I promised a photo of my son's wedding cake-no matter how it turned out. My DIL had changed a couple of items from the original idea. She still wanted the pink with black polka dots, but decided on a hot/neon pink color. Instead of stacking the cakes onto each other, she saw the Wilton floating tier stand and really liked it. So as a last minute surprise, I bought the stand.
Although I was extremely nervous all day (will it fall, will it melt, does it taste ok, etc) It all turned out great. My DIL loved the cake, and my son was impressed.
I received many compliments on the cake-my favorite was - while setting up the cake one of the guests nearby was telling me "how it looked like one of those cakes that you see on the food channel, some guy that makes cakes has his own show, the cake looks like it came from him."
Then after the guests ate the cake, I received many compliments on the taste-flavor of it. One women told me that as far as wedding cakes go, they either look good and taste nasty, or don't look that good, but taste great. She was happy that this one both tasted and looked good.
I want to thank everyone who encouraged and helped me pull this off. You ladies are the greatest
I was given the great honor of escorting the ring bearer (my 20 month old grandson) down the isle. He stole the show. It was beautiful. I tried to attach the photo, but I guess it is too big.
Again, thanks to all, especially Mamawrobin, your initial words of encouragement is really what made it all possible.
It's really beautiful! So...not only did your son and DIL have a beautiful wedding cake, it was a gift of love from you.
I've posted several times about how I got into cake decorating to make my daughter's wedding cake. It's now two years later and no matter what wedding cake she sees, her comment is always..."mine was better".
Thank you Elcee, I think it's awesome that your daughter knows her cake was better than all else she sees. That memory will last her a lifetime. I overheard my son telling several guests, did you see the cake, Mom made it!.
All in all, even with the stress of not wanting to ruin a wedding cake, it was well worth the effort. My younger son informed me that in a year or so I will get to make another one !
I think you did a wonderful job. Welcome to a new, very addicting hobby!!
COngrats on all going smoothly!!
Thank you both chellebyerly and dmo4ab
The smooth part was one of my biggest concerns, as well as getting it shiny. This is the first wedding cake and the first time I made, used, and even tasted fondant.
Give credit where credit is due: Thank you to all CC members. This is a wonderful sight. Everyone is so helpful, and you can look back through other peoples mishaps, experiences, tips and tricks.
I think the warning sign should be bigger. Not only is making and decorating cakes addicting, so is this website.
You did a wonderful job!!