This was the cake we had been waiting for! Vanessa & Derek came to their consultation with a few things already decided. Vanessa wanted the bottom 3 or 4 tiers to be fake and just have enough cake for the 100 or so guests. Derek figured that if you are going to have a seven tier cake, it should be seven tiers of cake. He won.
Vanessa had also told us as soon as she came that she didn’t want chocolate. She doesn’t like chocolate cake. But, she tried a sample of the chocolate. We won. They ended up ordering seven tiers of our Decadent Chocolate cake, filled and frosted with our Vanilla Bean Buttercream(43 pounds of it!).
This was the cake we bought our Cake Stacker for. We were
just a little pretty nervous… but I’m pretty sure our friends and family were even more nervous than we were. So Cake Stackers to the rescue. But then we ran into the little glich of how do the two of us little chicks carry a cake that big? Easy. We enlist family. 🙂 The two biggest and strongest family members we could find(thank you, Toby and Joey!), and it wasn’t without struggle that we got the cake delivered to the Old O.
Vanessa’s flowers were in rich, deep tones, with red roses, moonvista carnations, deep orange gerbers, bright green button mums and berries. We recreated these with gum paste, and when we delivered the cake, we were thrilled that the colours were bang on!
Vanessa sent us a lovely card following the wedding:
Anna & Margaret,
Thank you so much for our spectacular cake! It was so impressive the way you made the flowers. When I first saw it I actually thought they were real.
It tasted amazing! Many guests said it was the best cake they had ever had. It was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding.
You were both a pleasure to work with.
Derek & Vanessa
In all, this cake was amazing to work on and gain experience with. Many thanks to Vanessa & Derek for entrusting us with such an undertaking.
Click on any of the pictures to see a close-up of the cake.