Wedding Cake 101 



I’m not an expert at wedding cake decorating. I’ve only creating three wedding cakes, but with each one I have improved my wedding cake making skills. 

Let’s get this out in the open right off the get go. I don’t like fondant. I don’t use fondant. The fondant roses on the cakes below were created by my sister. 

I’ve learned that when creating a wedding cake you need the right tools and the right procedure!

The right tools are needed.

  • Cake layer cutter
  • Angled spatula 
  • Cake boards and dowels 

The right procedure is needed.

  • The right ombre colours
  • Level the layers 
  • Crumb coatsFrosting, levelling the cake, putting layers together, and crumb coat were done the day before. Only the decorating needed to be done on the morning of the wedding, on location. After watching a cake decorating tutorial I discovered crumb coats which has changed my cake decorating life! I might be in love with crumb coating.
  • Layer by layer
  • Dowels and cake boards. 

This was the first time that I have used dowels and cake boards. Such a important tools for putting a cake with more then two layers together. As you can see in the above layer, the dowels are level with the cake. Then you place the next layer on top, which is sitting on a cake board. 

  • Put together at location if possible! 

So far, I have been able to put my cakes together at the location. This is very helpful as there is less chance that you will have a messed up cake when you get to your location.

The above photo is my working station on location. I don’t know if you can tell from the photos, but I put it together in a workshop!   That was a first! At least it was a prettied up workshop. 

If you make cakes, do you have any tips for a newbie? Any disaster stories that go along with transferring a cake from one place to another? 

If you don’t make cakes but love to eat them, what’s your favourite style and flavour for a wedding cake? 

    I’d love to hear from you!

    How to Make a Bicycle Pull-A-Part Cake Step by Step


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    Happy Birthday Sister!

    Happy Birthday Sister!

    The correct term is a Penny Farthing. The high wheel bicycle came into being in the 1870’s. I think when we were kids we had a high wheel tricycle, so not quite like this because it had two wheels on the back.

    So, why a penny farthing as a pull-a-part cake? My sister loves bikes! Any kind, but mostly the older style of bike. Her birthday was coming Continue reading

    Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili


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    Quinoa Chicken ChiliMy sister made this for us while I was visiting one weekend. It was delicious! Especially after coming in from a morning of snowshoeing! It was delicious and filling.

    From what I remember she got the recipe from a friend. I am sorry that I don’t know where Continue reading

    21 Day Fix: I’ll Start Tomorrow. I’ll Start Now!



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    “It’s just one cupcake. I’ll start my diet tomorrow.”

    After eating a ton of food at a get together you say to your friends, “The diet starts Monday.”

    Tomorrow comes and so does Continue reading

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    determinationThe following is a post taken from my Instagram. Day 19 of the the 21 Day Fix…. it’s almost done… determination means preparing not only for meals AND workouts!

    Determination! When going away for the weekend take what you need with you. No Continue reading

    21 Day Fix: Meal Prep



    21 Day Fix Meal PrepTonight I prepped meals for the first time…. EVER! Yes, I went through 1 round of the Fix without prepping meals. I was lazy and also a student so I was home more often so I knew what was in the fridge and just got it out and put it in the containers and ate it.  Continue reading