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My first attempt at a wedding cake :)

post #1 of 22
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This is my first attempt at a wedding cake. The pics not great as my iphone doesn;t have a flash. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I can't believe I made it! It's a 10" (dummy base), 8" and 6" vanilla sponge with buttercream and red cherry / strawberry preserve. 

 

I made it for a friends parents wedding tomorrow (who decided last week they wanted to get married on the 35th anniversary of when they first met) so I said I'd make a cake if she paid for the ingredients. I know I could have asked for payment but truth be told I just wanted to see if I could do it (this is only my 4th fondant cake) and was going to practice on a dummy cake anyway. At least I've got 1 under my belt now. This cost her just £40! 

 

I just need to transport it tomorrow now. To think I was going to make a little cake and take in in with me on the 1 hour bus journey ha ha!! Taxi it is... 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 22

wow what a bargain!

definetly charge next time or you will be handing out a lot of free cakes! lol

 

great work though :)

clean, crisp, and elegant!

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Thank you frosted :) I'm really pleased with although getting the fondant smooth is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. My pearls have hidden a few flaws!

 

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post #4 of 22

Beautiful, professional looking custom cake!  Well done.  The bride & groom will be thrilled to have such a gorgeous cake to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their first meeting.   If you have time AND a proper camera, take a photo at the venue with the cake set up for display.  Cakes this beautiful deserve to have a proper photograph for your portfolio.

post #5 of 22

WOW!!!! What a great job!!! I am proud of you and it looks like a professional did this cake. It appears you have a knack for cake decorating!!! Congratulations!!! Job well done!!!

 

Mary
 

post #6 of 22
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Ahhh thanks so much for your comments, it means a lot. I will ask them to take some good pics for me. I want to do another one now! :) 

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post #7 of 22

 Impressive.

 

There's a wedding scene in a novel I've been working on, off-and-on, for some years now: My protagonist (a child prodigy organist) is marrying her long-time sweetheart (a trumpeter), and the cake is made by relatives, with each tier a different flavor (including the protagonist's favorite, strawberry marble, which is what motivated me to see if a strawberry marble cake with jam in the contrast batter would actually work!), an organ-pipe-and-trumpet overall motif, and a custom topper featuring the bride playing a chamber organ (something like this: http://www.lammermuirpipeorgans.co.uk/assets/sandtner.jpg), and the groom playing a trumpet. (Thankfully, in fiction, you can leave a lot of the details to the readers' imaginations.)

 

Your cake looks more than good enough to validate the premise of that scene.

 

Indeed, your cake looks good enough to give all of us amateurs hope of being able to do "wedding-quality" work.

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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

 Impressive.

 

There's a wedding scene in a novel I've been working on, off-and-on, for some years now: My protagonist (a child prodigy organist) is marrying her long-time sweetheart (a trumpeter), and the cake is made by relatives, with each tier a different flavor (including the protagonist's favorite, strawberry marble, which is what motivated me to see if a strawberry marble cake with jam in the contrast batter would actually work!), an organ-pipe-and-trumpet overall motif, and a custom topper featuring the bride playing a chamber organ (something like this: http://www.lammermuirpipeorgans.co.uk/assets/sandtner.jpg), and the groom playing a trumpet. (Thankfully, in fiction, you can leave a lot of the details to the readers' imaginations.)

 

Your cake looks more than good enough to validate the premise of that scene.

 

Indeed, your cake looks good enough to give all of us amateurs hope of being able to do "wedding-quality" work.

 

Ahh thanks :0) It's funny, when I pictured the cake in your novel I thought of an ivory & gold themed cake with music notes around the base and daffodils in between tiers :)

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post #9 of 22

 Hmm. Except for the daffodils (real, silk, plastic, gum-paste, fondant, or frosting?), you're not far off from my own mental image of the cake.

James H. H. Lampert
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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

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post #10 of 22

Wow it's beautiful!!!!

post #11 of 22

Nice choice of avatar, "hailinguk." When your first wedding cake looks like that, flaunt it!

 

So did it arrive at the wedding intact? Was it well received?

James H. H. Lampert
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post #12 of 22
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Hello,

 

It did thank you :)

 

Here's a few pics.. I made some paper poms to style the area :)

 

 

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post #13 of 22

The cake is beautiful!! And so are the poms!! Would love to know how you made thoseicon_biggrin.gif

post #14 of 22

Gorgeous cake

post #15 of 22
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Hi Nicunurse, the poms are really easy. It's probably easier if you google paper pom tutorial rather than me trying to explain it :)

 

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