I am a firm believer that everyone should have a wedding cake when they get married. Whether you get married in a county jail, a million dollar country club, or if you elope in Canada. My favorite couple, Nassim and Sp8, got married in Canada a couple of weeks ago (I previously blogged one of their wedding portraits) and this past Saturday one of Sp8's friends (the would be Best Man), threw them a congratulatory dinner.
When I heard about the dinner I knew immediately I was going to make them a little wedding cake. You just can't go without a wedding cake when you get married. I don't mean a sheet cake either, that doesn't count. It has to be at least 2 tiers. Those are nobody's rules but my own. I feel strongly about it.
So I set out to make the cake. Let me just say, I am fortunate enough to have minions. Without these minions I could not have finished my cake on time, so thanks to my sister Tara and bestie Lesley. These minions were kind enough to use the fondant to make the little decorations in the one mold that I had. Each of these little leaves, flowers, birds, and twigs then had to have the excess fondant cut off of it. Not to mention us all having our hands dyed from mixing the colors for the better part of a week. It's a process. A long one.
The cake itself was an applebutter spice cake with nutmeg/cinnamon buttercream frosting (under all the fondant). I dislike fondant so I wanted to make sure the frosting that was going to be under it was really tasty, and it was.
The recipe, taken from allrecipes.com: