Saturday, March 19, 2011

My first fondant covered wedding cake!

I don't do wedding cakes often, cookies are much less daunting!  But when I do them, I really enjoy it.  I've done a couple dozen wedding cakes over the last 8 years, but this one was a first for me.  I usually use only buttercream, not fondant.   Now that I have a bigger kitchen, it's not so bad baking all of those layers!  My husband brought home a refrigerator case from a grocery store, and that made keeping the assembled layers cold so easy!  I had to make the cake 2 days before the wedding, because we were going to the ceremony a few hours away, and staying overnight in a hotel.  Long story short - it went well!  The open top refrigerator kept the fondant from attracting condensation - which would have run the hand painted details.  The top and bottom layer were dark chocolate with an almond cream filling.  The middle layer was red velvet poundcake with cream cheese filling.  Making all the batter and frosting from scratch and baking and assembling the layers took about 12 hours.


I made the monogram out of royal icing, and hand painted the scroll work with food coloring.  After the groom saw my had painted cookies, he asked if I could paint the cake!   The hand painting took about 8 hours.

 It was a labor of love and so worth it!  I will have to post pictures of the inside of the cake later - my battery died wight when they cut the cake!  I'll get the images from their photographer later.


  1. That looks fantastic Jen! You did awesome!

  2. very cool!! I've only done one buttercream and the rest fondant..I love fondant,its so easy to work with.for me fondant is easier then buttercream. Your cake looks great! :)

  3. Thanks Paula and Jen! It was easier than I thought it would be! Big cakes can be so intimidating!

  4. that just gave me the biggest anxiety attack - Wow Jen, that is beautiful!! Great work, you are really on a roll!!

  5. I am a friend of Katy Reeder and she sent me to your you have a price for wedding cakes? also on facebook you could reach me at Chrissy Gavin