Friday, May 17, 2013

My Wedding Cake

If you haven't heard, my Senior Project at school this year has revolved around cake decorating. All year I've been working towards designing, baking, and decorating my own wedding cake. Well, I'm happy to say that I have finished the cake, and my presentation was this afternoon. Basically my Senior Project is completely over, and although I enjoyed it SO much, I am happy that it is over as well.

I have been pretty stressed this week trying to get the cake done and hoping that I was able to get it to school in one piece. Honestly though, it couldn't have gone smoother!

My preparations for the cake started early this week - on Saturday! I've just done a little bit each night.

Making the buttercream

Freshly baked cakes - I had to do chocolate, duh!

Fondant flowers

Assembled cake

Judge's cake

The completed cake!

From start to finish, this cake took me 15 hours (several of which were probably just spent cleaning up. I have a tendency to make a mess - ha!). It was so worth it to me though, and I couldn't be more proud of the way it turned out.

The cake set up in the room and me ready to present!

After my presentation (which went very well), I moved into the Commons and cut the cake for a bunch of friends.

The cake didn't actually go as quick as I thought it would because it fed more people than I had anticipated. I was expecting it to feed maybe 50 people max, but I probably got over 60 people fed. I ended up just walking around school and asking whoever passed by if they wanted a piece. It was so fun seeing everyone get excited about it.

I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing friends, family, teachers, and staff members that I got to share my wedding cake with. I appreciated all of the Facebook "likes" and comments, Twitter "favorites," text messages, and words of gratitude more than they probably know. So thanks to everyone who stopped by to get a piece, made a sweet comment to me, or liked my Facebook pictures!

I definitely think today may have been one of the proudest days of my life and one I'll always remember. Making a wedding cake was something I thought I would never be able to accomplish, but now I have! I'm proud of the fact that not too many people have baked wedding cakes (although mine was still a little small). I am so unbelievably grateful for the passion and talent God has given me for baking :)

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