I‘m not normally a huge baker, but if there’s one cake I’m going to make, it would be my wedding cake. After one practice run for a friends’ miniature birthday cake. I rolled up my sleeves 48 hours before my wedding, and took out the beaten up hand mixer. Yes, that’s right, I also don’t own a stand mixer.
A lot of research went into what kind of cake flavours should be featured. I settled on doing a two tier semi-naked cake with two flavours that contrast each other but also can stand alone – 6” vanilla lemon curd on top, and 8” tiramisu on the bottom.
Since I’m not a regular baker, finding the right cake recipe is crucial. I’m a big fan of How to cake it, and settled on doing the vanilla cake recipe as a base. I filled the top with store bought lemon curd (PC Black label) and bottom with coffee soak, mascapone butter cream and cocoa powder.
On the big day, my mom decorated the cake with fresh flowers. After standing in room temperature for a few hours, the vanilla buttercream was of perfect texture. The cake was a success. Although my husband didn’t get to try any before I I packed up the leftovers for a friend. Was it worth? absolutely. But it’s likely going to be a while before I bake again.