Monday, April 4, 2011

a first wedding cake

The first wedding cake I made for my friends S. and P. The roses were all made by hand in the wee hours of the night using fondant. To say that this cake was a challenge was an understatement. The first two tiers were supposed to be dummy cakes and the last tier, the real cake, however the Grand Manier Buttercream could not hold the structure needed for a stacked cake, so the whole cake become a dummy cake with the real cake sitting in the pantry. However the use of commercial fondant created an entire slew of challenges from crackage to drooping flowers. Thank goodness the wedding venue had very cold air-conditioning and I was able to work on the cake, covering the cracks with royal icing.

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