My First Wedding Cake

by Tammy
(Portland, Tennessee)

Amazing Cakes

When I was young I would always watch my sister make amazing cakes, it never crossed my mind that I could do it too.

I was 49 years old and saw a cake decorating class on line, I signed up and took the course and was amazed at what I could create.

My children and grandchildren go crazy now when their birthdays are getting close, they start looking at every idea they can find to try and stump me, which of course makes me all the more determined!

My best friend thought she was going to stump me when she asked me to make her niece's wedding cake. Luckily she gave me 4 months notice. Samantha's wedding colors were orange and white, her flowers were orange Gerbera daisies.

Cake to Serve 100 people

One Hundred people! so for months I lived and breathed this cake, tested and practiced.

Cake Decorating Flowers

I didn't want the daisies to lay flat on the cake so I had to come up with a way to make the royal icing petals curve just a bit, cookie cutters were too thick, washers I found in my husbands tool box were to thin.

My granddaughter Zoei brought me one of my shower curtain hooks and it was perfect. I laid plastic wrap over the circle and brought the petals over the circle from the middle out and it worked just like I saw it in my head.

Creative Frosting

I put the cake together and started frosting it but I didn't like the way it was looking when I smoothed out the cream cheese icing so I waved the knife across the side (unintentionally) and there it was, a wavy pattern that didn't look messy but didn't look uniform either.

Decorating The Cake

When it was time to put the decorations on I was already thrilled with the job I had done, the flowers might as well have just jumped up and put themselves on the cake cause they went on without a hitch.

I stood back and looked at what I had created and just couldn't believe I had that in me! It's a shame I didn't discover that talent 30 years ago.

My best friend was absolutely beside her self when she saw it, and so were all the guests.

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Nov 16, 2012
by: Colleen

Your story reminds me of myself and how I started. I had always 'baked cakes' but didn't take a class until I was in my 50's. I'm now in my 60's and amaze myself sometimes....

Your work is beautiful and I've found sometimes the 'unintentional' works the best! lol Good luck and this will be a beautiful beginning for you.

Nov 18, 2012
It's Never Too Late!
by: Lorelie

Thanks for your encouraging comment Coleen for Tammy. It is NEVER too late. Colleen is proving that with her NEW cake decorating business. Tammy Your cake is beautiful. Good luck and thanks for a great story too. I love that your grandaughter helped and how relaxed you were with your icing. Going with the flow!!!

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