Friday, June 12, 2015

More Than A Bad Case of Nerves!

by Daphne Martin from Killer Wedding Cake
Gayle Trent

I'm not typically a nervous person. I mean, sure, I get a little stressed once in a while when I'm on a tight deadline. But it's usually nothing a little chocolate can't cure.

Then today it hits me that my wedding is drawing near--I mean, really near--and I haven't even started designing the cake. And that's what I do! I'm a cake decorator.

You'd think that designing the perfect wedding cake for Ben and me would be...well...a piece of cake, right? Only discovering that perfect cake was as elusive as finding a certain great white whale.

I've looked at photographs of hundreds--maybe even thousands--of beautiful wedding cakes. But which one is us? Which one truly embodies both my personality and Ben's?

Take a look at this news clip about the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in Tulsa, and you'll get an idea of what I'm up against. When you see all those beautiful creations, and you know you're only going to be getting the one wedding cake, how do you choose?


**********GIVEAWAY ALERT**********

So, please tell me readers, how did you or how will you determine which wedding cake is right for you? One winner, drawn at random from all comments, will win a tote bag bearing the Killer Wedding Cake cover. Good luck!


23 comments:

  1. My dream wedding cake would be a fantasy/princess theme wedding cake (I am still a child at heart). There so many beautiful cakes, and I just can't pick just one yet. :D
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. A wedding cake which reflects my tastes which are simple but elegant. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. My fantasy wedding cake is lemon yellow with purple flowers arranged around the base. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. My tastes are pretty simple. I would go with taste more than a fancy exterior.
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  5. We were very young and had a very casual wedding, but my new sister-in-law did bake us a cake and put the little bride and groom on top. It was a surprise so special!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  6. I had a very traditional cake. Lots of white royal icing over a very rich fruit cake. The bottom layer was cut for guests to take a piece home. The second layer was put away for our first wedding anniversary & the top layer was put away for the Christening of our first child. All VERY traditional.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. That sounds terrific, Mary! By the way, the random number generator chose you as our winner, so I'll be emailing you in just a bit! :) Congratulations!

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  7. I was agreeable to whatever my former coworker that was making the cake suggested. It was three layers of hearts with frosting flowers.

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  8. I had a lot of food sensitivities and that is how I choose

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    1. Sorry about the sensitivities, Debby, but I'm sure you still came up with something terrific!

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  9. Our choice for a cake was easy. A friend of my husband's family volunteered to make our wedding cake free as a wedding present. So...that's the one we chose. ( :

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    1. I don't blame you, Laurie! I love free! I'm sure it was a wonderful cake too.

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  10. I was anti-wedding for my first wedding - I didn't see the point of a a big splash/ I bought a lovely Pendleton winter white suit and an emerald green blouse and shoes to wear,because emerald is one of my favorite colors and I knew I could get a lot of wear out of the suit. The suit, in fact, well outlasted the marriage. A friend offered her Christmas decorated house and we said yes, thus determining the date of the wedding. I knew I wanted a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and peach roses. We got a sheet cake. It was pretty. The cake was dry, what a disappointment. This time around, I'll be going more on taste than looks. I want a moist cake, maybe chocolate again, but with some tasty fillings, and a good sugar frosting. If it's pretty, bonus. dz87507 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm sorry your first cake was a disappointment, Denise, and hope the next one more than makes up for it!

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  11. We chose something very simple. We were more concerned with flavor than the design. We did taste test quite a few before making our decision - red velvet.

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    1. Sounds terrific! The taste-testing AND the cake, I mean. :)

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