Journey of a Wedding Cake….in pictures!

A week before the wedding, working…2 black birds sitting on the wall…k.i.s.s.i.n.g

A week before the wedding, used modelling paste to make these…2 black birds sitting on the wall…k.i.s.s.i.n.g

About 6 months ago, one of my friends asked, no, texted actually, if I could do her the honour of making her wedding cake and I was like…Yaaaa haaa!!! the honour is all mine. So together we planned it all out, threw some ideas together and came up THE cake, all covered in colour coordinated buttercream icing and LOTS of fruits. Thank God for sister Etomby for lending me fridge space to store this big baby <3. So last Saturday was the wedding and the cake made it all the way to Dorset in one piece…well, different pieces all assembled on site.  It was a 3 tiered wedding cake starting with 12″ Lemon sponge mama resting at the bottom to support everyone (covered in a slap-in-the-face-when-you-take-a-bite lemon buttercream), followed by a 10″ choco orange cake (covered in intense orange buttercream), then sitting on top like feather is the lightest 8″ Victoria sponge cake (covered in Vanilla bean buttercream). I promised pictures and here they are:

Boards with red ribbon round the edges

Boards with red ribbon round the edges

the baked yummies..12" lemon sponge, 10" choco orange, 8" Vicky sponge

the baked yummies..12″ lemon sponge, 10″ choco orange, 8″ Vicky sponge

butter anyone? :-)

butter anyone? 🙂

The humble beginnings of buttercream…swiss meringue (egg white and sugar over a bain marie)

The humble beginnings of buttercream…swiss meringue (egg white and sugar over a bain marie)

meringue!

meringue!

adding butter….starts to look like curdled mush but wait for iiiiiit….

adding butter….starts to look like curdled mush but wait for iiiiiit….

et voilà...after about 15 of whipping we have buttercream ladies and gents

et voilà…after about 15 of whipping we have buttercream ladies and gents

now flavourings….lemon boiled down with sugar to make this intense yumminess

now flavourings….lemon boiled down with sugar to make this intense yumminess

whip into buttercream to make Lemon buttercream…yummmmmm

whip into buttercream to make Lemon buttercream…yummmmmm

the little goddess waiting 'patiently' for mummy in her pen

the little goddess waiting ‘patiently’ for mummy in her pen

coulis drizzled atop the cake…just to be sure we get enough of that zing thang ;-)

coulis drizzled atop the cake…just to be sure we get enough of that zing thang 😉

going in

going in

cool off in the fridge

cool off in the fridge

intense orange coulis…same method as before

intense orange coulis…same method as before

adding into the buttercream

adding into the buttercream

more drizzled onto the cake….for luck ;-)

more drizzled onto the cake….for luck 😉

the two sleeping beauties…can you see that tinge of range on the bottom one?…fab isn' it? ok moving on...

the two sleeping beauties…can you see that tinge of orange in the bottom one?…fab isn’ it? ok moving on…

Vanilla bean anyone?

Vanilla bean anyone?

Delicious vanilla bean buttercream…3 pods of Vanilla bean will do you nicely

Delicious vanilla bean buttercream…3 pods of Vanilla bean will do you nicely

onto the sponge it goes

onto the sponge it goes

sandwich?

sandwich?

first coat

first coat

done!

done!

testing out the stack so it doesn't fall on anyones head at the wedding :-)

testing out the stack so it doesn’t fall on anyones head at the wedding 🙂

the birds at the wedding

the birds at the wedding

The Cake and the Couple!

The Cake and the Couple!

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