This really isn’t a HOW-TO post. More of a — not too shabby we did it post.
Last week my in law’s celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married young and still madly in love.
We wanted to make them a wedding cake. Chad laughed. I had high ambitions. We may be crafty folks and enjoy to cook but icing a cake correctly or even decorating it we have NEVER done.
Chad baked the cake with 2 size pans. Our 1st attempt to frosting it- crumbs all in the frosting. The cake looked quite sad. As we let it sit there and stare at it. I jumped online to YOUTUBE.com
What an amazing website right? I learned actually that 1st layer of frosting is the crumb layer. If we allowed it to set, we could then frost it again. I watched 3 movies on how best to ice this cake and how to try to smooth it out.
So I made up some more cream cheese frosting- and took another attempt. Working from the top down. I have new appreciation to cake decorators. What a skill!!
I kept spreading and shaping and scraping for 30-45 minutes till I was satisfied.
I remember my mom showing me how to pipe one type of cake border when I was a teenager. I have not attempted it since.
I mixed up some red cream cheese frosting and bagged it. (We chose red because 40th Anniversary is the year of the Ruby) I quickly tried my hand at the border on a piece of napkin. Looked decent as I could do. Took a deep breath and did the bottom layer. I was quite proud of myself.
Attempted to do the top layer. WOOHOOO. We were getting there.
I will admit the roses were purchased. They are Wilton Candy Roses Chad has a great eye for placement and stuck the roses on the cake
Changed tips and piped on a big 40 on the top.
Honestly can’t believe how it came out for our 1st try as a team. Neither of us knowing what we are doing.
The In-Laws loved it. ALOT! We learned that night they never had a wedding cake before and so they were quite excited by this one.
(It’s always good to win over the parental units right?)
So — for the blogging world we share our 1st attempt at icing/decorating a cake. We learned alot and actually looking forward to trying again in the near future!
And I will admit- the cake was DELICIOUS and MOIST