Wedding Cake with Blackberries and Roses

14 ingredients
50 servings
We wanted to make a cake that would look wonderful, taste great, but still be manageable. The layers are a basic pound cake, and the frosting is a simple cream-cheese variation. Sandwiched between the layers is store-bought jam. We know the thought of freezing your showpiece layers can be a little scary. We've tested several, however, and want to emphasize that it’s infinitely better to freeze the layers up to one month (don't refrigerate them) than to have them dry out at room temperature. Finally, you'll need some sort of base for the assembled cake. This can be anything from a very large platter to a piece of wood covered with tulle. Important: Two separate batches of the following batter are required in this recipe. You'll need twice the quantity of the batter ingredients below, but do not double when mixing the ingredients.

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  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 6 sticks unsalted butter (1 1/2 pounds), softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups lemon syrup
  • 2 1/3 cups rose hip, rose fruit, or seedless blackberry jam (about 3 jars, 12 ounces each)
  • cream-cheese frosting
  • 8 (1/2-pint) containers blackberries (about 8 cups)
  • 1 (12- by 2-inch) cake pan
  • 1 (9- by 2-inch) cake pan
  • 1 (6- by 2-inch) cake pan
  • 2 packages magi-cake or homemade foil strips
  • 1 (12-inch) serrated knife
  • 4 (11-inch) cardboard rounds
  • 4 (8-inch) cardboard rounds
  • 4 (6-inch) cardboard rounds, trimmed to 5-inch rounds
  • 1 medium-size piping bag and 3/16-inch plain tip
  • cake base or large platter
  • 5 (8-inch) plastic straws
  • cake-decorating turntable (optional but very helpful)
  • garnish: petals from 3 large organic and nontoxic roses and blackberries (optional)


Serving Size (78.1 g)
Servings 50
Amount per Serving
Calories 269.98 Calories from Fat 102.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.44g 880.37%
Saturated Fat 7.1g 1774.72%
Trans Fat 0.45g %
Cholesterol 30.5mg 508.32%
Sodium 85.41mg 177.94%
Total Carbohydrate 39.55g 659.25%
Dietary Fiber 1.02 g 203.24%
Sugars 16.09 g %
Protein 3.27g 327.12%
Vitamin A 347.38IU% Vitamin C 10.13mg%
Calcium 33.69mg% Iron 2.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, syrup, or, plain, tip, or, base, large, garnish, large