Started Working On My 1St Wedding Cake Today!

Decorating By buttercreamkisses Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 2:08pm by sadsmile

buttercreamkisses Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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I'm making a 4 tier wedding cake for a couple at church. They are having a fall colored wedding with the theme "falling in love". The cake will be basketweave buttercream, with fondant leaves and stars. There will be a mmf drape from left to right (top-bottom tier).

I started the leaves today. I think I made about 50 of them so far, then I ran out of flower drying racks (those curved things I used in my Wilton course) so I've had to take a break. The wedding shower is tonight (thank heavens I'm not making the cake for that!)-I'm hoping to do another 50 flowers after the shower.

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Barb1959 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 9:06pm
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Good luck, post pix when done.

cylstrial Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 9:35pm
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That's exciting!! Can't wait to see your cake!

buttercreamkisses Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 9:37pm
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Thanks for the well wishes. I've done all of the components on other cakes before so it will just be putting them all together in one cake. I've staked a 3 tier but never a 4. I'm lucky in that the wedding is at our church and I can use the kitchen there to finish decorating, stack and such anytime I want.

I'm still trying to figure out the timetable. I think I might do most of the icing/decorating at the church so I don't have to worry about transportation.

cylstrial Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 10:42pm
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You will do a great job!! So is it the wedding this Saturday?

buttercreamkisses Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:28am
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no-it's on the 24th

Texas_Rose Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:49am
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Sounds like it's going to be a really pretty cake.

You can use other things for leaf formers...crumpled foil, silicone muffin tins, the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels, cut in half.

cylstrial Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by buttercreamkisses

no-it's on the 24th

Not far away though - I'm excited for you!

sadsmile Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 2:08pm
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You can also buy some foam egg crate. that stuff really rocks!

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