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.

6 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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