Monday, September 22, 2008

Julie and Noah's Wedding Cake, Part One: An Introduction

Two of my favorite people in the world are getting married this Saturday and I volunteered to bake their wedding cake.

Why not? I love them!

I am making a three tier cake:
  • 12 inch bottom: chocolate filled with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries
  • 9 inch middle: rose's sour cream banana filled with sour cream ganache
  • 6 inch top: GF, sugar free white cake filled with raspberry jam and raspberries
  • whole thing frosted with swiss meringue buttercream

I am only freaking out about the 6 inch cake.

Well, I am also freaking out about the whole thing.

So far, I have calculated that I need:
  • 953 grams cake flour
  • 1790 grams sugar
  • 147 grams cocoa powder
  • 16 sticks of butter, not including what i need for the 6 inch cake
  • one cup of sour cream
  • 4 bananas
  • 2 lemons
  • 24 eggs, not including the 6 inch cake
  • untold amounts of raspberry jam, sugar free
  • lots of fresh raspberries, this might be difficult
  • half recipe sour cream ganache, haven't even looked at it yet
  • unknown amounts of GF flour (don't know yet)
  • unknown amounts of agave syrup (don't know yet)

Stay tuned friends.


  1. I wish I could be there to help you. I would make tea for you and give you lots of encouragement. (I would also wash up the large amount of messy dishes you are going to make!)
    Good luck! What a lovely thing to do for your special friends.
    Looking forward to seeing the results.

  2. melinda, i would love for you to keep me company and help out! oh well, you'll just have to do it over the blogosphere.
    keep your fingers crossed.

  3. I can't wait to see pictures of this wonderful cake. I am sure you will do great. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

  4. Good luck! Rose's banana cake with sour cream ganache is one of my favorites...great idea for a wedding layer!

  5. laurie, thanks!! its so nice to see you on the blog :)

    amanda, thank you! i made the banana cake last night and was reminded how good (and easy) it is. might have to make another one for me!

  6. oh, you definitely should make another one for yourself!