She wanted a carrot cake, on top as it was both the bride and groom's favorite cake, and an orange cream cake on the bottom layer.
For me, the orange cream sounded like a challenge, I had never made that flavor of cake before so I did some experimenting and came up with a recipe that I thought would work. It ended up working so well and being so good, that I craved it for days and days after I made their cake. I craved it so much that I made it for my own birthday recently, which is shocking because I really am a chocolate girl. And I know I'll make it again before the summer is over.
It was so refreshing and... I don't know... almost clean tasting, is that the right word? It was light and fluffy but packed full of orange flavor (by "flavor" I of course mean REAL orange juice and REAL orange rind-I tend to stray away from flavorings) but not overpowering. It's my version of the perfect summer cake.
I covered the two layers in homemade fondant tinted sage green and covered in white sugar pearls and a "W" made of gumpaste for the top.
Congrats to Bob & Tatiana!