Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Making my wedding cake

Marc says I shouldn't contemplate it. Rachel planted the seed in my mind. Emily suggested I rename the blog 'Pen, Paper and Wedding Cake'. On some days I think it'd be cool. On others I think: 'that's one thing I don't need to add to my plate'. Except it is, clearly. Mmmmm.

I want to!

But, in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that there are added complications:

(1) Our wedding is strictly Kosher. Since we'll be serving meat, the cake can't have butter in it.

(2) I'm leaving for Israel a week before the wedding and in Israel we don't have a working oven. Any cake I make will have to be transported from London and decorated sur place. This means I need a cake that will keep well for at least a week.

What does this leave me with? A non-dairy boozy fruit cake! Do any of you have a recipe for this random concoction? The research starts here.

I'd just feel such a phenomenal sense of pride if I could make my own cake! It's my thing, and in Israel cake ceremonies are rare, so it'd be special (as would be serving an English fruit cake!).

So tell it to me straight: am I crazy to want to make my own cake? I really want to know what you think!


Anonymous said...

Vanessa - b'sha'a tova on your wedding!
If you need cake decorating supplies in Jerusalem, the Israeli distributor of Wilton products has a store in Givat Shaul on 24 Kanfei Nesharim Street. Reena Joy and the phone number is 02-654-2299

Nadia said...

I don't think you are crazy. I just think that its a lot to take on and you'll be stressed enough as it is as the day draws closer (making sure everything is perfect). On the other hand, it would be really special if you did make the cake. I think that if you know you can handle stress well, then bake the cake. Its your day and you are a baker at heart and you should do it. Go for it!