So now I have arrived to my final part about My First Wedding Cake! The delivering of the wedding cake had been playing on my mind: Should we take the cake assembled or take the 3 tiers separately? How would the flowers be placed? Would the reception room be ready (i.e. no reason for anyone to move it once we left)? Would the reception room be air-conditioned? Would hubbie be able to carry it (safely!)?
I had even read lots of blogs and FAQs about delivering wedding cakes and I even asked my cake instructor if it was okay to take the 3 tiers already assembled. In the end I did deliver it assembled as you know and I am glad because of the cracks issue – that was my concern about assembling the at the venue! It also worked out quite easy to assemble the flowers because they were on wires and I had already placed the flower spikes (plastic holders that you stick the stem of the wired bouquet in) in the right spots of the cake.
I was happy and starting to get a little excited. The cake was there, it looked beautiful with the ocean backing (just couldn’t get any great photos with the right lighting on the cake and being able to see the colour of the ocean). My only concern was if anyone noticed the imperfections of the fondant or if the colour of the flowers didn’t go well with the rest of the room. Would the bride like it?!
Now you may have noticed the little cakes with A and M on them. They were my little surprise. This beautiful couple have 2 little girls and after getting Miss A’s approval of my pink frangipanis I got the idea of making her a flower arrangement of her own! The little cakes were vanilla ones in case the girls didn’t like fruit cake. And when we delivered the cake to the venue a table for the children had already been set up with colouring books and after activities, so I was so pleased that it was a children friendly wedding (as I thought it might be!). During the reception when I was taking some sunset photos of the cake I heard Miss A telling someone that the cake with the A was her cake and the other one was her sisters! It didn’t take her long to work it out
So the cake was delivered, photos were taken and there wasn’t anything else I could do! Well except go home and put on a dress!
As I have mentioned the wedding was Hawaiian themed and the men were allowed to wear shorts! Hubbie had his favourite Hawaiian shirt that he bought in Bali in 2002. I found a nice dress with flowers on it before Christmas. So it was easy getting ready! And I remembered to drown myself in sunscreen including the part in my hair (which was still recovering from its last burn!).
The weather was absolutely amazing. It was forecasted to be 37 degrees Celsius and there was not a cloud in the sky. Hubbie and I had lunch before the ceremony outside and it was pretty hot so we were a little worried it might be too hot, but once we got down to Trigg beach and under the trees it was just perfect!
Everyone really embraced the Hawaiian theme and the it was such a colourful affair. The groom was relaxed, their daughters were adorable and the bride was stunning – with even a frangipani in her hair I also liked how the celebrant dressed in theme.
After enjoying a few cocktails at the Soda Sunlounge it was time to go to the reception and god I was hoping the cake was still standing and everyone liked it.
When I saw the coloured hand-printed canvas on the table I was so happy. Lots of colours! And not only that, there were different coloured lanterns hanging around the room. I felt quite confident the colours of the flowers went well with the theme!
It was a cocktail reception right on the beach and it was an absolutely beautiful night. The weather continued to be perfect and there was still not a cloud to be seen. Usually clouds make for great sunsets, but I thought this night’s sunset was stunning!
I received many compliments about my cake, lots of photos were taken and I was even congratulated! As I said it was a bit of an epic journey so I’ll take those congratulations that I had made my first wedding cake and survived! I really hope the bride did love the cake and I am completely honoured to have been given such a responsibility!
I am always asked if I am upset when the cake is finally cut into. Strangely I am not. Once I have my photos all I want is for the cake to be enjoyed and that means eaten! I was given some compliments of the taste of the cake too, which is an added bonus. One lady said it was a “good nine” – I’ll take that! We caught up with some of the family today and a few of them had enjoyed a piece last night and said how moist it was. Yay! My cake has been eaten and enjoyed! That is all one can ask for