Surprise wedding cake – Trotter’s independent trading van
July 11, 2012
You may have read my last post all about the 3 tier wedding cake for my brother-in-law’s wedding. I also mentioned in this post about a surprise cake which came from needing extra cake for all the guests coming. We starting talking with ‘bride and groom to be’ about additional cake and decided on plain sheet cake. However when talking this through with Kev, I explained I didn’t feel like it was special enough and I had this desire to make them a ‘groom’s cake’. This idea, I believe, is common over in America where they may have a comedy cake or separate cake which sits along the nice and pretty wedding cake.
Dave, my brother-in-law, is a huge Only Fools and Horses fan and last year for his birthday I attempted a trotter’s independent traders 3D van made from cake. It didn’t turn out too good and I was very disappointed with it. I didn’t plan it and it ended up not having a back door on it as it wasnt long enough. I promised at the time to make a better one for him.
So the decision was made and it was to be a secret from the happy couple until their big day. With so much cake to do and carving of cake now involved I needed a detailed plan to ensure the lead up to the big day went smoothly and wasnt too stressful. 2 and half weeks before I put together a day by day schedule of things to do each day. I stuck to this and due to this detailed planning the whole process went very smoothly and no major issues or problems encountered yeay!
The trotter van turned out better than I ever imaged it would. We even had some construction involving super glue, wood and cake boards to get the scene for the cake set up – we felt like Ace of Cakes doing this!!
It was a full cake, with no bits missing. It survived the journey and was set up at the wedding venue with spot lights on it, next to the 3 tier cake. The bride and groom loved it and the surprise went down really well. The kids were especially taken with it and didn’t believe it was edible, although this didn’t stop them picking bits of it and eating the stella cans hanging of the back!!
My friend Chris made a bride and groom to go on the cake which I will report in on in more detail later this week. They looked amazing with it and finished the cake display of nicely.
Congratulations to Dave and Fin again and we wish you a long and happy life together.