Turns out Brad had secret cake decorating skills because his dad used to work at a bakery and taught all the kids how to decorate cakes. With his knowledge of cake decorating and my noms cakes I knew we could make a deadly combo. My next obstacle was fondant. Fondant makes cakes look smooth and elegant, but it tastes like cardboard in my opinion so I never felt the desire to use it in a cake. But then I found out that you can make marshmallow fondant and I knew I needed to try it.
When I found out that Brad's brother and sister-in-law didn't have a cake for their wedding celebration, I instantly volunteered myself. They knew I could make a tasty cake, but pretty much expected I would do something similar and add 'Congratulations' on it. Well, we got a tiered cake set from Brad's dad, and it was all fancy-pants from there. Brad mastered the fondant as it takes more strength than I have to knead it and roll it out. He made some awesome roses and I learned how use some icing tips and made the borders. It really was a 50-50 effort on each of our parts!
So the cake turned out pretty damn well in my opinion, and others seemed to think so too. Sure, we could improve a bit, but it looked amazing! By the way, each layer was a different flavor. The bottom tier was a coconut cake with pineapple chunks with a coconut buttercream in the middle and a pineapple buttercream on the outside. The middle tier was a lemon-lime cake with a lemon-lime buttercream in the middle and a raspberry buttercream on the outside. And the top tier was an almond cake with pear chunks and an almond buttercream. So we made a fancy, beautiful cake that also tasted heavenly, a feat which few wedding cakes accomplish!