I'm trying to build up my wedding cake portfolio. It is slightly difficult when you really don't have anything to show a client but you're telling them for sure you can make a cake for them.
Please understand my hesitation. I have heard so many horror stories about wedding cakes and the people who say, "Oh yeah, don't worry, I will make you the most beautiful cake!" Then come wedding day, it flops over, it melts, it is lop-sided or just plain ugly. I absolutely do not want to make one of those cakes.
Those who know me, know my career has been based in restaurants and menu/recipe development. As I am looking at OriginalCinn, the business, it is important for me to develop my range of skills and one of those skills is wedding cakes. Any small cake, I can make, no problem but creating what is essentially a centerpiece of a wedding, is a lot of pressure. It has to be properly supported, the cake and the filling have to work together to be a part of that support and in the end it has to be absolutely beautiful. I have designed a wedding cake, orangey-pink with little birds, branches and some leaves. But, uh, if I really want to practice making this cake, well I need to bake, frost and decorate actual cake.
This cake was made at work. All three layers are expired cake from three different days (don't worry, no one ate it) and I wanted to practice stacking, and decorating something simple. I paid $.75 for the whole thing, so it wasn't too much of an issue for me to throw it away after it had sat out all night because I wanted to see how long it would stand.
So before I set out to make this cake that I have dreamed up in my head, I want to ask, what is your favorite cake flavor? Or what flavor of cake did you have at your wedding? Did you have a cake at your wedding? Is there a story to go with it?
Leave a comment and send me your story...I'd love to hear it!