Friday, 12 October 2007

Wedding Cake Update

Canadian wedding cakes are usually sponge cake or chocolate cake, but I wanted to provide a traditional oldfashioned fruit cake, the sort seen at weddings in the UK.

and so..... the ingredients....

mix it all together...

bake for two and a half hours making the whole house smell delicious.....

douse well with sherry and cover with marzipan.....

and then take the three cakes to Susan for her expertise in decorating... remember Susan? The cake is currently in the back of my car ready for transportation to the reception.

Tell you all about the wedding next week!




26 comments:

CanadianSwiss said...

Oh! And I thought fruitcakes were something traditional in Canada! It was, back then.

You're quite amazing!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Craver Vii said...

I didn't think I would enjoy making the cake, but then you gave permission to be doused with sherry...

photowannabe said...

That cake is just lovely. What a wonderful job.
The wedding will be spectacular and you will be beautiful. We need to see you in that hat too.
Looking forward to all the pictures forth coming.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Wow! Well done Susan - and well done you, of course, for what is underneath the icing!!!

tut-tut said...

Just stupendous. Now keep it out of harm's way!

Craver Vii said...

*hic* (grinning)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy...

sheoflittlebrain said...

Beautiful cake! Looks like you did indeed find the right decorator.
The fruitcake looks and sounds delicious. Truth be told, too many wedding cakes here in the states are pretty, but bland and just taste of sugar..

Annie said...

That could be a wedding cake for royalty. I'll bet it gets rave reviews for taste and looks.

Neva said...

This looks amazing...I imagine it tastes wonderful....I can almost smell it!!!

hope you are able to stop by for my 100th post!

Fizzy said...

OH I neeeed to read all about thewedding. The cakes look lovely. I am about to start my christmas cake baking session soon. I bake for the whole family and it takes a lot of fruit and a lot of oven time... the house smells wonderful.

I loved both of Susan's creations. A very creative lady indeed. I think the cat should have been put back though

Wild Rose said...

What a stunning wedding cake. I love fruit cake and am busy feeding my Christmas cakes with brandy.

Marie x

lettuce said...

yum

and what excitement
:o)

Deborah said...

I am one of a few people I know who enjoy good fruitcake. I've not seen a fruitcake made for a wedding before. It's beautiful!

My best to you,
Deborah

Ginnie said...

I can taste it now (did you save a piece for us?) and can hardly wait to hear all about the wedding!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful cake!

teeth whitening

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. Imagine that must be delicious. I have never knowingly tasted a cake made with fruit. So that would be unique to me.

madretz said...

the cake is spectacular and all those ingredients make my mouth water! mmmmm. it's getting down to the wire now isn't it?

rosemary said...

Have a WONDERFUL time....the cake is really great looking. Have lots of pictures ready to share.

Lilli & Nevada said...

what a nice looking cake that turned out to be, I didn't know fruitcake could be used for a wedding cake, Now i am not fond of fruit cake but once you got all that decorating done it really looks yummy.
Looking forward to photos of the wedding.

Peter said...

Nice of you to let us share the cake - at least symbolically!

LC said...

I know very little about cakes except that I like to eat them. Hope the reception goes well. Looking forward to an update.

Lizzy said...

Were your guest surprised it was a fruit cake, or could they guess, becuause of the icing?

Ming the Merciless said...

I prefer good fruit cakes to sponge cakes too. My mom makes the best fruit cake.

The wedding cake is gorgeous! Susan did a great job.

Peggy said...

Oh My God! You made a wedding cake! It looks great! Our house always smells so great when I make Christmas cake, so I can only imagine what yours smelled like.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Wow. You made that. Awesome.

And nice wedding pictures as well. Lovely bride and hopefully they're doing quite well.