Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wedding Cake

My brother is getting married this Saturday. And I am making his wedding cake. I should have been practicing for months. I am making a double layer round cake with rolled fondant. Any tips or suggestions for a first timer? Would square be easier than round? Anyone want to do it for me? Be quick with your tips, I'm going to start on it tomorrow.



This is what I am hoping my finished product will look like. Minus the bows.

11 comments:

Jenn said...

I'm no pro (not even close!) but that doesn't look like a hard cake to make at all. Maybe you'll have beginner's luck....the first fondant cake I made turned out much better than my second and third. I think covering a round cake is a bit easier than square because you don't have the corners to worry about. Work fast so that your fondant doesn't dry out. It's way fun to work with!

Aubrey said...

Good luck! I struggle making a betty crocker cake. So how did I not know that he was getting married? Where have I been? Oh yes, in the basement at my in-laws!!!!

cara lou said...

Wow. Good luck. I would be terrified.

The Johnsons said...

Good luck! And by the way your doughnuts looks so good. You may have to give me your recipe.

Crystal said...

I heard you can buy marshmallow fondant at the store, by the wedding cake making stuff...you know, by the craft stuff. But I have never tried it...so...once again, another pointless comment by me :)

Melissa said...

I'm just glad it is you and not me! But crap, I have tons of cake accessories that I should have offered sooner....they're in Price :( Good luck and I will see ya soon!

Randi and Jackson said...

Good Luck, I don't have a clue. I do have little round cutters for polka dots if you want them:)

patty said...

My only suggestion: freeze the layers before doing the frosting. easier to work with and harder to break.
p.s. maybe call the pioneer woman

Loriannie said...

How kind of you to make a cake for the non receptioners, but seriously don't stress. I love the polka dot cake though.

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Yeah, fondant is actually really easy to use. You'll be suprised. There is a website called cakejournal.com and she has a bunch of links that you can go to and different people have instructions. Just make sure if there are any lumps in the cake, fill them in with frosting because they will show through the fondant if you don't.

Sarah said...

I've been trying to learn how to make cakes and all I can say is roll the fondant as thin as you can. I've found that I can get it a lot more even that way. We should take a cake decorating class together.