What: a real life wedding cake for a real life wedding
When: Friday, 6:00 pm
Where: my plebeian kitchen
Why: because the real cake baker (Casey) unexpectedly came down with streptococcus, therefore was contagious for 24 hours, therefore couldn't make a cake to feed 200 people the next day, and therefore had to resort to help and called in the little, inexperienced, unworthy guns............ me.
I know what you're thinking, "she trusted you to make a wedding cake for someone you don't even know?? Those poor people!"
Yeah, I know! That's what I kept saying! Luckily all I had to do was the baking, shaping and semi-stacking. Casey wouldn't be contagious anymore the next day and could do the frosting herself before the wedding. And she lent me all of her cake decorating materials like pans and a KitchenAid mixer.
I gave Zach the camera to take pictures for me throughout the night. Looking back through them later, err, not all were appropriate for the world wide web. I also sent the boys upstairs to play nicely, so I was not to be disturbed. That was actually really helpful. Here is my commentary...
Ahh, yes. Just getting started. See, I can do this.
Oh eff. No that's not supposed to be in there. Shhh, what they don't know won't hurt them. I'll just remove that there reals quick.....
Red velvet cake looks really cool. Now I get the line in Steel Magnolias where they talk about the Armadillo groom's cake made in red velvet.
I'm either saying "Zach, why is everything taking twice as long to bake as the packages say they should??" or "I know I'm not going to be able to put those pics on the blog!"
Whatev, it's midnight I'm eating the cake.
Did you know it was possible to have a rat-tail on your forehead?
I used boxed mixes, here shows about half of the boxes used in this cake.
You might need to use your imagination here, this is sort of what the cake looked like when it was done. Minus the pink rose pedals and piping. It had three square layers and each layer had two cakes in it. Make sense, sort of? Pretty much the most basic of wedding cakes and it almost was the death of me.
It really wasn't all that bad. One of my favorite shows is Ace of Cakes, it pretty much makes my Thursday nights a little more happier. I could do a whole post on why Thursday nights are one of the best for television watching. Anyway, so I have to admit it was fun pretending I worked at Charm City Cakes for a night. I wish the people from the show were actually with me though because they seem so cool- Geoff, Mary Alice, Duff (my favorites in that order) and it would have made the long night a lot more entertaining.
Plus Sam just told me that I get the gold star in friendship so I guess it was worth it. Can't wait to put that sticker on the fridge!