"Are you sure you want me to make it ? I don't want to spoil your day. Wouldn't you want someone else to do it? "
The answer was no. They wanted me to do it.
I have done my own baking for years; everything from loaves to cakes to biscuits to desserts. The difference is that my family have always eaten everything I make even when it doesn't turn out perfectly , food is money ; money's food. Eat it ... and they do.
A wedding cake however, is rather different. It is a centrepiece of a wedding, half the guests won't even know me and won't have any loyalty to telling me it's marvellous when it isn't. Plus a disaster could spoil their day.
OK ! No pressure. The main problem was I had never decorated a wedding cake or indeed any special cake, before in the whole course of all my life.
What was I going to do ?