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!