Monday, September 7, 2009

My Brother's Wedding Cake



So, as most of you already know, I made my brother's wedding cake. His wife specifically requested cupcakes, but I thought it would be a sin to not give them a cake to cut (and to freeze for their first anniversary). One day, she came down to DE with my mom and we looked at cake books. She picked this green cake out of a book. My mom and I went completely crazy trying to find the perfect way to display the cake and cupcakes.

The baking itself took about 14 hours. My mom made most of the chocolate cupcakes before I arrived at her house on the Thursday before the wedding. Immediately after my class was over (3 classes--9:30-4!!) I drove to NJ to make the rest of the cupcakes and the cake. We baked until 5:30 in the morning!!! Even the puppies couldn't stay up with us (and they are the type that follow your every move). We were a real team!! In the end, we used 51 sticks of butter (hand over the title of Butter Queen, Paula Dean!), and countless amounts of milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla. It turned out beautifully.


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com

Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com


Photo courtesy of Ryan Mayfield www.rrphotographypro.com



Pops with his two favorite girls!


A little family humor!

Doug, me, Brad, mom

Brad and Gab

Mom, Brad, me


2 comments:

~m2~ said...

nothing surprises me when it comes to how talented you are, and my mouth actually watered at your cupcakes (because i know how delicious they are, first-hand) -- but GIRRRRL you outdid yourself here!!

congratulations on gaining a new sister :)

Nur said...

Hi,
Beautiful cake and cupcakes. Is your cake stand custom made? It looks classic. Did you use colored sprinkle sugar to cover your cake? Everything look so sweet in lime green. That includes you!!

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