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 ingredients...it 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.
Great cake. I havent even tried my first fondant cake yet!
It's beautiful...great job!
Well - I guess the extra batches of fondant and the 3 AM run was worth it because your cake turned out great!
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
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.
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!!
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.
Very elegant. Congrats!!!
It is beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself.
Hooray for you!!!! It's absolutely lovely!
So amazing!! I wish this is what my first wedding cake looked like haha. Congrats!
Very nice job I would be proud of it also.
Beautiful! I love your calla lilies!
That is fabulous! You should be very proud of yourself!
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!!!
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!!!!
Great job....I also would love to know what Fondant recipe you used.
Great Job!! love the flowers..
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
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!
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.