My Best Friend’s Wedding (Cake) – Part 1, Choosing Fillings

In case you forgot, I am making the wedding cake for one of my very best friends, Amy, in August, and it is time to start prepping so that I am a pro by the time I get to the end of August.  To prepare, practice, and perfect, I will be making mini cakes and cupcakes in the coming weeks to test my fillings and ensure my cake recipe is wonderful (which it is, hehe), and a complete full-size test run the third weekend in July (or maybe sometime in early August) for my twin brothers’ high school graduation party (which has yet to be planned, I do believe, so my coworkers may just be getting a gigantic mid-summer cake).  And since sugar flowers last forever, it is never too early to start making those.

Well, the verdict is in and the cake will be as follows: A 4-tier round vanilla cake (they want the whole cake one flavor), with each tier composed of two 2″ layers of cake (so each tier will be 4″ tall).  The tiers will be:

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Daisy Bites is alive! My very first post!

Daisy Bites lives!

I’m thrilled to FINALLY write the inaugural post for Daisy Bites – my blog focused on all my baking adventures and my journey through puppy-dom with Daisy.  So everyone, say hi to Daisy, my little hound mix puppy, just 15 weeks old!  She is cute and cuddly, crazy and spastic, and the best little ball of energy to come home to every day.  We know her mom is a hound, but don’t know what her dad is, so I’m convinced she is part hound, part piranha. Though she is getting better at playing with her toys and not mommy’s hand, and I am getting better at handling her when she is being extra crazy, I am still one of her favorite chew toys.  Luckily, her teeth are already less sharp than they were when we adopted her at just 8 weeks, and I am basically a pro at shoving toys in her mouth when she wants to chew on me these days.

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