Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wedding Cake























When I was asked to make a wedding cake, I didn't know what ran through my mind. Was it, 'Oh shit, how am I going to pull this through?' or was it, 'Wow, thanks for having faith in me.' Making one for a friend and making one for a client is a totally different experience. For the former, I was all relaxed. However, as time goes by, knowing more about fondant, reading all the horror stories about how the cake could go wrong, I am all nerves.

I made plans a month before the wedding to learn how to make gumpaste roses from a book. Sad to say, with my clumsy fingers, they were not realistic enough thus not up to par. I had to scrap the idea of using roses. The thing about this client was that she left the design all up to me, as long as the cake was purple and that she wanted a traditional wedding couple topper. There's good and bad about this. The good thing was that I had the liberty to do whatever I want with the cake. The bad thing was that; it was not my cake afterall. Without understanding what she wants, I could never know how she had envisioned her cake to be. So upon seeing the cake, we could be devastated or delighted. I was glad that the former didn't happen.
























The wedding was held at a church and the reception was at a place that looked like a canteen. So there wasn't really a place where I can set up the cake against a nice backdrop. It was drizzling then but was glad that my homemade marshmallow fondant decided to behave and didn't sweat. I had a mild scare while transporting the cake though. Despite my warning to the cab driver to drive slow, he made a sharp swerve. I thought I heard a small 'thud' at the back. Fortunately, the cake was unharmed. I was told by the bride later that the relatives thought that the cake was a dummy. Honestly, when I married, I didn't have a wedding cake. I had to cut into a dummy and thought that was funny.

13 comments:

Sook said...

The cake looks beautiful!

Passionate About Baking said...

Rei,
I'm marvelled by your works. I'm speechless! ;)

delia said...

Hi,
That's a beautiful wedding cake. I'm sure the bride loved it. I also don't have a wedding cake when I was married.

Angie's Recipes said...

The wedding cake looks absolutely gorgeous!

ganache-ganache said...

Sifu,

your flowers are really nice, well done :) tried the 'white stuff', amazed at the results, thanks a million !!

ShirasChoice said...

Hi Rei,

Great job well done! Yeah, it is very stressful to fulfilled a cake order like u said. Just complete a birthday cake today but last nite I almost need to buy one and give it to the birthday girl as not sure if the mousse cake will set... We both happy to see how we grow along the cake making journey ;> NEVER SAY NEVER! WE DID IT ;>

noobcook said...

I really salute your artistic and culinary talents, hehe

lovely shade of purple and love the elegant flowers. I always felt that it's really nice to cut a real wedding cake instead of dummy :)

terri@adailyobsession said...

very traditional but sweet :)

airenchan said...

Hi Rei,
Subarashisa! kirei ne. Looks like it's from the cake shop. Well done.

Cookie said...

Hi Rei,
Well done, you pulled off another stunning creation!

Cheers.

Pei-Lin said...

Oh wow!! Rei, I wish I could accomplish what you've done here!! You're being too harsh on yourself with perfectionism!! But, I perfectly understand this ... When we love what we're doing, our perfectionism comes in and disturbs us psychologically and mentally!

Keep up the good work!! Cheers!

Karen said...

Rei, you are incredibly talented! The cake is absolutely gorgeous.

Jullie Teo said...

Hahahaha.... I oso cut a dummy cake...

Love the cake very very much... How I wish to know you earlier, so that you can do for me... Well, nevermind... Maybe anniversary... =P