I was asked to make a wedding cake earlier this year and not having made any cakes for a while, I eagerly agreed. Somehow I decided that it would be manageable despite the fact that the wedding date was my son's birthday and I don't think I was yet aware that I would be four months pregnant. Nevertheless, this cake was much less stressful than the first wedding cake I made a year ago for my nephew although still a lot of work.
It's a four tier fondant cake decorated with pale pink gerber daisies and black gross grain ribbon. The bride was kind of going for a vintage-y country look loosely based on this Martha Stewart cake. She wanted the cake on a porcelain pedestal but we couldn't find one big enough to accommodate the largest tier which was 14" in diameter. I used a scalloped cake plate on top of a smaller ceramic pedestal to try to achieve the general feel she was going for. Again, I had my friend help me with the fondant and this time also with the set up of the cake at the reception center.
This is the largest cake I've made and I think my limit. I wouldn't mind doing more wedding cakes, and I'd like to venture out from the safety of plain fondant. So, I'll have to see if any opportunites present themselves in the future.