My First~Wedding Cake

I am still making an attempt to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  I am doing what I can, and that is what counts the most to me.  Today I decided to take a cue from the web and post one of my favorite "Firsts". 

I chose to write about the first wedding cake I ever made.  I chose this because although it was no where near perfect, I was extremely excited and happy with how it turned out.  I love cake decorating, and I aspire to own my own cake studio some day just much as I aspire to be a great food blogger some day.

I made this cake for a very dear friend of mine DeJoire'.  We have been friends for 8 years, and I was so excited to make her wedding and groom's cake.  It was about 4 years ago now, and my skills have improved quite a bit over the past few years, but I was very  proud of this cake.



Have you ever felt so happy and proud about something that you knew wasn't perfect, but you gave it your all and did your best, so you still felt great about it?  That's how I felt about this cake.  I loved it, my friend loved it because it was more than she asked for and that was all I cared about really, pleasing one of my best friends.

This was the groom's cake!!!  



Looking back now, I can't believe that I actually put those fake flowers on it, because I have a big pet peeve about that now (only edible flowers and accents-mostly).  Let's also not get started on the cake boards that were not properly covered, :-).  I honestly still have issues with fondant work sometimes, but cake decorating isn't an easy skill to learn, but I get a little better with each and I definitely learn something with every new cake I make.

What are some of your favorite "firsts"?  Please feel free to share in the comment section below so that I don't feel so lonely.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a beautiful, blessed day!!!
Ashley

8 comments

  1. WOW!! Those cakes are awesome even if they're a few years old! More so considering you've said you've improved! :) The wedding cake is far more beautiful than the one I got from Albertsons (we have no cake decorator shops around :() for sure!

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    1. Thank you, and yes, I have improved a great deal and I'm so happy about it. I am sure that there have to be some home based cake decorators where you live. Maybe there are some homebased businesses you could support (if its legal where you are to bake from home) for your next cake.

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  2. Beautiful cakes! I love your tagline "sharing all the things that bring me joy". I just started the Challenge, so I understand the part about doing what I can and it IS what counts!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. I am pacing myself and not trying to keep up with others as I want to keep it fun and not stress about missing a post. I'm here with you, so if you need anything or any support, just ask!!!

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  3. WOW! If that is a FIRST wedding cake the newer ones must be amazing! Stopping by from UBC...I was called out of the house as soon as I posted on the FB page....my apologies for not being able to follow that rule if immediate post!
    I see your point about artificial flowers verses the real deal, but these did not look too "off" :). I loved making my kids cakes when they were younger. A train, a Barbie, a castle. Great memories.
    My first....dress :). My mother was a phenom seamstress. My first dress was a nightmare! I wanted to do it by myself. Chose the wrong fabric, the wrong bias, the wrong,..everything. But I still wore it with pride. Looking back...YIKES! I have since improved my skill and can make many things...with or without being in the bias :).

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Donna. Life is sometimes more important than blogging stuff. I am a testimony to that. I would love to see that dress. I bet its not as bad you think because we are our own worst critics.

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  4. That cake is GORGEOUS!!!! I can't believe it's your first one!!! And what a cool groom's cake, too! I know he loved it and his friends!!!! I've made several "pretty cakes" and they are sooooo much work! I loved them when I was finished, but my goodness...getting there was hard work! You did good!

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