Friday, December 11, 2009

Wedding Cake

So here is my big unveiling. I made a wedding cake. Hazzah! My friend, Naomi, got married yesterday and asked me to do her cake for her. She was one of my Beehives when I was in YW, and now she is married. I feel my age today.
I have to admit there is some pride that goes along with making a wedding cake. I was really happy with the way it turned out. But not really because of me. I really think that flowers make the cake.
I am not going to give the details of making a wedding cake because I don't think any of you care. And by any of you I mean Becca. Thanks for reading my blog Bec. Making a big 'ol cake is involved and kind of boring, but I will give you a tip about making cakes in general. If you are making a cake with a cake mix and want your cake to be a little more dense, and super yummy, put in a package of instant pudding that matches whatever flavor of cake you are making. This will make your cake extra moist and yummy.
And also here is a good recipe for frosting. I use this recipe when I am decorating birthday cakes and the like. I don't like shortening frosting as a general rule, but it is the best way to go when you are decorating a cake. You can also split the shortening half and half with butter.

Buttercream Frosting

1 c. shortening
2 Tbs. water
1 tsp. flavoring-vanilla, almond, or butter
4 c. powdered sugar
pinch of salt- this takes a bit of the edge off of the sweetness

Combine shortening, water, and flavoring. Add powdered sugar. Mis well for about 30 seconds. Then beat frosting for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
This makes a stiff frosting. If you like it thinner, which I do for general frosting of a cake, add about 2-3 Tbs. more water. This will thin it out nicely.


Hillary said...

OH MY GOSH! I am SO impressed! What a talent you have! And by the way, I do read this blog, I am just too lazy to leave comments and post anything of my own! I will try and surprise you this week!

Wendy said...

It is beautiful! Good work! You are do anything, right?

Anderson said...

Mindy, I LOVE it! The cake looks fabulous (though you're right... the flowers are dominant - what gorgeous accessories)! Thanks for the frosting recipe. I actually have it on a post-it somewhere, but it's nice to have it somewhere a little more "concrete" (can you call online "concrete"?). Way to go, lady! Enjoy your restful, non-cake-doing time! You earned it! :)

Katherine (a.k.a. Katie) Corrigan said...

beautiful! well done!!

Andrea said...

The cake was beautiful, you do great work! I also thank you for the buttercream recipe.