My First Tiered Cake!

For those of you who don’t know already, a friend of mine who is on the undergraduate society committee of my faculty asked me to bake a cake for a dinner party. Without hesitation, I said YES OF COURSE! Then I asked how many people she needs it for and she said “Oh, for about 150 people.”

What? Did you just say one hundred and fifty people?! 

Immediately doubts started running through my mind like where will I even store that much cake and when I will even find the time to bake, but I pushed them all aside and said agreed to it because I was just that excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, formerly called Faculty of Agriculture, so this cake was ordered in honour of Aggie Week. 

I made a 4 tiered cake with a farm theme. And because my faculty is full of hippies, I tried to use as little animal products as possible! Most of the cake was vegan! 

For a month, I planned and planned by drawing things out and writing lists. Here is what I intended my cake to look like:

LFS cake plan

Here is how it turned out:

LFS cake completed

Here’s how it looked at the dinner, decked out with farm animals:

a kind person took this pic and tweeted bout it! :)

a kind person took this pic and tweeted bout it! 🙂

Things didn’t go quite as I had planned out but I was happy with it anyway! I honestly could not have finished this cake without my amazing sister. She stayed up with me until 5am!!! If I was her and she was me, I would’ve ditched her and gone to sleep. So glad that she’s not like me, I needed her to keep me sane… and help me cut the rock-hard plastic dowels… and create the anatomically proportioned yellow bull. 

becks carving away

I’m sorry I don’t have anymore photos for you! I was dead-tired by the time I finished the cake and only snapped one quick photo before collapsing onto my bed. 

I didn’t get to attend the dinner because I was busy with other plans, but I’ve been hearing so many kind compliments from everyone! The day after the dinner, my friend texted me in the morning and said that everyone in her class was talking bout my cake! Not everyone knows that I was the one who baked it, but I’ve been approached by so many people just to tell me how good much they enjoyed the cake! So even though I’m still super tired from staying up 2 nights to make the cake, I’ve been beaming from all the support that I’ve received. 

This is why I love baking for others 🙂

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6 thoughts on “My First Tiered Cake!

  1. I think the cake looks perfect! You did amazing!

  2. Starr says:

    Of course things didn’t go exactly as planned, they rarely do :-)… So ambitious of you, doing four levels for your first tiered cake! Looks great!

  3. cakebrain says:

    your tiered cake reminds me of my ambitious Ariel’s Underwater Castle Cake. It took me 2 weeks to organize and prep and put together the whole darned thing. I promised I’d never do that again because frankly, no one really appreciated eating it. I do not live among cake-loving people. Something ironically wrong about that, don’t you think? They’re sick sick sick. I had way too much cake and not enough cake-eaters even though the cake tasted awesome! I ended up giving it away to strangers.
    Your cake looks awesome! what’s even better…lots of people ate it! yay! wish I had a fab assistant like you to do the grunt work. Dowels are a necessary evil.

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