I did it! I officially made a wedding cake! An incredible, terrifying, and above all rewarding experience. A huge thank you to the bride and groom for trusting me with this small portion of your day.
The cake is a simple vanilla layer cake, with Italian Meringue Buttercream, and the cupcakes are both vanilla and mocha chocolate with the very same butter cream.
The bride and I met about half a year ago to discuss her vision, and I couldn't have imagined a better outcome, in fact what I imagined was much more terrifying - getting to the venue itself couldn't have been more stressful. But, when I look back, I think this first experience will shape how I bake going forward, and has given me the confidence in myself I didn't know I had. The best advice I could give anyone in this situation is to plan ahead, create a contingency plan (mine included multiple bags of extra icing in case touch ups were needed at the venue), eat (thanks mom for feeding me), and stay relaxed. At the end of the day I know that all the nerves, albeit normal, were not necessary.
So I guess you could say I am taking orders...but with the intention of taking jobs that will not only help me improve my craft, but inspire me, I don't want to get caught up in the wedding cake business if it means my creativity is hindered and my passion succumbs to how much money I am making you know? I still want to enjoy baking at home just for the hell of it!
Also curious about what you think I should talk about it these posts, do you want actual recipes, tips and tricks, or just experiences!?
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