Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wedding Cakes

Last night was my first wedding cake job!

(Well, the first one for a straight couple. But that's a whole 'nother story)

I was really happy with how it turned out, but most of all, I was happy with all the things I learned about the process, like if the wait staff at the reception hall doesn't speak English, you're probably in trouble.

The groom really really likes Big Red soda, which I had never heard of before. The bride asked me to make the groom's cake like a can of Big Red. It kind of commemerated their first date, where they had Big Red and chocolate covered strawberries. I got a can to reference as I decorated. Of course I tried it. It was pretty gross, like carbonated syrupy candy. I don't understand the fixation. But the cake did turn out pretty cool:

The Big Red cake was ready to set out when I got there, so I put it on the cake table while I worked on the wedding cake. As people started trickling into the reception, they COULD NOT leave the cake table alone. "Wow, look at this cake!" "Oh, that's a CAKE?" "Cool, Big Red! Did you make this?"

My favorite part was the groom seeing the cake. He was SO excited, he hugged me. I can only hope every client ends up this happy :)


Melissa said...

Holy cow I am impressed! And how can you not like Big Red you silly woman! You have a gift... what an art your cakes are! I'm so glad you post them!

Milko, Eve, Allison, And Joshua said...

What in the world? One comment? Katie!!! Oh, my goodness! Both Milko and I are just shocked! Amazing cakes! I bet it felt so good to receive so much recognition and praise when you were up there :) Oh, i am so happy for you! And I am so impressed. Good work! Katie, good work!

The Desatoff Family said...

Amazing! I am so proud to be related to you :)

Kendy said...

WOW - those cakes are amazing!!!

Devin Romney said...

You did an A-MAZING job! Job well done! I can't believe you can do that!