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Wedding Cake - Mr & Mrs Stafford

Last weekend Krumbs catered a wedding at the Newcastle town hall. I got to do the wedding cake and cupcakes.  Miss E was staying with my parents so I was able to work Friday night and finish Saturday morning without any distractions.  Mr T took himself to bed super early on Friday night, so it was just me and P.S. I Love You playing on the TV while I worked away.

The wedding cake was an 8" and 6" tiered vanilla flavoured cake with salted caramel filling.  Purple is a really hard colour to do for me in fondant.  I really don't understand it.  I did see a YouTube video a few days ago that made me feel a lot better.  The instructor said purple was really difficult with Americolor gels.  She uses Wilton gels for purple.  Next, time I will try them out.  I was able to get the purple as dark as I could.  Couldn't quite get it to match the ribbon exactly.  I still how it turned out.

On the way to Newcastle I realised about halfway there I forgot to bring my white cake stand.  For once, we were on time and I had to make a pit stop at the Bowmanville Canadian Tire.  I knew that they had a Cake Boss line so I hoped that they he had a cake stand.  Success! And it's really nice.  I was a little freaked when I got outside the store and saw that it was actually off white.  When I got to the hall and saw the hurricane lamps for the candles on the crisp white table clothes, I was relieved.

I loved this topper that the bride and groom had made. I added all the flowers around it, then took it off for traveling.  Originally I hadn't planned on putting the white pearls in the centres of the flowers.  Then I was only going to add it to a few but Mr T thought it would look better if I did it to all 250 of them.  This is what I get when I ask his opinion, but he was right.

For the cupcakes I made 12 dozen mini; 4 in lemon with cream cheese icing, 4 in chocolate with chocolate fudge icing and 4 in cookies & cream with buttercream icing.  These awesome trays from Dollarama no less were perfect for serving them in.  Thanks to Krumbs for lending me the trays.  I went out a bought my own set last week.


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