Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Wedding Cake...

Saturday was my second wedding cake and I love how it turned out. I did more research and finally listened to what everyone suggested about making your own fondant. The store bought stuff is expensive ($20/box and you need 4 boxes) and it tastes disgusting and it's dry and hard to work with. The homemade version looks the same but tastes good and is a lot easier to work with. It's more work to make your own but worth the money you save and the time. I didn't have the fondant rip or pleat at the bottom of the cakes.

Here's the cake after we stacked the layers and put the ribbon on.

Here I am piping on the design. I still need to work on my piping skills but that comes with practice I guess.
And the finished product! Hopefully it tasted good. Matt and I ate all of the scrap cake from leveling out the layers and we would put some raspberry filling and frosting on and it tasted pretty good. Thanks for the pictures Melanie, next time I'll make sure my camera battery is charged!

10 comments:

sweetmama.heather said...

Wow April! That's amazing! It looks beautiful.

Melanie said...

Ha! You're thanking me!

Amber said...

I love the "play by play" pictures! You did another amazing job! I can't wait to learn your tricks in a couple of weeks!

Jess and Joe said...

How awesome are you!!! Go you!! That's so cool that you got into this!

backspace831 said...

Great work! You really have talent!

Carl and Steph said...

That is beautifully amazing. Let's stay friends and you can make us a 50th anniversary cake, or maybe a 25th. I'll be rich then and able to pay you the big bucks. Okay? Sound like a deal? Great.

The Peterson Family said...

You did an amazing job! You are just to talented! You will have to let me know if you would like to do it again. I have a cousin that is getting married and is looking for someone to do her cake. Let me know if you are up to it and how much you charge for these beautiful things!

Sherrie said...

April--You Rock!! The cakes are
out of this world. Aunt Sher

Sly Family said...

You go girl! I can't believe how talented you are!

Bethany and Tyson said...

Holy cow! I never knew that you had so much cake decorating talent! I'm jealous!