1. Pick a Design
I’ve narrowed mine down to two selections that I really love. What I would like to do is mix the different styles of wedding cake design but I do not know if that is possible and what it will look like. I guess we will see in the trial run.
My colors for my wedding were Lavendar and Cherry. For the cake I am simply going to do a chocolate cake with a red filling and a white frosting background. I am planning on having some bird shapes made of fondant, so these creatures and the fondant design will be lavendar and cherry.
Birds & Flowers were a big theme at the wedding and I want to create a look of robins flying in the clouds. We’ll see how what happens.The cake will use a Round shape and the design will be a mix of fondant and the “spackle” type look using the two cakes below:
|Photo Credit: Confetti Cakes|
|Photo Credit: Martha Stewart OL|
2. Pick a cake recipe and a filling recipe
With so many yummy choices, I’m not sure which one I’ll pick!?
Red Velvet Cake Recipe from Martha Stewart
Chocolate Cake from Food Network (Ina Garten)
Chocolate Almond Cake from Taste of Home
Lemon Poppyseed Cake from Opera Girl Cooks
Chabela Cake from Like Water for Chocolate modified by Scarletta Bakes
Blackberry Filling from Epicurious.com
Seedless Raspberry Filling from Cake Boss
Marscapone Whipped Cream frosting from blog In Good Taste
Buttercream Frosting from All Recipes.com
Marshmellow Fondant from All Recipes.com
Fondant Tips from Food Network
3. Go shopping
About.com had a great page on the physical items I’ll need for a cake:
On the thrifty side: Many large craft stores like Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s will send you discounts if you sign up with their e-mail program. I am taking a cake design class from Jo-Ann’s Fabric store in March because I found a coupon for 50% off all classes. How sweet is that?
4. Putting it all Together with a Test Run
What a great reason for a party! I’m looking forward to inviting some of my friends over for a cake testing party to try out the different flavors and practice cake design.
Here are some websites I found to help in the overall process: