Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wedding Cake in the Classic Style - UPDATED
This past week was incredibly hectic, and I didn't even get to a couple of cake artists I wanted to pay tribute to! I'll have to get them later. In the meantime, allow me to share my latest wedding cake photos with you. Mind you, I forgot the camera (boo! hiss!) but I did get a few shots with my cell phone. A friend of mine was there and took some photos but I haven't gotten copies yet, and I hope to get a few shots of the bride and groom cutting the cake from the professional photographer, but in the meantime you'll have to settle for my crummy little cell phone pictures. Either I need a better cell phone camera or I need to put "CAMERA" first on my list of cake supplies!
Anyways, the cake was the first wedding cake for someone I didn't know. I got a phone call from the mother of the bride asking me to give her a bid for the cake. I always come in low in those situations because I charge so little for my cakes. It isn't that they aren't worth more, I just want to get more experience before I'm comfortable with a higher price. Plus, I tend to work with brides who have a very small budget. As a former bride who had a total wedding budget of $1000 I totally understand.
This is a white cake (with almond flavoring and sour cream to make it really yummy) with a strawberry cream filling and buttercream frosting. The bride asked for black satin ribbon around the base of each tier and pillars separating the tiers. The porcelain topper is below the anniversary layer, so those pillars are extra long. She also provided deep burgundy silk flowers to put between the tiers and those really turned out wonderful.
Things I didn't like about the cake is that I didn't get to hear anything about how well they liked it, how the final product served or tasted, and I still haven't gotten my plates and pillars back from the hotel banquet staff. I got the base and the porcelain topper, which I now have to get back to the bride. I guess that's all part of getting the details straight. I did really enjoy making the cake, and I'm glad it looks pretty. I just wish I had better pictures, so when I get nicer shots I'll post them for you to see.
A friend of mine was an invited guest at the wedding, and she took real PICTURES! Here's a better one of the cake, and one of the bride and groom cutting their first slice together. May their marriage be richly blessed!