I love carving and creating structured cakes, but I also love making gorgeous wedding cakes. So when my sweet Cousin got engaged I couldn’t WAIT to sit down with her and designing the cake. We went through more designs on this cake than any other, BUT once you come up with the perfect design you just KNOW it!
It’s a HUGE cake, super heavy, but it looked just lovely! I love the different height’s on the layers and everyone loved all the different flavors too! We had coconut with coconut filling, strawberry with lemon cream cheese filling, white with white chocolate and chocolate with chocolate!
We originally talked about doing ruffled vertical rows around the bottom tier to reflect the skirt of the dress, but then the bride fell in love with these soft, ruffled, petals! I started with the bottom row and overlapped each petal all the way around and up and over the top and corners
The silver leaf tier went on just like this gold leaf tutorial I did. The edible silver leaf is a bit cheaper, which is nice, but just as difficult to work with. I LOVE the great SHINE you get with the leaf though, nothing is quite like it!
The tall tier is supposed to represent the lace on the cake, but she didn’t want a fully laced cake, so we just did the bottom, with a little detail on the top. I used these martha stewart adhesive stencils for this portion! I did every other swirl with royal icing, then once that dried filled in in-between.
For the top tier I added fondant pleats and then a line of buttons matching the gorgeous back of the dress. It was super easy to make, roll out thin fondant, cut in quick stripes of different widths and wrap them around.
All the pictures were taken by the incredible Chelsea Peterson Photography, It’s so fun having so much family live so close! Here is the back of the dress that we used as our inspiration as we worked on the cake design! You can see all the elements and how it came together. I love making cakes for people I love and this was no exception!
This cake was actually a cursed cake, everything that could go wrong did, BUT then the night before everything just started to clicked into place and it all came together so well! The bride loved it and I’m happy with how it turned out!
This couple is hilarious! The groom wore his DAD’S wedding tux, thus the blue ribbon around the bottom of the cake, to match this retro baby blue tux (complete with ruffled shirt, seriously). I love watching the couples try to cut the cake. Everyone thinks they know to cut a cake until that MOMENT when all eyes are on you and you realize you have NO idea how to cut a wedding cake!
Luckily they only had to cut one small piece… Then I cut and served the rest (like my gloves?). What was your wedding cake flavor?