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Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Cakes

As promised... some recent wedding cakes!

The first wedding cake is a personal favourite of mine... it was a designed based on our logo! We had made a similar cake last year for the bridal shows we attend, and this couple fell in love with the design, though they had different colours in mind!

They also requested a rough and rustic wooden looking base which was loads of fun to create in fondant!


The second wedding cake I have for you today is one that was booked well over a year ago, and based very strongly on a design by Colette Peters. Pure elegance!

Even the vase was hand made of gumpaste and filled with flowers in delicate shades of ivory. This was a time consuming design; from the fine piping at the top to the large stencilled bottom, but well worth the effort!



The third cake I wanted to share today is another based on one of our existing designs but completely re-worked! The original was done in chocolate fondant with HOT lime green champagne bubbles on a square 2 tier cake...

I love the progression from lime to soft yellow within the bubbles on each tier; it's a subtle effect but really quite lovely!

As is often the case, I designed the base while working on the rest of the cake; many couples love to be surprised with that little detail, and inspiration often strikes once I am mid-way through putting the elements of the cake together.




The last one for today was for my dear brother-in-law and his new bride. She ordered this gorgeous (though huge) monogram topper. When I saw it, I realized that a 6" top tier just wouldn't do, and we re-designed the cake to have an 8" top tier!


4 comments:

  1. The first is my favorite out of all, I love the colors.

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  2. Wow! Those cakes are gorgeous! You're really talented. I love the third one the best. Your colouring choices sound much nicer than chocolate and lime.

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  3. bodoba

    thanks! I actually really love the choco/lime version, but it's fun to see the difference a new colour scheme can make to a design!!
    You can see the original design here: www.flickr.com/photos/itsyourdaycakes/2176275443

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  4. I love the first cake! The flowers look beautiful and fun, and the colors are pretty neat, too.

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