Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wedding Week

This past week has been INSANE.

Remember this post? Well, the wedding came and went...and I am still alive.

I was hired to bake a Groom's cake, a 5 tier wedding cake (mostly non-edible, partially edible) and four sheet cakes.

The Groom's cake was to be served at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
Originally, the Bride and Groom wanted a Sharks themed Stanley Cup cake but this was when the season looked promising for the Sharks.

Well, we all know how that went....so the cake was changed to the Shark Tank.

The cake is white with fresh raspberry filling and LOTS of raspberry swiss meringue buttercream.

A few days prior I had made the nets and shark head out of gumpaste to ensure they were completely dry.

I covered the cake in white vanilla fondant and added the red and blue hockey rink accents.
I decided the cake needed something more to say that it was the Shark Tank so I added the water waves and shark fins around the base of the cake.

I delivered the cake to the rehearsal dinner at Jack London Square in Oakland.
It was great to see the Bride and Groom the day before their big day and also see my fourth sister, Rachel who flew in from Hawaii for the event.

Once the delivery was done, I headed back home to wrap things up with the wedding cakes.

I covered 4 styrofoam tiers in fondant and wrapped them with ribbon:

I baked, filled, frosted and covered 4 sheet cakes in fondant:

Each sheet cake was devils food chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

I also made the top tier for the display cake for the bride and groom to cut and eat at the reception.

The morning of the wedding, I cut the sheet cakes so they were ready to serve.
I offered this service because I worried the catering staff may not take the time to clean the knife when it got covered in chocolate and that the white fondant would get smudged.

On the way to Oakland, I picked up my friend Amy Steinert who would be handling the flowers for the cake.

All the flowers were placed on the cake on site to ensure complete freshness.

Amy added pearls to the center of each flower which gave them such an elegant touch.

It was so much fun working with her on an order and I hope that we can do it again and again.

Amy arranges flowers for all occasions....holidays, parties, weddings...everything.

Remember, she did the flower centerpieces for our Baby Shower.

Give her a call if you have something coming up!

Congratulations to Tracilyn and Daniel Tegge!!!

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