Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wedding Cake Made Simple

Scripture to Live By: 
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.  Ephesians 5:22-33

These last two weeks have been very busy.  We spent a week in Ohio with our daughter and her family.  We went to my husbands sisters 80th birthday celebration.  Which was so nice to see so many family members and friends.  It was a great birthday celebration.  His sister is a lovely person.  We are so glad we could honor her.  

Then during the week my husband and I saw four doctors.  I had ear surgery and my husband had a cat scan.  We went to our granddaughter's, Kids for Truth year end ceremony.  


Our granddaughter married a wonderful young man.  This post is about making the cake for her wedding this same week. I felt so honored to make their wedding cake.  So if you ever decide to make a wedding cake like this, here is what you will need:

12 cake mixes (whatever flavors you desire)
36 eggs
4 cups of oil
Water

For the frosting you will need:
12 cups of Crisco
24 cups of powered sugar
1 2/3 cups of evaporated milk
12 teaspoons of vanilla
6 teaspoons of butter flavoring

Make as directed:
2 6" layers (I made the 6" layers marble)
2 9" layers (I made the 8" layers vanilla)
2 12" layers  (I made the 12" layers chocolate)
2 16" layers  (I made the 16" layers vanilla)



Put equal parts of the batter in each pan. 
Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for approximately five minutes in pans.

Next, cut off the raised top of the cake to level it.


Put cakes on plates and/or card boards to fit the size of cake. (You will need to put a hole in the center of the cardboard that will be stacked on layers, to keep the cakes from sliding when transported.)
Then spread a layer of frosting on each bottom cake and place the top layer on it.  Frost the top and sides of the cakes as shown below.  



This seals the cakes until ready to decorate.  

My granddaughter and fiance chose a very simple but elegant cake. It was very easy to decorate.
They chose small white dots on the entire cake, with white borders.

Measure support pegs to fit the layer depth and put six of them approximately 3 inch in from the outer edge of the cake all the way around the cake.  You will need to have a center peg to go through both layers.  


Next stack the bottom layers and put borders.  


When you get the cake to the reception hall assemble the cake.  
I placed this floral arrangement between the bottom two cakes and the top two cake.  See here to make a the floral arrangement.



My son and his daughter were at the hall putting flower arrangements on the table so I let them hold the post while I put the top two layers on the cake.  (Yes she is the bride)


Here is the finished product. The bride was pleased.  




Now that everything is set at the reception hall, it is time to hurry, so we will make it to the wedding on time.  




Awe, we made it! 
The bride's grandfather had the honor of performing the ceremony.  


The groom is awaiting the entrance of his bride.


The first two girls are the bride's sisters.  


Here comes the bride on the arm of her father.


All smiles from the happy couple who are now husband and wife.  


Off to the reception.  Everything was so lovely.  


Cutting of the wedding cake.  What a beautiful moment.  


How we rejoiced with this beautiful couple as they begin their life together.

God has certainly blessed them.  


Hope you like their wedding cake.  

Blessings, 

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14 comments:

  1. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  2. It turned out beautifully. They make a lovely couple and really are blessed to have such a wonderful family!

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    1. Thank you Marie. Yes, they are a lovely couple and we are so blessed to have these beautiful grand children. Thank you for your encouraging comment.

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  3. Very pretty cake and your granddaughter is so beautiful!!! Congrats to them!

    I read on your profile you have been married for 49 years - what's the secret? Too many young couples give up so easily nowadays... :(

    PS: Found you via Modest Mondays :)

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    1. Bibi, thank you so much for your comment. The secret of 49 years of marriage is trying to please God in following his instruction for marriage. As a young Christian I began to study God's word on marriage and sought God to apply to my marriage what His word said. God has kept our marriage together. The first 7 years was a push pull marriage then I ask God to make our marriage what He wanted it to be and He is faithful to us in our marriage. Thank you for asking.

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  4. Such a sweet post...and beautiful job on that cake!! Very impressive! Come visit me at Frugalhomekeeping :)

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    1. Thank you so much Marcia. Your comment is so encouraging. Blessings.

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  5. WOW! You are definitely a multi-tasker! Can't imagine making a wedding cake in the midst of all your busy activities. The cake is simply elegant, and the bride is beautiful. What a blessing to get to share in that special time with them. Thanks so much for sharing this post at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.

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    1. Thank you so much for having your Link Party and for taking the time to write such an encouraging comment. You are a blessing.

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  6. Oh what a fantastic cake. It is stunning and your grand-daughter is beautiful. Such a lovely couple and wedding. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you so much Marty for your encouraging comment, and for the Hugs. Have a great week and come back soon.

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  7. What a gorgeous cake! I don't know how you do it all!! Thanks for taking time to share with us at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  8. This is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. What a blessing to have such talented grandparents. The cake is beautiful.

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