My largest cake yet was made for my Brother and his new Bride this weekend. I had a lot of fun learning how to pipe for the first time. I can't wait to do more in the future. I was so nervous and didn't want to free hand it but I did anyway and here is what I came up with.
So as a litttle tip...you must have confidence when doing piping work. It takes practice, but the more confident you are the steadier your hand will be. I was so nervous to do this cake that I practiced a couple times prior to the real thing. The improvement jump from the first time the the third time was dramatic. I was going to pin prick the whole image onto the cake. However, I found that doing that method was actually harder. If I accidentally didn't cover the pin prick it would look bad. Freehanding actually was easier.
From Top to Bottom Tier:
Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling
Vanilla with Lemon Cream Filling
White Almond Sour Cream with Cream Cheese Filling
Chocolate with White Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream and Raspberry Filling
The newly weds cutting the cake. Thank you guys for trusting me to make your cake. Best wishes to the both of you. I love you!