My middle brother, Alex, is getting married in August to his lovely fiancée, Jayne, and I cannot wait! Over recent months there has been much talk of dresses, flowers and of course cakes… Jayne and Alex have decided to hold a “bake off” at their wedding and have sent the following message out to their guests:
Wedding Bake Off
We like cake.
We really like cake, a lot.
In fact we like cake so much, one wedding cake just won’t be enough… We’re dreaming of a whole table of different wedding cakes, with afternoon tea to follow the ceremony.
We know we have a lot of friends and family members who are amazingly talented bakers. Can you help us to make our cake dreams come true?
Join our great wedding bake off, and battle it out to be crowned the best wedding cake baker!
There will be a very democratic judging process on the day…and the favourite wedding cake will be the one that we save and cut in the traditional wedding way. There are no rules for what to bake or how it is presented, the more creative the better!
Not being the type of person to shy away from a challenge I have donned my apron and started testing out a couple of ideas I have had for a wedding cake to see if: (a) it tastes good; and (b) looks presentable.
At the moment I am in two minds about the flavour. Our family loves a good chocolate cake and the one that I am going to share with you today certainly ticks that box. However, as the wedding is in August and will hopefully be on a beautifully hot and sunny day, I am of the view that a lovely light lemon cake would go down much better. The other option is of course to do multiple cakes… but this might be a step to far as I suspect in the days building up to the wedding things are likely to get a little bit busy.
So, about this cake, as I mentioned it is a chocolate cake. I suppose you are wondering why I think it is worthy for a wedding cake? Well… it is not just a chocolate cake, it is three layered super light chocolate cake, filled with a rich chocolate mousse and covered in a white chocolate and sour cream icing, decorated with raspberries…
If you like chocolate, I would recommend trying this cake as it is rather decadent!