45 thoughts on “The Wedding Cake – Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!

  1. Oooh, I forgot to say that I like the way the icing is thin. For me, there’s nothing worse than a great big wodge of icing to plough your way through…

  2. Wendy, I admire your steely character in sticking to the job at hand. Finally, it looks like a cake and the wedding guests will OOH & AHH at it.

  3. Helen – Thanks! Think I may have to make the icing a little thicker for the actual cake as all the lumps and bumps were very obvious. Shame, as I agree with you.

    Joel – They will be with you soon! :)

    Peter – Thank you. Glad success came when it did as I was getting really frustrated!

    Jane – On their way. Thank you!!!

  4. Hi! It’s the first time I come to visit your blog and I find it amazing..really nice. If I show you the photos of the wedding cake I’ve tried once to do..you scream!!
    A monster without face!! Everyone has to do her own job..and I’m not so good in baking :-P
    Really looking forward for your new posts!
    Silvia

  5. Yay, Wendy I’m so please for you :) I’ve been reading your progress from the start but havent had any constructive advice!!

    I hope you can rememer exactly what you did for next time :D

    x

  6. What a superb job! I am thrilled for you – it looks absolutely divine. Totally delicious and you clearly did a good job with that icing too – all smooth and thin and wonderful.
    Well done you – hope you have your feet up and a nice glass of wine in hand.

  7. Just came upon your blog and have been following the cake journey–congratulations on this one! It looks great. (By the way, I’m over here in North America, and that paragraph from the cake bible didn’t make sense to me, either–when I bake a bigger cake, I just double everything in the original recipe!).

    Another tip I can add: it helps to freeze the cake before frosting it, so that it solidifies and can support the icing more easily. Once iced, just leave it out and it will all warm to room temperature. With very fragile cakes, I have frozen the cake right in the pan before even attempting to remove it from the pan–that also helps prevent cracking and breaking. Best of luck with it!

  8. WELL DONE!!! SOOOOOO good …. all that work – how many eggs do you think you’ve used???

    What a wonderful gift for your friend
    Looking forward to seeing the final result

    Joanna

  9. Sophie – Had two. :)

    Silvia – Hello and welcome! Totally understand: baking is not my strong point either.

    Claire – EVERYTHING has been carefully recorded. Would have been awful to forget what I did right!

    Pille – Thanks! Me too. :-S

    Antonia – Once I got over having eaten so much cake, I did manage a glass or wine or two.

    Helen – Ah, were you closer I’d come over with a bit. :)

    Ricki – Hello and welcome! Someone else suggested freezing the cake to ice it but I’d forgotten that idea. Will try it out next time for sure. :)

    Celia – Did you really? I’m not used to giving up but I really was starting to think that I just was not capable of baking a cake. Hoorah! I am!

    Joanna – Good question… 50, I think. Perhaps I should get some hens!

    Pixie – Thank you! :)

  10. WELL DONE Wendy. I’ve been following your frustating journey into cake making. Frustrating for you, but so interesting for us readers. It’s rare for bloggers to talk about their kitchen disasters / problems.

    I would have given up by now, so I admire your resilience and persistence! Look forward to seeing the next stage.

  11. Cairo says “that looks excellent for your first try” – the wee innocent! It does look absolutely gorgeous, Wendy. Well done you. Wish I had been at work too. I adore buttercream and jam.

  12. Aforkfullofspaghetti – Oh, dangerous idea. It makes me crazy. :)

    Kathryn – Was pretty close to giving up a couple of times. Very glad I didn’t. :)

    Pat – Thank you!

    Sylvie – Their looking forward to the next attempt too. :)

    Lucy V – Thank you. :)

    Shona – Ah, if only he knew… Tell him, thank you. :)

    Kelly-Jane – Thank you!

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  14. Deb – Thank you!

    Annemarie – Going to have a couple more practises JUST in case. :)

    Holler – The fondant icing was bought and just rolled out, must admit.

    Lucy – Thank you. :) Fairly sure I won’t be joining those daring bakers though. It’s all too stressful!

    Linda – Thank you!

  15. Heidi – Thank you! You’re too sweet.

    White On Rice – The science teachers in the staffroom today announced that a valid sample would be three test cakes and I should bring them in ASAP. Cheeky buggers. :)

  16. Holler – I like those wee marizpan fruits but marzipan on a cake is wrong. Agreed.

    Patricia – Thank you. :)

    Nicisme – It was rather nice, must admit. :)

    David – Much MUCH relief. :)

    Rosie – Glad someone did! I was seriously doubting I could do it for a while there.

  17. Been following the blog for a while. Glad to see you vanquished your cake nemesis.

    So, did it encourage you to branch out into baking, or encourage you to limit your culinary activities to primi and secundi? :)

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