When my sister mentioned doing an inspiration wedding shoot for fun I wasn’t sure what to expect. She worked with a ton of local vendors to create this lovely wedding shoot and I got to create whatever I wanted within the overall theme. Check out the FULL shoot at Chelsea Peterson Photography! It’s completely gorgeous!
I was giving the colors, the florist picked the flowers and I decided I wanted to try edible sequins! The cake design came together easily after that. It’s so fun to be able to design a full wedding cake myself to show off what I can really do! If you follow me on Pinterest you’ve probably seen all the great metallic cakes I’ve been pinning like mad!
A great time to experiment with new ideas, like edible sequins! I tried about 4 different techniques experimenting trying to create the look I was going for! I am so so SO happy with the final look! Next week I’ll share a tutorial sharing what did and did NOT work for me to, so you can try it for yourself.
I used the DRESS (holy gorgeous) as inspiration for the cake. It’s a blush Maggie Sottero dress with lace and BLING, so I wanted to bring that to the cake. I used cake stencils with royal icing to add some bright white details over the blush layer, flowy and lacy without being a full lace layer.
And of course the FLOWERS!!!! Peony’s, Ranunculus and Dahlia’s were the flowers the florist was trying to get so that’s what I made for the cake. I made 4 of each, so 12 in all! I was nervous people wouldn’t know what they were, but it sure was fun to make them all! But SO time consuming, I don’t think I slept for 3 nights straight.
I’ll link to the tutorials once I have them up! I am so so SO happy with how they all turned out! We had two break on the way over, but that’s why I made so many! Extra’s and back ups are a necessity. At the last min I decided to add some fondant leaves on green covered wires. I had never done that before but I felt it needed something and I’m so happy I did!
And of course the obligatory “this is really a cake” picture. These models did an amazing job, check out how great they look together after just knowing each other for just 30 mins! My husband and I have been together for almost 14 years and I don’t think he looks at me as lovingly, certainly not for a picture!
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those flowers are freaking amazing! great job!
Awww thanks! I had so much fun creating them and this cake
Gorgeous cake, simply stunning. I noticed that you said you were going to show how you made your sequins. Where on your site is it located? Thank you so much.
So sorry Ashlee I found it, thanks so much for sharing.
oops, working my way backwards, just noticed you already found this!
here is the edible sequins tutorial
Beautiful cakes. How can i register for your tutorial online? Thanks
i’m not sure what you mean, I don’t have a tutorial other than what’s linked up in the post http://ashleemarie.com/silver-edible-sequins-tutorial/
Did you ever do a dahlia tutorial! I would be interested! Thanks!
I don’t think I did! thx for the reminder I’ll add it to the list.