!

Incredible, beautiful job! icon_eek.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

darandon Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:33pm
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That cake is wonderful! YOu can not tell it is the first of so many elements.

robinleah Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:40pm
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Your cake is amazing. I prefer yours to the original. I just love your colours and design.

glasscupcake Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:44pm
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Unbelieveable!!! That is a fabulous cake! Good job.

jibbies Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by robinleah

Your cake is amazing. I prefer yours to the original. I just love your colours and design.



alidpayne Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 8:06pm
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You guys sure do know how to give a girl a confidence boost! I appreciate all your comments!

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