Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My First Wedding Cake


If you're stopping by from Pinterest, thank you! I've moved blog homes, though, so you can now find the full post over there. Enjoy!


wedding cake-done


41 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Good for you! I've been terrified to try baking something fancy like a wedding cake. Wow, this is just lovely! And hey....I'm getting married in November.....?

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  2. I think the end result look fabulous. wonderful job and you're a great friend!

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  3. I love it! The flowers and the ribbon add the perfect touch and it is so pretty. Great job!

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  4. Tina- Thank you so much. RE: November. I've shipped cookies before, but a cake... ;) BTW, congratulations!

    pookiepantry - Thank you! What a nice compliment!

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  5. That has to be one of the prettiest first wedding cakes I have ever seen. I am quite impressed (and have to try that cake recipe!)

    And hey - I'm already married, but we could renew our vows... have a schmancy ceremony if you'd make us a cake that pretty :)

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  6. Wow, you did an amazing job. Wow. The cake looks gorgeous. I'm so glad you posted process photos, too.

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  7. this is really nice! i didn't think the flowers were 'fake'... :D
    congratulations!

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  8. It was an AWESOME wedding cake and very unexpected. You went above & beyond, and you're great. Can't thank you enough! I shared with the girls at work & they were impressed as well. Love ya.

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  9. What a great excuse to make a beautiful cake!

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  10. Congrats to you for the beautiful cake and to the happy couple! The only way to truly learn is to just jump in and try it, don't you think? (and I'm talking about baking and not about marriage!)

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  11. April - Thanks! I love the bright pinks-very cheerful, don't you think.

    Kristen- Aw, thanks! The cake recipe is great. So easy and super delicious. Too funny about the renewing vows comment. I've been thinking those kinds of things, too: "Hm, so-and-so has a birthday coming up, maybe I should try another tiered cake." :)

    Jamie-Thank you!

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  12. Memória- Thanks!I'm glad you enjoyed the process pics. Sometimes I wonder if it gets to be too much, so it's good to hear that feedback!

    Blissful Nibbles -Thanks! Aren't they pretty flowers? They turned out to be very photogenic. ;)

    Amy- You're SO welcome! I'm glad you guys liked it, and I was hoping you'd be able to share at work. Very cool! Congratulations again, and thank you for including us in your special day!!

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  13. Maya- Thank you! I'm hoping to find more excuses - like, Hey, it's Thursday, how about a cake. ;)

    Marzipanmom- I totally agree! Learning by doing is the way to go. And if cake is involved - even better!

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  14. Beautiful cake!
    I was wondering where can you buy the canned raspberry filling? I've never seen it before.

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  15. cookienurse - I found it at my local grocery store. It's in the baking aisle by the canned pie fruit and canned pumpkin. I looked for it at Walmart when I was there getting other things, but was surprised (sort of) to see they did NOT carry it. Good luck!

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  16. Beautiful, and I'm sure it was tasty. Glad to see the pics.

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  17. The lovely and talented Kelly strikes again. :) Great job! I made a 4-layer German chocolate cake for Bob's birthday and it was lopsided as could be. Tasted great, through. LOL

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  18. wow, this is beautiful!! raspberry filling looks yummy too!

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  19. DB- Thanks. I'm assuming it was tasty, too. :) We were SO FULL from dinner that I just sent the entire cake home with D&A! D-Town's b-day is Fri, as you know, so I have an excuse to make another cake. Yippe!

    Jodi- Aw, shucks. Thanks. I hear you on lopsided cakes. I've yet to make a level one. Practice, practice!

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  20. Natalie- Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by. I'm SO glad you did because now I know about YOUR blog - love it!

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  21. Way to go!! You are a super star... love all the detailed instructions and how to!

    Great job!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  22. This cake looks fantastic. Way to go, I never have the patients (nor skill) to decorate cakes like this.

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  23. had to laugh at Marzipanmom comment. Marriage certainly is not something you should jump into.

    I think you did a fantastic job.

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  24. Congrats! You did a beautiful job!

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  25. I cannot even say amazing because it is more than amazing!

    I had never thought about how a two-tiered cake stays up, though the dowels make perfect sense. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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  26. Don't sell yourself short. This cake looks great! Keep up the good work :)

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  27. Amanda- Thank you!

    Sarah - Thanks. I'm generally NOT a patient person, but doing things like this is the exception, I guess. :)

    Lori - I thought that was a great comment, too. Made me chuckle. :)

    Frieda - Thank you!

    Daniel - Wow, I don't think I've ever been an inspiration before - that's quite a compliment! Thanks!

    Alaskan Dermish - Thanks!

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  28. What a lovely cake! I love the ribbon encircling it. Great hints on everything--I am bookmarking!

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  29. That is beautiful Kelly! Your friends are very lucky to be on the receiving end of your "whim"!

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  30. Great work! Thanks for your comment on tastykitchen back to me about piping this icing. I'm going to try it tomorrow. :) BTW, I'm thelittlekitchen.

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  31. This cake is gorgeous! I just got asked to make a cake for my aunt's wedding, and I've never made one, and am thinking of using your recipe and such because it looks easy and beautiful. I was wondering, do you know how many this would serve approximately? I need it for 40 guests.
    Thanks Sam
    http://flavorator.blogspot.com/

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  32. Sam- Thanks so much for visiting and for the compliments! Unfortunately, I never got to see this cake sliced, so I don't know first hand, but I did a little research. This cake was a 6" and a 9" round. According to the pan label and what I've seen online, the 6" should yield 12 servings. The 9" should get about 20 servings. I think the trick is HOW you cut it. Here's a link to sizes and servings and how much frosting you'll need - I will be keeping this info for next time, so I don't run out again! :)

    http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/techniques/amountbakingguide.cfm

    It looks like you'll either need another layer, or make a sheet cake in addition to the 2-layer.

    GOOD LUCK!

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  33. Great first wedding cake! I have not made one since culinary school. Okay, like you, I have to find an excuse to make one.

    http://foundbaking.com

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  34. Hello,

    I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to make your Best Buttercream Frosting Ever into Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ever? I wouldn't want to experiment on my own, I figure you might have already done that.



    Thank you,

    Katie Sanoni

    yougokatiegirl@yahoo.com

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  35. Love the cake. I will use your receipt as I am making the cake to cut for my sons wedding and this looks easy enough. Really cute

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  36. i love how the cake looks homemade. As much as i love a straight clean edge i love this look so much more. really great job keep up the work :)

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  37. Just wondering, does this mean icing sugar or just plain white sugar in the "best ever buttercream" recipe?

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    1. It's regular/plain granulated sugar, not icing sugar. Good question!

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  38. This is the same 1234 cake recipe that i aways use. as you already know, the recipe is perfect. http://anickh.blogspot.com/2012/04/yellow-cake-1-cup-white-sugar-12-cup.html

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  39. I am going to make this best buttercream ever this afternoon and it doesn't say when to incorporate the vanilla! if you can please email me back at Autie5162@yahoo.com to help out with this I would appreciate it. i've looked at the recipe 100,000 times and I just don't see it! I will also email at the email address you list at the bottom of your blog here. if I don't hear back guess I will just have to guess! thanks! autumn

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