I am far from being an accomplished wedding cake maker but it has been a dream of mine for, well, about my whole life. I bought pans, looked at sensational pictures and dreamed of the day when I would be good enough to make one like "that". Well, the day came and I still wasn't prepared. But I looked at the pictures of some simple cakes and thought "How hard could it be?" I was about to find out....
I wasn't concerned about finding a wonderful cake recipe because I have one that I have used many times on large one layer cakes. It turns out beauuutifully. Then I was told that due some manufacturer changes in ingredients that my recipe was failing. And I was told that by some pretty wonderful accomplished wedding cake makers. Oh dear! So I spent a few sleepless nights wondering what to do. And with some help from my niece, Hil and her sister who makes cakes a lot it all worked out.
There is a lot of good advice out there on the web and I believe I probably read about 13 million hours (I never exaggerate!) of it just to be sure that I was ready for any possibility. You just can't take chances on someone's wonderful, most special day in the world can you? It was a fun, nerve wracking, tiring, exciting and beautiful time all in one. In the end I was just super relieved and proud that it all came together (and also that I didn't drop it or trip with it.) Here are some of the highlights in pictures of the process.
If you are interested in learning from my experiences about all the steps and neat tricks I learned, please comment below and I will do a complete tutorial on making a Wedding Cake.