Well, I did it! 120 cupcakes and two 6 inch cakes later. :P I am very blessed and thankful that my mom happened to be in town this week. Because my brother and his wife Himilce had their baby! I have been waiting to post about it. But I wanted to give Himilce the opertunity to post first. Asher Lane Phelps is the sweetest little baby I have ever seen! And he is an angel of a baby as well!
My mom has been in town helping out with her newest grand baby and she was able to help me out as well! She gave me so much encouragement and enthusiasm over it all :)
On thursday I went over to my sister Himilce's house, and we spent the day making fondant flowers. It was SO much fun! :) When I was ready to place the fondant flowers on the cakes, I used a silver edible sparkle dust on each flower and then mini white edible beads for the middle. The fondant is a homemade recipe that I got from Marie's friend Julie. It works so well I love it.
The bride wanted a yellow cake with white frosting. Her colors were clover green, silver and black. Its very hard to use black in frosting, so I just used black ribbon. I found the yellow cake recipe online and it turned out very nice! It called for shortening and I used butter instead. I put the recipe at the bottom for my sake and for anyone else who might need a good yellow cake recipe!
The wedding was yesterday (Friday) I baked ALL day on Thursday and then made the buttercream frosting and decorated on friday. It did take the whole day for both jobs, but it was extremely exciting and fun. I definitely want to do this again! I am going to find out the schedule for the next wilton class on wedding cakes! It was great!
I will post the final picture of the cakes set up on the tower. I wasn't able to get a good picture. I am going to ask the bride to send me one of her professional pictures when she get them in. :)
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool.