May 8, 2010

Happy Wedding Day Amber and Alex!!

My oldest girlfriend got married this weekend.
And she asked me to make her wedding cake.
So I happily obliged!

The bride wanted something very simple, elegant and small. Nothing fancy, just something they could cut and tasted good.
So I decided to base the design on the flowers of her bouquet. Originally it was supposed to be a solid bouquet of Gerbera Daisies, so I felt this would be the best way to keep with the "theme".
In the end, the Gerberas were omitted for a different type of flower, but the colors at least, were a match.

The cake itself was a lot of fun to do. I knew basically what I wanted to create, and just had to wait on the time in order to do it as close to last minute as possible. I decided to try a new recipe for the cake itself, something I don't normally recommend doing last minute, but thankfully the cake turned out surprisingly well. It was a "Basic White Cake", but to be honest, both my husband and I thought it has a shortbread-y type of taste to it. The filling was a lemon "pie" filling, and iced in a lemon buttercream. It was covered in fondant, decorated with a simple black ribbon, and my Gerbera Daisies.

I was very pleased with my work.
The bride was also very pleased.

I love weddings:)