I made this 4 tier scratch cake for our son's wedding that took place this past weekend. First tiered cake and the first time I ever used dowels other than the 'practice' cake I did a few weeks prior to the wedding. From bottom to top: Strawberry cake with lemon curd moose buttercream filling - Lemon cake with blueberry filling - Creme bouquet cake with french vanilla buttercream filling and Southern Caramel Cake with a Dulce de letch buttercream filling.
I boxed the tiers individually as they had to be transported 7 hours by car. It's normally an 8-hour trip but we only stopped when nature called. My hubby built a flat hardwood platform for the back seat to keep cakes level at all times. We drove two hours to find dry ice which we wrapped in strong plastic bags and placed them in between but on the outside of all the cake boxes. The cakes stayed 'refrigerated for the entire trip.
I stacked and finished off the cake at the venue. The wedding guests literally stood in a long queue for this cake and some went back for seconds and thirds. Word out was that the cake tasted absolutely amazing. Though the cake does not look perfect by any means, I am super proud of myself. You couldn't take the grin off my face!! I truly have a new-found respect for professional cake makers who bake from scratch. It is hard work!!!! A huge thanks to SandraSmiley who gave me so many tips and tricks.
Congrats! You did yourself proud!!!!
My,my,My did you ace this!! Wonderful You had every right to that grin Are you ready to launch your new career? In 1980 I started my baking journey by making my daughter’s wedding cake & w/in 3 days I was asked to make another, then 3 weeks later another & I was off & running:) Didn’t look back until I was forced into retirement:(
Absolutely gorgeous! You have every right to be proud!
you knocked it out of the park -- it's lovely lovely -- and you really got the phd in caking with the long distance delivery and all -- gorgeous Four tier! sweet cascade -- all the bells & whistles -- haute couture multi-flavored -- dang you did good! mazel tov
Wow, you have all right to be proud. Your cake is absolutely beautiful and your roses cascade is so gorgeous.
MsRose, I can't stop grinning either! I am so proud of you! WOW! WOW! WOW! This would be a triumph if it was set up at the church next door, but after a seven hour trip! Kadoos to you and hubby! By the way, it IS perfect in every way and it sounds delicious! Best first ever!
BTW: are those silk or fresh flowers? I enlarged the pic and they look silk.
Beautiful job! And what a fantastic Cake Hubby!
That looks absolutely amazing! You did a wonderful job! I'm curious about the flowers also, are they fresh?
Terrific ! Great job! Congrats on the cake -thanks so much for sharing!
Beautiful...Beautiful cake!! You should be very proud!!! Very smart move setting up at the venue. Kudos to your husband for making a traveling platform.