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Zack & Heather's Wedding Cake

It's hard to believe that my "little" cousin Zack got married today. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great reception.  My cousin Alexa and I worked on the cake as a team effort.  She does amazing cake work herself but as a bridesmaid and wedding planner she was a little busy.  She baked the cakes on Thursday and brought them over to my place to put the cake together.

As we were covering the cake only in buttercream we needed to build the cake and ice it all at once.  We wouldn't be able to bring it to the venue in pieces otherwise there would be gaps between the tiers.  The 12" and the 6" tier were both carrot cake with cream cheese filling. The 10" and 8" tier were both a vanilla butter cake with salted caramel filling.  Once put together the cake was so heavy.  We just had to pull out one shelf in our fridge to get it to fit.  I had a panic attack at about 5 in the morning worrying that the shelf wouldn't hold the weight of the cake, but it survived alright thankfully.

I bought the cake topper on Etsy and added extension "legs" as the flowers were covering the word "more".  Alexa picked up the silk flowers to match with the decor.  The roses ere big beautiful blooms; I took off a few layers of petals so that they wouldn't be so overwhelming on the top.

Mr T and I brought the cake to the venue in a laundry basket.  Real classy! But it worked.  I also brought my white cake stand to set the cake on.  It made it to the venue in one piece with no adjustments needed.  Phew!

Congratulations Zack and Heather!


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