Friday, December 3, 2010
Christmas Party Cake (wedding cake practice)
We decided to make specialty flavors for the cake, frosting, and fondant. The top layer is a lemon flavored cake with lemon frosting. We have a homemade white colored fondant (to match the decorations) with lemon extract (to match the flavor of cake and frosting.) This was our first attempt at making our own fondant. It had a better flavor, but was VERY hard to work with.
The bottom layer is half red velvet and half carrot cake. Both of these cakes usually use cream cheese frosting, so that worked out perfectly!!
On the way to church to set up the cake, it was SNOWING. The problem was, there was a car wreck at the bottom of the hill, and we were stuck in the middle of traffic. It took us a while to find a good spot to U-turn and go to the church a different way (back tracking some too!!!) The snow falling on the fondant left little shiny dots - so, we will have to see what to do if it rains or snows on a day when you have to carry a cake outside.
Even so, we got the cake set up on time and you can see the finished product here! It was not perfect, but we were excited about the fact that we did it!! Now to figure out the full cost to make, as well as the time put into making it!! Thanks for stopping by and looking!