June 26, 2010

Wedding Cake: Day 1

Back in January my sister asked me if I was interested in doing a wedding cake for her brother in law, Owen & her future sister in law, Charlee. After several emails back and forth we decided that my sister & I would do their cake.  Since I don’t have enough refrigeration for 3 cakes I drove down early Saturday morning with my Starbucks in hand to my sisters house since she has 2 refrigerators... I packed up my cake pans, cake plates, ribbon, my decorating toolbox, turntable, cake carriers, 7 pounds of fondant just in case I could not get my icing to look perfect and of course.  After driving an hour south to my sisters I realized I forgot my new leveler just as we got off the freeway. Oops.  Brie and I ended up running to Michaels in Westlake and I bought a new one.  A few hours later I realized I also forgot my 9" angled spatula...so off Brie went to grab me a new one at JoAnn's.  We had one catastrophe after another and between it all we giggled, we swore (sorry mom) and had a great time together.  I think I would have cried if she wasn't standing there next to me saying "I'm sorry" about 100 times even though the days events were not her fault at all.

We had cake batter splattered all over me, the counters & the floor when I accidentally turned on the mixer as I was raising it.  We trashed an entire 9" cake because it was not cooking properly (not sure how that happened) and we trashed a 12" cake after frosting it and watching the top layer slide off the bottom layer as it slowly broke apart. We tried to salvage it by covering it with fondant but that failed miserably. The cake slowly started sagging.

9" cake
9" cake after baking for "quite a while" but still saucy in the middle.. in the trash it went

 Yep.. that was us today... a very "OFF" baking day for sure.  I ended up coming home tonight to rebake the 12" cake. It's baked & ready for frosting but I think I will get some rest &  frost it in the morning.

Frosting the 6" layer

Remember my test run a month or so ago? I am glad I did it but in reality it didn't help keep us from having a tough baking day today.  I did find during the test run that the 9" pans I had from my Grams, weren't deep enough to make the perfect cake.

Adding some scrolls
Sneak peak at the partially finished cake

Stay tuned, tomorrow is set up day and its' gotta be better than today!
Very excited for Charlee & Owen's big day!



The Moore Family said...

You ladies rock. I'm so glad you have a great attitude about it all.

Jax said...

mmm yummy

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