Joy the Baker

Wedding Cake: the beginning

June 15, 2010

Wedding Cake:  the beginning

Can I show you what’s going on in my kitchen these days?

So far it’s just a bunch of lists (lots of lists) and empty cake pans.  Somehow… by Saturday it’ll all be a pretty pretty wedding cake.

Wedding Cake:  the beginning

I don’t make wedding cakes very often.

They stress me out.

They mean stacking cake on top of other cake and then driving in a car.  Seriously scary.

I have nightmares about the cake for an entire week leading up to the wedding.  Nightmares like… oops I forgot to make the cake!  Nightmares like… oops I forgot to wear pants to this wedding.   It’s just what happens.

What helps the nightmares go away?  Wilton.  They have answers.

Wedding Cake:  the beginning

The best part of this wedding cake situation?  I get to go to the wedding and see my friends Zach and Nicole say important things to each other.  Then there’s wine.  Then there’s dinner.  Then there’s dancing.  Then…. then!!? Cake.  I get to make a cake and eat it too.

Oh!  And since I’m in wedding cake mode… we’re all in wedding cake mode.  Everyday from now until Saturday this place is going to be all wedding cake, all the time.  Prepare.

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  • Joy–I know you’ll do great! I made my first wedding cake last fall, and yes, it’s scary but you can do it! Just remember, dowel rods are your friend, and find a buddy who can sit in the back seat with the cake when you transport it!

  • Ahh! I’m so excited for you to do this! I’m getting married in July so I’m in a bit of a wedding-related frenzy as well :)

  • Congrats to Nicole and Zach and good luck to you – you will all do absolutely great! :)

    In other news, I love your handwriting. It’s the kind of handwriting that would inspire me to write letters by hand ALL THE TIME if I had handwriting like that. *sigh*

  • Woah. Congrats to Nicole and Zach! Good luck with the cake :D


  • Oh, and good luck, everything’s gonna be fine, don’t stress out! :)

  • Oooh, cool! I’ve always wanted to see how a wedding cake is done, please don’t forget to make a looot of photos! :)

  • Ohhhh I can’t wait to see it finished!!

    I am getting married in a few months and choosing the cake was soooo much fun :)

  • How exciting. I love wedding cakes. Will you show the final result? I bet it will be gorgeous!

  • That’s interesting, I’ve never seen anything like this so I’ll be really looking forward to it. There’s always something to learn and, besides, I love american wedding cakes, italian ones are mostly kind of boring (bigger cakes, that’s all).
    Keep us posted please!


  • Ooooh,oooh- I’m excited about wedding cake mode! Can’t wait to see the process!

  • I haven’t made a wedding cake in over a year and I won’t be doing any baking any time soon. I will be living vicariously through you; looking forward to hearing how it goes and seeing pictures!

  • Oooh lovely!
    You are too cute! The little groom and bride sketch on the paper are just too cute. I am sure this will be a wedding cake that they will talk about for years – and you will have more wedding cake orders because of this cake.

  • You are brave AND kind! I am getting married October 9th, and for some reason have taken on the task of making my OWN cake(s). We are featuring a small cake on every table, rather than one big cake! I’m scared! :) Would you like to come to Kansas and give us a hand!? ;) Good luck, can’t wait to see pictures!

    • Hi Ashley, I live in Kansas. I’d be glad to help with your cakes! Weddings used to make me nervous too, but now I think they are really fun!

  • I’m always prepared. Wedding cake mode makes me all kinds of happy inside.

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