About 2 months ago I was asked to make the wedding cake for the sister of my boy person (this is what I call him as I will NOT be the first to use that word that means we are official..you know what I mean). Anyway, talk about PRESSURE! Not only do I want the bride to like my cake, but now I'm stressed because I see this as an opportunity to impress his entire family. He asked if I would make it over the phone. I said I would think about it. As soon as I hung up, I decided NO WAY! Too much pressure. But as the day wore on, I began to think.. Here was the opportunity to make a cake for someone besides my family. If I wanted to make wedding cakes for people, I had to start somewhere! So, as you already know, I said yes! (I am now seeing the irony that this process also began as a proposal and ended with a wedding...)
I spent March and April practicing recipes and taking decorating classes. I am so glad I did. I took a 3 day Wilton decorating class at a little shop in Austin called Make It Sweet. I learned so much! The day before the wedding I was quite stressed. I worked from home, but also made frosting in my spare time. The cakes were already made, and by evening I was feeling pretty confident.
Saturday morning came and I was awake by 6:30, but forced myself to try to sleep a little longer, since it would be a late night. I rolled out of bed at 8am, headed to the grocery store to grab a couple more bags of powdered sugar, then started on my project for the next five hours...
|Bottom tier - White cake with frosting filling; Middle tier - chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling; Top tier - white cake with chocolate ganache filling|
|Crumb coated cakes|
|Stacked cake...the end is in sight!|
|The finished product!|