After a quick practice a few weeks back, and much to-ing and fro-ing with the flower choice, this was it, the big one.
This was a mammoth cake... the largest tier was 14", weighed around 9kgs, was covered with 2.5kgs of sugarpaste...The whole 4 tiers of cake itself need over 20 blocks of butter, 60 eggs, all tiers plus the extra 14" square cutting cake took 10kgs of sugarpaste... Epic, to say the least.
Having experienced this all first hand, I now I truly appreciate why there are typically large price tags that accompany beautiful wedding cakes. I started 3 days in advance of the wedding, baking on the Wednesday, and filling, stacking and covering on Thursday, Friday was a leisurely pace to finally finish and bling up and box the cakes ready for a 100mile trek to Birmingham delivery. No kidding, wedding cakes take a lot of time, and love, to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for that one special day.
|A true evolution of cake... from tin, to covered and finished|
|The tilting Turntable|
|This photo is just funny, looks like my hands are working |
at a frantic pace... hahaha!