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Megans Cookin: Happily Ever After!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happily Ever After!

The wedding cake was a smashing success. Here's a picture of the bride and groom cutting eating the cake. My little cake was more then enough to serve everyone with left overs. I calculated 44 servings using the wilton data chart. There were about 55 people and a few kids. We didn't even need a sheet grooms cake. No one had any of the sheet cake and not everyone had cake.

The pink flowers, leaves, and hearts were made from fondant. I didn't know the difference between fondant and gum paste when I was working with it. . I thought they were pretty much the same thing but I was wrong. The fondant absorbs moisture from the cake and becomes soft. The gum paste stays hard. The purple flowers were made from gum paste. I see there were a few thinly iced areas in the pictures. They weren't that noticeable in person. But something I need to be aware of next time. And there will be a next time!

I made a Quick Pour Fondant Icing for a left over layer and it turned out wonderful. I didn't have the almond extract the recipe called for, so I just used Vanilla. I asked the hubby "what color?" Blue it was! This is not the same trial cake as the last test cake. Although they were both blue.
Next time? Chocolate Quick Pour Fondant I thought it would be great to dip cupcakes in. I didn't use the fondant on the wedding cake because I have to have at least one successful trial first, before I make it for other people. And two week notice is not sufficient.
Tip: Don't pour quick pour fondant on chilled cake. It sets up to quickly. Duh!

By the time of the wedding, I was caked out. Here is a picture of my sweet wedding favor. Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bride and Groom.

And they lived happily ever after!

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Blogger April said...

Congratulations on your first wedding cake! It is very cute!!

By the way, I have tagged you for an award!

February 28, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Nikki57 said...

The cakes are adorable!!

February 28, 2008 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Great job!!

February 28, 2008 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

BRAVO!!! I want to try the quick pour fondant for some Easter projects. So I'll will save this page for the link.

February 28, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Congrats! Everything look beautiful and yummy! Those strawberries are just the cutest things ever!

February 28, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

You did it! Wow! Great job.

February 28, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

Really beautiful! Your favors were adorable! Congratulations on your first wedding cake!

February 28, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

hahahah I love the cake topper! And congrats on making it through your first wedding cake. If you are in PA in January 2009, my friend is getting married and needs a cake ;) Actually, I believe her grandma is going to do it. I'm in charge of the cookies.

February 29, 2008 at 7:23 AM  
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February 29, 2008 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Aamena said...

the cake's so pretty! i have never worked with fondant, tho i will someday, i always wonder if it doesnt make the cake too sweet?

February 29, 2008 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger BellaLovesPink said...

Nicely done Megan!

February 29, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Megan, your wedding cake is gorgeous, and those little strawberry favours are out of this world.

March 1, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

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