Daily Top 3 - Nov 16, 2012

My First Wedding Cake

This is my first wedding cake, and it’s for a friend’s niece. Inside is pink and purple rainbow cake – it will make quite a statement when they cut it :-)

I’m a great admirer of Faye Cahill and I love how she makes different tiers that coordinate and I decided to go down that track. A while ago I saw a cake by Pastrychik with those ruffle roses, which I thought was completely amazing and I tried to make a dummy cake using those. The bride saw this and said she loved it, so we decided to use those. She wanted three tiers, so I thought I’d try out my stencil on a shimmering background for the top, and a plain middle tier with a little sparkling and shimmery border.

I had some help from my friend’s mum – the grandmother of the bride. We used her kitchen, and she spent about four hours cutting ribbons of fondant on the pasta machine for those ruffles. I’m so grateful she did, or it really would have taken until about midnight to get finished!

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Jackie Wilson ...

This is stunning. I love the stencil on the shimmering background and those rose ruffles are genius. I hope i get the opportuity to try these techniques in the near future x

Bliss Pastry ...

Very very pretty!!

Wanda ...

Very nice!!

Sue ...

Beautiful! I love it

Bakedincakedout ...

You should be very proud of your first wedding cake, it’s beautiful

Michal Bulla ...

Beautiful ;)

Fifi's Cakes ...

wow! for a first wedding cake, this is really awesome! How beautifully this is finished. I love all the detail and the romantic, gentle look to it. Really, really gorgeous! x

Tracey ...

It’s absolutely beautiful – well done you x

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Shawna McGreevy ...

gorgeous…

kathy ...

I love this cake! Is that fondant or buttercream? How did you get the shimmery finish on the stenciled tier? And how did you do the border on the bottom tier? piece by piece?

Callicious Cakes ...

your first wedding cake!!! WOW, that is outstanding and looks totally professional… perfect detail and pure elegance… well done!!!
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Esther Scott ...

Thank you everyone! I am a bit of a plodder and wouldn’t have taken on a wedding cake until I was sure I could do a decent job. But I’m pretty happy and raring to go now….
The cake is vanilla sponge / butter cake filled and covered white chocolate ganache and covered in fondant.
The shimmer is lustre (super pearl and some white silk lustre) made into paint with some rose spirit and brushed on with a wide flat brush so that you get the brush strokes showing through.
The border on the middle tier is piped in royal icing with some silver cachous stuck on in places and I painted a few of the royal icing beads with the lustre to make them look pearly.
The ruffles are fondant run through the pasta machine and swirled around and around and around… they took two of us four hours to do.

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

GREAT JOB!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a first wedding cake!!! Really beautiful!!! xx

cjsweettreats ...

Absolutely amazing!

Lisa-Jane Fudge ...

Just Gorgeous!!

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