First Wedding Cake (Almost a Disaster)
by Ann Neal
(Houston, TX USA)
My First Wedding Cake
My first wedding cake almost turned out disastrous. Baking began on Thursday; the first two layers were baked. Friday I baked the other layers including the groom's cake. I stayed up for 15 hours straight baking, icing and decorating. All cakes were made from scratch.
The bride's cakes were a traditional white cake with white buttercreme frosting and the groom's cake was chocolate with red buttercreme frosting.
I was so excited, very happy with the outcome. The cakes were placed in my car carefully for transport. I was on my way, about 15 minutes from the venue and whola I was bumped from behind and abruptly hit my brakes and my beautiful creations started flying everywhere.
I cried and cried and cried. At that point, I did not care about my car, if I was okay; I was only worried about my cakes. To make a long story short, I arrived at the reception battered cakes and all, with my kit handy and I patched up the cakes as best I could.
I have attached finished patched up cake w/o the bottom border border. It wasn't that noticeable until you took a photo of the cake and you can tell it was slanted. The groom's cake was smashed just a little. At the end of the day, the bride, groom, wedding planner and guest were okay with the outcome and the cakes tasted great, especially the chocolate groom's cake.
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