Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Faglardo Wedding

OK, so their name isn't actually Faglardo.  Last month, my friend Adrienne Filardo married Kyle Fagan, and they asked me to make their wedding cake.  Their wedding was going to be a simple, low-key event in their back yard, but they needed the cake to serve 100-125 people.

The first stepwas baking and icing the cakes.  The bottom and top tiers were Guinness chocolate cake, and the middle tier was vanilla.  All were iced with vanilla buttercream.

They had a couple of styles in mind, but they decided on a 3-tiered peach colored cake with white icing decorations.  The cake was covered with peach fondant and the dots were made with royal icing.

The finished product.
 I have to say that the cutest part of the cake was something that we copied from - the cake topper.  Adrienne and Kyle have chickens, so when they saw an egg cake topper, they knew that was what they wanted.  It was actually really easy to make, just decorating a couple of eggs to be the bride and groom.  And, yes, the eggs were hard-boiled first.

But that's not all!  Adrienne wanted to surprise Kyle with a personalized groom's cake.  He's a home-brewer (he actually brewed the beer that was served at the wedding), so of course that was the perfect idea for the cake: Faglardo's Lager.  I told her I would make a beer mug for him, and her only requirement was that it had to be Red Velvet cake.  I was a little hesitant about cream cheese icing and fondant, but after a little searching I found a great Cream Cheese Buttercream recipe that was fantastic.

So after the wedding was over and dinner was served, it was time to demolish the cakes.

 I don't think I've seen cake disappear so quickly.  It was a great night, and I wish the bride and groom all the best.  Congratulations!