My First Wedding Cake
Last Thursday, I spent all day putting together and decorating this wedding cake. I had baked the cakes the week before and made the fondant and buttercream frosting last Wednesday morning. It definitely helped to work ahead.
It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. It had been a few months since I decorated a cake with fondant. I’m happy with the way it turned out.
This was a surprise cake for the bride. The groom arranged for the cake to be made, but had not seen the design.
She was definitely surprised and they both loved the cake.
The 8 inch bottom tier is a traditional white wedding cake layer and a rich chocolate cake layer with a strawberry mousse in the center. The 6 inch second tier are two rich chocolate cake layers with a chocolate mousse in the center. The 4 inch top tier are two traditional white wedding cake layers with chocolate mousse in the center.
The cake was crumb coated in a buttercream frosting and covered with a marshmallow fondant. I wrapped a light pink ribbon around the bottom of the cake tiers. I sugar glued the light pink pearls on the cake and ruffle flower. The ruffle flower is made of gum paste with a light pink sugar pearl center and a small amount of pearl dusting powder dusted on the edge of the petals.
This was so much fun to make that I’m ready for my next cake. I have a ton of frosting and fondant left over, so I plan to make another fondant covered cake soon.
What are you favorite cake and filling flavors?
What style of wedding cake do you prefer?
-I like the vintage, modern and a simple elegant cake.