Ivory and Lavender Bridal Shower Cake


I made this gorgeous ivory and lavender cake for a bridal shower this past weekend.  The top tier was lemon cake filled with lemon curd; the bottom tier was chocolate fudge cake filled with chocolate ganache and raspberry jam.

I think one of the challenges when starting large(r) projects is estimating how much you'll need in terms of ingredients - as well as time.  It doesn't matter what industry you are in - it all comes down to resources and time!  Just to give you an idea of what goes into a cake like this ... 6" and 9" square cakes, 3.5 quarts of buttercream, an entire recipe of chocolate ganache that uses 1lb of chocolate, a pint of lemon curd, just over a cup of raspberry jam, and about 7lbs of fondant, between covering both cakes and the embellishments.  And yes - a lot of time as well.  Whew!


Laura and Jay - wishing you a beautiful wedding day and a lifetime of happiness together!

4 comments:

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

All of that time and effort really paid off! Looks stunning!

Kristen said...

Thanks so much Christine!!! :)

Rachel said...

Kristen! Thank you sooooo much for all of your hard work on this beautiful cake. Laura and Jay absolutely loved it! The bridal shower was a huge success and your cake received rave reviews for both style and taste! I can't wait to host another party so I can have you make another cake!! :-)

Kristen said...

Hi Rachel! I am SO happy to hear that Laura and Jay and everyone at the bridal shower enjoyed the cake! :) Always happy to make you a cake - we'll be in touch soon!