Saturday, October 15, 2011
No Cutting Corners
"Can you do a wedding cake for 120 people for less than $400?"
No. It's scary how much work is involved in making the simplest wedding cake.
Here's the list of tools involved in this cake:
Stand mixer, whisk, cake paddle, double boiler, 2 pallet knifes, spatula, scale, hand blender, sieve, plastic scraper, numerous bowls and containers, 4 paint brushes, pins, rolling pin, cake rings, rose flower cutters, hydrangea cutters, flower formers, foil, ball tool, parchment paper, wax paper, pliers, wire cutter, hammer (yes a heavy duty hammer!). I think I have got them all. Wedding cakes are works of art that involves long hours and tremendous efforts.
Here's my first take on a wedding cake for a newly wed couple this weekend, a lemony sponge cake with fresh raspberry white chocolate ganache, marshmallow fondant and hand crafted sugar flowers. I am very happy with the result and enjoyed every moment making it.
Now who is doing the clean up?