Emeril's Wedding Cake


food network
105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
14 ingredients
servings


Categories:  cake , winter , wedding , american , fall , summer , dairy , for-a-crowd , baking , spring , dessert , sugar ,
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Ingredients

  • 2 (12 by 2-inch) round layers sponge cake, recipe follows
  • 2 (9 by 2-inch) round layers sponge cake, recipe follows
  • 2 (6 by 2-inch) round layers sponge cake, recipe follows
  • 12 inch cardboard cake round
  • 9-inch cardboard cake round
  • 6-inch cardboard cake round
  • 2 1/2-inch thick long wooden dowels
  • small saw
  • buttercream, recipe follows
  • marzipan flowers
  • fresh flowers
  • cake decorations
  • colored buttercream in pastry bags with assorted tips
  • **this recipe will need to be made twice, each time you will bake 1 (12 by 2-inch) layer, 1 (9 by 2-inch) layer and 1 (6 by 2-inch layer. do not double this recipe -- make it twice, separately.**
  • 15 ounces flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 large eggs, separated
  • 15 ounces sugar
  • 8 ounces butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 pounds butter, softened to room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla

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