Wedding Cake Trial Run
Okay, spent tonight assembling the trial run cake for Dinah and Eli. I've been working on the components a bit every night this week. We settled on flavors weeks ago, but I wanted to provide a few decorating options. I'm no artist, but Dinah had some ideas, and I had some ideas, and Will had one or two, and between those I put together a few options on one big schizophrenic cake. I'm driving it up to OC tomorrow for Dinah and some of the rest of the family to get a good look and make the final decisions. And to see my adorable new nephew. You know, from the last wedding I did a cake for.
So, the pictures... the individual white cake layers (the spirals are simple syrup, helps keep the cake moist). Oh, I used a wire slicers to horizontal slice each cake into two layers and it worked really, really well. Way smoother than hand-slicing it with a big ol' knife. Each tier is three layers of cake, with one layer of pomegranate and one layer of lime curd in between. White chocolate buttercream on the outside. You can also see the different decorating ideas I tried. Candied lime slices in various arrangements. Smooth sides, vertical stripes, crazy stippling patterns. Surely amongst all that is some perfect combination of features.
I'll take some live-action cake-eating pictures tomorrow.