A couple of weekends ago I got to do something fantastically exciting, a lot of fun and just a little terrifying. I made a wedding cake! The bride showed me a few pictures she liked of quilted cakes and asked if I could make a simple elegant looking cake incorporating the theme colours of silver and coral. While it was exciting to be making something for such a important occasion, I'd be lying if I said making this cake didn't make me nervous. The night before decorating the cake I woke up worrying about all the things that could go wrong, I didn't get much sleep that night but it all worked out well.
The three tiers of cake were chocolate mud cake filled and covered with a half milk chocolate half dark chocolate ganache.
Each of the cakes was covered in white fondant and decorated with edible pearls. I knew there was no way I'd be able to created the quilted pattern with a ruler, things like that never work out for me, so I used this awesome quilting gadget that created a perfect diamond pattern. I really enjoy the quilted effect and can't wait for another time to use it again.
The cakes all packed up ready to go. I used dowels in the two lower tiers to support the weight of the cakes.
To save the stress of driving a super heavy tall tiered cake an hour down the highway I assembled the cake at the location. It was still a huge relief when the cake made it there safely.
Boyfriend took some sneaky photos while I was putting the cake together.
I'm happy with how it all turned out, the look and colours matched the table settings and decor perfectly. Most importantly I hear the wedding was really lovely and everyone loved the cake.