She really had no big ideas on the cake only that I incorporated sunflowers and frangipani flowers. Sunflowers because they are her favourite and the frangipani reminded her of Australia where she lived for a year. We decided to go with square cakes as they would transport better, a little sturdier I would think.
Jen was having an outdoor wedding and her colours were very earthy tones.
I can't remember which is which but Jen opted for Chocolate Stout cake filled with white chocolate mousse and Pumpkin Apple Spice filled with Caramel cream cheese filling. The design on the bottom tier was a last minute detail added in fondant strips as I felt the bottom tier was too plain.
I have made gum paste sun flowers before but I found this awesome tutorial on line (sorry can't remember by who). The method of making this flower was tedious to say the least but very effective. Each petal is wired and inserted into the center and there are a lot of petals that make up one sun flower let me tell you. But if I have to make sun flowers again this is the way to go, well worth the effort as they look so real. I was very happy with the way they turned out.
This was the 1st time I made Frangipani flowers, actually I had no idea what kind of flower they were, I had to look them up. They are a very simple flower that is twisted into spirals. I thought though they are a simple plain flower they are rather pretty. The twiggy things I put around the cake are wires covered in brown and twisted in various shapes to resemble branches or twigs. Jen saw them in a picture of a cake and said she like them.
Oh and by the way the cake did make it in one piece. Melissa and Phil along with my 2 grandkids attended the wedding and said the cake was a huge hit.