Our Assignment: Create a three-tier fondant wedding cake including at least three wired gum paste flowers.
|Winter Wedding Cake|
|Winter Wedding Cake 2|
|Winter Wedding Cake 3|
Taking a Look Back
Let me take you back to September of this year. Remember my sister's wedding cake? Five-tier. Chocolate Spice Cake. Buttercream. Hand designed fondant appliques with intricate royal icing piping to mimic the lace of Penelope's gown. It was a beautiful cake, but I have to confess--I spent countless hours teaching myself how to do the things I had never done before. So, needless to say, I was utterly thrilled to be making another wedding cake, only this time, under the direction of a chef instructor.
|Ivory and Gold Floral Lace Wedding Cake|
24 September 2010
I can get lost for hours creating a design for a wedding cake. Originally I wanted to do something completely off the wall--a Chinese-themed cake using deep reds and striking oriental flowers. I would have gone through with it had we been given a bucket of red fondant. The thought of spending hours dying the pounds of white fondant we were given horrified me, so I decided to stick to the white as my base color. Desiring a different feel for my fourth wedding cake I decided to use an icy silver and aquamarine combination to complement my base and create a stunning wintery wedding cake. I made a rough sketch and started on the flowers and filler--white poinsettias, hydrangeas, sweet peas, jasmine, dogwood, rose buds, frosted berries, dusty miller leaves, mini-cattails, and icy twigs. Now, you're probably thinking--I thought the assignment called for three flowers. Well, it's true; but I was determined to do it all after taking a trip to Michael's Craft Store and playing around in the silk flower section for who knows how long.
The flowers are no where finished, but I thought I'd snap a handful of pictures to keep you all posted on the progress. Kudos to those who can recognize all of the flowers.