Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Wedding Shower

This past weekend the ladies of our lifegroup at church hosted a wedding shower for Lindsey (pictured above with her fiance' Andrew...this is not a picture from the shower).
I took on making the cake for the shower. Lindsey requested a vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting. This was my first attempt at a tiered cake. One of the hardest parts was figuring out how I was going to get it from our house to the church where the shower was. The design on the cake was taken from the napkins. The other hardest part was trying to match the napkin colors with the icing colors, which I was never able to get exactly how I wanted. Overall, I was pleased with the outcome.
We had delicious food to nibble on while Lindsey opened her gifts, including chocolate covered strawberries (made by Sherisse)...yum!
The hostesses of the party with Lindsey ...Jodi, Sherisse, Lindsey, Angie, Jean, and myself (nice side view for those wanting a pic at 28weeks!) and can't forget Carrie (not pictured b/c she had her sweet baby girl the day of the shower).


Karina said...

Nice job on the cake! Did you use a stencil for the pattern? I tried my hand at a fondant bow last weekend and learned quite a few lessons in the process. I love making cakes, too, but it's not as easy now with the baby! Excellent job!

Sarah said...

For the pattern, I piped it with buttercream icing after I drew out the pattern on the cake using a toothpick. I am hoping to take a fondant class soon.

Karina said...

I'm even more impressed now that I know you freehanded the drawing! That is just not in my genes! There are directions for making the fondant bows on the back of the package of Wilton fondant. I have never made my own fondant from scratch, but I bet it would taste better. What I discovered was...1. You need more than the 14 strips they recommend (more like 20). 2. For some reason, some of the loops I made broke once they had dried. 3. Be sparing on the icing you pipe into the middle of the bow to hold the loops together. I had to end up digging out alot of it, and some was still pretty visible. I am making a chainsaw cake for Rad's second birthday in a couple of weeks. We'll see how that goes!

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

That cake is great!!!! I'm so impressed!! Looks like a beautiful shower. And that pasta fresca - yum!