Making someone's wedding cake wasn't on my Bucket List or anything.
But now that I've done it, I'm totally writing it on The List..
Just so I can have that sweet satisfaction of ticking it off!
∙ Make someone's Wedding Cake ✓
But it wasn't just someone..
I honestly don't think I could make a wedding cake for just any old couple..
This was probably a good thing though..
Because it meant that it wasn't your standard, fancy, fondant-frosted, rose-piped cake.
This cake was a special order.
For a special pair.
T H E C L I E N T
Lady P and The Thomas
T H E O C C A S I O N
Their Wedding! (eek!)
T H E B R I E F
Make a cake.
Put dinosaurs on top of cake.
C R E A T I V E L I C E N S E
The part where I decided to create a 3-tiered cake despite never stacking cake on cake before in my life. Ever.
Each layer a different flavour.
Playing dress ups with the dinosaurs...
Because even dinosaurs deserve to look a bit fancy for a special occasion.
T H E F L A V O U R S
Tier 1. Chocolate Fudge Mud Cake
Tier 2. Chocolate and Coffee Mud Cake
Top Tier. Orange and Almond Meal Cake
M I D - C R E A T I O N M O C K U P
T H E F R O S T I N G
Vanilla Cream Cheese Buttercream
It is the ideal “crusting” buttercream to create cakes with a bakery-style smooth fondant look but with the classic cream cheese buttercream taste everyone loves!
1 cup (226 grams) butter, slightly softened
12 tablespoons (144 grams) organic palm shortening
24 ounces (680 grams) chilled cream cheese
2 kg icing sugar
1½ tablespoons (22.5 ml) pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) pure almond extract
Beat butter and shortening on medium speed until creamy.
Add cream cheese and extract(s); beat until fully incorporated.
Gradually increase mixer speed to high and continue beating until light and fluffy.
Gradually add icing sugar, beating on low to medium-low speed, until well combined.
Beat on high speed until well combined and smooth.
Buttercream will be very stiff and thick.
Before frosting cake layers, rebeat buttercream to ensure smoothness.
If not using immediately, keep bowl covered tightly to keep buttercream from drying before frosting cake or cupcakes.
The buttercream can be refrigerated for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
Before using, bring to near room temperature before beating smooth again.
T H E U N V E I L I N G