Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wedding Cake - Mission Complete


Summertime finally decided to visit Chicago this weekend. After weeks of glorious, mild temperatures and lots of sunshine, Mother Nature unleashed a beast of a heatwave, with choking humidity to boot. I don't mind the warmth; I like it actually. Chocolate mousse filled cakes with real buttercream frosting, however, don't appreciate it. All of that cream and butter weep with heat, and even wedding cake novices know better than to suggest these types of cakes for summer events. Of course, a four-tiered yellow caked filled with said mousse and frosting was today's order. I'm a dumbass for agreeing to a mousse-filled cake in mid-August, but I'm also a dumbass who likes a good challenge. Extreme caution and proper temperature control was crucial. The cake was delivered to a mansion in Oak Park and stacked on site with a little help from my sister Colleen. She excelled at her rookie wedding cake delivery, blasting the AC in the delivery car, and only smudging the cake with her finger once, and in a manner that was easily fixed. Thanks for the help Miss Col!

5 comments:

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Wow, I am so impressed. I completely understand about not making certain frostings in certain weather. Being in the sub-tropics here, you would be crazy to do something like that unless you like in an airconditioned bubble!

Talita said...

Wow! Looks fabulous! Great job!

Lisa Michelle said...

What an outstanding cake! Wedding cakes terrify me, so I choose not to do them! I'm amazed you managed such a great mousse and frosting finish with the weather! Kudos!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Beth!

Dad

Luna said...

that is an awesome cake!