First Wedding Cake

by Tami Brown
(Gilroy, CA)

Every Bride Deserves A Wedding Cake

Every Bride Deserves A Wedding Cake

Every Bride Deserves A Wedding Cake

No to the Fake Cake



I started cake decorating when I was just a teenager but never really did much until about a year ago when I decided to actually take some classes. My co-worker was getting married and asked me to make her a “fake” cake (made with frosted and decorated cake forms ) for her wedding at the restaurant where her reception would be. The restaurant staff would be serving some cake to the guests as dessert. I told her no, as I believed every bride deserved their very own wedding cake and as my gift to her I would make hers.

Since this was my first time I was terrified to stack this cake, so we decided on a cascading design with only the top two levels being stacked.

Flavors


The bride and groom wanted a marble flavor filled with (Lorelei’s) Chocolate Mousse. I used American Buttercream tinted gray, per the bride’s wishes, made the sugar lace and (purchased) the gumpaste flowers.

Since I work full time (day job) and only do baking/decorating part-time I started baking the cakes about a month in advance. I would bake on the weekends, and after they had cooled wrapped each layer in plastic wrap then in aluminum foil before putting them into the freezer.

A Cake Decorating Tip


I also had to make the sugar lace; after watching many “how to” videos online, I finally mastered how to make the sugar lace. One good tip is to spray your molds with a non stick spray then brush them with a pastry brush to even out the spray before pouring your sugar lace (I used Sugar Dress).

I loved how it came out and more importantly, the bride and groom loved it too. In fact, on their honeymoon they called me and asked if I would bring their top tier so they could eat it when they got home they just couldn’t wait a year before enjoying it.

Hi Tami, Thanks for sharing your first wedding cake with us. It's very beautiful. I love that you said NO to the bride LOL!!! She must have been thrilled when you said you would make her a real cake. And of course I was happy to hear that you used my chocolate mousse recipe to go with the marble cake. Will you be making more wedding cakes? Somehow I think you will. Thanks for the tip too :-)

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Apr 29, 2016
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Wonderful!
by: Danacakes

Your cake/cakes is outstanding! Love the lace! Very nice of you to do this for the bride and groom. Great job!

Apr 29, 2016
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Great Job!
by: Michele Owen

Nice work! and kudos for gifting her this lovely cake.

Apr 29, 2016
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No to the stack!
by: Anonymous

The cake was lovely and I loved that you didn't stack it. The design was crying out to be seen. Love the Wedgewood blue Design.

May 03, 2016
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Testimony
by: Keia

I had the pleasure of actually eating that cake. It was the BEST tasting wedding cake is ever eaten! It was moist and delicious. I was the FIRST in line when seconds was served.

Jul 22, 2016
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Super Job!!!
by: Sara Jane

I love your cake. So hard to believe it was your first wedding cake. I love that you used sugar lace and even bought the gum paste flowers. Great tip. What a treat for the bride, that was so special of you.

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