So our nursing unit decided to give our housekeeper a wedding cake as a gift because she wasnt going to have a cake. So we all pitched in for the ingredients and I was going to make it. So I got up at 5 and began baking. Half way through icing (like the smoothing part) I get a call from work. Our housekeepers mother has passed away so they are pushing back the wedding date. So I look at my half done cake and say hmmm, I gotta do something with it, so I will just practice what I was going to do for her wedding cake but omit the fondant. So I go to stack it using my SPS system and realize one must put legs in the plate before adding the cake. So after I get the legs on, go to stick it in the cake and its about an inch too high (maybe 1/2 and inch) either or, too high. So I decide to dowel. Then I try draping for the first time. Went ok until I noticed I put the draping on the bottom tier the wrong direction. So I flip it the right way, smooth the icing the best I can. Add the flowers and here it is. Dont look at the icing, was planning on using MMF so its not a great smooth job. Learned lots of what not to do when I do the actual cake. The calla lillies and roses are gumpaste with gold luster (her colors were ivory and gold). Will post the REAL cake when the wedding happens.
How sad for the bride!
I didn't see a pic of the cake in your photo's, did you just post it?
How sad, but your cake is lovely