I was honoured when asked to make the wedding cake for one of my son’s best friends and his fiancée. Knowing Kyle since he was a fairly young and entertaining character, it was really nice to see him marrying Nikki; such an amazing young woman!
We chatted about cake flavours, design and size and came up with a simple but elegant cake.
TIP: Playing around with cake pans is great way to get a bit of an idea in designing layers and sizes of cakes.
Everything went smoothly from baking to assembling the cake. And as I finished the cake late the night before the wedding, I was pleased with how it came out. That’s however when I ran into trouble! Not having made a cake this big before, I never thought about the fact that a 3 tier cake for 150 people actually weighs a lot and I was barely able to lift into the fridge that night. Panic set in when I tried to figure out how I was going to get the cake to the car to take it to the wedding. If I could barely carry it the couple of feet to the fridge, there was no way I was going to be able to carry it to the car!
With my son, Glenn and his friends and almost every one I knew who would be able to help, already at the out of town wedding venue the night before, panic started to set in! My daughter (living in Vancouver lol) came to the rescue by asking one of her friends here in Calgary. Thankfully Derek came to the rescue the next morning and carried the cake to the car! I then just had to make the hour long drive and hope the cake arrived in one piece — which it thankfully did. All that was left to do was add some flowers to the cake and it was ready to go…