Wedding Cake Inspired by Himeji Castle

A joyous family celebration in Spring when my youngest son Daniel married his beautiful bride Karen, joined by their three wonderful children Olivia, Amelia and Joshua (seen in one of the pics below). It was also the 10th Anniversary of the day they met! I can’t begin to express the happiness I felt that day. This cake is a combination of themes to represent this lovely family. Karen wished for a traditional tiered fruit cake with marzipan and royal icing and handmade flowers. The girls requested a Princess Castle cake, so the castle theme and the horse and carriage were introduced. The groom doesn’t usually get a look-in but Karen and I conspired in the background to include a Zen theme to the cake and so, having been inspired last year by the recently restored Himeji Castle (from 2010 to March 2015), this was what we settled with, which was also ideal for the five tiers of rustic royal iced walls and window frames. All gluten free. Many thanks to my husband Rod who made a miniature air fix model of the castle for reference. Genius! The wedding project also included a ‘Marathon of Cold Porcelain Flowers’ from bouquets to buttonholes, hair decorations, corsages and fascinator – a couple of shots below – one with my eldest son taken leaving the house, sooo excited! I made some but not all of the gypsophilia as I ran out of time. I loved every single minute of this project and want to do it all over again!

Love to you all xx

Hand made Bridal Bouquet. What a joyful time to make these.

Hand made hair bands, buttonholes and flowers

Hand made fascinator and CP orchids and corsage

Supplies: home made cold porcelain gluten free fruit cake royal icing marzipan ribbon organza gumpaste led lights

Tools: spatula rolling pin paintbrushes

Tags: himeji castle castle cake wedding cake 5 tier wedding cake royal icing traditional fruit cake blossom flowers phalaenopsis orchid bouquet buttonhole corsage hat decoration led lights handmade bouquet spring cake cherry blossom

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

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Novel-T Cakes ...

Beautiful. . ..A real labour of love 😆

Pauline Soo (Polly) - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Oh wow! What a beautiful and magnificent cake! Everything and everyone looks so gorgeous! Big Congratulations Fiona and much love! :) ❤❤❤

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

What an amazing cake!!! Really beautiful!!! Congrats to your son and his beautiful bride!!! Well done on all the whole project!!! You must have been working 24/7 with all the flowers you had to do!!!

Elli Warren ...

Love this so much Fiona!!! Stunning cake and flowers!!! You did a fantastic job!!! What a mammoth task!! Photos are beautiful and you look gorgeous!!! :-) xx

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™ ...

Just AMAZING Fiona!! Well done you…love it all and you look wonderful too. Congrats to your family and son as well!! =D

Mila - Pure Cakes by Mila ...

Stunning cake Fiona!!! Everyone look so happy and beautiful too!

Fifi's Cakes ...

thank you so much for such lovely comments and support Mila, Violet, Elli, Marlene, Pauline, Novel-T Cakes! I am so touched by your words! thank you ♥ ♥

Allways Julez ...

You know I love this one Fiona!… and you still look amazing!

Fifi's Cakes ...

hugs Julez!! thank you so much lovely lady :) ♥

MariaDelleTorte ...

Wonderful job!

Fifi's Cakes ...

Many thanks Maria and Bev! Very much appreciated xx ♥

Enza - Sweet-E ...

So gorgeous Fiona. Everything looks amazing. I love your porcelain flowers. You can see the amount of work and love that went into everything ♡♡♡

Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you lovely Enza – yes, it was all made with all the love in the world! ♥ ♥ ♥

Veenas Art of Cakes ...

So pretty!! Love all the pictures! Live the happy couple.

Carol ...

Aww Fiona you look lovely :) and as I said on FB the cake is just brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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