This is the other reason why I was so tired after last weekend. After getting home really late from Rhinebeck on Saturday night, I had to wake up very early on Sunday to bake. A friend of mine commissioned me to make her a wedding cake for her wedding in November. She and her fiance were coming over on Sunday afternoon to taste the cake flavors and make a decision on what they want.
Oh, didn't you know I make wedding cakes? Well, honestly I have never made one before. She called me in May and asked if I could make her wedding cake and cater her reception (for after the church) with appetizers. I was a bit shocked that she had that much faith in my baking skills. I spend Thanksgiving with her family every year ever since I moved to NY 7 years ago and I always make elaborate pies and cakes for their Thanksgiving feast. This is quite a honor for me to be asked, but I still had some trepidations and still do.
Of course, I had just found out I was pregnant and didn't want to say anything until I went to the doctors to confirm that everything was okay. I agreed and was optimistic that the pregnancy wouldn't hinder me in my normal activities. Hehehe...boy was I wrong! I didn't know that I would spend the first 4 months of my pregnancy on the couch or in bed all day. A few months later, she called me after I announced my pregnancy to see if I could still help her with the wedding. I said that I could still do the cake, but there was no way I could make the appetizers and cater the reception. It would be too much work for me.
The cake is going to be 3 tiered. I baked 3 cake flavors: strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. I paired them up in 3 ways. They ended up choosing the vanilla and chocolate with mocha butter cream (bottom left cake slice).
Stay tuned to see if I flop or succeed in a few weeks. This is going to be a fun and interesting challenge.