Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Golden Anniversary Cake - 4/10/2010

This was a 50th wedding anniversary cake. This was my first cake made just with buttercream icing and without the security of the flawless look of fondant. I also made 50 cupcakes to go with the cake. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the icing had a golden color to it. It was topped with a '50th Anniversary' cake topper to finish the look.

The hardest part of this cake was making it big enough for the order and not looked completely pieced together. I had to use 4 9x13x2 cakes. The left two cakes, stacked one ontop of the other were white cake and the right two were chocolate. I also learned a new trick on this cake. To make the buttercream have a smooth and finished look, after icing sets for a couple minutes, use a flat paper towel to smooth the lumps and bumps.