They Did It!!

 

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The happy couple🙂

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My sister’s wedding has officially come and gone. We spent an amazing weekend in Napa visiting vineyards, eating amazing local food and of course celebrating my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding. First things first is that they could not have chosen a better city or venue for their wedding. The feel of Napa is so laid back and it is absolutely gorgeous. Second their venue was incredible. They had the reception at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards which is up on a hill with amazing views and we had dinner in the cave which was spectacular. Unfortunately since I was on maid of honor duty my friend was on photo duty so I don’t have photos for your now, those will be coming hopefully next week, but what I have today are cake photos, as you see above! The cake was a three tier, two layers of chocolate and one vanilla with raspberry filling, frosted with a swiss buttercream. The peony is for Kara and the Texas Ranger’s T is for John, something for both of them. I made the cakes on Thursday night and froze them and frosted the cake Saturday morning and gave it to the caterer so I could focus on the wedding day which was Sunday.

Below you will see the process for the cake. I made the fondant pieces a week before then carried them with me so I didn’t have to take the time to make them there. It was an awesome experience and I loved making this for them!

Cake recipes from Smitten Kitchen

Vanilla buttermilk Cake and Chocolate Butter Cake

Swiss buttercream frosting

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Letting the fondant dry in the wine glass cabinet.

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The stove I had for cooking! It was awesome!

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Making the frosting

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Rehearsal dinner.

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