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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wedding Weekend - Saturday - part 1 - The cake

   I had told you about most of the events from Friday night. Now I'm (finally - I know o:->) moving on. And yes, I can now include pictures ;->!
   First thing that morning, was decorating the cakes. See, Kayla had wanted my chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, yet she had also wanted it to be a white cake, since it 'was' a wedding cake.... So that's what she got. But making it so, was a multi step project!
   I had baked up the various cake layers on Wed. and then late that evening Brian had sliced them into layers. On Thursday, I had made the choc. frosting and put the layer of it on, for between the layers and stuck them back in the fridge to chill. Then put the layers together and put the choc. frosting around the sides and on top, then returned them to the fridge to set up good. On Friday, I had made the white frosting (butter/cream cheese variety) and started applying that to all of the layers. Turned out to be more of a tricky task then I had thought it would be. But I am quite positive that the high heat and humidities of that day, played huge parts in my challenges!!! It became a, work on it for a bit, put that one back in the fridge and work on another one for a bit, and so on, and so forth... until I got them all done. By then I had run out of time to also do the 'decorating'.  Took a deep breath, left the four cakes sitting in the fridge, put lids on the frosting, and loaded up everything that had to be taken to church for the decorating.
    So Saturday morning I NEEDED to finish those cakes!!! But then I could not find my one decorating tube, and the 'disposable' one had somehow gotten a hole in it, making it past messy and uncooperative... Another deep breath, and a prayer - "Lord, what can I use to make them sort of like the ones that Kayla had liked on-line?". I found something, and it worked... Brian thought I was shooting up with choc. when he came walking into the room. Tempting o;-p

    (yes, I was still wearing a night gown... "get the cakes DONE, take my shower and put the curlers in....")

    This is what the finished cakes looked like at the dinner reception after the ceremony. Yes, they were all sitting separate on a table... seems the wooden dowels needed, to be able to stack the layers, had been talked about several times, but never written on a list and thus never picked up. 'Details!' 8-/

    The cake was such a hit, that there were only two slices left over to bring home out of the two larger layers, and there wasn't much left on the individual dessert plates to be tossed either! The smallest one went into Brent and Kayla's freezer for their 1st anniversary, and the second smallest had been promised to go home with them, for their eating pleasure.

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I 'plan' on linking this particular posting up to:
   ~ "Foodie Wednesday('s)", are hosted by Bibi, at 'Daily Organized Chaos' (http://www.dailyorganizedchaos.com/).
 ~ "Full Plate Thursday('s)", are hosted by Miz Helen, at 'Miz Helen's Country Cottage' (http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/).  
~ "Foodie Friday('s)" (shall we say # 1?), are hosted by "Gollum" (aka: Michael), at 'Designs by Gollum'  (http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/)
~ "Bake With Bizzy", hosted at 'Bizzy B Bakes(http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/).
 ~ "Sweets For A Saturday", are hosted by Lisa, at 'Sweet As Sugar Cookies' (http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/).


~ "the simple things", are hosted by Rebecca, at 'simple as that' (http://rebeccacooper.blogspot.com/).
~ "Sweet Indulgences", held on Sundays, hosted by Kim, at 'A Well - Seasoned Life' (http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/).
  ~ "Amaze Me Monday('s)", are hosted by Carrie, at 'Dittle Dattle' (http://dittledattle.blogspot.com/).
  ~ "Making Your Home Sing Monday('s)", are hosted by Nan, at 'Mom's the Word (I love to hear)'  (http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/).
~ "Two Maids A Baking", hosted by Liz, at 'Two Maids a Milking' (http://www.twomaidsamilking.blogspot.com/).

 ~ "Totally Tasty Tuesdays", are hosted by Mandy, at 'Mandy's Recipe Box' (http://www.mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com/).
  ~ "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday('s)", are hosted by Lisa, at 'Blessed with Grace'  (http://www.blessedwithgrace.net/).

and then nest spring -
 ~ "To Have and To Hold, Wedding Blog Party", hosted every June by Stephanie, at 'Angelic Accents' (http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com).


  1. The cakes are so pretty! Good job!

  2. Comments left on Facebook -

    My Aunt Darlene - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:50 PM - "You did an awesome job. :)"

    Alesia A. - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 4:50 PM - "Nice photos. Congratulations!"

    Ranita Ash. - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 5:05 PM - "They are very pretty cakes!"

  3. These cakes are just gorgeous, and they look so yummy too!

  4. Hi Cheryl,
    Wow these are just beautiful cakes. They all look very delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Love this! Especially the shooting up with chocolate part, hahahahaha! You did a great job, girl! Hey, it has occurred to me that I don't think I've ever seen a picture of you on here, have I? But at least I know what your arm looks like now.....

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  6. Lovely cakes! Your shooting up chocolate thing reminds me of the huge chocolate syringe my youngest always buys when we go to Forum Shops in Vegas....talk about shooting chocolate. He's high on sugar for hours after that.....good thing that happens only once a year.

    Thank you so much for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday. I hope you can join us again today with another great recipe.

  7. You did a great job! I love the color contrast of the white and chocolate! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


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