My good friends asked me to do their wedding cake. Here it is! I designed and made the entire thing, including the gum-paste roses and billy balls.
This is an adorable Australian wedding.
I have to admit something to you guys. I love sugar flowers. It is most definitely my favorite thing to make in the pastry world. At least so far. So I wanted to do something WILD. And make a cake that has one tier totally covered in gum paste flowers. TA DA!
The top tier is dedicated to her dress. I know: totally gorgeous.
The second tier is just tons of gum paste tulips covering everything. Yes. I said it.
Definitely am thinkin’ peach cardamom cake.
Ta Da! I’m so excited to show you all the wedding I made the cakes for! My dear friend Liz got married to the sweetest man yesterday and asked me to do the cakes. It was such a treat. Literally.
This guy is vanilla with raspberry buttercream filling.
There were two of these dudes, one of my favorites: chocolate blackberry whiskey.
This one is toffee.
The big guy is lemon honey lavender, which I do believe was the most popular one of the night. Good thing there was the most of it!
Look at their adorable topper! Liz’s dad made it for them. So cute.
Congrats Liz and Riley! I know you’ll live happily ever after!
(p.s. I think I’ll do another post once official pictures come out, I was just so excited, I couldn’t wait.)
Do you know what I think we need more of in wedding dresses? Gold sequins. Lots of ’em. I mean, if you are going to dress like a goddess or a princess for a day, you might as well go the whole way and don on lots of golden glitter. This cake is because I like sequins, and I like when brides like sequins.
Take this little number here. This is a real bride. Ya, she wore this down the isle. In fact, her bridesmaids wore white. Now there’s a statement.
You could even go short with it.
Like this one? You can go buy it for your big day right now.
Don’t want to go overkill on the sparkles? Try just a little:
See? This gown still has some white in it if going totally against tradition intimidates you.
Here’s going back to tradition even more. Why not combine lace and gold sequins? Yes, please BHLDN. You definitely know how to make a dress.
So the cake is flashy too. Lots of edible gold beads encircle each tier with some gold piping to boot. Give me some cinnamon cake!
Okay, okay. Yarny isn’t a word. But if it was a word, I’d be using it right now. Because this wedding is, indeed, yarny.
For example, observe the backdrop for the ceremony:
So cool. And very DIY. I don’t know what it is that this couple likes about yarn, but I think that it is super symbolic anyway. This is their “tying” ceremony.
I love this other way yarn is tied in (oh, there’s my horrible puns again). They sent their wedding rings down a long strand of yarn through their friends and family so that each person could touch and bless them before the couple put them on.
And if the rings are being passed down the yarn line, there’s no chance they’ll get lost in the grass! So smart.
Yarn was even in the little details, like his boutonniere, and some of the decorations:
So I went with it. Their cake feeds about a hundred and has sugar “yarn” wrapped around the tiers, first in tight strands and loosening as it goes down.
I think this is an awesome example of bridesmaids wearing different colors that goes terribly right. They look so good together!
The cake, I think, would be a peach cardamom.