OK so my first wedding cake is coming up Sat. When I took the order-"no problem- I can do this!" , now I am getting nervous.
I made a dummy replica of the cake last weekend for practice and called the bride to come and see it. We made a few changes, but over all she was really happy and was happy with the idea of seeing her cake before the day of.
It is a simple 16-12-8 with swiss dots on all layers and a pearl border. Nothing fancy, no color, no flowers, no problem right?!?! So why am I getting weak in the knees?
Icing is made, cakes baked today, tommorrow I will tort, fill, and let them rest and settle. Tommorrow night after my little one is in bed I will ice.
Deliver Sat. early am construct on site. Am I doing this right? Please tell me to get over it!!
Take a deep breath--you'll be fine. I had the same feeling when I did my first one YEARS ago. Actually had my first misshap just last year, but it was fixable. Always be sure to take a fix-it bag with you. Mine includes my favorite spatula and favorite bags--the ones I have had for as many years as I have been decorating.
Good luck and I am sending a prayer to give you decorating peace.
My first wedding cake was a 4 tiered fondant cake I had to transport 200 miles. All my decorating friends disappeared after saying they would help!!! Thank God for my husband.
Anyway...it all went well. just remember the important things and like Mac said, take an emergency kit. That's the cool thing about cake decorating, you can always fix it!! (i thnk always!)
Hang in there!
i think that nerves are a good sign.....ussually my best work is produced when im nervous this makes try harder and look at new way at doing things......this is usally when i learn more also.......
good luck ......
I thought maybe you could relax.... take a deep breath and then check out this link to a wonderful, quite talented cake decorator here at cake central
Then pat yourself on the back because I can't reach.... You will be fine.
Well, you sound extremely organized. I know it will go well. Your feelings are normal! Relax! Enjoy! then count your money!!!!
Thanks everyone! I know I can do this, it is just such an important day and it is in the nicest hall in my town. I really want it to go well! I am going to put my best foot forward and hope I don't trip.
I am doing my first one for Sat. and can feel your nervousness.
Will send up a prayer for you on Sat. while I'm sending one up for myself.
Good luck and can't wait to see the cake.
Good luck, I'll say a prayer for you. I know that you will be fine! I did my daughter's wedding cake so I know about being nervous.
Don't forget to take your camera for a final picture of your masterpiece!!
Hey newtodecorating, From one WV gal to another... CALM DOWN!!! I know you will do great. I know how nerve wracking it is, but take a few deep breaths, and keep on going till the job is done! Then go home and post the pics so we can brag on you! Can't wait to see the pics of your and stephanie214. Wish I could be there with both to lend support.( I will be in my heart and mind).
My time is running short now!! Please let me talk this through and feel free to jump in at any time if you see me going down the wrong path.
8-12-16 Square cakes iced, smoothed, and swiss dots on.
Board covered in silver floral foil and 16 inch cake in place with pearl boarder on.
6 Wilton plastic dowel rods cut and placed in 16 inch cake sticking up about 1 inch.
4 Rods in the 12 inch sticking up about 1 inch.
Things to take with me
extra icing, pearls to finish boarders on 12 & 8, extra p. sugar and parchment to put between layers, topper, VIVA , large center dowel, extra bags, scissors, extra couplers, hammer
AM I FORGETTING ANYTHING? (courage)
Are you using the skinny plastic dowels or the plastic tubes? I find that if I am traveling with a stacked cake, I get better stability with the Wilton plastic tubes (some have even used straws). And don't forget spatula.
I'm sending you extra courage via a prayer angel. Good luck--let us know how it goes--Pam
Pam thanks for responding! I am using the plastic tubes. Do I have enough of them for that much cake? And thanks I am off to put a spatula in my box now! (of all things to forget?!?!)
I just wanted to wish you the best of luck on your cake. I am sure everything will go just fine...can't wait to see pics!
gotcake....awwwww you are so sweet!!! ... it took me a while to get the message ....lol but I got it!
NEWTODECORATING .... gotcake is right... you do great work and you'll be fine
Sorry NEWTODECORATING, was off on a cakin' marathon last night and this AM, so I didn't see you question until now. I know it's probably too late but that sounds right.
I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT!! I am a wedding cake decorator!! My day went very well! The bride was very happy and said it was exactly what she had in mind. It was a very simple design and not what I would choose, but hey, its not my wedding. I think though with the design I had to work with I did a good job. I stayed to help cut and serve. It was my favorite part of the day. I love all the oohhhh and ahhhh this is sooo goood! I think that is why I am a cake junky, I love the reaction it brings. The DJ was a married couple and they said they do alot of functions. I believe them from their set up, complete with light show. The husband told me that he eats a piece of cake at every function they do and that MINE was the best hands down. He ask for MY number to give out if he had clients who were looking for a cake!
Well I will post pictures tommorrow. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and encouragement. You all are the greatest. I am off to check on Stephanie now. I hope her day went as well as mine did.
VERY NICE DISPALY GREAT JOB!!!!
YEHHHHHHHHHHH. I sprouted 10 more gray hairs waiting on this!!!! It was worth it though, YOU DID GREAT!!!!!!!!! Very pretty cake and display!!!! I knew you would do a great job, and you didn't let me down!
What can I say, your cake is BEAUTIFUL, take a bow. You trully did an outstanding job and I am glad that everything worked out for both of us
I also enjoyed the oooh's and aaah's...wasn't for a little bit, I would have done a jig right in the middle of the floor
Thank you so much for your support...now on to our new wedding
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Soooo elegant and I love the topper! You and Stephanie both did awesome work!!!
Thanks everyone! I hope I get the chance to do another one. It was fun!
Is there anyone else out there that had their first wedding cake yesterday? Stephanie, MrsFish, and kendraanne, and I all had our first ones yesterday. Anyone else?? By the way, you all should check out the others. They are all beautiful!
Whew.. what a rollercoaster ride this morning!! This was my first time reading your posts.. and girl, my stomach was in knots!!!! I could just feel how stressed you were. But everyone is right, your cake is BEAUTIFUL!! You did a fantastic job. Way to go!!!!!