(Closed) Baking Challenge

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@upstatebroad:

For our wedding we will be making our own cupcakes, cookies, pies, danties & food.

Yup, we are insane.

However, Future Mother-In-Law has offered her culinary prowess for the food side & my mother (who I inherited my sweet tooth from) has offered to help with some of the sweet treat baking.

Also my aunt is a professional baker who will be making the small cake (for cutting) & sharing the recipe so I can make matching cupcakes if I want.

So, I am not alone in the daunting task, but it is still going to be a huge job ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just spent 10 hours decorating cupcakes with my sister for my BIL’s holiday party at school tomorrow.

The first is a walrus, or the angry walrus as we named him. Then a polar bear, then a snowman (duh).

For our wedding, I made a couple of things myself: A cherry pretzel pie, chocolate chip cookies, and homemade caramel (both for favours and then had the leftover caramel put out on our late night dessert buffet).

 

Post # 7
Member
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I baked my brothers wedding cake and will be making my own.  I am making a 4 tier fondant monstrocity LOL!!  It will be tons of work but I love baking and cake decorating is a hobby of mine.

Post # 9
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding was in October, and while we did have a cupcake/cake combo make by a baker, I also baked gingersnap cookies and blueberry muffins!  ๐Ÿ™‚  

Cake Dessert photo 8

Cake Dessert photo 7

The reaction of my guests was totally worth it!!  ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 11
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@upstatebroad:  HAHA!  I know right?  My stomach was growling at me as I was finding them and posting!  lol

Post # 12
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2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@dodgercpkl:

now I want blueberry muffins.. and cookies.

it is a good thing that holidays start today ๐Ÿ˜€

@bakerella:

those are all super cute!

@upstatebroad:

I am not so sure there will be any left overs (my dad refers to my moms family as “the horde” LOL), but there better be at least an extra cupcake for a midnight snack!

Post # 13
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@upstatebroad:  I get enlisted at every friends wedding to stock the dessert table.  If you can turn it into a baking party with a bunch of dear friends it is a blast.  We like to use gram’s church as they have 3 ovens and lots of work space (donation of $25- we get frequent baking discount LOL). 

I also get sucked in to doing many wedding cakes (my mom always did them).  If you are going to attempt your own I recommend at least two trial runs if you intend to stack them, one if you are going to use the cake stands where every tier is separate.  I also recommend you not just do a trial run at baking and decorating but transporting.  Transporting is where everything goes wrong.  Pick a friend who lives same distance away as what you will be transporting and suprise them with a cake!

With the right supplies and a lot of patience DIY wedding cakes are doable but nerve wrecking!

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