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. :)