Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wedding cake...

I've finally recovered enough to post a picture of the wedding cake we made last week. Here I am with my adorable assistant- my little neice, Bethany. OK, she's a sophomore in college... and I used to rock her to sleep... boy, do I feel old!

This cake may not look like it, but it weighs about 50 pounds. It has 38lbs of powdered sugar, 4 dozen eggs and 6lbs of pure fat! And 500 tiny little daisies- those yellow swags are actually daisy chains. Each tiny daisy had a tiny white "pearl" center. The round layers were lemon- a big hit- and the square layer was traditional white. There was also cheesecake and a chocolate layer cake. We had plenty of cake for the 150 folks who showed up for the happy occasion. This was my first effort in making a big cake and the bride and groom just loved it. What more could I ask? Well, I did offer to help buy them a cake... but they just really wanted something homemade... They weren't a bit put off by my statements that I didn't have the foggiest idea of what I was doing! But it stood on it's own four legs- which we decorated with a lot more daisies before the guests arrived, and it tasted pretty good. Mission accomplished.

10 comments:

atet said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Great work.

Peni said...

I'd say it was a mission accomplished quite well. (And now you know whether you really want to answer that question in the affirmative again:) I think the variation of polka dots, loops and swags is ingenious. Now, where's my piece? Lemon please. XOXOXO

teelduo said...

Terrific job OXOXOXOX

Carrie said...

Way to go!! I totally believe that cake weighs as much as you say it does. I've done cakes before, and holy cow they're always so much heavier than what they look like. It's beautiful, you did a great job!
God bless :)

Julia said...

It is gorgeous!! You and your lovely assistant did a fantastic job!!
It looks delicious, I can almost taste the luscious lemon now!!! *s*

Darcie said...

Ohmyheavens!!! Your talents...you're amazing! Cake making and decorating too?! Sheesh...I'm blown away, Nines.

It looks gorgeous. Your talents and artistry are so evident. I can picture the details of it in my mind...and I can definitely taste it!!! MMmm...lemon it the best, isn't it! I love the *marriage* of squares and circles.

I hope you were able to put your feet up for at least a day...and enjoy some peacefulness! Hugs to you, my friend!

Mama Koch said...

It's beautiful. I'm sure they were very pleased.

Isobel said...

Well now, aren't you something. Good job kiddo!!!!!!!

Kim said...

WOW! That's alot of cake - great job :)

Sandra said...

I LOVE the lemon on the silky white icing - very pretty.