Last week my sweet cousin got married. I’m the oldest of the cousins in my family, and I used to take care of her when we were younger! It’s crazy that she’s old enough to get married! And she made a beautiful bride. When she got engaged I offered to make her cake as my gift (which I do for all my cousins, and husbands cousins although they don’t all take me up on it).
She came over for dinner with her fiancee and mom to talk about the cake design. She had a few inspirational photo’s of her own, and then I pulled out the laptop and showed her my Cake Pinterest board. She wanted to go with all white, and we also wanted the cake that was inspired by her gorgeous dress.
Seriously? Could that skirt be more beautiful? Anyway when scrolling through my pinterest board we found this gorgeous ruffled flowered cake and decided to go with it!
I worked on the main flower centerpiece for a few days and I am SO happy with how it turned out! I also made about 100 petals ahead of time and dried them, but when I tried to use them on the cake they were TOO curved and kept getting in each other’s way. So in the end it worked better to make fresh petals for the cake and I only used about a dozen of the dried petals on the top of the flower.
It was a HUGE cake and it turned out amazing! I was SO pleased with how well it turned out. All 4 layers are different flavors as well. I’ve had a lot of issues with my cake baking since we moved up here to UT on this mountain. I finally think I figured out a trick that works for me and these cakes are the best I’ve made in 2 years!