Originally Posted by wifetobe2012
The only thing I have decorated was cupcakes, and there was nothing to decorating them. Just used a star tip to pipe on red icing, and a writing tip to make an Alabama "A". I am wanting to start decorating cakes, and have no idea what would be a good "starter cake". I need to start practicing a lot because my fiance is wanting an 18 wheeler grooms cake. I found one on here that he really likes (with some tweeks to make it more to his liking), and I highly doubt that I will be able to do something as nice as that right now. Also, I was told there was a tutorial on here about making a 3D 18 wheeler, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Was, also, wondering about icings. He wants something tastes good, but isn't extremely sweet. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank y'all so very much!
Oh dear, so much about this makes me a lot worried... first hello, and welcome to CC!
But I have to be the voice of reason here - if you have very little, if no cake decorating experience, I do not recommend you attempt to make a 3D cake for your wedding, I don't care what Wilton classes you may be able to take between now and your special day! Most brides are nuts to try and make their own tiered cakes, but a 3D grooms cake? That's completely insane. Just think of all the stress you will already be under, do yourself a favor and don't add this to it! The few days leading up to your wedding you want to be spending with family coming from out of town, getting your nails done, getting your hair done, getting tan, getting lots of sleep... the last
thing you want to be doing is be elbows deep in buttercream and fondant for 3-4 days leading up to your day!
I mean, if you want to learn to decorate cakes, that's great, but attempting this type of a project for such a life-changing, monumental day will, guaranteed, give you nightmares, frustrate you like no other frustration you've ever had in your life, keep you up for days, and make you cry (a lot). It will also wreck your nails.
It's a very sweet sentiment, but maybe think about making him that cake for his birthday or something that has a lot less stress attached to it.