November 14, 2011

4 tier wedding cake

This past week Mel & I were busy working on a wedding cake which was delivered Sat Nov 12th. The bride, Tiffany is a former colleague of Melissa's and asked if we could make her wedding cake. She wanted a 4 tier cake and the flowers were to be as close as possible to her table center pieces. Her center pieces were done in beautiful fresh flowers in different shades of red. The flowers included were roses, Calla lilies, daisies, ranunculus and hydrangea.

A 12" chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate ganache & vanilla mousse made up the base, a 10" red velvet cake with a cream cheese butter cream filling followed.  The bride wanted the 4 tier look but did not require all that cake so we decided to do the 8" as a dummy cake to achieve the look she wanted. The 6" top tier was their intention to freeze and enjoy on their 1st wedding anniversary.  The flavour for this tier came down to 2 options we offered; our yummy carrot cake with cream cheese butter cream or a pumpkin apple spice with a Carmel butter cream.  Decisions, decisions......they could not decide.......they asked us to make a decision on the flavour but to keep it a surprise for them so we can not reveal the flavour but I can assure you it will be worth the 1 year wait. 

Here are some more pictures of the cake which is covered in ivory fondant with ivory royal icing scroll work. The flowers and leaves are all made from gum paste and dusted in various shades of red. I think we definitely captured the look Tiffany wanted.

This is the arrangement on the top tier.

A few close ups of the flowers.

Mel and her hubby were guests at this wedding and the bride & groom absolutely loved the cake. At the end of the day our main objective is to make our client happy and we were honoured to have been able to be a part of their special day.


1 comment:

  1. The cake was just stunning to look at but even better to eat!!! I can`t wait to try the secret top tier:) I promise to reveal the flavour and how delish it is. Thank you Mel and Mary for your hard work!The love shines through the final product:)
    Tiffany the bride