Just Delivered My First Wedding Cake...

Decorating By Texas_Rose Updated 5 Jul 2009 , 8:47pm by Texas_Rose

Texas_Rose Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 11:47pm
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...and I'm not baking again for a month. The delivery went perfectly, which was amazing considering that it was 45 miles out of town, up steep hilly roads. I had borrowed my mom's station wagon and the poor old thing chugged its way up the hills at about 10mph. Despite the hills and the wagon being a stick shift, the cakes hadn't moved a bit inside their boxes. There was a whole house full of little girls watching me set up the cake, kind of fun. The friend who the cake was for is one of those people who leaves the design totally up to me...and just by coincidence some of the decorations on the cake matched the detail on the picture that was hanging above it.

I didn't realize how stressed out I was by the whole thing until it was over. I can't imagine how people do it all the time, or does the stress lessen with each wedding cake?

Anyhow, here it is: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1408645

24 replies
cakenutz Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:00am
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Nope it never lessens. Each cake has an adventure of it's own. LOL

CakeForte Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:00am
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Congrats, it's really pretty! Job well done for it being your first cake! I would have never guessed it.

Angel_Cake Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:01am
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You did a great job! I'm not even close to making a wedding cake, but I know how stressful the two tier cake for class was... I can't imagine making a wedding cake!

newmansmom2004 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:02am
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Fantastic job - the cake is gorgeous! And you're right - it complements the picture behind it beautifully. Congrats on getting that first big cake (and delivery) under your belt!

Julie
San Antonio

icer101 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:08am
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i looked back at the picture behind your beautiful cake.. it all compliments each other.. lovely.. i don,t make wedding cakes all the time.. but in the 13 years i have been decorating. they are all stressful in their way. but it feels good to accomplish something pretty..

indydebi Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:21am
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wow, awesome cake! Remember, you only have to do your first one once ... after that, you're experienced! thumbs_up.gif

cindy1176 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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I hope that my "first" wedding cake looks that good...great job!

chookbrown Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:32am
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Great job!!.. delivery is often nerve wracking no matter how many you do!

sweetlayers Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:36am
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OK--That is the best first wedding cake I have ever since. Going directly into my favorites! GREAT JOB!

kakeladi Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:40am
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This is your 1st?????? Wow! It's fantastic.
Sound like your mom has the perfect delivery vehicleicon_smile.gif
It takes a very long time before the stress lessens. Some are a bit easier than othersicon_smile.gif

Juds Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 12:44am
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Great job!! I'm sure no one would guess that it was your first.

miny Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:23am
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It's beautiful, congratulations. If you don say we wouldn't guess it's your first, looks very professional!

Loucinda Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:30am
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Gorgeous cake!! Your moms car sounds perfect, I am always telling my DH to SLOW DOWN!! I sometimes just like to deliver them myself so I can drive as slow as I want to. It took me a few cakes to get over the nervousness of it - I am always releived when it is all done and I have my cake pics headed home!

nannie Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:36am
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oooh so pretty. love the design

congratulations of your first thumbs_up.gif

and I bet it won't be your last.......... icon_lol.gif

nannie Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:38am
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oooh so pretty. love the design

congratulations of your first thumbs_up.gif

and I bet it won't be your last.......... icon_lol.gif

sari66 Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 1:49am
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Lovely cake

__Jamie__ Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 4:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetlayers

OK--That is the best first wedding cake I have ever since. Going directly into my favorites! GREAT JOB!




I second that!

bakery_chick Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 4:33am
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Great job!!!! Congratulations!!!!

The bad news is that I don't think the stress lessens--ever.
Good news--you will become much more used to it icon_wink.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 11:43am
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Thanks for all the nice comments ladies icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

dhccster Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 2:22pm
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Beautiful! congratulations!

newnancy Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 2:51pm
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I agree with everyone, you cake was gorgeous & looks like a real pro did it. Congrats!
If you do ever figure out how to reduce the stress please pass it on because I freak out all the time & I only do cake for friends & family. The last wedding cake I did (only about 5) was 5 tier fully assembled & the delivery didn't bother be at all, I even rode in another car. SPS, thanks leahs, it was wonderful.

lchris Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 8:07pm
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Great job TexasRose!
I'm too chicken to do a wedding cake. My son is just got engaged and I'm afraid they'll ask me. I don't want to be the MOG and make the cake!!!!

BTW, were you at the DOS in Leon Spring last weekend? I was.

lchris Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 8:10pm
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Great job TexasRose!
I'm too chicken to do a wedding cake. My son is just got engaged and I'm afraid they'll ask me. I don't want to be the MOG and make the cake!!!!

BTW, were you at the DOS last weekend? I was.

Texas_Rose Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 8:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lchris

Great job TexasRose!
I'm too chicken to do a wedding cake. My son is just got engaged and I'm afraid they'll ask me. I don't want to be the MOG and make the cake!!!!

BTW, were you at the DOS last weekend? I was.




No, I wasn't. I actually didn't know about it, I know there's a club that meets across town from where I live but I've never joined.

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