This weekend I talked to the sister who is planning her wedding. I asked how her wedding cake selection is going. She looked at me with a little bit of surprise and said, “well….I don’t know since you are the one making the cake.” I remember (foggily and perhaps under the influence of much wine) mentioning at one point or another that I would be willing to make the cake, but the pressure might be a little too much for me. I also remember a discussion of focus, I would obviously be focused on the cake and unable to pay a lot of attention to other aspects of wedding preparation. That said, the $800 + wedding budget line item convinced me that this would actually be the best wedding present I could give them. I’ll be detailing the step by step processes I go through.
My first challenge is to decide the size of the individual tiers and develop a shopping list.
- pans. I have yet to decide if I should go with 2″ or 3″ deep pans there is strong sentiment online for both. I’ll keep researching and will share the links.
- cake boards
- cake stand
- cake leveler
- icing spatula
- cake decorating turntable
- icing coloring
- fondant rolling pin (large and small)
- fondant rolling surface
- ingredients (duh this will be once we decide flavors of the layers)
My goal today is to order the cake pans and a couple of other of the necessary supplies. I still can’t decide on the 2 or 3 inch.
Wilton has a good website to figure quantities. Though apparently I am supposed to use different calculations depending on whether this is the main dessert or not. I’ll have to figure that in. Well, I do love a challenge. We’ll see how this goes. Luckily I have a few of test runs in my future. I figure we’ll need a Christmas cake this year, certainly a cute cake for the shower I’ll also be planning and there is a 9 year old birthday in March as well. Any ideas, suggestions or advise is greatly appreciated here!!