My first son got married and that was the first wedding cake that I did, with LOTS of help from my mom (OK... she did most of it) I Don't know if I would have ever made the leap from birthday and everyday cakes to doing a wedding cake without her help.
My second son got married... and now I was flying solo as mom had just had surgery on her neck.
A few things I learned...
- If you every wanted to open a bakery you should move to someplace closer to sea level, baking cakes and High Altitude don't mix well (especially Big cakes) It took me 3 tries to get the 16" base baked before I got it right.
- Two or Three stand mixers would have been a huge blessing... Mixing 60 cups of cake batter, and all the frosting with one mixer took f o r e v e r.
- Patience is a long time.
- Four tiers of wedding cake is VERY Heavy
To be honest it was something I enjoyed and I will always find a lot of pride in saying that I made my Son's Wedding cakes...
And you know what they say, "Third times a Charm" Two down and One to Go :)