Well, the wedding day came and the cake was ready. I had everything right on track right up to the day before ....when disaster struck.
I had my sugar bow for the front of the cake curing in the oven with just the light on. But had forgotten to put the "warning sign" on top of the stove.
My husband decided to be a nice guy and make supper for us the night before the wedding because I was out with my daughter and her girls getting nails done and without noticing my bow, he turned the oven on to preheat and melted it!!
But after a lot of crying and screaming and drama...I finally buckled down and fashioned another one and was able to dry it enough to sit on the cake.
All in all, I was happy that I made the cake and the 3 flavors of WASC, chocolate and orange were all hits with their complimenting IMBC flavors.
This cake was not what I would call a huge wedding cake, the tiers were 10" square, topped with rounds of 9", 7" and 5". But for me, being my first wedding cake, it was monumental.
I'm glad that I finally have "my first wedding cake" under my belt. Now, my youngest daughter is being married in October and that will be my 2nd wedding cake! I'm thinking of booking hubby into a hotel for a couple of nights before the big event so if anything goes wrong, it will be on my head!
Thank you all for your words of advice and encouragement. My fellow CC'ers are the best whenever I need any help!