First (And Last) Wedding Cake!! Need Advice!!!

Decorating By marsbar07 Updated 30 Dec 2010 , 11:43pm by kakeladi

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marsbar07 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 11:16pm
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SOO my SIL is doing a quick wedding. Now she needs a cake. I usually make the cakes for family tins so they asked me. Ive worked with fondant before so I'm comfortable with that (MMF). She wants a chocolate cake with either chocolate butter cream or chocolate ganache filling. I plan on making it a 2 tier (only 40 people coming).

I'm covering it in white fondant and then use stencils with royal icing on the sides. I'm going to use fresh roses for the top.

So what I'm looking for is a chocolate cake recipe that stands up to stacking and tastes great. I'm a little overwhelmed wit the recipes on the website so I was hoping tat someone can point me in the right direction!!

I'm going to use a 9 inch round and then a 6 inch round. I'm not sure if i need 2 or 3 layers of cake in order to make it look good.

This is kinda what I am going for as for as height

Any suggestions or advice?????? Did I mention its SUNDAY????

By the way she is having another wedding reception in a year (this is just family) so someone else is doing that cake (so they can keep tat top tier lol)

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Lisa-G Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 11:35pm
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I would definitely use the chocolate WASC recipe, and make sure it has good support. You can search that in the recipe section. WASC is my go-to recipe, everyone that tastes it loves it, and it's more durable for stacking.

Good luck with the cake!

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kakeladi Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 11:43pm
post #3 of 3 here's the link to the recipe the other poster mentioned.
You will need to bake each size twice for a 4" tall cake. The recipe will be enough batter for two 6" layers and one 9" layer.
Be sure to read completely through the recipe and comments before using it. There are many pointers/hints mentioned at the end and some ?s answered in the comments.

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