I've been tasked with making a wedding cake for a friend next month. She wants a simple 3-tier carrot cake with some sort of white icing--she doesn't care if it's buttercream or not. The problems are thus:
-I have never made a wedding cake before. I've been watching videos on YouTube for help with the construction process, and it looks simple enough, BUT this is going to be a very posh wedding. It's the union of two old KY families, and I'm guessing that the wedding is going to be incredible--I don't want my cake to be the weak link.
-Since the wedding is in late April, there's no telling what the weather will be like. It could be cool, in which case buttercream would be perfect, but if it's hot and humid not so much.
-I live 4 hours away from where this wedding is taking place. This means that I either need to transport the cake in one piece or transport the layers and assemble them on site, which makes me incredibly nervous.
-Did I mention that I've never made a wedding cake before?
So, I'm seriously considering bailing. Should I bail or go for it? Any wedding cake transportation tips or suggestions?