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Nichole and Will's Wedding Cake

A former coworker asked me to do her wedding cake.  A few weeks ago we drove out to Niagara Falls on a very blistery gloomy Saturday.  Traveling with a two tiered icing covered cake is stressful on a good day, but in what turned out to be a 2 1/2 hour drive in a snow storm with an accident blocking lanes on to the Burlington Skyway bridge was CRAZY!

This was an 8 inch and 6 inch tiered cake with ombre effect in purple roses.  When decorating with the roses, I normally start and the top and work my way down.  For this cake I started and the bottom with the darkest purple I could get.  Then after each row I lightened icing a little.  I ran out just as I got to the top.  Grr!

When we go to the venue, Double Tree Fallsview Resort and Spa, beautiful hotel, we headed right to the reception hall to drop everything off.  I realised that I didn't bring a cake stand.  So we had to quickly run out to Target.  With all the stores closing, who knew what I would be able t find.  Thankfully I was able to find a set of 3 for really cheap.  I have no need for more stand like this!

By the time we got to our hotel I was so tired!  We had 10 minutes to get ready and catch a cab back to the venue.  Instead we decided to forgo the ceremony and take our time getting ready.  It was nice to relax for a few minutes knowing the cake was safely delivered.

Before the reception we sneaked back into the room to set up the cake and cupcakes.  Nichole had purchased the topper from Etsy which fit perfectly.  Both tiers were chocolate with Nutella filling.

The mini cupcakes were lemon with lemon buttercream icing, cookies and cream and chocolate with salted-caramel filling and Nutella icing.  There were 4 dozen of each.

Congratulations Nichole & Will! 


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