AskMeCha: What do you know about wedding cakes?
My sister has asked me to make her wedding cake. I have our grandmother's fruitcake recipe (she made the family wedding cakes for years), but as for the rest, well, I'm terrified.→
[More:]Luckily they're earthy types and are not going super-fancy with the wedding (though they figure there will be about 100 people). I found instructions for making a tiered cake
, which doesn't look too difficult. She doesn't have a clear idea of what she wants, but seems pretty open to whatever my step-mum and I may come up with. There are a few people in his family that require a gluten-free cake so we're making one separate cake for them, which will also need to be decorated. The wedding's at the end of July, so I'll be making the fruitcakes this weekend and soaking them with rum & sherry weekly until the week before the wedding.
I have never put together a wedding cake before. Ideas? Anecdotes? Words of wisdom? Words of warning? Hope me, bunnies! Please!