Love the new forum! I posted as AnnieBlue a few times on the blog requesting help with my brother’s wedding cake, and Patrincia asked for pictures in this thread. Well, I couldn’t figure out how to link or post them there (I tried to post, but it never showed up), so I hope it works here.
All the recipes were from Rose’s wonderful cake book. I modified the mousseline buttercream by whipping in nearly a pound of fruit puree per batch. It held the emulsion and tasted intensely fruity, barely buttery at all. The secret is to work the fruit in very very slowly, a spoonful at a time, but this mixture doesn’t freeze well and tends to break after thawing. It’s delicious fresh though.
The simple beribboned wedding cake is pictured on my blog here. The Transformers Optimus Prime groom’s cake is pictured on my blog here. I also made a little cake for the brother of the bride. He and his wife were celebrating their first wedding anniversary the day after my brother’s wedding, so I decided to surprise them with a 6-inch 3-layer All American Chocolate Cake soaked with Chambord syrup, filled with two layers of raspberry buttercream, and covered with a mixture of 2/3 white fondant and 1/3 chocolate fondant, all painted gold to match their wedding theme of gold and autumn leaves. That’s pictured here: