Friends got married last weekend. They are a fantastic match and I am so happy for them! It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, but it wasn’t so hot that the men sweating in the sun, or the women had make up melting off their faces.
In February I was asked by the couple to make their wedding cake. I asked what they were thinking about. They wanted simple. Good, because who are we kidding, while I enjoy baking I am no pastry chef! I have made small cakes that serve 20-40 at most, not 150. So I said yes, and offered the cake as my wedding present to them.
The cake was simple. Three tiers, three layers of cake in each tier. The bottom tier was chocolate brownie cake with a vanilla cream icing, and raspberry filling. The middle tier was simple vanilla cake with a chocolate/Baileys (yes, can you say yum!) icing and the raspberry filling again. And the top tier was chocolate/vanilla cake combo with the various fillings as well, kind of the uber tier. The whole thing was covered in a vanilla buttercream with fondant. Brushed with pearl dust to give it an iridescence that you can’t really see in the photos and finished off with ribbons in their wedding colours. The cake topper was made by the bride’s mom – a personal touch to the couple.