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I DID IT!!!!

post #1 of 21
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My official wedding cake since I took my wilton classes!! Five tiers. 272 servings. Every tier a different flavor cake. Chocolate initials for a topper. I was up for 18 hours straight yesterday, but I think it turned out really well. I'm so proud.

Transport was easy (with the help of two other people) and set up was fine. I even used the first initials I grabbed, though I made about five sets for breakage. People were very complimentary as they saw me setting it up, but I still felt vaguely nauseous all night because I could just imagine hearing this crash and turning around to see a giant pile of cake.

Everything went great until kids started invading the reception area and darting toward the cake table. icon_eek.gif They tried to POKE THEIR FINGERS into the layers and kept asking obnoxious questions. One of the layers looked like it was tilting, but it was completely stable. It just looked funny from one side (I still have skills to develope) and the boy starts running around the reception hall shrieking "It's the leaning tower of cake! It's the leaning tower of cake!" And their parents just sort of said, "No, XXXX, don't." in a lame tone of voice. I had to leave the hall because I thought I was going to have a stroke.

I did learn a lesson though. If you're going to have multiple flavors of cake, take all of the layers back in the kitchen. Slice them all at once and offer all of the flavors at the same time, not as the cake is being dismantled. People grabbed the first slice they saw and were disappointed when they realized a flavor they liked better came up later. I kept waiting for gagging sounds or shouts of "There's a eggshell in my cake!" But the guests had really nice things to say about the flavor, moisture, etc.

The night was actually trouble free until I had to brake hard coming home from the reception (stupid people who don't use turn signals!!!!) and the top tier of the cake went flying into the floor. It was smooshed beyond repair. I felt AWFUL. I'm going to bake another one, decorate it and wrap it up for freezing.

I'm sorry to ramble or if it sounds like I'm bragging. But I needed to sort of wind down, and you guys are the only ones who would care about this stuff. I don't know any other cake decorators.

I'm going to try to attach a picture. wish me luck!!
"Never speak badly about someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Because then you'll be a mile away from them ... and you'll have their shoes." - Someone funnier than me
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"Never speak badly about someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Because then you'll be a mile away from them ... and you'll have their shoes." - Someone funnier than me
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post #2 of 21
Congratulations on your 1st wedding Cake. Can't wait to see The pics of it.



Princess
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The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

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post #3 of 21
Remember your pictures, when attaching to a post, cannot be any larger than 800 x 800 pixels ... if you need help with it, please pm me and I'll be happy to help you out icon_smile.gif
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #4 of 21
Wow great job - I am anxious to see pictures of your masterpiece!! icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 21
Here are the pics of goodcakefairy's cakes; I'm posting them for her ... Aren't they beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job!!
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #6 of 21
You did a terrific job! Your cakes look great...you should be very proud of yourself!!
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
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Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
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post #7 of 21
They are beautiful... be very proud of yourself!!
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #8 of 21
Awesome job - it's beautiful! thumbs_up.gif
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It's hard to be optimistic when your "fat" pants are tight.
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post #9 of 21
Wow, you did a awesome job on your wedding cake. After 18 hours of work ..... you should be proud. Keep up the great work.
post #10 of 21
Absolutely gorgeous! Nuff said!

Debbi
Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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post #11 of 21
Great teacher...Better student..lol...

Your first wedding cake is amazing, may this be the start of many more!
post #12 of 21
Great teacher...Better student..lol...

Your first wedding cake is amazing, may this be the start of many more!
post #13 of 21
Your cake is beautiful. You had nothing to be nervous about...Can't wait to see your next cake...
Laughter is the best medicine, chocolate is a close second!!
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Laughter is the best medicine, chocolate is a close second!!
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post #15 of 21
Great job! Looks fanastic! Be proud of yourself!
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