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« on: October 12, 2009 12:56:33 PM »

It was an honor for me when my nephew to ask me to make the cake for his wedding reception. I thought maybe 30 guests. Well, they well exceeded that number. I have never made a tier cake, I make cakes for the kids for their birthdays. Any way this was my first try so please take that into consideration when you comment.

The photographer took out the background to show off the cake more.

Thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009 01:42:28 PM »

Wow, that looks great! About how long did it take you to do?

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009 02:04:38 PM »

Looks amazing!
I remember my first wedding cake I made was a 140 cup cake tier.

I learned alot from that experiance and now love making cup cake tiers so much Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009 02:56:00 PM »

That cake looks great!  Why do you say it might be your last?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009 06:32:51 PM »

That's really beautiful. Was making it difficult?

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009 03:02:54 PM »

looks yummy. i like how classy it looks. the white decorations add just the right amount of complexity without looking kitschy.
just beautiful!

if i made something like that, i would be so afraid it could collapse. i'm always in awe of people who are able to get 3 or 4 or 5 tiers of cake to stand how they should :-D

but i disagree on the background thing. the black "glow" makes the cake look dangerous/inedible at the first sight.

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009 06:16:56 AM »

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I have been asked to make another and I probably will.

The cake wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Mainly it was the stress of doing something I had never done before. And REMEMBER TO USE SUPPORTS. I forgot mine and had to take the cake apart and redo it.  And being my nephew I did a lot of the cooking for the reception.

We had an outdoor reception and unseasonable rains. The area flooded a couple times. I tried to add a  photo of the yard (flooded) the morning of the wedding. There was about 3 inches of water in the reception area.

Here is a photo of the set up when we got done.

An this is what it looked like just before we left for the church for the ceremony.

« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009 07:39:40 PM »

I understand why this might be your last wedding cake. Nothing like the pressure of having to cook for a big important family event and having to make a cake too! On an important day like that, you don't want to mess up. I went through that too for my mother in laws 50th wedding anniversary. Not a lot of fun!
Your cake was lovely! You did a great job, the cake looked beautiful and very classy. You should be very proud of your efforts.  Smiley
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