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Just finished this wedding cake as a demonstration project.  I wanted to have completed a LOT more of the gumpaste roses and other flowers but time was limited.  I will be adding more before I enter this in one of the upcoming catering competition events.  I had planned on painting black flowers on the white fondant tiers but went with a more decorative design.
This is white cake which is filled and crumb coated with a crusting cream cheese buttercream. It is then covered with white fondant which has black hand painted decorations. The green tier that supports the flowers is a foam drum covered in fondant. I don’t agree with sticking wired flowers directly into the cake, hence the need for a foam support layer for the flowers in the middle and on top.

The flowers and leaves are made from gumpaste, wired and hand painted with colored petal dust. The original intention was to only use roses but with the looming completion date I added gerbera daisies to fill out the sections more quickly. The black bands are colored fondant.

I am now ready to move on to other projects and work. Hopefully I will have more time to devote to my blogging which has suffered over the last few weeks due to project work and my daughter’s graduation from college.

(10) Comments   


Reeni on 30 March, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

It’s strikingly gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with it.

The Duo Dishes on 31 March, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

Very detailed work. Great!

Rianne on 3 April, 2009 at 8:37 am #

This is gorgeous! I love the red flowers against the black and white cake. The hand-painted design is absolutely exquisite. Great job!

Colleen on 3 April, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

Thank you all for the lovely comments!

alice on 4 April, 2009 at 1:06 am #

amazing job. I used to decorate cakes before kids and I can honestly say your work is fabulous. This cake belongs on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Colleen on 4 April, 2009 at 7:32 am #

Thank you Alice! 🙂

lindaf on 6 April, 2009 at 10:55 am #

It’s beautiful, I love the colors and the flowers are amazing.

Colleen on 6 April, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

Thanks Linda! Much appreciated!

DCRose on 6 April, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

You are an artist. DCRose

Colleen on 6 April, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

Thank you Rose, much appreciated!

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