Wedding Cake

by Colleen | March 30, 2009 3:37 pm

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.

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