Here is my very first wedding cake ORDER for 29 Dec 2012.. what a baptism of fire!!! it is a combination of fruit cakes and cake dummies to keep the weight to a minimum as it was extremely heavy (very rich and boozy fruit cakes), weighing in at around 20 kilograms completed. There were a few cutting cakes that went to the kitchen as well. along with a 12" fruit cake for the wedding brunch next day. It was the first time I have taken on such a large project and loads of forwards planning and administration involved. my wonderful husband made the 25" cake base for me. the additional challenge was Christmas and home renovations were smack bang in the middle of all of this too, with the renovations completed on Christmas Eve.
Everything is hand modelled with no mould used, bar the sea shells, but then I made those moulds myself from shells I have from the coast of Dorset. I used mediums such as: pastillage, sugarpaste, royal icing and fondant. the dragon I did some hand painting with coloured royal icing.
in short this was a huge creative fix for me and loved it all the way…best learning curve ever!! I added a drawing to show how the concept started.
big thank you to my sons, their partners and my husband who were so supportive and helped out at Christmas time on the day. Love them so much
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