We have a date set. We have the church. We have the reception location.
So what else have I been doing to throw together a quick, super-low-budget wedding?
Well, since this is a food blog, let’s start with the cake. I am going to make our own wedding cake. It won’t be a 5348-layer cake with pedestals and pillars; however, I knew that wedding cake needs special qualities.
1) The cake needs to be denser and less crumbly than normal to retain it’s shape and serve as a steady foundation for upper layers.
2) The cake should have less leavening to prevent the top from rising into a rounded dome shape, so that more layers can be stacked more easily, and so that you get a more elegant, crisp, straight edges.
I tried a white almond cake recipe and a lemon cake recipe. Both would work, but I preferred the…
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