Help With My Daughters Wedding Cake
I am finding your wedding cake website very helpful thanks. I am making the wedding cake for my daughters wedding which is in 3 weeks time. It is going to be up on a station so I am going to have a 7 hour drive ahead of me.
As the cake is going to be the dessert I am going to use your
buttermilk chocolate cake recipe
chocolate mousse filling
as it is so yum.
I am planning to make the cakes, fill and crumb coat and then freeze this week - 3 tiers. I have made a mistake and gone too large in the cake tin sizes - 19, 13 and 10 inch. Is there a configuration that would still look good if I cut the sizes down and still be able to use any of the tins bar the 19inch.
As I am making a kitchen cake I shouldn't of gone so big to make them easier to bake and handle. Would you recommend the
easy buttercream icing
or would the Italian meringue butter icing
Temperature may be about 24 degrees during the day. As I am at work during the day I am only going to be able to make them at night. Would you recommend baking them at night and filling and crumb coating the next?
Sorry for the questions and length but am starting to get a bit worried.Lorelie's response
You made a great choice with the chocolate buttermilk and mousse filling. Either one of the two buttercream icings are great. The Italian meringue is less sweet and smoother,(although you can make it sweeter by adding powdered sugar) the simple one is easier and takes less time and effort to make and is also very good for piping. It is a little firmer.
I would make the cake a 14 inch, 10 inch and 6 inch. It looks nice and is easy to handle. You can cut them down or if you have not baked them yet, exchange them?
You are on the right track with the baking and crumb coating. freeze your cakes right after you crumb coat or at least get them very firm and cold before doing the finishing work.
Get a good solid box for transporting. It's a long drive and you may want to use dry ice. Here is a good post about transporting a wedding cake.
I hope that helps you out.