My First Wedding Cake...a Success

Decorating By singinglark Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 9:15pm by singinglark

singinglark Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 4:26pm
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SO my idea of success and you all that are brilliant at this and not a newbie like me are probably different but...I'm chalking this one up as a success in my book and mainly because the bride loved it!

This cake was a bear as I screwed up 3 batches of fondant and had to do a 3am run to get more took me a total of 16 hours including the baking time, time to make the filling, fondant, buttercream, stacking, covering, decorating, etc. I got rave reviews on how it taste so even if it didn't look perfect - it tasted good.

I can see a ton of room for improvement but was pretty satisfied with the end result.

23 replies
mindy1204 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 4:42pm
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Great cake. I havent even tried my first fondant cake yet!

mjk350 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:03pm
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Fantastic job!!! thumbs_up.gif

LadyG33 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:05pm
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thumbs_up.gif Very pretty!

cindy1176 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:06pm
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It's beautiful...great job!icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:51pm
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Well - I guess the extra batches of fondant and the 3 AM run was worth it because your cake turned out great!

brian1974 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:29pm
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what type of cake is it , which buttercream recipie did you use?
did you use buttercream as your filling?

sorry im nosy when people do wel with thier first cake icon_smile.gif

KSMill Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:37pm
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Beautiful cake!

cheetaht2 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:39pm
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You did a great job! I just went through almost the exact experience except mine lasted an extra day of hell!!

It was worth it though.

Caralinc Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:40pm
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Beautiful cake and congratulations on your first wedding cake! That is very exiting. I have my first wedding cake in Oct., nervous and excited at the same time. Fabulous job!! icon_smile.gif

MrsCasey Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:46pm
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thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Congrats on your cake, it turned out beautiful. I am very new at baking but I sell party supplies and decorate for events. I have a request for 100 cupcakes with baby items on top. icon_biggrin.gif

txnonnie Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:46pm
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Very elegant. Congrats!!!

SISA Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:48pm
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It is beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself.

JGMB Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:53pm
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Hooray for you!!!! party.gif It's absolutely lovely!

Daniellemhv Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:01pm
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So amazing!! I wish this is what my first wedding cake looked like haha. Congrats!

kaecakes Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:05pm
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Very nice job I would be proud of it also.

snocilla Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:07pm
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Beautiful! I love your calla lilies!

HelenM2002 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:08pm
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That is fabulous! You should be very proud of yourself!

kimmisue2009 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:10pm
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You should be very, very proud of yourself. That cake is fantastic by ANYONE' standards. Kudos to you for even being brave enough to do it. I still refuse to do the wedding cake. I have my first groom's cake in September and already need meds!!!

dinie Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:10pm
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It looks awesome, I have my first wedding cake this weekend so like someone else posted I'm excited plus also scared to death. It is 14",10" and 6" stacked and I have to travel 65 miles with it for the delivery. I justed baked all the tiers and have them in the freezer so at least the baking is done then thursday morning start making Sharon Zambitos icing I'm sure that I well make to much but want to be ready and not have to stop and make more when I get ready to start on it friday.

Just want to say again it is a awesome cake!!!!


diamond008 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:26pm
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Great job....I also would love to know what Fondant recipe you used.

Bella-cakes Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:52pm
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Great Job!! love the flowers.. icon_biggrin.gif

singinglark Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm
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Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! I was SO nervous about this cake. A birthday cake is one thing...if one cake in your life is messed up big deal...but a wedding cake is a one time thing for most so....

I used MMF...the recipe is one I kind of adapted from a few I have found.
16 0z bag mini marshmallows
4.5 - 5 cups powdered sugar (sifted twice as I can't get 10x here)
1 tbsp clear vanilla
2 tbsp crisco (learned that the store brand turns the fondant yellow thus one batch down the drain)
1 - 2 tsp water

The buttercream - I have no idea where I got the recipe. It was from a book years ago and I can't remember where. Pretty standard I think -

1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa or 3 1oz squares melted chocolate
4 cups powdered sugar
1tsp vanilla
Milk to thin - I usually use 1/2 - 1 tbsp, take out enough to make my filling dam, then add another 1-2 tbsp.

The filling was a vanilla mousse - YUMMY! Made WAAAAAY too much so we are eating the left overs like pudding! icon_smile.gif

singinglark Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 9:15pm
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Oh...and I should add that I did not make the calla's....I bought the spray as I have not ventured in to making things like that yet.

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