• CELEBRATING 50 YEARS…

Cake – 10.18.08

I received an email from a nice young lady about an anniversary cake for her grandparents, which so happened to be Ben’s great-aunt. She sent me a photo of a cake with the colors she liked and went with a  three tiered red velvet cake to feed 100.

I placed the cake on Golden paper to bring out the topper and accents. I baked 2-14″, 2-10″ & 2-6″ round cakes that will feed a total of 103 people.  I cut a small hole in the bottom of each board the tiers were sitting on for the dowel support system. I  began by icing each tier individually. After the 14″ base was on the board, I placed a dowel rod through the middle of the second tier cake and lowered it onto the  top of the base tier, and again with the top tier onto the second tier. Each tier had smaller dowels inserted into them to support the tier above. After all cakes were iced and stacked, I wrapped each tier with a pink ribbon, followed by a gold ribbon.  Next, I made stencils go around the cake to make guidelines of the perfect size swag so that each tier would come out perfectly. I piped on the swag pearls and then mixed up golden icing and piped the cornelli lace to add elegance to the top of each cake. Finally, I piped the bead border around the bottom of each tier and placed the pink roses around the cake. For the topper, I used a round piece of Styrofoam and inserted different shades of pink roses with tiny gold flowers. After 8 hours baking/decorating, it was complete. Ben and I packed up the car and set off for Erin, TN to deliver the golden goodie.

Thanks, Briana, for the opportunity to play a part in such an amazing celebration. Congrats, James and Wilma Gier! I know your love is an inspiration to many as it is to me. May God bless you with many more loving years to come.

2 Responses to “• CELEBRATING 50 YEARS…”

  1. Gail Baird-Howell Says:

    I love, love, love your cakes. You are truly gifted. I have looked throughout the web and haven’t been able to find a way to make gold buttercream; then I found your cakes. Could you let me in on your secret? I am making a cake for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. I found sites using lustre dust and piping gel, but not buttercream. I would so greatly appreciate your help.

  2. Wow!! I was at their 50th anniversary and the cake was delicious! I was looking up something for my grandparents and found this site=) James and Wilma are my grandparents!!!

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