I hope everyone had a merry and joyful Christmas 2010 and a good start into 2011.
The last 2 months it has been quiet on my blog, but this doesn't mean I was not busy. The exact opposite actually. I was very busy planning and organizing our wedding which we celebrated on December 18th. Yes, I got married just before Christmas. It was a real Winter Wonderland wedding!
After spending the holidays with friends and family we went to Mexico for our honeymoon and just returned. Now it's time to update you about the part of the wedding that interests you most: The Cake.
As a custom cake artist of course I could not hand over the task of making the wedding cake to anyone. I tell you, it was a lot of stress with all the other things there were to do, but with the help of a friend we managed well despite a few hiccups.
We don't have any pictures from our official photographer yet, but a guest happened to snatch a few pictures of the cake in the reception hall before most people arrived. Once I have more pictures I will show you those as well. But here it is...
I decided to have separated tiers instead of a stacked cake as it is common practice in my home country Germany. All tiers are placed on a glass circle which are elevated by upside down wine glasses. Inside those we put white roses.
Our wedding colours were white and blue. Therefore the cake is covered in white fondant with a blue satin ribbon going around. The tops of the three bottom tiers are decorated with a big blue fantasy flower with white centers and rhinestone topped pins as stamens.
On the top tier sits a teddy bear bridal couple. The tiny flowers here have small rhinestones as centers.
For flavours we had carrot cake with cream cheese filling, chocolate cake with chocolate turtle praline filling, and lemon cake with raspberry and lemon curd filling.
It's advisable to make your wedding cake several days before the wedding, especially if it's a complex design. This allows ample time for baking, decorating, and any unexpected mishaps. I did mine the day before and it was way too stressful!
Designing your own wedding cake involves choosing the cake's size, shape, flavor, and decoration. Consider your wedding theme, colors, and personal preferences. Seek inspiration from blogs, cake magazines, online galleries, or work with a custom cake artist for unique designs.
The tiered wedding cake, as we know it today, has a long history dating back to ancient Rome. However, its more modern form with multiple tiers and elaborate decorations became popular in 19th-century England.
Wedding cakes are made by baking and layering cakes, stacking them, and then decorating with various elements like fondant, icing, flowers, and other decorative features to create a beautiful and delicious centerpiece for the wedding celebration.