Heart, Body, Mind, Soul Wedding Cake
by Rachel Turner
Roughly two years ago I started baking and decorating cakes for close family and friends. I never imagined it would grow into what it has today.
I am truly blessed each day to be able to create a special cake for a special event, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, or a just because. I don’t consider this to be a job; I consider it to be a passion. Not many people can say that about the work they perform each day, but I can.
First Cake Disaster
Originally I was asked to do the bridal shower cake by one of the bridesmaids. I was confident that I could do the cake she asked for, a square cake with an edible shoe on top. Didn’t sound to hard…..wrong! I had never made an edible shoe out of fondant and was about to venture into the unknown.
I started the shoe days before the due date so it would have ample time to dry. The day before the cake was to be picked up, I read that putting the shoe in the freezer would make it harden faster and set up quickly.
At this time, the shoe was basically dry so I figured I would try it to see if it would get harder. Unfortunately, I pulled the shoe out of the freezer an hour before the cake was being picked up and it fell apart. My first cake disaster!!!
An Understanding Bride
Thankfully, the bridesmaid was kind and understanding about the entire thing. I ended up giving her the cake at no charge since this was her first order and promised her an additional cake for free on her next order. Although the wedding cake was not free to her, it was graciously discounted. With that proposal, I kept a customer happy and now have a returning customer!