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Vegan MoFo Day 11: Wedding Cake Construction!

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Well, I really made this on the seventh, ninth, and tenth day of MoFo! But today I have the chance to post about it. Cathy and Scott got married in the summer, but we had a little potluck last night as a bit of a post-wedding party. Cathy asked for chocolate-raspberry, and Scott asked for lemon, so I made a dual-cake! This (scroll down) is where I got the cake recipe: I made two layers of lemon just like on the website, and a couple of days ahead I made a chocolate version and froze it. (I subbed 1/2 c. + 2 T. cocoa for the same amount of flour in the recipe, subbed a few tablespoons blackberry liqueur for the same amount of water, and omitted the lemon extract and zest, adding a teaspoon of raspberry latte syrup instead of the extract).
Here’s stage one: so far to go!
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Here’s where it gets complicated: a border of the appropriate icing to hold in the respective fillings. The lemon side was filled with the lemon curd from the same link above, and the chocolate side was filled with some fresh raspberries mixed with strawberry spreadable fruit. The icings? I winged it: equal parts Crisco and Earth Balance, plus a bunch of icing sugar and a tiny bit of Dr. Oetker “Whip It” stabilizer. Raspberry version: raspberry latte syrup and a touch of lemon juice added. Lemon version: lemon juice!
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This next part is Advanced Cake Spackling. See the chocolate layer is really in pieces placed together?
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Now, we have to be careful here: if we don’t spackle a bit, we’ll get jammy filling filtering down and oozing out the sides, which is the bane of my cake-making life. So, the cracks get a bit of mortaring.
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Here’s a sideview- I fought hard with the crumb coat on the sides to make sure no filling oozed out. And I was more successful than I have been in the past! This pleased me.
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Here’s Cathy and Scott and their son, Elliott!
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The decorations were made with marzipan, yum!

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Written by phdelicious

October 12, 2009 at 1:29 am

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  1. What a gorgeous cake, I love the one you made in the previous post as well. So beautiful!

    Susan

    October 12, 2009 at 11:49 am

  2. That cake is a work of art!

    jenitreehugger

    October 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  3. Oh my word, what an undertaking! That’s love right there!!

    leslie

    October 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

  4. Wow! Beautiful cake. The lemon side, in particular, looks very tasty! And the icing job is amazing!

    Karen

    October 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm

  5. Dude, it’s beautiful! You’ve outdone yourself!

    Sarah

    October 12, 2009 at 7:09 pm

  6. Thanks, everybody!!

    phdelicious

    October 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

  7. Wow! That step-by-step was incredible. That is some very detailed work you did on that cake. Did anyone try the centre piece (the piece that would be both flavours together)? I’m curious how they would taste together!

    Keeryah

    October 14, 2009 at 12:40 am

    • Thanks! Well, a lot of people ate a small piece of both on the same plate! I think the flavours were a pretty good match. Befitting a wedding cake!

      phdelicious

      October 14, 2009 at 12:46 am

  8. Thank you, I went to the website and it’s great.

    Ray " cakes "

    February 2, 2010 at 6:05 am


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