Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hamilton Bridal Show

A few shots of our Hamilton-Haldimand Spring Bridal show booth. We decided to go with deep rich tones this year; shimmery plum and metallic green-gold. Very hot colours this year!

I just love green!

Our show-stopper this season!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Steampunk Cake

Well it has been forever since I last blogged... sorry about that!

I am going to aim for weekly posts to keep you all entertained... we'll see how that goes! LOL

I just HAD to share my latest favourite cake which I created for my bridal show display this year!

It's my Steampunk Wedding Cake.

I found these delightful cake toppers on-line and knew I had to have them! I began designing a cake for them just as soon as they arrived. I wanted to combine a traditional design with unique
details and colours; just as the steampunk aesthetic combines Victoriana with mechanical fantasy!

So I pulled the gorgeous metallic colours from the topper... copper, bright silver, bronze, and brushed silver, along with a small accent of bright brass. The base traditional design is simply the 4 tier round cake with a cascade wrapping around the cake as it descends the tiers. However, instead of a floral cascade, I ordered custom cutters in the shape of several different gears. Each
gear was cut out of gumpaste and dried. Then it was airbrushed on both sides to one of the 5
colours (most of these colours required multiple layers of colour to get it just right!)

Once all the gears were dried came the fun part! Assembly! I was excited about this cake right from inspiration, but I absolutely LOVE it now that it's done!