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Wedding Cake

Posted Aug 22 2010 11:09am

Several months ago my cousin asked me if I would be interested in making the cake for their wedding, along with some cupcakes- of course I jumped at the chance! I had never made a wedding cake before and was looking forward to figuring it out, and hopefully building something beautiful! It was a huge undertaking, and much of the last couple weeks have been spent deciding on flavours, baking, baking, baking, cutting out fondant flowers and of course, decorating. They really gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted- no flavour suggestions (except no fruit!), and one picture of a cake that they liked but didn’t want a replica of. I came up with something that I think is simple, modern, and pretty.

I made 3 white cakes, and layered each one with dark chocolate ganache and the richest vanilla bean Italian buttercream. I also added….Oreo cookies! I thought a cookies n’ creme wedding cake would be so unique and fun for this young couple.I cut out ribbon from fondant and painted it aubergine, just like their wedding colour. Lastly, I added more fondant flowers to the cake to tie in with the cupcakes. Here is the cake smothered in buttercream before I added the fondant.

Here’s a picture from the cake-cutting. They both look amazing!

I also made 100+ cupcakes- some vanilla, some chocolate, but all with a subtle caramel flavour and the fluffiest pillows of vanilla Italian buttercream. For added decoration, I topped them with a light dusting of purple sanding sugar, and a pearled fondant flower.

Check out all these flowers!

This was a great learning process for me, especially because I love to figure things out on my own! I’m proud of my cake and I’m soo happy that Spencer and Gen were pleased with the cake!!

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