So on Sunday night I set out to do this simple and chic smash cake! What was supposed to be simple was frustrating from start to finish. I started off dying my butter cream, which soon became a bigger issue then it should have been and had me ready to throw my icing dyes out the window. All I wanted was lavender and all I was getting was something that looked grey/lavender in every picture I took (side note, florescent lights really mess with your colors) I usually dye my icing in the daylight hours and let it set (another side note…dyes dry darker) So I like to give it a bit, plus I really can tell the colors better with natural light. WELL….I was running a little behind and didn’t get my icing dyed, so to me I had a grey/lavender and a green/teal and vibrant yellow…when I was done, not exactly what I was shooting for. So as much as I didn’t like this cake, I boxed it up and headed out the next morning…and because the cake had so much butter cream and the road was a little too bumpy…it caused the rosettes to slide (a first)! WHAT?! Are you kidding me? So I arrive at the site for the photo shoot and give the photographer the news…she was so calm. To add insult to injury I forgot my cake kit to do repairs! I scrape off the bad rosettes, vent to the photographer (who was having her own problems with lighting) and ran out the door to make the hour round trip to pick up my cake kit!
Finally arriving back at the photo shoot site, I fixed the cake just in time to put it in front of an adorable 1 year old! Yup all of that for a 1 year old to smash it…can you believe it?! Check out Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography's blog for all the behind the scenes pictures…its really amazing what goes into a photo shoot!
That was only Monday!!! Now for the rest of the week....
The rest of the week was filled with prepping for a wedding of 125 guests! I was hired to do a 4 tiered wedding cake, grooms cake and over 100 guests favor…what a tall order!
I have to say, to date…this was the smoothest wedding I have done. Maybe because all my bad luck was at the beginning of the week or maybe the planning and thinking for a year paid off and I was totally physically and mentally prepped to do this wedding! Whatever it was, I am so thankful this wedding (for me) went off without a hitch!
So, Friday as I’m standing in Jo Ann’s picking up a last minute item…I grabbed a 12 inch divider plate for my cake, instead of a 10 inch…ok one little hiccup for the 4 tier cake. I get a phone call…the order is for tomorrow, a small naked wedding cake (what?!) It’s to be a surprise! My first reaction was, I’m sorry I’m booked…that is what anyone with common sense would have said! Then I second guess myself and call back the grooms sister (at this point, I’ve totally lost it) and ask her more information on the cake; size, decorations, delivery locations, flavor, etc….I get the info and take the order (I know your thinking I’m crazy and your right). So I head home on Friday, not to finish one wedding cake, but to start a whole new wedding cake order from scratch!
With the help of my assistant (my mom) I completed my first double wedding cake day! Both cakes turned out amazing and couldn’t have been any more different from each other!
A surprise wedding cake