This last week was full of wedding cake baking, practicing and decorating! I had to practice a bit before actually decorating this cake since this decorating technique was new to me. You know what they say, practice makes perfect!
After baking, the next step is to frost the cake. To see my time lapse video of the frosting process, click here! This is the quick and easy way to show you what goes into frosting the cake. I've decided that I need to invest in a cake lifter so I don't have to drop the top layers down onto the lower layers. The more layers I have to stack, the more dangerous it gets. Disclaimer: the mallet at the end of the video is used to push the dowel all the way through the layers of cake and the boards the cakes are on. It's the secret trick of bakers who aren't strong enough to push the dowel all the way through a layer of cardboard.
After getting the cake stacked and smoothed to my liking, it was time to add the ribbon. I have used ribbon on a cake before but for some reason, this ribbon wasn't being very friendly. After about 2 hours of struggling with the ribbon to stay on the cake and cooperate with me, it was time to move onto the scrolling! Here is another time lapse video of the scrolling process. It didn't take me as long as I thought it would and it was actually pretty fun!
Here is the final product! Once I finished this, I moved onto the small red velvet cake that was used for the cake cutting. While frosting the red velvet, I decided to add the scrolling to finish the look. Having the cake with only ribbon, didn't seem to match with the theme that I was trying to create. Sometimes you have to make a spur of the moment decision during the process. People who know me, know that I am not good at spur of the moment decisions, but I am learning! A few minutes later, the cakes were complete.
After all the work I put into each of my cake orders, I know I am in the right business because I still love it, even on little sleep and covered in frosting.
I am Lindsay, the owner of Lb Cakes, LLC. I will be updating my blog regarding my adventures of being a young entrepreneur in the bakery business.