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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Congratulations Akua & Tillman!


My first wedding cake! This cake was wonderful to make and I think is the best cake so far. I also think my friend Akua and her new husband Tillman were surprised. I was so happy to do it for them! This is just buttercream on the outside, instead of the normal marshmallow fondant I use. The look is supposed to be a little less perfect and formal, with MMF flowers. There aren't so many opportunities to make cakes so large, so this was an excellent experiment. Hopefully soon I can post some pics at the wedding too!



Surprisingly, it was pretty easy to make and stack. Also, the new TKmaxx store has an excellent baking section (discounted no less) where I have been picking up new tools weekly. I think I am supporting this section all by myself! Hope it stays there.



The top tier is vanilla with a plain vanilla & almond buttercream, the center in chocolate with chocolate ganache and the bottom is vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream (Thanks for the vanilla beans from Tanzania Kat, they were really useful!)

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