This is a cake I made recently for my sister. The was very laid back about the whole thing and had only 2 stipulations: 1.) that it had to have red roses to match he bouquet and 2.) that one tier had to be coffee cake as both her and husband love “everything coffee”.
I went for a 5" coffee cake layered with coffee buttercream. I used a hummingbird bakery recipe and used Starbucks coffee in it. The bottom tier is is rich chocolate cake with ganache. I have to admit that this is not the design I originally had in mind. Initially I was going to stencil the bottom tier but despite practising on a cake board and cake dummy when it came to putting it on the side of the cake it went horribly wrong. To such an extent that I had to take the fondant off, start over and rethink the design! It set me back a day and it was a rush to get the cake finished in time but I was very pleased with how it looked with the hydrangeas and what’s more important the bride and groom loved it (phew!!!)