What I thought would be stressful and unraveling was anything but. Thanks in large part to good preparation. I say, if you're going to do a wedding cake, there are no last minute, late night, cake fests. My preparation was scheduled. Hmm, interesting, I guess all my cakes should be, eh?
I bought all my ingredients last week, baked and made icing/fondant in the evening during the week and took Friday off to get after it. It's nice to be able to get things done w/out any distractions. Just my iPod. I was able to ice and cover four cakes in two hours. And the royal icing detail took about an hour. I used a custom-made stencil by DesignerStencils.com to match the bride & groom's invitations
The bride and groom wanted their cake to feed 150 people. And decided on alternating layers of red velvet and white cake, both filled and iced w/ swiss meringue buttercream. I love SMBC. It takes a little longer to make, but it's so good. They also requested two orders of cake truffles. It was a 14-12-8-6 cake.
I hope they liked it as much as I enjoyed making it for them.
Congratulations Dane & Becca!!