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Maria and Dave's Wedding Cake

I was so excited to do Maria's wedding cake or cakes rather.  I even went out and bought 12" round cake pans, something I swore I would never do, but I am so glad I did!

Each tier is a different flavour and with that I did 4 dozen mini cupcakes in each of the four flavours. 

I bought these silver trays at the Dollarama.  They fit 4 dozen mini cupcakes perfectly.  All the liners were silver foil as well. I made little place cards identifying the flavours.  Thankfully it was a cool night as I was able to store them sealed on the balcony because there definitely wasn't room in the fridge!

To deliver the cake I put the bottom two tiers, chocolate and vanilla together.  I was worried by doing a 12" cake that it would take a long time for the centre to bake and outside would be dry.  However, my chocolate cake recipe did not fail!  I did a double recipe and got the two 12" layers and 4 dozen mini cupcakes out of it.  I did the same for the vanilla cake.  The top two tiers, pumpkin spice and coconut lime I put together for travelling so when we got to the venue I would only have to join the two sections together and wrap the ribbon around.  

I got to play with the flowers.  So exciting.  I was handed a bucket of flowers to choose from to decorate the cake with.  The flowers were so gorgeous.  It was hard not to go overboard.  First I added the sparkly M & D then placed the flowers in as I thought would look nice.  

I love how this cake turned out.  At first, I was worried that the 2" ribbon would be too much but it looks just right.  Not to mention it hides any uneveness between the layers.

Even though I still have one more cake to bake and my kitchen needs a good hosing, I am done for the day!  

Congratulations to Maria and Dave!  I'll be following the evening on Instagram :)


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