I was asked to make a wedding cake. And I am one of those people that will pretty much attempt anything and have hopes I can make it work.
And I now have a ton of respect for the wedding cake bakers of the world. It took a ton of time, a lot of money, and a lot of patience. Granted, I honestly dont really know what I am doing, but i still have a lot of respect.
I made a from scratch caramel cake, with a homemade caramel filling and a barely caramel buttercream. And I covered it with fondant. That is probably not something I would do again since my fondant know how is not Gigantic cake savvy.
After I covered with the fondant I got a bit worried because it buckled under the weight of it. I either made the fondant too think, or the icing too thick. Didnt matter because I had committed and now it was time to decorate.
It turned out ok. I learned a lot, thats for sure. Also, I probably will not make another big wedding cake again. Ill leave that to the professional bakers out there!
The scariest thing was getting it to the church. I was a nervous wreck for sure. But it made it there safe and sound, and we got in in the church even though it weight a million pounds. Wedding cake making is serious stuff, ya'll.