Life is getting into a more consistent swing and I felt that I could take on a cake project. My friend's brother got married and she wanted a wedding cake for the happy couple even though this was second marriage for both of them. (It's always a good idea to have a cake!) Needless to say, I felt up to the challenge.
The idea of making a fancy wedding cake for someone's special day is nerve racking to me b/c it is going to be remembered for all eternity and therefore, it must be perfect. Luckily, however, it was only to be a casual reception a week after the actual wedding ceremony, which relieved me of the major nerves I would have felt otherwise. (WOO HOO!)
I got all psyched up and emailed different ideas and pictures of all this detailed scroll work and fancy monogramming and such only to have them ask for dots.
"But can't I do at least a little scroll work?...PLEASE?"
"If you must. But NO fondant."
"What? But it will look so much smoother with fondant."
"We don't like the texture."
"But fondant is a lot easier for me to smooth on a cake."
"It'll be fine. No one will notice anyway."
"FINE. But only b/c it's you."
So, despite my begging and pleading, I was NOT allowed to use fondant but I did manage to widdle them down and add a little bit of fancy stuff. What do you think?
I think it turned out nicely, especially after being away for so long. Everyone liked the design. It had the dots and also a little something extra to make it special.