Monday, February 23, 2009

26 c. flour + 25 sticks (8 1/4 lbs) butter + 52 eggs + 12 lbs. (48 c.) powdered sugar + 15 lbs. fondant + other ingredients = 1 wedding cakeI made my first wedding cake. It's a lot of work and a lot of ingredients but I had a lot of fun doing it. I had a lot of trouble getting the fondant to lay right on the cake without creasing or tearing. Come to find out I was rolling it too thin and it was a little too dry. Hopefully the next one will work better because I get to do this again next week. It's another 3 tiered round cake so it will look about like this one with different designs and color schemes.

My cousin Christina got married this weekend and Kaleb was the ring bearer and he looked so handsome in his tux. (I can't say cute because Kaleb says cute is only for girls)
Kaleb loved the Chicken Dance & The Boot Scoot N Boogie. Ashton danced from the comfort of the chair he was holding onto. He still isn't up for walking just yet.

video
I was going to post this about 3 weeks ago when it actually happened but of course that didn't happen. Kaleb had a field trip to the fire station. He loved trying on all of the gear. The fire fighter in the picture has tattoo's and Kaleb had one on his lower back so he went up and lifted up his shirt and said, "Look, I have a tattoo too!" He was so proud to show it off but I explained that the firefighters don't just wash off the way his does.

14 comments:

Amber said...

The cake looks AMAZING! I love the piping and the dots! You did such a good job, I'm proud of you! I can't wait to see the next one!
And I love the video of Kaleb doing the chicken dance, he is so happy!

sweetmama.heather said...

Nice job on the cake!! You are a woman of many talents I'm discovering. Your video is awesome of Kaleb.

Carl and Steph said...

What Mormon social event with dancing is complete without the Boot-Scootin' Boogie and Chicken Dance?? Seriously? And Kaleb is Cute cute cute!

Jenn said...

I did not know you make cakes. It looks great! Way to go April!

Ashlee said...

That cake is beautiful! I am very impressed and feel very honored that you took time out of that busy day for me!

TraciP said...

The cake looks Wonderful! I've always wanted to try fondant. How hard is it?

Heather said...

I am impressed! That wedding cake is beautiful. Kaleb is so cute... handsome, I mean.

Melanie said...

Holy crappers, Batman, that's a lot of eggs! The cake looks great though. This is me being duly impressed.

Sly Family said...

Oh My Goodness!!! That cake looks amazing! Look at you go, I wouldn't even know what to do if I had to make a wedding cake... probably cry, but now if ever I do need to make one I know who to call for help!!!

And Kaleb's chicken dance was really fun to watch!!!

Thueson Family :) said...

WOW!! APRIL!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! :) WAY TO GO!!!

Lars and Jenn said...

Kaleb does make a very handsome ring bearer! Way to go on the cake! You are a marvelous dessert maker!! If I only had some of your talents I would be a happy woman!
Good luck on the next one(s).

Amber said...

Good Luck with the second cake this week! I know that it will be great!

Becca said...

Wow! Congrats on the cake. I'm impressed. I've worked with fondant before - it definitely takes practice. We should hook up -I do wedding flowers....

The Peterson Family said...

The cake looks amazing! Great job!! I will be looking you up if I ever need a cake!! Can you duplicate that cute dinosaur cake that you made? I might need one fo those for Hayden's next birthday! That was adorable too!!