Sunday, November 6, 2011
A girl in our ward hired me to do her wedding flowers. She wanted silk because she was getting married and having a reception in Utah and then an open house here two weeks later. This was my first wedding job using silk, so I was already a little nervous, but then she told me she wanted red, white and blue flowers and I was afraid everyone would think it was the 4th of July. I was surprised at how difficult it was to find suitable, affordable silk flowers here - I ended up ordered most of them. They turned out well - I used magnets for the first time too - so no pins needed. Their situation hasn't been good for quite a while -her mom was a single mom raising 3 kids - and they approached me about doing a cake. I really enjoy the food side of things as you know, so I said yes. We did fondant because it had to travel, too, but I had only done cookies with fondant, so it was a learning experience. I was pleased with how it looked, although the top layer had major problems duriing the trip to Utah, the buttercream got warm, the fondant started to tear at the edge and slid down the side of the cake. They got it patched and put a flower over it, and I made a new one for the open house here (I was planning to do that anyway) All in all it was pretty fun and looked good.