Daily Top 3 - Sep 09, 2012

Ivory and Blue Wedding Cake

This was a wedding cake I made this weekend for a couple who were having a blue and ivory as their colour scheme. I drew up about 6 different sketches all very feminine like my normal style of cake, but threw this one in to the mix as a bit of a curve ball and they went for it. Very different from what I would normally do, but I love how it turned out.
Bottom tier is Madagascan Vanilla Bean, middle tier is Pina Colada and the top tier is Mint Chocolate.

Tags: wedding navy blue ivory fondant geometric smbc ganache

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Sugarpixy ...

Love it!! I particularly love the top tier because the I Do is so understated that It looks like a buckle at first glance!

Peggy Does Cake ...

Everything you do is completely flawless, Jo. You’ll be sitting at #1 in no time! (If you aren’t already.)

tortacouture ...

Thanks guys – I was originally meant to use a script font for the ‘I Do’ but I preferred this, it goes with the rest of the cake better. For some reason everytime I looked at it, it made me think of ‘Dior’ lol

SarahBeth3 ...

Love it! Has an art deco feel to it.

tortacouture ...

Thanks SarahBeth :)

Judit Hellebrandt ...

Beautiful cake, Jo!
I wonder what your process is when you add bands to the side of cakes.
Do you use a 50-50 mix? Do you apply the bands by hand along a pre-dotted line or use a sheet to which all applications are affixed?
Finally, did you pre-paint the bands silver or the bands get painted on the cake usually?
Sorry about all these questions but I would love to know how you achieve perfection. Thank you in advance!

tortacouture ...

Hey Judit,

I used fondant with some tylose added, but you can just use straight fondant, I only added tylose because I was short on time and needed them to firm up quicker. Basically, if you have time, just use fondant, cut the strip out and leave it for ages until it’s firm enough to lift without stretching but don’t leave it so long that it breaks when you pick it up because it’s too dry – I left mines (which had been mixed with tylose) for about 3 hours and it was just perfect for working with.
Then what I do is use something as a guide i.e. a ribbon or a piece of parchment cut to the right height that can be wrapped around the cake. I then use that as a guide to attach my fondant ribbon.
The silver I have only ever painted on once it’s on the cake, but I need to try painting them first and letting it dry and then applying – the only issue I can foresee is when you are trying to attach it to the cake finger prints might be an issue or even worse…….flaking!! Flaking is a nightmare if you are working with dark fondant. Anyway I have my husband who used to be a sign writer and has the steadiest hand out of the two of us, do the painting! lol.

Judit Hellebrandt ...

Thank you very much, Jo!
Appreciate the time you took to explain the process to me…hope others will also benefit.

Looking forward to your next fabulousness!

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