I remember my very first full wedding cake just a couple of months ago. I was under an incredible amount of pressure to cover a 4 tier full cake; something I never imagined to be as difficult as it was. Working alone and being the only one around who knew what needed to be done was probably another reason for all that pressure. I wish I had my dreadful 4 hours on camera; it would have been good for laughs!
The bride was very pleased with the end result and the towering cake was made the centerpiece at the wedding. A proud moment indeed. I've now very much improved since; as wedding cakes are more a weekly agenda for Su and her crew.This towering cake was done for Teck and Kim who are the sweetest couple from the States!(*edit) ;)
Both outspoken and friendly; I was excited to meet them way before the wedding. They are so much fun to be around and I can imagine their wedding to be one hell of a party too! Kim is possibly the most organized bride I've ever met. She had the folder; the details, all picture clippings in tact and well versed with her cake lingo; impressive! haha I loved her ideas for the cake and they wanted it themed with the French Fleur d lis. Ribbon cake pulls and details from her actual wedding dress was incorporated into the patterns of each layer. It was very much a cake reflective of the bride and groom.
More than a handful of weddings cakes later; I'm still making mistakes and booboo's attempting to transport them; I've even stupidly repeated those mistakes on occasion :(
I've got a 5 tier cake waiting to be delivered to a wedding in a couple of hours. I really should run.
No ... wait;
mental note: Never RUN with cake. NEVER