Monday, August 18, 2008

The End of The Trouble with Cake

Well, here it is: The Wedding Cake.

The object of my frustration and, thankfully, ultimate joy over the last month.

Royal icing is stuck to my wall and my kitchen is still covered in powdered sugar, but at least The Cake is done. And I had to show it off, just a little. :) It's all fondant, with icing calla lilies and about a million edible beads--all hand-made. The bride loved it, though, so all's well that ends well, right?

It almost didn't end well; I was frantically doing cake right up until 40 minutes before the ceremony. That was a little scary! I actually sent the cake over in pieces. This cake went over first, then the birthday cake (which you see below) and last of all the satellite cake I made for the bride and groom to actually cut (not pictured).

Isn't it cute? It was for the groom's mother, whose birthday was the day of the wedding. The croissants in the background kind of blend into the cake top--oops--but it gives you an idea for how tiny this cake was. I had to smile when the mother refused to cut into it and decided to take it home instead. Things like that just make my day. :)

I've also included a picture of the anniversary cake I had to do for the day following the wedding. That cake was a lot of fun, though. Unlike the wedding cake, it behaved well and everything came together without a single problem. Can I mention that my new favorite thing is cake glitter? Pearl dust is just waaaay too much fun to play with. This cake also went home--they wanted to show it off to friends before they cut into it, which is extra nice for me because it's kind of painful to see the cake you worked on crumbled into a mangled heap on the cake plate.

So anyway, I thought I'd get brave and post pictures even though cake decorating is pretty far off-topic for this blog. Ah, well. :)


Janet Burningham said...

Wow Kammi you sure are multi-talented! Thanks for sending the pictures, and I'm glad things are going well for you!

Emily said...

Wow--you are amazing! Where were you when I got married? I guess I'll have to contact you for my 50th wedding anniversary-40 years from now.

Rebecca Talley said...

Beautiful cakes--who knew you were so talented with cakes?

Kammi Rencher said...

Aw, thanks. :)

Jeanne said...

It may take many hours, but doesn't it feel good to be appreciated? Great work!

Shirley Bahlmann said...

It's creativity, this blog is about creating cool things, and your cakes are definitely cool! I can't imagine making something so beautiful and watching people cut it! I'd have to throw my body in front of it to save it's pretty life. I'm so glad you posted, Kammi!
I just did a blog on a pink t-shirt, because, well, authors wear clothes, don't they?

Marsha Ward said...

Wow! That is an awesome blog for an awesome talent, Kammi! Thanks for the pictures.

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