Monday, August 24, 2009

My First Big-Girl Cake

A few months ago, I was asked to do a cake for my Aunt Laura's parent's 50th wedding anniversiary. Now, at this point, I had never made a cake larger than a 2-tiered birthday cake....and she needed a cake to feed 150 people!

Talk about a leap of faith, asking your neice to do a cake for you when she has absolutely NO experience....but don't we all have to have people who have faith in us to give us experience opportunities, so we can gain experience? Thank goodness for folks like Aunt Laura...who have much more faith in me than I deserve!!

After some serious time and effort, the cake came together better than I ever could have hoped. I made all of the flowers for the cake myself out of gum paste, which is one of my favorite cake tricks. Its just like sculpting, and turns out SO pretty in the end! On the way to the church delivering the cake, a huge gust of wind blew away some of my lillies, which immediately exploded into gum paste dust on the ground...but luckily I had enough made to get by.

Needless to say, I am SO proud of this cake!!
Me, begging my mom to stop taking pictures. But you know Momma, she never listens!
The sugar flowers were definately the 'icing on the cake' here! I think they turned out so good!

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