It actually happened to me a year ago…
When I first got the request from my childhood friend,
I was thinking how can I manage time for making such a big cake without professional tools and in the limited amont of time.
Since I was kinda busy & lazy person who love sleeping, I wished to have a proper sleep the day before I attend the ceremony
coz I was also asked to do some performance during the party.
While I was desparetely reading one recipe book,
I suddeny reached to one idea. – a sugarcraft cake:D !
It said sugarcraft cakes are originally come from British, which use sugar paste to cover the dry fruit cake with some alcohol so that can be kept for a year…
That’s the one!!! Google had been my great teacher since sugar craft cake is not common in Japan.
First thing to do when making a sugarcraft is make a sugarpaste.
I learned that I need to complately dry all parts before I stick it together X( !!!
Inside of the sugar arts, I had to bake a fruit cake separately.
Only dried fruits and nuts were put and covered with the brandy and sugar.
It took me for 4 hours to finish all chopping, mixing & baking.
but I could do it a week before the ceremony. Thank god I still had time to prepare for the decoration…!!
before start the decoration,
fruit cake needs to be covered by marzipan.
After that, it was re-covered by sugar paste & decorated with other parts made of sugar paste as well 🙂
It took me an hour just to decide the dots pattern….
After I covered everything, I put the sugar ribbon & pearl on the top, then it was finally done :D!
When I was carrying the cake to the church I was dying due to the big pressure not to break the wedding cake :((((
Although it took such a long time for preparation,
I was so happy to see my best friend’s stunning smile at the special day.
That was the biggest cake that I ever made in my life.
At least I can say that I was not very lazy at that moment 😛