I have been unexpectedly surprised with the task of making a wedding cake for a friends upcoming nuptials. I have baked plenty of cakes in my time but admittedly this one has me nervous. The wedding will be very laid back in my backyard, nothing fancy at all. I would still like to do a nice cake though.
Just wondering what some of the more popular and crowd pleasing cake combinations would be? I would definitely prefer to do a fondant icing. Some that I am considering:
Golden cake with lemon curd buttercream
Golden cake with raspberry
Carrot cake with cream cheese (totally pedestrian and not sure if a good choice)
As much as I love chocolate I think I want to stay away from it as a wedding cake. I would like to do 2 maybe 3 tier so I need a cake that is firm and will hold up well. ANY ideas, help, links would be so much appreciated. Thanks in advance.