Wedding & Bridal

Lisa's Wedding Cake

Here is my first wedding cake ~ made for my cousin, Lisa.  Her wedding color was red and her bouquets had lilies, dahlias, zinnias and similar flowers.  The flower cut outs on the cake are lilies.  Its hard to see the detail – I cropped one out below and you can see some of the detail that was on the flower (actual stamens show and such).  The cakes sizes are 6″/8″/10″/12″/14″.  Fed about 170 and weighed a ton 🙂  We put it together on site but then the catering people ended up having to move the table TWICE with this cake on it that was basically just stacked (you don’t generally do a center support dowel when you assemble on site as its supposed to stay put 😉  But it survived a move across the outside patio then another move into the building, up an elevator and into the inside banquet hall when the determined it was going to rain (and RAIN it did!)

Scarlet & Silver

This was a cake for a bridal shower where the wedding colors were scarlet and silver.  Its a basic buttercream covered cake with ribbon around it and artificial flowers in between and on top.  The real color of this is a bit of a deeper red than the pic came out.

Honduras Cake

This cake was a S&S creation for my sister’s (the other “S” in S&S) church for an auction to raise money for a missions trip to Honduras.  The butterfly (as noted in my previous post) is an evenus coronata butterfly from Honduras and the flower on this cake is a hibiscus-like flower found there as well.

We kept this clean and simple ~ gumpaste flower and perched butterfly, fondant covered cake and ribbon around the base with a simple bow on front.  I love the how the colors came out together!  And I hope that the cake gets a high bid at the auction to raise them a lot of money.

Aly's cake…

This cake was done for my cousin Alyson for her bridal shower. My sister volunteered me for the job (which I was glad to accept!) and we didn’t let them know what we were planning. Its based off her wedding colors and her “modern” trend ~ she likes funky stuff like this. 🙂 The cake itself is top: white cake, white buttercream icing and strawberry jam filing….middle: yellow cake, coffee buttercream icing, mocha-chocolate pudding filling…bottom: chocolate cake, chocolate ganache iced and filled. All covered in fondant. Topper is calla lilies made from fondant. Many thanks to my big sis who both encouraged me and gave me a hand with the decor placement on this cake.

My first 2 Tier cake…

I had a little bit of issues with the fondant but got the rest pretty good. Kind of just kept adding stuff until it looked “done” 🙂 The cake is covered in fondant and decorated with buttercream. The flowers are royal icing petunias.