I've known Katie for most of my life, and I was so excited and honored when she asked me to make her wedding cake! Now Katie's mom, Mrs Nancy, also makes delicious cakes....so I knew that this one had to be beautiful and delicious, especially so!
Now this weekend was ALSO the wedding of one of my dear best friends, Olivia Bolen (now Olivia Beroth!). I was so happy to stand with her and the other bridesmaids as a witness to their marriage on a gorgeous afternoon on the blue ridge parkway in Virginia. Now, you might think, its a lot to do a rehersal dinner cake, a wedding cake, and be in a wedding in Virginia in the same weekend, right? Impossible, you say? Never!
I started cooking Katie's cake on Thursday afternoon and...after a minor incident with 2 nonresponsive convection ovens, one meeting with the board of trustees, and one meeting with sandhill gas company...I was cooking up a storm! Eggs were flying, cakes were going everywhere! Katie wanted several flavors: chocolate, vanilla, carrot, red velvet, and lemon! Lesson learned: actually make sure the oven is heating before putting in the first 2 layers of cake....
While the cakes cooled, I iced the groom's cake. I had no idea that Chief Osceola's face was so intricate....and I had no idea that it was going to turn out as good as it did! I think that all of the Florida State Seminole fans were pleased!
Can you tell where the groom went to school? :)
(he's a very angry chief...he wants to win some football games!)
The rest of the night/morning was spent icing and teiring cakes like it was going out of style. This cake soaked up 6 batches of buttercream....and you do NOT want to know how much crisco that is, trust me! Magic buttercream, of course, with no calories...haha right :)
Second lesson learned: Label cake plates! After I iced all of the teirs, I realized one vital fact....I had forgotten to label which cake was which flavor! My mom and I stood in the kitchen for a solid 30 minutes, saying "This one is DEFINITELY chocolate. Definitely, absolutely. Or carrot..." Funny, all the cakes were white, and nearly impossible to tell apart!
There was too much cake to get in one picture close up...so here we go! What do you think of the fountian?
And lets be honest...this is a TON of cake. Specifically, more like 100 lbs! 76 eggs, 30 lbs powdered sugar, etc etc....
Dosen't Mrs Wolf look pretty with her veil?
So pretty! Congratulations, Katie and Jeremy!