Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wedding Cakes! Vintage Suitcase and Tree Stump Groom's Cake

We have eaten the last piece of cake.
We have eaten the last piece of cake that is not in the freezer.
I am sick of cake.
Well until next week maybe.
The final days before the wedding, I and my step mom Rachel, took up mixers and enough butter to choke Paula Dean. ( I love ya Paula!!)
In fact our tally was.....10 c butter, 38 eggs, 25 c flour and 6 1/2 c sugar later- plus cake pops- and a burnt cake which will not be discussed in this post.

Rachel set out to conquer the groom's cake. Our new son in law loves to hunt and shoot as does his father and new father in law-
so I fashioned some marshmallow fondant deer horns- of which were wrong, redone, wrong again (according to men) and then just settled on.
Insert the look of the mother of the bride on wedding overload covered in powdered sugar looking over her glasses ready to slap the next man with cake advice.

Rachel created the cutest tree stump ever!!
Tree before antlers and leaves

I took on the vintage suitcase cake. And made a massive mess in the process...a neat baker I am not.
painting marshmallow fondant tags

working on hat box

the suitcase- never weighed it but it was heavy!!

Our cake pop display

 Note- Do NOT dip frozen cake pops- It indeed makes the stick stay in place better and is actually easier to work with but when the cake thaws it cracks the candy coating-
How to fix?
Double dip when all the cracking is done
This results in goofy shaped, heavy coated, unique imperfect pops I like to call....
vintage style-(just go with it)

We also- no I also bought cakes at Costco- lots of flavored cakes which meant we had cake coming out our ears. See first comment on post.
My poor company got nothing for dessert but cake-
They almost got nothing for breakfast but cake!
 My lovely daughter and her sweet new husband cutting cake.

 Here is the final cake spread- Go big or go home (take a piece of cake when you go please)

As of today I have been a mother in law for....
12 days now!
Slowly getting things back in order. I have a cold, the house is still fairly messy, some of the wedding items still need to be put away or sold, it snowed a foot of new snow and it will not get out of the 30's (mid April here!)....but the wedding is over and I can relax. It was a great time..
You can see some of the first photos HERE and see wedding prep posts HERE
or Click on A Southern Belle With Northern Roots and hit the wedding category.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I never saw a suitcase cake before and this is so perfect. I love it. Thanks so much for joinig Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Those are about the cutest cakes I ever saw. Love the huge display of wonderful goodness. I don't think I could get sick of cake, but that does look like a lot of it. Ha! That suitcase cake is just too cool!
Beautiful job!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You are a brave woman! I would never attempt wedding cake, but you did an amazing job! A suitcase cake? Darling!

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


LV said...

Such talent in cake making. I have never seen a suitcase cake. You did a super good job.

Schulz Family said...

visiting from french country cottage. The styling of this is amazing. I love the cakes. You did the happy couple proud

Ivy and Elephants said...

What gorgeous cakes! So unique and creative. You both are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Congrats on your newly expanded family.

Jann Olson said...

wow, one cake is hard enough, but to do so many. Really amazing artistry! Love, love the suitcase! Thanks for sharing your talents with Share Your Cup.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Exquisite cakes - so unique! You're a cake artist! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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