Looks great!! I think you did a wonderful first wedding cake.
beautiful!! very well done!
I think it is beautiful! That is awesome for a 1st.
I think you did a great job!!!
I can't believe this is your first wedding cake
Absolutely beautiful; no one would ever imagine that this was your first wedding cake.
I think you did a really fabulous job and would never have believed it was your first wedding cake! I know what you mean about not being able to take classes...I am flying by the seat of my pants too and I hope that the wedding cake I am doing in October comes out half as nice!
Wow! How gorgeous! I bet the bride was truly delighted. Doesn't look like you really need to take the classes anyways. Good job! Congrats on having one under your belt! Oh, and how long did it take you? Was it super nervewracking?
You did a great job! I can't believe you are self-taught!
Since you asked for ideas-I can't tell if it's the camera angle so you tell me-did you have a little bulging on the 2nd tier? If you did we can give you some tips to help with that on your next beautiful creation! That's an easy one! I love the different decos for each tier!
You should be very proud of yourself!
Great job! That's a beautiful cake.
The bride was happy with the cake ... she is my sister in law now
There was bulging on the second layer .... how can I fix that??
It didn't take a ton of time to make but I was a little nervous about the stacking part. I don't feel "safe" using pillars. All three of my kids were in the wedding so we had to be at the rehearsal dinner on Friday night (didn't get home till 11pm ... had an hour drive home) then I worked all day Saturday and the wedding was Sunday. I also did all the flowers for the wedding AND my husband worked a 12 hour shift on Saturday so I had the kids home with me (4 year old twins and a 3 year old). I'm just happy I got it to the banquet hall in one piece!!
Thanks for all the comments!!
congratulations !! its a lovely cake
Beautiful cake. Great job.
First, you did a beautiful job. Anytime I've had bulging it's usually because I haven't used a large enough "dam" around the edge prior to putting in the filling. If you only used icing, bulging can come if your icing is a little too thin. Don't fret about it...it's lovely...slight bulge and all!!
What a gorgeous cake! I would never have thought that was your first! I love the top and third layers - those are my favorites. Just more my style I guess. But, altogether, it's just beautiful! Congrats!
You asked about the bulging - not sure if this is right or not, but I think maybe you need to make your "well" for the filling deeper, because it almost looks like the filling is coming out. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but that's my opinion. Of course, I could be wrong - wouldn't be the first time, and certainly won't be the last! LOL
Cor Blimey, how you got all that done over the weekend, with children to look after and flowers to do too ...... I don't know!
Fabulous cake .... I always panic about the stacking part too .... would love to take a lesson just on that! ...and levelling cakes, and buttercream, and royal icing, and flowers, and ... , and ...., and ....!!!!!
You did a fantastic job - hats off to you!
Thanks for the tips on the bulging ... I didn't do a well (opps) I just try to leave a space away from the sides so it doesn't squish out. So know I know what to do.
Thanks for all the comments .... makes me want to make more cakes. Maybe I'll have someone pay for one of my cakes one of these days.
Greaty Job!!! Love the cake!!!!!!
Keep on baking!!!
It looks beautiful!! NO CLASSES? Wow...
excellent job on the cake!! hope my first wedding cake turns out that well, and oh yes the next one get some $$$
I think you did a great job on this cake. You have to be very proud of it. I am looking forward to making a wedding cake one day when I have some more experience.
First of all, your cake looks great!! You must be like a "supermom" doing all of that with 3 small kids. I only have the 2, a 5 yr. old and a 9 month old, and I love them with all of my heart, but it's a little difficult to decorate cakes with a not so steady 9 month old trying to stand up and hold onto your legs and a 5 yr. old wanting to play "simon says"!!! My hat goes off to you!!!
Anyways, I have a question. . . how did you like using the globe pillars? Were they easy to work with and pretty steady? I have my first wedding cake next Saturday, and have also never had a class, and am planning on using those globes for the cake. Any hints and tips would be greatly appreciated.
Again, great job and keep up the good work!!!
To help prevent bulging use a tip #12 or just a coupler in a decorating bag, use a stiff buttercream icing and go about 1/4in inside your layer and make a dam then fill no higher than the dam. Place your next layer and crumb coat. Let this set for atleast an hour. That will give the cake time to settle and you'll be able to see if you have any problem areas. If you do you can patch them and then finish decorating.
I liked using the globe pillars. It was the only thing I felt comfortable with .... thats why I need classes, so I can learn how to do the stacking and how to use dowels. These felt very steady to me ... thats why I did them. My only other option was to just stack it on top of each other but again ... I don't really know how to use the dowels so I used the globes. I think it looked good with the design of the cake and everyone was happy and there wasn't a single slice of cake left so I guess I'm happy with it.
My only advice would be to not stress out about it. When I get nervous I don't do as well as when I'm calm and secondly ... remember you are your own worst critic so ease up on yourself
Don't forget to do the dam that I didn't do. Don't over whip your buttercream or its really hard to get smooth. And last ... the pillars are kind of hard to cut through so I used a pair of garden shears and it was a lot easier .... hope this helps
Wow! I think you did wonderful! Great work!!
You did great . Congrats its beautiful