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A year ago almost, I asked for advise on Cake Talk regarding "making your own wedding cake". I would now like to say that I sort of did make my wedding cake! :) And I would now like to share my experience with all the experts who gave me some constructive advise plus few pointers.
I live in Vienna, Austria, so my husband and I got married in an old romantic castle in Styria (Steiermark), Austria (near Graz, 90 minutes drive from Vienna) for those of you who knows Austria. The family who runs this castle are very competent, friendly and very helpful. I discussed with the Manager/Owner of the castle the idea or the possibility of making my own cake or at least contributing in the process. It happened that she had seen my blog site with my cakes http://yummyslice.blogspot.co.at/search/label/Wedding%20Cakes so she kind of agreed to the idea of me contributing! So I met with her Cake Decorator/Pâtissier and we discussed my cake design and she informed me that her boss has agreed that we both do the cake..Yoopie!
How lucky was I! I got to not only to design my wedding cake but also got to contribute to making it and I did not have to worry my self about putting it together in a nice display at the reception! Plus I also got to save some cash! This was a big bonus indeed!
I had sketched and decided to make a simple but elegant 5-tier Black & White cake as the theme of my wedding was Black & White. So, we agreed that I do the flowers. I did two big peonies, one for the center piece and the other for the side, made a fondant brooch and baked and decorated the last 2 top tiers.The Castle's cake decorator did the remaining 3 bottom tiers by following my design, she mounted the 5-tiers together when it was time to cut. The flowers in between are natural flowers.
So, this is what we did and I was absolutely happy with the result! Plus I received a decent discount!!! Here are some photos of the cake. Enjoy