Wedding Cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, wire, tape, lustre dust, edible gold paint What are you most proud of? The bottom tier took a lot of work - I wanted to make the ruffled roses very fine so it meant a lot of layers! It also was my first attempt at Maggie's rose - it needs a bit more practice! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I started making the rose rather late the night before I needed it - I would definitely recommend giving yourself much more time! I also am quite inexperienced in doing flowers so I probably was a bit ambitious trying to make it in just a few hours without enough drying time between assembling the different sections!

What you will need

  • Fondant

Q&A with PAKNZ

Maggie Austin asked:
Wow! A stunning design and the flower looks gorgeous. Congratulations!
PAKNZ answered:
Thank you so much for the encouraging comments! I usually just do cakes for the grandkids so a bit out of my comfort zone but thanks to you for being such a great teacher and inspiring us all to stretch ourselves!
BabyMJ asked:
i so loved this
PAKNZ answered:
Thanks BabyMJ!
ElleBelle asked:
cool- i especially love that lower tier how is it done?
PAKNZ answered:
I used Maggie Austin's technique and adapted it to an online tutorial on ruffles from
Lilmisscakes asked:
I love your design! Great job!
PAKNZ answered:
Many thanks. Bit of a labour of love doing these ruffle "roses".
PearlM. asked:
Beautiful design! How long did it take you to finish the bottom tier with the ruffled flowers?
PAKNZ answered:
Hi Pearl - Thanks. I really can't remember exactly how long that bottom tier took, but several hours! If I was doing it again I probably would not have made the ruffles so thin and maybe spread them out a bit more so I did not need to go around quite so many times. It is a nice effect, but rather time-consuming.

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