“Mrs.” Pink Cake Box (102)
So as many of you know…I got married on June 30th in Cape Cod. All in all it was an incredible, happy, beautiful and unforgettable day.
However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you a little story about my very own wedding cake….
It all started the Monday morning before the wedding. I was fortunate enough to be able to use the pastry kitchen at the Wequassett Inn where our wedding reception was being held. I met the head pastry chef, Jessica, who may not realize it, but basically prevented me from throwing me cake in the garbage!
I filled, iced and fondanted the four layers of my cake. Chocolate with peanut butter filling, and white cake with hazelnut – frangelico filling. It was a tad warm and humid in the kitchen that day…which made fondanting rather difficult…but I still felt confident. Until I got back to the kitchen Tuesday morning to retrieve my cakes from the walk-in refrigerator. The Cape Cod humidity had rendered my fondant…..wet and sticky! The worst sweating I have ever seen! I began to dowel the cake regardless, determined to make my cake, complete with champagne colored bows to match my dress, and 40 pink and green sugar roses I had made the week prior.
After a few minutes, however, I started to panic, as the moisture had left the fondant swollen with water. Fortunately, Jessica was able to think a little bit more than I was at that moment, and convinced me that throwing the cake in the garbage was not the only solution. “Take the fondant off. And ice it in buttercream. We can put fresh flowers on. The sugar ones will melt!”
I was grief stricken! My perfectly planned out wedding cake was not an option! I contemplated the idea of not having a wedding cake… or throwing a few Entenmann’s on the table…but my mother, supportively suggested that was not a good idea
Needless to say, I finished the cake….not happily, and in my opinion, not well! But it stood through the wedding….and Jessica was able to use some beautiful flowers provided by our florist to decorate the cake the morning of the wedding.
The morals of the story….I will never try to use fondant or sugar decorations in Cape Cod or any other humid/tropical venue!
I will never make my own wedding cake again…Just kidding
I attached a pic of the cake, as well as sugar flowers that never made it onto the cake, and the lobster cookies we made as favors. We also had a great candy table, for which I’ll have to post pictures after I receive them.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the vendors who made my wedding day beautiful:
My friend and fabulous opera singer, Laura D’Avella
Andrea and Jessica at Wequassett Inn
Jo at Noteworthy at Four Seasons – 1117 Mount Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960