Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Hipster, Traditional, Preppy, Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Romantic, Classic
Almond cake, Coconut & Pineapple cakes - each tier was a different flavor. Icing, Icing, Icing - gumpaste, fondant, pearl dust
What was your inspiration?
This request was from a really nice bride to be that had a picture of a weeind cake with the harlequin pattern in it on every other tier that she liked; in addition to another photo that had a bouquet of roses on top as the topper-that she liked. So...she asked if that was something i could do for her cake and also add a monogram "S" in the same script font that she used in her invites...Sooo...I said yes! I could have done better on my icing but I will have to admit that this was my first square...and my first wedding cake stacked without the use of fondant to hold it together...AND...my first to have thre layers on each tier (with each tier being a different flavor cake).....so it was a LOT of first and well....I thought it was to shabby for all of those firsts!
What are you most proud of?
I thought my roses came out pretty good. I still have a ton of work to do on perfecting that craft but I did try and mix the gumpaste to fondant equally this time so that I could have it hold up better in the end and yet stay a little more pliable when molding. Still want to try a few different ways to do roses for the future but for now...no too bad.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This was a delivery of an hour so i decided that with the tiers being three layers and no fondant to hold together, I wasn't going to stack it and then carry - I"M SOOO GLAD I DID....that road was bumpy and long, so it would never have made it in one piece without squishing the layers and icing. Keep that in mind when planning on doing a cke for someone. It could save the life of the cake - to put it together there vs. before you travel!