|Wedding Cake with Calla lilies|
Christina and Brandon ordered a solid white cake with fondant and pearls, and with gum paste callalilies on top. It was not a hard order... the only problem was, we knew Joy would not be home to help with it. I did not know if I could do it or not, and my friend Chantelle (and Christina's sister) was so confident in me - more confident than I was! They also wanted a boot cake that was 3 dimensional. After studying the pictures she found online and talking to Joy about the different techniques and whether I could do it by myself, I decided to do it.
I always begin shopping 3 weeks before the wedding to find the best sales on each item each week. Then the house is cleaned top to bottom and the pets 'quarantined' to two rooms away from the kitchen or they can go down to the basement. Thursday I started baking and decorating the groom's cake and actually had it covered in fondant and the wooden floor completed. On Friday morning the major baking started. As each cake cools, it is filled, frosted, and stacked and ready for fondant, as other layers are baking.
|Traditional White Wedding Cake|
The boot was a fun cake to make. Unfortunately, I forgot a camera in moving everything from the house to the reception, so the pictures you see are taken with a cell phone. You can't really see the sewing and design work that I put on it, but you can get the main idea. The wooden floor is fondant rolled thin and 'painted' to look like wood. It is actually a different brown than the boot - a reddish brown... so it wouldn't blend into the boot (which it looks like here.) The reception was very beautiful... one of the most elegant I have ever seen!
It took well over 50 hours of shopping, baking, NS decorating to complete these cakes - not counting the hours spent studying techniques, searching similar designs, etc. This was the biggest cake I have ever made to date. I had to work through a few problems (no cake is without some problems coming up)... but the biggest lesson I learned through this wedding cake experience... never do a wedding cake without Joy!! We truly are a team and work well together. I missed her ideas, thoughts, talents, etc through the whole experience!! Thanks for looking!!!
|Boot Cake on Fondant Wooden Floor|