Saturday, 14 June 2014

Daniel & Francesca's Happy Day

This is the only wedding that I have gone to where the gift has been a no-brainer! A few months ago Patrick's cousin asked if I would make her wedding cake, and not just a cake for a small intimate gathering, but cake enough to feed 165 people. I know, I make hundreds of cake pops over the Christmas season, and I make and bring a couple hundred cake pops to the craft fairs I do, but this was a different sugar coated beast. 

The bride had sent me a few pictures of what she had in mind as far as tiered cakes went. Very simple and elegant, and not too over the top. Luckily what they had in mind was a cake that they could cut for photos and then eat themselves, as well as some cakes to be cut up for the guests but not put on display so they could be simply sheet cakes, which after a bit of thought was more manageable than I thought.

I exchanged a few emails with the Bride and we came up with a design and I planned out the number of cakes I would need then the amount of icing. All was prepared, all was planned out, all I needed to do was work my butt off and get his cake looking perfect...

Admittedly there were a few moments where I was tempted throw cake and fondant across the kitchen (Patrick can attest), as well as a few late nights, but it was all worth it. I knew I wanted to make a beautiful cake for Francesca and Daniel, and to try to make their day just a little bit sweeter; I hope it did just that.

Building the sugar paste flowers.

All the sugar paste flowers were in full bloom!

All these sugar paste petals were individually cut and placed on all the tiers. 

Bottom tier done!

Believe it or not, these two tiers aren't real!

This is the top tier for the Bride and Groom, and it is real cake.

Seeing how all the tiers look together.

Testing how and where the sugar paste flowers and petals will go on the cake.

All these petals are edible.... the Bride's sister tested a couple!

My fridge has never been so empty or so full all at the same time! These are the sheet cakes for the guests (so I guess that means me too!)

 The car all packed up... so much cake!

Wipe the sweat off my brow, the cake is here and it looks great! (Now for me to get ready for the reception!)

 Me with my beautiful cake. The relief isn't as clear on my face as it was in my heart...

 In the evening, at the reception, along side the Bride's bouquet and the cake cutters!

 Cutting of the cake (the Bride cried happy tears where she saw it- best reaction ever!)

 And to top it all, they thought it tasted great too!

...real cake! Red velvet.

And for the guest's dessert: a slice of my cake, plus a chocolate covered strawberry and an ice cream filled cannoli. 

At the end of the night, I was relieved that the cake had arrived above all, but that they thought it was truly tasty. I was so proud to have been a even a small part of their special day- 
I love you guys!!

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