I would love to make my own eventually…but who knows when I’ll find a husband to go with it? 4 years ago
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Did it and the couple loved it.
I have my second wedding cake in two weeks…and my third and fourth already scheduled for next Spring. :) 6 years ago
my aunt is getting married in August and she asked me to make her cake because i love baking so much.but im going to need so much practice!! :) 6 years ago
I will be making a wedding cake for a Lador Day weekend wedding! 6 years ago
If you do your homework and practice plenty and then give yourself at least 3 solid days to work on the cake (more depending on how complicated it is) this goal is quite attainable. One site that I can suggest that was invaluable to me in making my first wedding cake was www.baking911.com. The site was free at the time I was using it, but since then it has become members only (@$25 a year) – that’s how valuable the information is. The woman who run’s the site (Sarah?) will address all your concerns and questions. 6 years ago
I did this in June, and though it was a lot of work, requiring the help of my mother, it was well worth it and everyone loved it. 6 years ago
As I was putting this cake together, I was thinking it was going to be horrible, but after everything was put together and all the trim was added, it came together pretty good. And the groom was SO excited, so I’d say I accomplished my goal! 7 years ago
I did it! It was a LOT of work, and a bit stressful, but I was pretty happy with the whole experience in the end.
I was making a gumpaste bow for the cake topper, and had the loops made and painted with pearl dust. It takes a few days to make a bow topper, because after you make the loops, they have to dry. Then after you paint the loops, they have to dry. Then you have to put the bow together and let it dry. All these things need to dry overnight.
So, the night before the wedding, I was ready to put the bow together. I had the wedding cake done, and my husband was helping me carry it into the office, where we were keeping everything behind closed doors, so the cats wouldn’t mess with anything. But of course, just then, Socks comes running in, jumps onto the stool with the bow loops, knocks them on the floor and they break into tiny pieces. Then I freak out for a while!
David spend the rest of the next day driving all around town and finally driving out of town to get an actual fabric bow to use in place of the gumpaste bow, because there was no way I would have been able to make another one in the amount of time I had.
Other than that catastrophe, everything else went pretty smooth. The cake didn’t turn out as perfect as I would have liked, but the bride and groom were very excited and loved it, which is all that matters.
As you can see, they didn’t want a traditional cake; they wanted something a little “crazier.” 7 years ago