Thursday, December 31, 2009

Confection Chronicles: The Four Tiered Wedding Cake

So I haven't made a cake since the last week in September when I made this...

A wedding cake for my husband's cousin's daughter, Danielle Wood Craig. I made it in a little Kitchenette in Lake Tahoe. I will be kicking myself for the rest of my life that I didn't remember to take a picture of that kitchen. Not only was I happy with the cake because of the way it looked in the end but I was very proud at being able to accomplish it under almost any circumstances. I just kept thinking of Julia Child and her first kitchen, which was tiny. Women back in the day didn't have enormous kitchens with tons of counter space. If she could manage then so could I...and somehow I did. I was so nervous about the extremely high altitude (7000 ft) but it didn't end up making the slightest bit of difference, in fact the cake was the best tasting I have ever made, before and since. I was sitting by my sister-in-law Lynda when I finished my piece and suddenly I was overcome with giddiness..."Lynda", I said, "that was the best piece of cake I have ever tasted and I can't believe I made it." She doesn't eat sugar so she picked up her plate, smelled the cake and said, "That is the best piece of cake I have ever smelled." But the most important thing is that the bride and groom were thrilled. I can't wait to make another wedding cake. They are so nerve wracking and rewarding all at once. Kind of like a wedding in general I guess.


  1. It's beautiful. You are amazing--of course it doesn't surprise me in the least.

  2. What a lovely wedding cake. You must have a very steady hand because your scrolls are so smooth and evenly spaced.