Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Cake

It has been a long old week and I'm exhausted and here's the reason. The Cake. The Bride had requested a big cake that made an impression and as she was getting married on 07.07.07 I suggested a 7-tier cake. It seemed like a good idea back in February. It seemed much less of a good idea this week. This top picture is of the top 3 tiers sitting happily in their box ready for transport.
Mum and Dad came with me to the Hotel and helped carry it in. I couldn't lift the bottom 4 tiers, they were so heavy! We managed to get the top rested on the bottom, but I knocked one of the frills off, so had to do some on-the-spot repairs. (Note to self - stick with the diet, those spare tyres are not very attractive!)
And here it is in all its glory - what do you think? I was just very relieved that I didn't have dismantle it to cut it! That honour was given to The Pastry Chef in the restaurant! The bottom tier was fruit cake and all the rest were chocolate almond.
So this week will be all about knitting and sleeping. Well, at least today it will be, as I have 2 birthday cakes and a 3-tier Wedding Cake to do in the next fortnight! Silly season at the moment you see!

9 comments:

daisie said...

that is astonishing! it's beyond cake really isnt it! congratulations on a very good job very well done!

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning!! Well done you!!

Working Mom Knits said...

Good Job BOB - or would you be Wendy? Obviously your Dad is Lofty :)

Love the cake! The Bride - and Groom - must have been THRILLED!

picperfic said...

amazing Michaela! You look lovely too! I feel honoured to have seen the cakes naked earlier in the week!

picperfic said...

not that I was naked of course...but the cakes were lol

Jayne said...

Blimey, that's impressive, you clever girl!! We're celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary next year ..... fancy attempting a twenty tier cake?!!

sharon said...

Gorgeous!
Fabulous job!
You deserve time to knit and sleep now!!!

Sussex Yorkie said...

What a fabulous cake. You are clever.

julie said...

what an incredible cake!I don't know how you do it - you are obviously incredibly patient and steady-handed!