Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My First Wedding Cake

I feel like I have just delivered number 3.

I had the privilege of making a wedding cake over the weekend for a niece of a good friend of mine. The couple wanted a cake with red, black, gold and white themes. After looking through some options over the net, we settled on a 3 tier cake with a cascade of large flowers going from the top tier to the second tier. Here is the result.

As the reception was a cosy do, there would be too much cake if we had done 3 actual layers of cake. Hence, the bottom layer is actually a dummy.

All the flowers are painstakingly handcrafted over many days and countless hours, after my kids have gone to bed and I have the peace to do something without the constant refrain of "Mummy, what are you doing?", "Mummy, how do you spell (some random word)?", "Mummy, can we eat the cake? Whhhhyyy not???" For those who are into statistics, I must have spent something like 2 to 3 hours on each flower, not to mention all the failed duds along the way.

Overall, I am quite happy with the result, although there are one or two things I would like to improve on if given the chance to make another wedding cake (again, husband shakes head in resignation). Also, I thought the cake would have looked just as nice with just one flower instead of a cascade, as in this:

What do you think? Cascade or single flower?

As for the cake inside - chocolate of course. Yums.


  1. Such a beautiful cake! Love the simplicity and the flowers stands out stunningly!

  2. It's GORGEOUS!! I love the the cascade of flowers! So beautiful my daughter is alreadydreaming up her next birthday cake assignment for you!! :)

  3. Fran: thanks! Happy to make cakes for Audrey when grandma is away :)

    Faithy: coming from you, thank you very much indeed. your cakes are awesome. btw, in the end I used petal dust to get the deep shade of red on the flower. You're right abt the colour making the gum paste sticky!

  4. Awesome!! Love the simplicity and the gorgeous flowers!