Wedding cakes are intimidating. It's more of the thought of something potentially going wrong with the cake and then what options are left after that?!?! I was asked many months ago by a friend if I was interested in making her wedding cake. She's a graphic designer as well, so I knew what I was in for. (My perfectionist ways had to be just that). I was honored for her to ask me, and of course I said yes. I was very excited to create my first wedding cake. She wanted to keep it simple, use her colors of brown and blue, and somehow incorporate the flower design from her invitations.
I baked many many carrot cakes the evening before. I was worried it wouldn't be tall enough, so I baked a few more that morning.
I began icing each layer with cream cheese frosting - a must for carrot cake.
I rolled out the fondant and started covering the cakes. This is by far the most intense part of the cake making process because I want that fondant to be perfect on that cake. Flaws and wrinkles are not my friend. I'm happy to report I had zero issues with the fondant. It really couldn't have went smoother for me - literally.
Next was the fun part of creating the flowers. I created a sheet of the line art flowers and began rolling fondant out into thin ropes. A little more tedious than I had anticipated. I shaped each flower and placed it in the freezer until I was done with all of them.
I placed each flower on the cake with my "glue" mixture made of fondant and water. I wrapped in layer in ribbon and used very small pins to keep it in place.
The finished product. The bride bought the cutest cake topper - two little birdies. She found them on Etsy.
Here's the cake - delivered and set up.The cake was really uneventful as far as mishaps which I couldn't have been more thankful for. There are a few things I would have changed with this cake, but I'm not going to mention those because I am still happy with the way it turned out.
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