Well, due to unforeseen circumstances (which will not be discussed here, so don't ask!) I was unable to finish the wedding cake, and my poor mum had to ice the top two tiers herself. She did a very good job! Unfortunately I haven't got a photo of the cake but I will make every effort to get one (just as soon as the gallivanting bride and groom are back from Kenya) It was a stressful event, much worse than I anticipated, although I daresay circumstances made it a bit worse for me.
There were 3 attempts at the middle layer, and to this day I have absolutely no idea what possessed me to make it in the way I had decided to... ie in one layer. For future reference, it doesn't work! Well it probably does but it would need a lot of experimentation to get the timings absolutely spot on, and a few days before a wedding isn't really the right time to be trialing stuff like that! Once sanity and sense had been restored and I made a good old fashioned Victoria sponge - in two layers - it worked perfectly well. I assume it was a hit since I didn't get any cake - there was none left!
The favours seemed to go down a treat, although the loot bags for the children - although good to keep them quiet - did cause a couple of squabbles. And I was quite pleased with the effect of the centrepieces as well. Just the right size I felt.
Pictures as promised:
The favours (for the ladies, the men got cacti )
The table centre pieces:
And a little display for the table with the guest book on:
I have to say I really enjoyed helping my mum plan her big day, and it was lovely to see her enjoy it so much. Will I do it again for someone else? Mmmmm only if they paid me a LOT of money! And gave me more than a few months notice as well.
It is Caoimhe's birthday next month. We're having a shop-bought cake!