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Old 06-08-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Corazon's wedding cake

My sister, Fiona, is getting married next year and I've offered to make her wedding cake. I'll keep updating this thread throughout the long cake process, so every time you see it pop up, it will be new info or questions.

Her and her fiancee came up this week and I was able to make them two little testing cakes. One cake is chocolate with a raspberry liqueur moistening syrup that I brushed over the cake to keep it moist and give some flavor. The cake was layered with a raspberry buttercream and the frosting on the outside is a chocolate buttercream. The other cake was chocolate with a lemon syrup, layered blackberry buttercream and frosted with a lemon curd buttercream. Here are a few photos, I'll post more details later, along with the tasting results...
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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Cora...very impressive. Just don't ask me for help on cakes. I pretty much suck at most baking.

How did the lemon and blackberry taste together? Those two flavors can clash sometimes if the amounts aren't right.

Can't go wrong with raspberry and chocolate though.

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Old 06-08-2006, 04:11 AM   #3
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Mmmm... those cakes look divine!

The pinkish cream layered between the chocolate cake looks so pretty. I bet it tastes amazing too.
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:33 AM   #4
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They both look gorgeous! My only thoughts would be to make a very stiff buttercream for the layers, especially if you're doing a larger cake. The weight of the upper layers will squish the buttercream down and make it look very messy when it's cut. So - stiff buttercream fillling, and thin layers of buttercream. (voice of experience, here ).

An answer to this might be doing a series of cakes on tiered stands; there are some beautiful ones out, and you might even be able to rent one from a catering supply outfit.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:09 AM   #5
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For a trial run, those look wonderful, corazon! I echo what Marm said about stiff buttercream and thin layers of icing inbetween the layers of cake (from experience, too!). If you plan on going any higher than you did, be sure to use the dowl rods for support.

Here's a link for the cake stands marm was talking about:

So which flavor did your sister and future BIL like best?
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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Wow! They both look delicous and beautiful! You are so talented! Wish I could be the taste tester!
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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Your cakes are always so beautiful and they look delicious too!!!Your sister is very lucky to have you!!!
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Wow... I have seen beautiful looking cakes but not particularly appetizing, also those ugly duckling type cakes that you must taste them to believe them... well your cakes wonderfully reaches the best of both worlds, and this is only a practice run, with the rest of the year for you to hone in on the perfection!! Cora you never cease to amaze me!!
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:39 AM   #9
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I'll take a slice of those! Great Job!
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Wow! I wouldn't even know where to start! These look great.

If you need a tester I'm close by...( well sort of anyway!)

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