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Monday, October 11, 2010

How To Make A Wedding Cake! Part 1

        Well thank you everyone for helping me blow past that 100 followers mark! :)
       Today I would like to show, drumroll please, how to make and assemble a wedding cake, part one!

                  Okay so first, depending on if you want a classic circle cake or a square cake, you will have to have pans accordingly.  They also have specialty pans, like heart shaped and star shaped.
So in the picture above, minus the extras, this is a pretty simple cake.  I always bake two of each layer to make the cake nice and tall.  
                    So you mix up your cake mix and pull out your pans.  First!  Heres a huge helping tip to not get the cake to stick to the pan, there is nothing more annoying than that, you are going to want to use Crisco and rub it all around the pan and grease it.  I always just use my fingers, it feels nasty but its the easiest. You are going to get wax paper and put your pan on it and trace around the bottom of the pan onto the wax paper.  Now cut out circle on the wax paper, make sure and cut it just a tiny bit smaller and it should work.
                Now take the circle and put it in the bottom of the pan, and put a more Crisco on top to make sure it is firmly stuck to the bottom.
                 Now, Pour your batter in!
                You are going to want to use towel strips, which is just what it sounds, cut up an old towel and get it wet, and safety pen it around the cake pan.  Have you ever had a cake that was more crunchy on the outside and not done in the middle? Well thats a problem when making a large wedding cake too!  So the towels help insulate the outsides so the whole cake cooks at a more even rate.
               So now, you have cooked them and they smell and look beautiful no doubt.  You take them out of the oven, and let them cool inside the pan for 15 minutes or so.  Take a knife and run it along the edges of the pan, but they should be pretty loose.  Now those strips should keep the cake pretty flat but if not, use a long serrated knife and lay it on top of the edges of the pan and slowly cut off any excess that has exceeded the top of the pan.  This should make it pretty even!
                    For the bottom layers of a cake you will want to have a board or something very very  study, remember this cake will weigh a ton so it needs to be on a steady surface.  I use a large piece of wood cut into a circle.  For the upper layers you are going to need separator plates that cake be made of plastic or cardboard. You can buy them at walmart or hobbylobby.  I usually go for the cardboard ones.  you want to get ones that are the same size EXACTLY as the layer size, so that the cake covers it.
                   So, take the board and put it on top of your pan with the cake in it.  Hold onto the pan and board and flip it over.  The cake should come out no problem at all!  Once out, You will see your wax paper on top on the cake, simply pull it off slowly and voila! You cake should be pretty and flat!  Now If your cake is still  uneven, you may need to flip it over and cut it with the knife again.  Repeat this will all your layers!  
Tomorrow will come part 2!  

41 comments:

The Loon said...

Wow. I don't think I'll ever try this, seems to complicated for an amateur cook.

Seion said...

Just looking at that blueprint makes me anxious to even try that out!

Also, thanks for your support! I really appreciate it.

musicnote said...

NOt trying it. I've seen that shit on Food TV. Cakes crash easy

hungrr said...

I'm seriously hoping I'll never have to do this.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Sweet, now I'll make my own wedding cakes.
following~

MacPCharmony said...

interesting post!

The Square Circle said...

wedding cake..... soooo hungry.

Willow said...

I don't ever think I could make one. lol

EverythingGuitarz said...

Awesome post!

Nailgun said...

This is awesome, cant wait for part two.

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

That's awesome. I would love to try and make one but I am sure I'd mess it up.

snoobyy said...

so much work for those wedding cakes. real interested to see the rest.

fat daddy said...

nope. not something i plan on making any time soon.

JillDine said...

hahaha i love your blogs man, i'm gonna marry my cat and dog and make myself a wedding cake =P

Jehabbi said...

I would probably acidentally drop it when I would have finished it :p

anontcotrol said...

Seems rather helpful

Habadasher99 said...

I want to eat some cake.

thecatzpajamas said...

woooo cake! too bad it makes us all fat ;[

tortacular said...

highly agreeable.

BradsSportsBlog said...

thats one hell of a cake!

richie said...

WAY too complicated for a puny mortal like me!

Quinn Electronics said...

thats a money saver

miecak said...

Not sure if I will ever make one, but thanks :D

The Cockshiner said...

Seems pretty complex, but I'm compelled to give it a shot.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

interesting, I didn't know that...

GTL4life!

Donkote said...

congrats on the 100 followers! your blog always makes me want to go eat something sugar filled

The Greater Spartan said...

Hehe nice post keep e'm coming and check out mah reviews ;)

crose0689 said...

it would all fall down

amidoinitrite? said...

this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

InformativeGamer said...

Thanks for the guide, my cousins having a wedding soon and strangely enough wants to make the cake... now I can show him how :P

Flippy said...

At first look the outline looked like a blueprint for a minecraft building lol! i'd much rather eat a wedding cake than make one.

happybuffet said...

My friends are actually trying to learn how to bake. This might be an interesting thing to try.

Potato-Head said...

Nice, ill have to show my friend

Sage said...

Graduations on 100! Looks tasty!

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

wow its like art!

YouNostalgiaYouLose said...

congrats! and damn wedding cakes are epic

ilikeicecream said...

wow! this requires a lot of ingredients

Al Gore Supporter said...

Wahh that's amazing and crazy.

Chi-chan said...

There's no way I could accomplish this and make it look good.

Katie Greene said...

holy fuck do i want some caek right now. i'm on atkins. bleh.

Telia Tuli said...

welp
this will save me a ton of money

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