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Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Cake

I thought I would save some money and make my own wedding cake! I am soo glad I did!

I wanted a traditional fruit cake, which me and my mum made from a recipe given to us by my aunty and cousin, the one she used for her wedding cake! We made the cakes themselves in January, four tiers in total and Mum fed them with booze for weeks and then covered them in marzipan for me the week before the decorating began!

I took the week off leading up the the wedding, anticipating that there would be rather alot to do...
To be honest it wasn't too bad, I had a mega waxing session booked which took up the majority of one day, then spent another morning with mum and nan getting our nails done, and ran several small errands. I had thought that I would need a day and a half maybe to do the cake decorating.... so its a good job i did end up with spare time elsewhere as I grossly under estimated!!! In the end it took 2 and a half days, and that was starting at 8am-ish and finishing after 9pm on one of the days! It became my baby really and wouldn't let anyone touch it.

Well apart from one sneaky being........Uninvited of course.

AAAHHHHH!!!! The bloody dog got to it whilst it was on the dining table!!!!! Not my cute little Charlie, the massive annoying weimaraner, Blue. I could have killed him!!! The worst bit was it was the bottom layer which was the hardest to ice in the first place because of its size... Luckily enough it was the outer most icing and nothing else was touched so I cut it well back and patched it... no one would know any different!!!

The design of the cake was based on a picture found on Pinterest. It was pretty adventurous considering I had never really iced a cake properly before... But it a go and blimey, I am so glad I did! I did myself proud, even if I do say so myself!!!

Concentration face!!!

Richard helped me with the second layer as the decoration was painted on and I really struggled to keep a steady hand, and I can't draw to save my life!!

And the final thing...

I don't think I did too bad really!!

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