Celebration of Love
by Barbara McCorkle
(Charlotte, NC, USA)
Wow ! Cake decorating has truly become my greatest passion. It all started with a desire to bake and decorate a cake for my daughter one thanksgiving. She is truly the love of my life and was coming home from college for the holiday.
First Experience Decorating A Cake
The first cake was tasty but the decorations were the laugh for the day. The fondant had a bubble, and the cake looked a little crooked but it was fun.lol.
For my birthday my baby girl gifted me with a two night class in gumpaste flower design..She must have seen something in her mom..I was addicted from then on.I have not taken more classes since but have had a lot of on line time with Lorelie's cake decorating videos
and now here we are.
Each chance I get I go on the wedding-cakes-for-you.com site and learn as much as I can. I truly enjoy seeing the other cake decorating pictures that my fellow cake decorators create and the wedding cake photos with tips that they provide.
This is my first wedding cake. I had a blast making it. It just does not seem like work and that is why I love it. Don't get me wrong-it is work but the passion and enjoyment that I feel out weighs that.
Wedding Cake Flavors
The cake consisted of 3 tiers. The bottom tier was almond sour cream with vanilla buttercream filling, the third tier was French Vanilla cake with a pistachio buttercream filling and the top tier was lemon pound with lemon filling.
I used pudding to flavor the buttercream and It turned out fantastic! The accents were made from gumpaste and fondant
with the exception of the dog wood flower on the very top.
I was nervous to say the least about this task but was confident with what I learned from the tutorials. the prayers that I sent up before, during and after and the loving support from my friends and family. All of this contributed to what you see in the photo.
The challenge was the delivery..can we say every pot hole. The cake made it to the venue..it shifted a little..but I was able to correct it and the day was a success. Thank you for divine intervention.
Follow your passion..follow your dreams and when you think that you can't...take that 't off and know that you CAN. Cultivate your gift..check out this site for the tutorials, ask questions of those that have mastered the craft and never give up. Looking forward to the next one...Wow Thank you Barbara. Wonderful passionate story and first time wedding cake. Good luck in the cake decorating contest.