Giant Cupcake Wedding Cake!

This weekend, two of my good friends got married in a crazy two-weddings-in-a-day extravaganza! The day started off with an intimate ceremony and reception with family and close friends and then rolled in to a larger second ceremony at dusk with a large potluck reception. With the bride and groom’s combined large family and even larger group of friends, a massive amount of wedding cake was needed! And this is where I came in…

With the two ceremonies and receptions, we decided that cupcakes would be a better option than two wedding cakes. Mini cupcakes would allow for people to try multiple flavor combinations, and some cake pops were thrown in after rave reviews from another wedding I catered! The bride’s vision was for a large cupcake-cake, lots of mini cupcakes, and bouquets of cake pops, all in jewel tones.

Below are a few photos of the giant cupcake cake. The basic shape of the cake was formed using a special baking pan, which I then carved to suit the actual cake. I used my Brown Sugar Cake recipe, which was filled with Whiskey Caramel Sauce. I then decorated the cake with cream cheese icing to look like a large bouquet of flowers in the bride’s theme colors!

Everything came together beautifully to form the dessert table, which I managed to snap a photo of below. I’ll hopefully be getting more photos from the photographer later, including a shot of the bride and groom sharing a cake pop! (The giant cupcake cake was transported to the second ceremony and cut during the friends reception!)

Thankfully, I baked enough that I was able to take about 100 mini cupcakes and a dozen cake pops to the second ceremony, where they disappeared faster than I could put them out! All-in-all, it was a crazy day of cake and day drinking and celebrating the beautiful love between two amazing people! I’m happy that I got to celebrate their union and sweeten it up just bit! 🙂

~ Emily

PS. Lots of new posts coming soon! I’ve been a little busy with cake craziness and other events, along with trying out new things like making homemade extracts and my first run at fermented pickles! But I’m slowly catching up and getting back in to the swing of things 🙂

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Wedding Cake Madness

Good afternoon followers and readers! Sorry I’ve been MIA and not posting lately… Last weekend, I was out of town on vacation, and then spent all of the following week in wedding cake mode. But I’m back and will be posting recipes later this week! For now, though, some pictures of the wedding cake. 🙂

Two good friends of mine got married in a very beautiful ceremony this past weekend and wonderfully asked if I would make their wedding cake. I was super-excited to participate in their beautiful celebration, so I jumped at the chance to make their cake.

The cake was a 5-layer monster, which served 200 people (the 6″ top layer to be saved for their first anniversary). The wedding color was copper, with accents of peacock feathers. I had the bride and groom save some ideas on Pintrest and pick out the cake flavors they wanted, but then they let me run with the creativity a little bit. 😀

The flavors were really interesting combinations, especially for a wedding, but the cake turned out amazing! And the best part was when wedding guests asked me what flavor the cake was, and I was able to respond with “Oh honey, they are 4 different flavors to choose from!” The cake layers were composed of:

  • Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing
  • Lemon cake filled with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream icing
  • Pumpkin spice cake filled with salted caramel and salted caramel buttercream
  • Chocolate cake filled with salted caramel and coconut/almond buttercream

The cake is covered is homemade marshmallow fondant (omg, yum!) and sponge-painted with copper airbrush paint from Americolor. I made the decorations from edible peacock feathers (printed on potato starch), sugar pearls, and a bit of buttercream icing.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get some night-time shots of the cake because it looked even more beautiful lit by candlelight! I also made over 150 chocolate and vanilla cake pops for the bride and groom to give out as wedding favors, so hopefully I can update with some photos of those as well. 🙂

New recipes coming out later this week, I promise! Thanks for reading! 😀

Update #1 (cause hopefully more to come!):

More photos! 🙂

Cutting the cake! Photo courtesy of my amazingly talented friend and photographer Doug Sanford. (www.dougsanford.com)

 

One of the many chocolate cake pops! Photo from my friend Justin Cameron. 🙂

 

My First Wedding Cake!!

This weekend, I had the pleasure of baking my very first wedding cake for two good friends of mine! It was a lot of work over 2 nights (first night baking, second night decorating), but seeing the looks of joy on my friends’ and their family’s faces made it all totally worth it.

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