I need some advice. My brother is getting married in Santa Fe, N.M. in June, and I am thinking of offering to make his wedding cake. I'm wondering if any of you have made wedding cakes before and if you can give me an idea of what I might be getting into if I volunteer to do this.
Stuff you should know:
-I'll be coming in from NYC but I will be in Santa Fe for about a week before the wedding.
-My mom lives there, and has a pretty good kitchen, with 2 ovens.
-I'll have finished culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education, during which one of my modules was in baking, so I sort of know what I'm doing.
-My boyfriend will also be coming into town and I am a little worried that I'll be tied up with cake stuff and wont' be able to show him around.
Anyway, if anyone has any advice, anecdotes, book or equipment reccomendations, I'd appreciate it! I need to decide soon... and if I don't do the cake, I might be able to do the groom's cake or the cake for the rehearsal dinner.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!