Saturday, June 14, 2008

My first "Wedding" Cake


My friends, Barbara and Gary were married in a small ceremony at our church last week. We were having our Bible study tonight and it is the first one since their wedding so we had dinner at Gene's home. My contribution was the celebration cake!
I wish I would have taken a picture of the cut cake. I layered my Madagasgar Vanilla Bourbon buttercream inside with fresh strawberries, so it was very pretty. Apparently very tasty, too. All the men had 2 pieces each! :D I love it when that happens.
I used a new cake recipe that I found. It is a cake mix based recipe called White Almond Sour Cream Cake. You can find the recipe here. I used a new recipe for the buttercream icing also. All in all a perfect combination which I am certain I will use again and again. The cake is tasty and perfect in texture for a wedding cake. It can also be flavored differently if you wish. The icing is now my favorite to use for decorating- not too sweet, but just sweet enough with a light butter flavor.
Best Wishes to the newlyweds!

8 comments:

giz said...

The cake is really beautiful - nice piping job and I especially like the effect you got with the doily on the bottom. I would have loved to have seen the inside.

Dana McCauley said...

Love the way you decorated your cake. It's got a very Victorian/Edwardian look. Nice job!

Prudence - Cake Chica said...

Beautiful cake! Nicely done!! AND sounds yummy!

Fran Z said...

Giz- alas the inside is gone! HEHe! Wish I would have taken a pic!
Thanks Dana and Prudence!

bunny said...

fran this is your first wedding cake!!!?? that's amazing!! i wish i could do that, you did a fantastic job decorating it and i know it tasted as good as it looks, great job!

Fran Z said...

Thanks bunny! It actually TASTED like a wedding cake!

syrie said...

What an amazing first wedding cake! It's gorgeous.

Big Boys Oven said...

this is a beautiful cakes with great lovely thoughts!