Monthly Archives: March 2012

And of course, for any topper, bundle together a few flowers for an elegant finish. All of these are made with gum paste, including the leaves.



On either side of the center photo is my white sugar carnations. White carnations symbolize sweetness and loveliness which also describes any bride. A great accent flower, the carnation adds volume to bouquets and… you guessed it: cakes!

White Romance

On the right is my white sugar rose made out of gum paste. White roses symbolize young love, innocence and purity and are a beautiful, traditional flower for weddings (especially for cakes).

Birdcage Veils

This cake is inspired by a fashion trend that I love for weddings: the birdcage veil. Simple yet elegant and mysteriously sultry, the birdcage veil is a nice alternative to the long flowing veil for brides that want to both stick to a cute tradition and break out with a quirky twist. Etsy has a phenominal collection of beautiful handmade and vintage veils, which is where I found both of these (Top: Twigs and Honey, Bottomt: Percy Handmade)

The vision of this cake is a soft blush-colored cake that has been hand piped with a birdcage veil of its own. My vision is a few carefully crafted sugar anemones (black and white), but it would be stunning with whatever flower the bride has picked out herself. Maybe some Peonies?

The drawing is to scale. The bottom tier would be twelve inches around, nine and six going up, and each tier would be six inches tall. A wedding cake this size would serve around a hundred and five people.

Flavor? If it was up to me, I’m thinkin’ I would love some lemon cake with rose hip buttercream.