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Andrew and Erin's Wedding Cake

The wedding was at the most beautiful venue; Hernder Estate Wines.  Our ride out the estate was more eventful than I would have liked though!  I have never been so stressed out delivering a cake.

For this cake I made a 2 layer 10" round pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling; a 3 layer 8" round lemon cake with cream cheese filling' a 4 layer 6" round with two layers of pumpkin and two layers of lemon.  The bride and groom are keeping the top tier for future so it has both flavours.  I also made a 10" square slab cake of pumpkin and one of lemon.  I had the cake all ready the night before to ensure it was nice and cold for the drive out to St. Catharines.  As it was covered in buttercream the cake couldn't travel in pieces.  In hindsight I should never have put the cake on the stand until we got to the venue and I should have added a 3 layer to the bottom tier.

This was a family wedding that we were going to and Miss E was going up with my parents which ended up being a very good thing as we would not have had room for her and the cake in the car.  Plus she did not need to be there for the stress of the ride!  Mr T and I barely made it off our property and the cake almost fell over.  We spent the next 40 minutes on the highway completely stressed out as the cake was wobbling all over the place.  We stopped for some lunch and I rearranged the "packing" of the cake.  Thankfully it made all the difference.  The rest of the ride was much smoother.  We were able to deliver and set up the cake just as the guests were starting to arrive for the ceremony.  The florist had left the extra flowers for me to use to finish decorating the cake.

After the cake was set up and pictures taken Mr T and I went to the hotel to take a break and get ready for the reception.  We didn't have enough time to make it back for the ceremony but at least the cake was in one piece! :)

Congratulations Andrew and Erin!


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