“Yes of course I’ll bake your wedding cake!”
This has recently been spoken by me twice, despite in no way thinking I can actually do such a thing. It also doesn’t help my confidence that I have certain family members who really can and do make stunning wedding cakes! However, I did make this chocolate wedding cake for a lovely friend and her new husband. (Gorgeous cupcakes not by me!)
It happened because the beautiful bride won the cake I made to raffle off at a Macmillan coffee morning last September, they loved it and wanted the same thing for their wedding. Who am I to deny them that? The cake was made up of three layers of chocolate silk cake, with a ganache filling and iced with chocolate buttercream roses. I did end up feeling like I was on the Bake Off, really nervous it would all go wrong, but I got it done in the end!
The wedding came together with the help of our church community all getting stuck in, with a very organised bride-what better way to begin married life! So here’s to doing our bit for each other, using the skills we have, however we may feel about them, and celebrating life together.
Stay tuned for wedding cake number two later in the summer, and also, the happy demise of my awkward gas oven!!