killing_rose (killing_rose) wrote in bakingbuds,

Help? This is my first time with multi-layered cakes...

I've committed to baking a wedding cake in several months, and before that happens, I want time to try different recipes. That, and this is my first time baking a multi-layer cake. Therefore, I have several questions.

First off, does anyone have favorite recipes for black forest cake?

Secondly, does anyone know any good white chocolate icing recipes?

Third, the people I'm making the cake for wanted me to make vanilla icing...I'm personally of the opinion that the two flavors (black forest and vanilla) wouldn't mix well, but what does everyone else think?

Fourth and final question: How in the world do I put three layers of cake on each other? The tier system is new to me. At some point, I'm probably going to start freaking out about the icing, but I'm sticking to panic attacks about the actual cake and how it all goes together for now.

My talents lay in cookies, candies, and fudge. I've made a couple of cakes, but this...If it weren't for the fact that I was the last person the couple could think of, I wouldn't be doing this. I'm in over my head; please, please, please take pity on me and help?

Thanks in advance.
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