St. Patrick's Baking

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Make the Cake...Tackle it Tuesday

It's Tuesday and time to talk with 5minutesformom about what we were able to tackle this weekend.

Well, I spent my entire weekend making the cake for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. I don't want to post pictures until after the party because I don't know anyone to see until then. But, I can tell you what I went through:-)

On Saturdy, I made the filling: Martha's homemade lemon curd . Talk to me if you have ever made this or any other lemon curd before because it took FOREVER!! I stirred, and I stirred and I stirred. After an hour, it finally started to thicken up and come up to temperature. Now, I made a double batch which may had something to do with it. I love my in-laws very much or I would have given up long before I did. Don't get me tastes fantastic but Man...does my arm hurt!!

On Sunday, I made and frosted the cakes...problem free. Then, I went to decorate and this proved I knew it would. This is the first time that I tried to cover a full cake in fondant and I was going to do the design on the box of the Wilton Fondant . My Barbie Doll Cakes all had fondant but, this is the first time that I had something that needed to be smooth. It was smooth...except for the bottom. Oh well, I can cover that with decorations, right?

Then, I went to make drapes...hated it! It didn't work at all. So, I had to rethink the whole design. What I decided to do what "sponge" thinned buttercream icing on top. This decision solved several problems. It covered my mistakes, it added flavor to the fondant and if the color runs in the heat, it won't matter. To finish, I am going to wrap all the tiers in gold ribbon and top it with a gold gum paste "50". I think it is going to look really cool. I am telling them that they are getting a couture cake:-) Hee, hee, hee.

Stay tuned this weekend for pictures:-)


The Apron Queen said...

What a huge tackle! Sounds delicious! :) Can't wait for pics. I'm de-cluttering my store & blog. Pop over for a look.

Confessions of an Apron Queen

The Real Me! said...

Oh I can't wait to see it. My best friend decorates cakes for fun too and she has made me some beautiful ones.

christinnjon said...

Wow, good for you! Can't wait to see pics!

Brenda said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Therese said...

Sounds yummy! Homemade lemon curd does take a bit, but the results are soooo worth it!

Kristi said...

What a sweet daughter in law you are. Can't wait to see the pics!

Muthering Heights said...

I'm sure it looks sure sounds like it!

Teri said...

I can't wait to see the pictures. AGES ago, I made wedding cakes while I was in art school to become a photographer. Nobody really did fondant cakes back then. I am really interested in giving that a shot now, just for fun.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog yesterday! I'm TOTALLY going after that champaign cocktail next time Mr. B and I get together!

I'm LOVING your blog! Recipes are FUn and inspiring!

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

Susie! No way, literally me at mkecupcakequeen at wi . rr. com... wanna chat at ya!

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

OK, now that I read this post... I HAVE to send you this link:

You will never make curd any other way again.

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