In what will perhaps reveal itself to be a stupid idea, I’m thinking of making my own wedding cake! The husband-to-be has requested it because I made him a carrot cake, from a recipe I found on Pinterest, for the first birthday he celebrated after we started dating. It was a pretty delicious cake, and he’d like it for the wedding, so I can’t really let him down just hours after becoming his wife!
I figure/hope, as long as I prepare myself for making the cake, and aim to get all other jobs sorted with a few days to spare then it shouldn’t be a problem – I know there may well be a mountain of unforeseen last minute nonsense that crops up to distract me from the time needed to make a cake, but I’m up for the challenge!
Besides, I’m thinking of keeping it simple. No super-fancy three tired masterpiece showing of an array of piping skills, instead it will most likely be a naked cake, or have a simple covering of buttercream. However, I would like to make something a little special to add to the cake and that’s where a book like Mich Turner’s Cake School, published by Jacqui Small, is going to come to my rescue!
Mich Turner’s Cake School
Mich Turner is the artist behind the Little Venice Cake Company, has created cakes for The Queen, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Cheryl Cole, Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham and has even been honoured with an MBE medal; so it’s fair to say she knows how to decorate a cake!
Here are some of her gorgeous creations…
For a clear idea of what’s in the book here are the contents for you:
Making & Baking Cakes
- Cake-baking methods
Putting it all together
- Fillings & frostings
- Covering & assembly
Making & Baking Cakes
- Hand piping
- Hand moulding
- Hand painting
Sources & suppliers
Mich definitely has all areas of making a cake covered, and with the process being broken down into chapters, it appears much less overwhelming!
Filled with photos
There are tons of fantastic photos in the book, including those essential step-by-step shots, making it easy to follow. You could use this book as a guide to learn the techniques and then design your wedding cake around your new knowledge. You could combine techniques, change colours to suit your theme, and pair up cake and icing flavours of your choice to create a totally bespoke cake for your big day.
If you’re thinking of making your own wedding cake, or want to hint at a family member to make it for you, then Mich Turner’s Cake School is an awesome choice. I think I’m going to spend the next few months ‘testing’ cakes just in case the carrot cake isn’t the best choice; starting with a deliciously interesting sweet potato cake!
Book: Mich Turner’s Cake School
Published by: Jacqui Small
Mich’s cake company: Little Venice Cake Company
This isn’t a sponsored post, however I did receive a free copy of the book to review