Ooops, that link didn't work. It is this cake: http://www.themakery.com/Cakes/Wedding/images/hannah_02.jpg
How long do you have that you can practice? And does she want that many tiers? I would think the number one issue would be proper support with dowels, which isn't super difficult. There are lots of tutorials out there. Also working on the swags, but you can practice that on wax paper until you feel comfortable with it.
Wedding is not until end of January. So, def could make a practice cake. I'm not too worried about the swags, more so the smooth BC and stacking of the cake.
If you go on you tube and search out tonedna she has videos that you can watch on how to make and get smooth buttercream....watch them and then practice practice practice!
I dont think it's out of your league I think your cakes are great!
Besides we never know what we can do unless we continue to challenge ourselves
You could also use the scroll work pattern presses from wilton. I guess thats what you call them. There are a series of different cookie cutter looking presses and you use them to get the scroll outline on your cake and pipe over it. Pretty easy to do.
for me, when i did my first large cake for a friend, i considered it as a way to get my feet wet. After that, i've done some others. Another one coming up this December for another friends 15th birthday party. The number one thing is don't underestimate yourself!
The flowers look like silk. The cake itself is a pretty basic one. Those ruffles are really easy to do. Use a tip 104 and make a small e motion.
Just think of it as 4 individual "all occasion" cakes that just happen to be stacked.
You could use real or gp flowers and get the SPS system for support. You can definitely do this one.....cc will be here to help you.
Yes, those ruffles I learned in my first wilton class. Pretty basic. Find out if she plans on having real flowers or silk. Those don't look like sugar flowers to me.
Luckily she wants real flowers (yay!). You all have given me a boost of confidence. Thanks, I will def post pictures of the outcome (although it's not until January). You're the best