There will be another October Wedding this year and I am already thinking about the wedding cake. A few hours ago I chatted with the groom and found out that they were engaged at a winery, and that they will have a fall-theme throughout their wedding.
Making a wedding cake is just like creating a painting. It takes time to think about the design and the actual construction of the cake, keeping the wedding theme in mind at all times.
I am a person who has to have a vision of that cake in my head before I even begin to bake and create that cake.
With what I know about the wedding I am thinking about grape leaves in their fall colors and grapes in small clusters….frosted with sugar crystals of course. The icing will be a soft sunshine color with an orange flavor.
It takes me about four to five days to create a wedding cake. The first day I bake all the cakes that will make up a four tiered cake and, the second day the cakes rest overnight, covered with wax paper and tea towels at room temperature on my counters in the kitchen to become more solid and easier to slice. The creams are prepared in the morning on the third day, when I start filling the cakes in the afternoon. There are always two different creams, one is the filling and the other is the icing.
When all the cakes are filled and iced they go into my pastry- refrigerator overnight. The fourth day the fun begins. I love to use my pastry bag and create a cake that is not a reproduction, but a creation of my imagination.
Upon delivery of the cake to the wedding reception I finish the cake with real flowers to enhance its freshness. Fresh flowers give the guests the feeling that it was just baked and that it came from a kitchen where it was created with love.
Oh……..and I have never charged for any of the wedding cakes that I have made…….I give them as my wedding present.
Here are pictures of wedding cakes
that I have given as gifts to special people in my life……….
Melissa and Chris’ Cake