My first traveling wedding cake
(Oskaloosa, Ia United States)
I recieved a phone call for a wedding cake consultation. I asked the young couple to bring their cake topper which the groom had painted.
The bride and groom arrived at my house and of course they were nervous and stressed(just like most couples). I felt how happy they were but at the same time they had mentioned how much they wanted it to be over.
I assured them that this was their time and to put all the surrounding family issues aside and take this time to enjoy each other. After all it is the reason they are at my house. Their faces brightend.
After discussing sizes of cakes, designs, decorations, delivery date, time and destination, we started preparing to decide on the cake designs.
When the groom put his handmade unique wedding cake topper on my table tears came to my eyes, they stole my heart. It was made from plaster of paris and he painted it himself.....it was very sweet and so heartfelt.
Cake Delivery and a Steady Hand
This was my first out of town job.
As I was decorating I started to think that piping interlocking hearts to go with the unique wedding cake topper would be awesome. So I stenciled the design on each side. I started shaking and thought to myself how about freehanding the rest. So I did.
Now time to deliver it. I know that this town is only 30 miles away but it was a road that had potholes and big cracks and of course construction. Picture these cakes in my trunk and inside my car on the seat and my husband driving. My heart started pounding and my husband said nothing all the way.
We Arrived Safely
We got to our destination safely and there were quite a few people setting up for the grand reception. We unloaded the layers of cake and of course
the touchup supplies and put the bottom layer in place without any mishaps.
Stacking the Cake
My husband (bless his heart) helped stack the rest of the layers. As we were stacking of course there were some small repairs to do. I started to edge the layers with the frosting. Mind you the crowd got bigger watching us.
I put the silk flowers on and decorated around the cake on the table. When I finally put the grooms cake topper on there were camera flashes galore. Guests were congratulating me on how beatiful the cake was. The mother of bride was talking to the bride and said to the her, you would not believe how beautiful your cake is.
A gentleman walks up to and introduced himself as the photographer and he asked me if I had the shop downtown,I replied no. He said that it was the most beautiful and detailed cake he has seen.
A Job Well Done
We loaded the containers in the car and as we were driving off I said to my husband that it was my favorite cake so far but I am not doing this any more.
Well a week later the bride and groom dropped off the cake supplies and sat down with me and said, Donnella you made our day! I asked how? They said that from the time they met me until they saw my cake and tasted it they finally realized that it was their day. After they left my heart burst with excitement and tears came to my eyes.
A Confidence Booster
Working with this couple made me realize that I do a good job afterall. From that point on I have gained more self esteem personally and also enjoy cake decorating with more confidence.
So I am sending a picture of my cake and my story to share it with all of you.