I'd like some advice please
I'm very new to baking, and have only really used sponge cakes- mostly I like to decorate them.
But I am working on my wedding cake, and a sponge cake won't last very long- I'd like to decorate it well in advance- Like a month.
I have two tiers that I'm not sure what to do with I'd like them to be different cakes- to feed 80 people.
So I'm thinking one 30 cm (12 inch) cake and one 35 cm (14 inch) cake should be enough? This will be after a dinner and lots of snacks and there's a desert of chocolate mousse as well.
for the 30 cm cake i am thinking a fruit cake, I am sure this can stand out for a month no problem? (it's also winter here I'm in South Africa).
does anyone have a recipe for enough for that size?
for the 35 cm cake... what are the options? What other cakes can keep well? I would like to decorate it at least a week in advance and have it sitting out from that time (it's winter so room temperature is fairly cool)
I'd like to cover the cakes with royal icing so I am guessing this involves a layer of marzipan? Again, what are the options please?
There is so much information out there that I've been swamped with trying to find what I'm looking for!
Thanks a ton,
Hi Amy and welcome to CC. I can't help with types of cakes that keep as I only make cakes that will last a few days. As far as sizes go, I am not sure 30 and 35 cm would look ok stacked. You really need a smaller cake on top. Also covering cakes with RI is also something I don't do, wedding cakes are usually covered in fondant here in the US. Good luck.